Monday, 11 May 2015

Bout of Books 13- Day 1

My Mr.Seuss trying to make me less scared.
Okay, its not looking the best right now guys. I have only managed to read 20 pages of Dracula, and while that is more than I usually get to read with finals, its less than what I actually wanted to read! :(
But do not despair, for it is only the first day! Besides, I get most of my reading done before bed, so fingers crossed!

While I am not sure if I will be taking part in all the challenges, I am going to try my best! 

Today's challenge is Writing My Own Fairytale – Bookish Survey.

1) How do you organize your shelves?  Well, here is the thing. I live in a one bedroom apartment with my husband. While our apartment is very spacious, there needs to be place for a lot of things besides my books. So I arrange my books every which way. Usually according to size because there is something so soothing about symmetry. My books go from tallest to the shortest, and sometimes if I have two of the same authors, it kills me to separate them if they have different sizes, but you know what they say, priorities. 

2) What is one of your favorite books that’s not in one of your favorite genres? I will have to say 1984 by George Orwell. I am not a fan of dystopian fiction at all. While I cherish it as a genre, I think its just not for me. But, 1984 was such a haunting yet beautifully written piece of work! Five months later after having read it, I still get goosebumps thinking about it.

3) What is the last 5 star book you read? Sadly it has been a while. But I will have to say City of Thieves by David Benioff. This book was absolutely stunning! Never have I felt despair and the need to survive as passionately as I did when I read this.

4) What book are you most excited to read during the read-a-thon? I will have to say Dracula by, do I really need to tell you? This book is so so amazing! It makes me feel terrified even in broad daylight!

5) What book do you recommend the most? My recommendations are custom-made. So if you are looking for a specific one, come and let's chat it up! :) But the book I usually always end up recommending is 1984 because that book, is just, amazing. Just go read it, please.

How is everyone doing in their read-a-thons? Have you read more pages than me? I think everyone has! Leave some inspiration down below! 

Also, sign up for the Bout of Books read-a-thon if you haven't yet! It will close on Wednesday midnight! Here, go crazy>>

Happy reading, everyone! :) 

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Bout of Books 13 Read-a-thon!

Doesn't the idea of binge reading all day long sound absolutely marvelous? Haven't you always been consumed with the desire to abandon whatever monotony your work may constitute off and grabbing hold of that book you couldn't stop thinking about all day? Well read-a-thons are perfect for that, and Much ado about nothing will be participating in its very first one!
Presenting *drum roll* Bout of Books 13 Read-a-thon!

What is Bout of Books 13 Read-a-thon you may ask? Well, I am glad you asked!

Bout of BooksThe 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 team

Sadly, I am going to be preparing for my final on Monday so I won't get to do as much reading as I would like, but I have been waiting forever to participate and the inconvenience of the timing, simply cannot stand in the way! 

What I plan on finishing?
Dracula by Bram Stoker.
Vicious by V.E.Schwab.
Food: A love story by Jim Gaffigan.
I've got your number by Sophie Kinsella.

This is a pretty ambitious pile considering how I have to read about 20 articles for my exams aside! I will be posting my update and wrap at the end of the read-a-thon. If you want to participate, simply go to the link above and go for it! Sign up fast though, because the signing up closes tomorrow!

Are you planning on taking part in any read-a-thons? Let me know in the comments below! 

Happy reading! :)