Bout of Books Challenge 1: Bookish Survey

So even since midnight last night I’m doing better on this readathon than I did throughout the entire prior one. Hooray for improvements! This readathon also comes with challenges which I will be posting here. Here is the first!

Bookish Survey hosted by Writing My Own Fairy Tale. At my time of writing this, there are a bit less than 14 hours remaining on this challenge. So you want to participate, hurry up and get a move on! :”D

1. How do you organize your shelves?
Haphazardly. My living space is small and my book collection is not. Half of them are currently at my parents’ place, even. The ones I have with me are spilling off their book cases. Case in point, these are my bookshelves (at least the ones at my apartment with me) as of right now:

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At one point in time, that first picture contained a book rainbow. It has since been destroyed. So yeah. They’re kinda everywhere (and all mixed in with my SO’s computer books). If I had space for another book case, I’m sure all those double stacked books could fill one. One day, I will have recessed shelving. ONE DAY.

2. What is one of your favorite book that’s not in one of your favorite genres?
This book is a sci-fi, which I read, but it’s also a comedy, which I typically don’t. But after reading this book, it inspired me to start reading more comedies (which I since have).

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. The humor in the book I’ve noticed is very hit and miss with people. With me, it’s a hit. Definitely a hit. It’s all in the writing. An example:

“For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.”

“The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t.”

“Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.”

So if that sounds like writing you’d dig, read this book. It’s full of this stuff. There are five books in the series. I’m currently on book three.

3. What is the last 5 star book you read?
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)That would be A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin. I’m currently reading Clash of Kings as part of this readathon, actually. And I’ve started watching the show, too! (trying to keep my reading ahead of my watching, wish me the best of luck!) I’m not going to go into detail about this one, as most people already know what it’s about, or have watched it or have read it. So on.




4. What book are you most excited to read during the read-a-thon?
Going in, it was Clash of Kings, but I picked up Angels and Demons by Dan Brown first and have since been sucked in. So definitely Angels at Demons at the moment.

5. What book do you recommend the most?
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)I’m going to interpret this question as ‘What book have you been recommending the most often recently?’. And that would be The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. (for normal followers of my blog, shocker, right). I just finished the trilogy this book is in last month and have since ceased to shut up about it. So read it.





Whoo whoo, Challenge 1 completed! :”D

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