Bout of Books challenge: Bookish Would You Rather

This is going to be impossibly hard, but I do enjoy those would-you-rathers (:

Would you rather:
Lend books to someone who dog-ears pages or to someone who reads with cheesy Cheetos fingers?

I could survive dog-eared pages, but I could not stand my book smelling like Cheetos, so I would rather lend books to someone who dog-ears pages.

Would you rather:
Be able to meet one character of your choice or meet one author of your choice?

As fun as meeting authors might be, I would much rather meet one of my favorite characters: Jamie or Claire Fraser or Hermione Granger or Harry Potter 🙂

Would you rather:
Never be allowed in a book store again or never be allowed in a library again?

Definitely never be allowed in a library again. I used to go to my local library a lot a few years ago, but since I moved to a different country I haven’t been once. I do live in book stores, though.

Would you rather:
Have to choose one of your favorite characters to die in their book or have to pick one of your favorite couples to break up in their book?

This is just cruel. Can I just choose to kill off one of my favorite characters after he or she has lived a loooooooong and happy life with their other half? I would be perfectly fine with that.

Would you rather:
Be required to read Twilight once a year for the rest of your life or The Scarlet Letter once a year for the rest of your life?

I quite enjoyed Twilight, to be honest. I thing this series got me into reading. I haven’t yet read The Scarlet Letter, though. I think I’d be okay with both, but I choose Twilight.


Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Mini-Challenges

#1 Introductory Survey

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I am reading in Ukraine, and the readathon started at 15:00 on a wonderful, warm, yet windy Saturday afternoon.

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I am reading The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher, and this book is unlike anything I’ve ever read. I really look forward to continuing the wonderful reading experience.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Trail mix, cookies, and tea, oh my.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I want to visit every continent!

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
I’ve never participated before, and I’m not stressing about setting specific goals and reading as much as possible. I want to spend my Saturday reading and talking books!

#2 Cover Escape

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These covers are the most beautiful things in the world!I would love to escape into Doon, it is such a perfect, magical place!

#12 Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now? The Aeronau’t Windlass by Jim Butcher.

2. How many books have you read so far? 1. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? The Aeronau’t Windlass by Jim Butcher. I am halfway through, and I am loving it!

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? All the time! I am just not stressing about them and enjoying reading when I can 🙂

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE PARTICIPATING, it is amazing!

#17 4 Seasons 4 Books

Beautiful covers of awesome books. I am proud of my selection 😉

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#21 #BookBeverage Photo Challenge


Bout of Books 13 Read-a-thon

For the very first time, I will be participating in a readathon – it sounds like fun, so join if you’re interested 🙂

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, 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

Bout of Books

Bout of Books also has some fun challenges planned. And what could be more fun than a Bookish Survey?

1. How do you organize your shelves?

I mostly read on my iPad, so not much organization is involved. I do have a separate collection for my TBR pile.

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


#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

I am not usually into reading non-fiction, but #GIRLBOSS is truly an inspiring book that will make every girl believe that she can get what she wants if she asks for it and works for it. I found Sophia Amoruso’s narrative very no-nonsense and strong, her story very enticing.

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


Cold Days by Jim Butcher

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


Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

5. What book do you recommend the most?


Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander is a Historical novel with the capital “H” – meticulously researched, detailed and descriptive, which makes you helplessly fall in love with the 18th century Scotland, its culture and its people.