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Beat the Backlist 2018!

Beat the Backlist

Hello! Today I’m announcing my participation in the Beat the Backlist Challenge, hosted by NovelKnight!

This is a neato thing that I came across the other day and decided that it would be perfect for me!

It’s one of the neatest challenges I’ve ever come across – what you do is sign up and you’re assigned to one of four teams. Each team earns points and at the end of each month, a member of the team with the most points wins a book of their choosing! So there will be twelve winners total – this thing lasts all year! 😀 (and the sign-ups are open all year, hint hint)

To earn points for your team, all you have to do is read books that were not published in 2018! So it’s perfect motivation to me to read the backlog of unread books on my shelves. None of the books I own have been published this year, so I have about 300 potential reads to go through! Any book counts – rereads, manga, novels, nonfiction, all of it! The only limitation is its publication date. 2017 or earlier, peeps.

So when this post goes live, I’ll use it to officially sign up and then come back and edit it and insert my assigned team! 😀 So if you’re reading and there’s no team here yet, you’re reading it super early and I haven’t been assigned yet, hawhaw. Otherwise if there’s a team here now, then I have one!

My Team:

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Other things to note:

There will also be weekly instagram prompts all year to go along with the challenge, which are listed here!  I think this will be a fun thing to do! 😀

My goals:

  • Dedicate at least 2/3rds of my books read in 2018 to this challenge
  • Participate in at least 2/3rds of the Instagram prompts (btw, shameless plug: add me on Instagram, I wanna see all your lovely books)
    • (if you add me, be prepared to also see cats, coffee and alcohol)

And that’s it! Happy reading! 😀

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Posted by on 01/06/2018 in Announcement, Books

 

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Book Spine Rainbow | Bout of Books 19

Bout of Books

Hello! Today I took a picture of a book rainbow for today’s challenge! I’ve posted it on my instagram if you’d like to check it out, but I’ve also uploaded it here too:

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Posted by on 05/12/2017 in Books, Readathon

 

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Character Dating Profile | Bout of Books 19

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My self-summary:

I, Sesshoumaru, require a mate.

What I’m doing with my life:

Seeking to destroy Naraku, Inuyasha and any other bastard who dares cross me. Also, constant traveling.

I’m really good at:

Cross-country hiking, seeking revenge on my enemies, killing, throwing rocks at small demons

Favorite books, movies, shows, musics and food: 

I, Sesshoumaru, do not have knowledge of ‘movies’, and I, Sesshoumaru, do not eat human food.

The six things I could never do without:

Tokijin, acid claws, acid whip, transformation abilities, thirst for revenge…. and Tenseiga, I, Sesshoumaru, suppose.

I spend a lot of time thinking about:

The deaths of my enemies, where to get long-lasting shoes for walking.

On a typical Friday night I am: 

In the woods, on a trail, or killing something.

The most private thing I’m willing to admit:

I, Sesshomaru, owe nobody explanation.

I’m looking for:

A mate for mating purposes.

You should message me if:

You are a powerful female who doesn’t mind amputees, kids or pets and has a thirst for power.


Bout of Books

And that’s it. I modelled the profile off OkCupid’s profile setup, so that’s where the section headers came from. And if you don’t know the person I wrote about, it’s Sesshoumaru – Inuyasha’s half-brother from the manga Inuyasha. I tried to keep him semi-in-character but I couldn’t help but throw a couple OOC things in there, hawhaw. This challenge was seriously fun – I might make it a semi-regular occurrence on this blog, honestly.

Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 05/11/2017 in Books, Readathon

 

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Share Your Shelfie | Bouts of Books 19

Bout of Books

It’s still day 3 of the bout of books readathon! Today’s challenge is to take a shelfie. :”D So I did! I’ve posted it on my instagram as well, should you care to see it (and so I can follow you and like all your book posts, woot)

If you dun have or want to go to instagram, I’m gonna post it here too!

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Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 05/10/2017 in Books, Readathon

 

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In Six Words | Bout of Books 19

Bout of Books

Hello, challenge number 1 is underway. 😀 If you’d like to learn more about the bout of books readathon challenges, click here.


In six words:

Guess what! It’s coffee time again.

:”D


 
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Posted by on 05/08/2017 in Books, Readathon

 

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3 Day Quote Challenge: 2 – Blogmas 12/12

Hello, day 2 in my quote challenge! 😀 If you’d like to see the first quote, it’s right here.

Day 2’s quote is:

Zhuangzi:

:’)

Happy reading

 
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Posted by on 12/12/2016 in Blogmas, Books

 

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Bout of Books 16 Challenge: Favorite Heart-Stoppers

Bout of Books

Today, a challenge! The prompt for today is to list your five favorites. Five favorite books, favorite characters, favorite whatevers. You pick, just list your top five. I chose heart-stoppers because when a book has that element, that ‘I need to put this book down because I need to go and restart my heart’ element, I tend to looove those books. So if you’re looking for a book or series that will send your heart into palpitations, look no further! And as a side-note. I’m going to list entire series instead of individual books. That way, you can’t guess when the moment(s) will hit you. 😛

5. Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba

Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom (Death Note, #1)This series, if you haven’t read it, focuses on a young man who comes across a notebook. When you write a person’s name in that notebook, that person dies. This is probably one of the best thrillers I’ve read and manages to keep it interesting for all 12 volumes. There are multiple instances of ‘WHAT WHAT WHY’ in this series, and I highly highly recommend it.

 

 

4. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

The Monstrumologist (The Monstrumologist, #1)This series follows the apprentice of a ‘mad scientist’ of sorts, who hunts and documents monsters. This series is gritty, dark and heart-pounding. Don’t read it while you eat because it will put you off your meal. It’s really enthralling and I wasn’t able to put it down.

 

 

 

3. Saga by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Saga, Volume 1I keep wanting to say ‘and this series is another good one that you should read’ because they all are, dammit. If you haven’t read this one, it follows two beings – one from a planet and the other from its moon, who have a child together. Unfortunately, the planet and the moon have been at war for years, and this child is sought after by both sides. Imagine Star Wars combined with Romeo and Juliet (only with real love). It. Is. Awesome. The art, the characters, the plot twists. Everything. My heart, it goes crazy when I read this one. The artist really knows how to position frames so you get the full-impact of a situation, so your heart jumps into your throat when you see the next picture on the next page. It’s. Wonderful.

2. The Expanse series by James S.A. Corey

Leviathan Wakes (Expanse, #1)This is my newest obsession. It’s been so long since I read a book that made me stop and take a breather so many damn times because I couldn’t stand to read it all without falling into cardiac arrest. This is an action-packed sci-fi thriller horror action adventure space opera with bits of humor and romance thrown in here and there. I loved this book so much that I didn’t mind that it probably took two years off my life reading it. Currently have the second one, gonna hop into it very quickly here.

 

 

1. Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa

Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1 (Fullmetal Alchemist, #1)This series, man. This one. I think this might be my all-time favorite series ever. Maybe. If not, it’s definitely tied for 1st place. This series follows two young boys who through an alchemic disaster lose their body parts – the older brother loses an arm and a leg, and the younger, his entire body. His soul is bound to a suit of armor as a result. After this, their determination to get their original bodies back leads them through a series of events and adventures and conspiracies and danger and… I can’t even sum it up in a way that gives it its due credit.

The plot in this series is so rich, so full of surprises, so intricate, that it still gets my heart going every time I zoom through its 27 volumes. And trust me, you’ll think ’27 is a lot’, but then you’ll finish it and think ’27 is not enough’. This is another series where the author knows how to frame panels to maximize the shock-factor. You read it and you can’t put it down except when you have to for fear of adrenaline causing you to faint. This series. Auuuugh, I cannot stress enough how much you should read this. Just thinking about it makes me want to re-read it for the 6th time.

READ IT. DO IT. PEER PRESSURE. GO NOW SHOO.


:”D Happy reading

 
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Posted by on 05/11/2016 in Books, Favorites, Readathon

 

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