Tackle your TBR Shelf Read-a-Thon Update #2

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In case you have missed my earlier posts about this challenge I have set a few goals.

Goal One- Read 5-6 books: read two to three netgalley books on my shelf (I have 15, oh my!) my late library book The Ambassador’s Daughter, The Bookmaker’s Tale, and a surprise.

Goal Two- Write a review for each and post on same day as read.

Goal Three-Participant in at least half of the challenges and visit most of the participants.

Goal Four- Read 2100 pages, whew.

It’s day three and I may be ahead. I just finished reading Sideshow of Merit by Nicole Pietsch. You can find my review here. Well, let me be honest. I tried finishing it. But, sadly, we had to part. It was taking me too long to get through it. I also finished Reaping Me Softly by Kate Evangelista. Review is in progress.  I shall post it by tomorrow.

I have read around 350 pages so far.

If you are participating, today’s challenge is sponsored by Joana at Joana in the Sky with Books. There is a great giveaway, too!

Happy reading everyone!

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Join In! Reading To Beat The Banned! Banned Book Week

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Are you reading a banned book right now? I look forward to this week, but tend to forget about it. Don’t worry, a bunch of my favorites have made the list. Including The Perks of being a Wallflower that I have read 4 plus times.

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One of my favorite weeks to get behind each year is Banned Book Week.  I love discussing banned books because many people have no idea what consists of a banned or challenged book.

 

The American Library Association promotes the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinions even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular, and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them. The following is a list of frequently asked questions on banned and challenged books:

What is the difference between a challenge or banning?

A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group.  A banning is the removal of those materials.  Challenges do not simply involve a person expressing a point of view; rather, they are an attempt to remove material from the…

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TBR Read-a-hon Update

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If you missed my post yesterday, I am participating in Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon.

My goals are

Goal One- Read 5-6 books: read two to three netgalley books on my shelf (I have 15, oh my!) my late library book The Ambassador’s Daughter, The Bookmaker’s Tale, and a surprise.

Goal Two- Write a review for each and post on same day as read.

Goal Three-Participant in at least half of the challenges and visit most of the participants.

Goal Four- Read 2100 pages, whew.

So far I have participated in today’s challenge at Snarky Mom (snarkymomreads.com). The challenge consisted of a scavenger hunt based around Jennifer Probst’s novel The Marriage Merger and her Marriage to the Billionaire series. I don’t typically read Romance novels, yet I did have fun finding all the clues.

I am still struggling with Sideshow of Merit by Nicole Pietsch. I am dying to finish this because I have been trying read this for too long. When you can only stand to read ten or so pages at a time or day, maybe the book should be added to that scary DNF pile.

I did manage to read a handful of pages, close to or a little above my 100 pages goal.

Happy Reading all!

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Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon Kick-Off

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This fun read-a-thon is hosted by Tressa’s Wishful Endings and Colorimetry. This is my first time participating in one of these. So I am excited. I hope you are, too. And will participate, my fellow book lovers.

Goal One- Read 5-6 books: read two to three netgalley books on my shelf (I have 15, oh my!) my late library book The Ambassador’s Daughter, The Bookmaker’s Obsession, and a surprise.

Goal Two- Write a review for each and post on same day as read.

Goal Three-Participant in at least half of the challenges and visit most of the participants.

Goal Four- Read 2100 pages, whew.

If you are participating, even through commenting on my page, what are your personal reading goals?

Now time for pretty pictures of books I want to tackle.

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 15803233       17332564    and one surprise novel. Who knows, maybe I’ll change my mind.

Happy Reading!

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The 30 Day Book Challenge!

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I am going to start this soon. For all you book bloggers, I would love to see your responses.

Happy Reading
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Get Your Favorite Novel On A T-Shirt!

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A great site full of wonderful literary products from posters to bags to t-shirts that have 75,000 words printed of your favorite classics that look like silhouettes. I have a poster from them that I love. You can now wear your favorite book, tote it around, and stare out the gorgeousness that is a litograph.

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This takes book geek to a whole new level.

So is the fact that I think it’s super cool make me an enormous book geek? Don’t answer that question.

For $34, you can get a t-shirt with 75,000 words of a classic novel printed on it. Obviously, the text is tiny, but it also is written in a way that forms some type of unique design based on the book.

Enough of me trying to explain this. I can’t. Just look at a several of these t-shirts.

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The 10 Booky Commandments

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I smiled reading this; I hope you bibliophiles do, too. Found on myfeatherquill.wordpress.com.

 

The 10 Booky Commandments.

 

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