Four Seasons Book Challenge


Bout of Books challenge number four hosted by Kimberley Faye reads. For this challenge, you had to pick four books whose covers portrayed the four seasons. Here are my picks.


Books ‘n’ Blogger Swap Part Tres

Yup. You guessed it. Another Book swap. This will be my third time participating in this swap. You can see my previous swap reveals here and here. I really enjoy participating in swaps like this because it allows you to interact and connect with people in blog land. Also, the lovely ladies at Chaotic Goddess Swaps do an amazing job of running it. If you’ve never done something like this, I highly recommend it.

Swap Objective

Your package must include:
  • A book from your partner’s wishlist.
  • A book you have read and loved.
  • A book you haven’t read, but think looks interesting.
  • *Optional* Other book-related goodies.

Important Dates

  • Sign-ups Open: Monday, August 17th.
  • Sign-ups Close: Monday, August 24th.
  • Partners Assigned by: Wednesday, August 26th.
  • Packages Ship: on or by Saturday, September 5th.
  • Show-Off Linky Opens: Wednesday, September 9th.



Book Scavenger Hunt

Book Scavenger Hunt

The lovely ladies at The Book Monsters are hosting the second Bout of Books challenge. It’s a Book Scavenger Hunt!! I love these. Being in a rush this morning, I forgot to take a picture of the books I had set aside. Womp Womp. Thus, we have this lovely graphic.

A book that begins with a “B”

Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen

A book your planning/currently reading for Bout of Books

A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor

Blue book

Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill

Books from your favorite genre (Classics)

Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson

A book on your TBR pile

Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton

If you do decide to participate, leave me a comment. I love looking at other people’s scavenger hunt finds.



Fictional World Travel

Fictional World Travel

This is the first challenge for the Bout of Books read-a-thon. It’s hosted by Between Library Shelves. Basically, you choose 3 to 6 books of places other than the country you currently live in to visit.

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien {Middle Earth}

Let’s be real. If this is not on your list, you are lying to yourself. Ent, wizards, elves. come on.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini {1970s Afghanistan}

This time period fascinates me. I think the stark comparison between the Afghanistan in the 70s and the Afghanistan of today would be cool to see.

Collected Novellas by Gabriel Garcia Marquez {Columbia}

Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ (GGM) ability to describe the setting of his works is amazing. I would love to do a GGM pilgrimage of his house and other parts of Colombia would be cool.

Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang {China}

I’ve always wanted to go to China, so this one was a no brainer.

If you do decide to do the challenge, let me know in the comments below.



Bout of Books 14

That’s right. It’s read-a-thon time! This is the kick I need to get back to blogging, and this is also a great excuse to buy new books. I’ll be posting my TBR soon. Let me know if you are participating as well.

Read-a-thon, bring it.

For those of you who have never heard of the Bout of Books read-a-thon, here is a description.

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, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd 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 14 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

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