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18 May, 2015

Bout of Books 13 wrap up

The Bout of Books Read a thon is over. So sad...

I thought I would get more actual reading done, but kept getting distracted.  

I did finish three books:

The Waiting Game by Diane Blythe
Sucubus on Top by Richelle Mead
Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood

I am deep in the middle of two books:

The Disposessed by Ursula K. LeGuin
The Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher

Bout of books Day seven

Bout of Books

Sunday was day seven of the Bout of Books 13 Read a thon.  We were out most of the day, but did manage to get about 2 hours of The Furies of Calderon listened to while driving around to and from events. 

16 May, 2015

Bout of Books Day Six

Bout of Books

Books Reading:

Elengil and I spent the day listening to The Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher while relaxing and playing video games (as well as while running errands). We are definitely not going to finish this before the read a thon ends but it is very good so far. 

15 May, 2015

Bout of Books Day Five

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Today was a productive day:)

I finished listening to Cocaine Blues. This was book one in the Phryne Fisher detective  series. I liked it, but the reader for the audio took a bit to get used to as she spoke really fast, but otherwise did a great job with the accents and voicing for the characters. 

I also got about 50 pages  of The Disposessed read. 

Elengil and I have started Book one of of The Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher together

14 May, 2015

Bout of Books Day Four

Bout of Books

Books Read today:

I started listening to  by 
I am still reading The Dispossessed by Ursala K. LeGuin (stopped pg 130)

Books Finished Today:

I just finished listening to the last few hours of the audiobook for:

I hadn't been sure of the series after listening to book one as I felt Georgia seemed a bit to naive for a several hundred year old succubus. However I really liked the way the character developed during this second book.

13 May, 2015

Bout of Books Day Three

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I will be running errands today. I shall be grabbing a different book to tote along on the bus as the Lillith's Brood anthology is larger than I want to carry with me. 

Books Reading:

On the bus I listened to an hour of Sucubus on Top

On my trip home my IPod's battery was dead so I started The Dispossessed by Ursala K. le Guin. This is much more what I want to read right now so I am going to set aside Lilith's Brood for now and focus on this story. 

12 May, 2015

Bout of Books Day 2

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I have to say that I haven't gotten to far into the Lilith's Brood Anthology. I'm not sure why, I love this author but the first book Dawn is starting off so slowly. I read about 48 pages yesterday and fell asleep!!!

I'm maybe  60 pages in and I'll keep trying to read it....

Currently reading:

Progress: I have read about 20 more pages. I also spent time at the computer listening to Sucubus on Top by Richelle Mead. 

Books finished:

11 May, 2015

Bout of Books Bookish Survey Challenge.

1. How do you organize your shelves?

Quite a few of my books are currently shelf-less. The mass market paperbacks currently reside in boxes that line one wall of the living room. The big book case in the living room has books grouped together by author, and the bottom two shelves are RPG gaming books. In front of that book case there are piles of books waiting for the next set of shelves to be built (hopefully this summer). My two small book cases in the computer room are organized by subject. Cookbooks take up 2 shelves, Graphic Novels on another shelf. The Indyspensible collectors editions on another shelf, and my classroom resource books and textbooks I've kept for reference are on another two shelves. The last free space has my bookcrossing registered TBR pile (or a majority of them) the top shelves on each of these bookcases are short, so I use them for non book storage.

2. What is one of your favorite book that’s not in one of your favorite genres?

Les Miserable by Victor Hugo.  I read this in high school and it has stuck with me over the years as one of my favorites.

3. What is the last 5 star book you read?

The last book I gave five stars to on goodreads which was not a manga was The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker. I listened to this earlier this winter and absolutely loved it it. It was a fantastic blend of fantasy and historical fiction that made me want to know more after it ended.

4. What book are you most excited to read during the read-a-thon?

I don't hve a set bunch of titles to pull from do I am exited to try and get some of my older books from the TBR pile read finally, quite a few of them are longer books which I didn't feel comfortable toting around as commute books during the school semester, so this break between classes this week will be perfect for trying to read them out of the TBR pile.

5. What book do you recommend the most?

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

Bout of Books

Help finding a book...

Part of the Bingo Challange is to read a book by an Australian author. I have a couple of authors who fit that role but I find that I've read all their books.

Can anyone suggest a good Australian author? I will read pretty much any genre, but i prefer the science fiction, fantasy, or romance type settings.

I could just google for a title, but it's nice getting suggestions.

Bout of Books Day 1

Bout of Books

Spring has decided it wants to be just like winter again. It is the perfect morning to snuggle up in fleece lined leggings and a cozy sweater underneath a blanket and read while waiting for the warmer afternoon weather.

I am starting off with a book I started yesterday and did not finish before bedtime.

Currently Reading:

This is my last book from another book crossing member received in 2012.

Books Finished:

- A Waiting Game by Diana Blayne

Bout of Books 13

As the 13th Bout of Books week long read a thon happens to fall during my short break between spring and summer semester I will be trying to take part again. It has been a few rounds of the read a thon since I took part last, and I had fun the last time I did.

I plan on reading some of the physical copies I have sitting here from trades through the web site over the years. Not sure what titles I will read. I may just pull from the TBR shelf and see what comes to hand.

Bout of Books

08 May, 2015

Bingo Challenge Update

Books Read in March & April 2015

A Book From the Library: The All New Tenchi Muyo! Doom Time. Read in March 2015

A Book with Pictures: Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake

This edition has the original etchings with the poems as found in one of the rare hand printed and handpainted original editions of the book made by William Blake and his wife. Read in April 2015.