Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Bout of Books bookish survey challenge!

Here are my answers to the bookish survey challenge, originally from here.

1. How do you organize your shelves?
I don't... mostly. I have a loose organization scheme going on: one shelf is children's books, one is YA, one is poetry, one is Christian non-fiction, one is popular science. Other than that my fiction books are a mess.
2. What is one of your favorite books that’s not in one of your favorite genres?
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. It is a memoir/ self-help, which is not a genre I eagerly reach for, but I adore this book!
3. What is the last 5 star book you read?
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (not fair, because it was a reread. Not counting Wuthering Heights, the last 5 star book would be Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte. Bronte sisters, you're doing something right!)
4. What book are you most excited to read during the read-a-thon?
I'm excited to finish The Luxe series by Anna Godbersen, because it's just so much fun.
5. What book do you recommend the most?
The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Bout of Books 13.0

You bet I'm participating! You can sign up here

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 13 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books text


Monday, May 11th

129 pages of "Envy" by Anna Godbersen
Total: 129 pages

Tuesday, May 12th

260 pages of "Envy" by Anna Godbersen
Total: 389 pages
Books finished: "Envy" (this series is such great fun, but honestly! the plot gets ridiculous towards the end)

Wednesday, May 13th

245 pages of "Splendor" by Anna Godbersen
Total: 634
Books finished: "Envy"

Thursday, May 14th

146 pages of "Splendor" + 10 pages of "Engleby" by Sebastian Faulks = 156
Total: 790
Books finished: "Envy", "Splendor"

Friday, May 15th

123 pages of "Engleby" by Sebastian Faulks
Total: 913
Books finished: "Envy", "Splendor"

Saturday, May 16th

72 pages of "Engleby"
Total: 985
Books finished: "Envy", "Splendor"

Sunday, May 17th

138 pages of "Engleby"
Total: 1,123
Books finished: "Envy", "Splendor", "Engleby"

Books finished: