sábado, 24 de agosto de 2019

Bout of Books 26 - Day 5 & 6


DAY 5 - Friday, August 23th


STATS

Pages read: 10
     - pages of Grading Curves by Naima Simone (estimated number)
     10 pages of Crossing the Line by Megan Hart

Total pages read: 146
     20 pages of Picture Perfect by Evangeline Anderson (estimated number)
     88 pages of Fall Dark by Zoe York
     63 pages of Trapping Her by Aurora Rose Reynolds (estimated number)
     20 pages of Grading Curves by Naima Simone (estimated number)
     10 pages of Crossing the Line by Megan Hart


CHALLENGES

∞ Blog challenge:
    I Want This Book!
We get excited about books getting adapted into TV shows, movies or plays, but what about media that you want to see as books? Tell us about your favorite story (can be anything - play, TV show, movie, podcast, web series) that you would like to be adapted into a novel!

I absolutely love the TV series Death in Paradise. If someone were to write books based on it, I would definitely read them!




∞ Instagram challenge:
    Bookspine Poetry



DAY 6 - Saturday, August 24th


STATS

Pages read: 59
     20 pages of Grading Curves by Naima Simone (estimated number)
     39 pages of Crossing the Line by Megan Hart

Total pages read: 260
     20 pages of Picture Perfect by Evangeline Anderson (estimated number)
     88 pages of Fall Dark by Zoe York
     63 pages of Trapping Her by Aurora Rose Reynolds (estimated number)
     40 pages of Grading Curves by Naima Simone (estimated number)
     49 pages of Crossing the Line by Megan Hart


CHALLENGES

∞ Blog challenge:
    Leave a Review
Did you know? Book reviews help other readers discover new books. For today's challenge, we encourage you to write a review of a book you've read during the readathon (or recently) and publish it where other readers make their purchasing decisions (e.g., Amazon, Goodreads, etc.). Be sure to share it with us.

I missed this one, but I do have a few reviews I need to write, so I'll try writing one tomorrow...


∞ Instagram challenge:
    Beyond Bout of Books

quinta-feira, 22 de agosto de 2019

Bout of Books 26 - Day 4


DAY 4 - Thursday, August 22th


STATS

Pages read: 33
     13 pages of Fall Dark by Zoe York
     20 pages of Grading Curves by Naima Simone (estimated number)

Total pages read: 136
     20 pages of Picture Perfect by Evangeline Anderson (estimated number)
     88 pages of Fall Dark by Zoe York
     63 pages of Trapping Her by Aurora Rose Reynolds (estimated number)
     20 pages of Grading Curves by Naima Simone (estimated number)


CHALLENGES

∞ Blog challenge:
    If This, Then That
Put your recommendations hat on, #boutofbooks-ers. For this challenge, pick a book, author, or trope (or whatever!) from your TBR and suggest similar books.

If you like wicked fairy tale retellings, then you are going to love Desperate Measures by Katee Robert. It's the first book in her new Wicked Villains series and it focuses on the villans of classic fairy tales. This one is about Jafar and Jasmine from Aladdin and it's so, so good! The second one, Learn My Lesson, staring Hades, Meg and Hercules, comes out in October and I cannot wait to read it!




∞ Instagram challenge:
    Genre

quarta-feira, 21 de agosto de 2019

Bout of Books 26 - Day 3


DAY 3 - Wednesday, August 21th


STATS

Pages read: 60
     22 pages of Fall Dark by Zoe York
     38 pages of Trapping Her by Aurora Rose Reynolds (estimated number)

Total pages read: 158
     20 pages of Picture Perfect by Evangeline Anderson (estimated number)
     75 pages of Fall Dark by Zoe York
     63 pages of Trapping Her by Aurora Rose Reynolds (estimated number)


CHALLENGES

∞ Blog challenge:
    Recreate Your Favorite Book Cover
Pick your favorite book and recreate it OR reimagine the cover either live (with yourself or a willing participant as the cover art) or drawing, sculpture, crafts, painting, etc.

I have a problem with this challenge: I don't really have a favorite cover... So I decided to do an alternate cover for my current read, Fall Dark by Zoe York. Real cover on the left, alternate cover on the right.




∞ Instagram challenge:
    Cover Love

terça-feira, 20 de agosto de 2019

Bout of Books 26 - Day 2


DAY 2 - Tuesday, August 20th


STATS

Pages read: 62
     37 pages of Fall Dark by Zoe York
     25 pages of Trapping Her by Aurora Rose Reynolds (estimated number)

Total pages read: 98
     20 pages of Picture Perfect by Evangeline Anderson (estimated number)
     53 pages of Fall Dark by Zoe York
     25 pages of Trapping Her by Aurora Rose Reynolds (estimated number)


CHALLENGES

∞ Blog challenge:
    Adaptation Aspirations
What book would you like to see adapted for another medium? What would be your preferred format? Movie? TV Show? Broadway musical? Something else? If you want to elaborate even further, who would you cast to play the characters? Who would you want to write the script/screenplay? Write the music? Direct? Are there adaptations that exist that you think could be better? Tell us all about your aspirations for the perfect adaptation!

I was very excited when I heard a movie adaptation of the Percy Jackson books was being made and then I saw the first movie and I was SO angry... How could they screw up so much with such good source material? I really liked the casting (although they should have picked younger actors to begin with) but the script was just awful! They changed so much of the story!

They did try to fix as much as they could with the second movie but, by then, it was too late. The damage was done! So, yeah, I would love to see a good adaptation of these books being made one day.



∞ Instagram challenge:
    Favorites

segunda-feira, 19 de agosto de 2019

Bout of Books 26 - Day 1


DAY 1 - Monday, August 19th


STATS

Pages read: 36
     20 pages of Picture Perfect by Evangeline Anderson (estimated number)
     16 pages of Fall Dark by Zoe York

Total pages read: 36
     20 pages of Picture Perfect by Evangeline Anderson (estimated number)
     16 pages of Fall Dark by Zoe York


CHALLENGES

∞ Blog challenge:
    Introduce Yourself #insixwords
The challenge is simple: introduce yourself on Twitter, Instagram, or on this post using six words, no more, no less. Use the hashtags #boutofbooks and #insixwords so we can learn all about you.

∞ Instagram challenge:
    Currently reading

I did both on Instagram:

Cover reveal: Half-Truths by Claire Contreras


You’ve heard of these groups – the secretive ones that only the crème de la crème are invited into, the ones outsiders speculate about for centuries – I’m the second in my family invited to attend, but to them, I’m fresh meat. New blood. New money, too.

They think they’ll elbow past me, that I’m here for their amusement, for them to walk all over, they’ll find out soon enough that I’m not.

I may look like one of them, with my designer bags and clothes straight from the Parisian runways, but I’m not. I’m here for answers, to take revenge for blood spilled on their centuries-old Persian rugs.

I transferred here in search for answers about what happened to my older brother, who hightailed out of here, and my friend who seemingly disappeared into thin air. I certainly wasn’t here for the attention of the star hockey player, regardless of how much he willed my eyes his way. I wasn’t here for his scrutiny or his judgment or to read into his mysterious aura. I was here for the society, because only they held the answers I needed. That was, until I found out that in order to get those answers, I needed to go through him. He’s saying if I want in, I have to play by their rules, follow their lead.

It’s a game I’m willing to play.

I may be the second person I know of to be invited into their society, but I’ll be the first to make it out intact.


You've been summoned. This is not a request.

Half-Truths is now available for pre-order at a discounted price!


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domingo, 18 de agosto de 2019

Bout of Books 26 - Sign Up

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 26 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

I'm going to try posting some reviews and I'm also going to try participating in all the challenges. 

domingo, 11 de agosto de 2019

Balanço Mensal (Julho 2019)

Fonte

Já vamos quase a meio de Agosto, mas estive de férias e nunca é tarde para fazer balanços... Em Julho li Dare to Resist de Laura Kaye, The Art of Taming a Rake de Nicole Jordan, Os Bridgerton Felizes Para Sempre de Julia Quinn, Glutton for Pleasure de Alisha Rai, Good Guy de Kate Meader e Ligeiramente Indecente de Mary Balogh e ouvi quatro audio-livros, Look But Don't Touch de Cara Dee, Switch Bidder de Sara Ney, Between Us and Forever de Dylan Allen e The Objection de Winter Renshaw.



Publiquei dezanove opiniões e já estão praticamente em dia...


Só comprei três livros em Julho, embora um seja uma box-set com cinco livros de uma série:










2019 Reading Challenge


Tendo lido 10 livros em Julho, já não me falta muito para atingir o novo desafio de ler 60 livros...



Desafio Serial Killer 2019




Li mais três livros do cartão, o que faz um total de 8 livros lidos:
  • The Art of Taming a Rake de Nicole Jordan, #Legendary_Lovers
  • Os Bridgerton Felizes Para Sempre de Julia Quinn, #Bridgertons
  • Ligeiramente Indecente de Mary Balogh, #Bedwyn_Saga  


Goodreads recomenda 2019


Em Julho li ler Dare to Resist de Laura Kaye. É uma novela, pelo que se lê bastante rápido, mas não é por ter poucas páginas que não tem bastante desenvolvimento das personagens. Gostei muito.

Para Agosto tenho três opções, mas ainda não decidi qual vou escolher.




Bingo Profissão do Herói 2019


Preenchi mais quatro casas do quadro: Informático, Membro da Nobreza (Double), Empresário e Músico.




Kimberly Kincaid 2019 Reading Challenge


Para Julho o desafio era judge a book by its cover e eu escolhi Glutton for Pleasure de Alisha Rai, já que o comprei pela capa! Felizmente o conteúdo não desiludiu e gostei mesmo muito de o ler.

Em Junho o tema é read a book from my (da Kimberly Kincaid) backlist! Tenho umas quantas opções, mas não sei ainda qual irei escolher...