Bout of Books – Update the Second

Update for Tuesday August 18:

I read one or more chapters from the books

Freedom’s Choice by Anne McCaffrey
Reaper’s Gale by Steven EriksonBattle Magic by Tamora Pierce
Sun In Glory by Mercedes Lackey
Crossroads by Mercedes Lackey
Moving Targets by Mercedes Lackey
Changing the World by Mercedes Lackey
Finding the Way by Mercedes Lackey
Under the Vale by Mercedes Lackey
No True Way by Mercedes Lackey

And I finished

Sword of Ice by Mercedes Lackey

Ijou desu.  (That is all)

Enjoy your books, whether you’re participating or not.

Bout of Books – Book Scavenger Hunt Challenge

Today’s challenge for Bout of Books is a scavenger hunt hosted by The Book Monsters.

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From bottom to top:
1) A book that starts with ‘B’: Blood and Bone by Ian C. Esslemont2) A book being read for Bout of Books: Freedom’s Choice by Anne McCaffrey
3) A book with a blue cover: Ill Met By Moonlight by Mercedes Lackey and Roberta Gellis
4) A book from my favorite genre: Children of the Night by Mercedes Lackey
5) A book from my TBR shelf: (my actual shelf being too long) Perdido Street Station by China Mieville

Bout of Books – Update The First

Update for Monday, August 17th:

I read one or more chapters from the books

Freedom’s Choice by Anne McCaffrey
Reaper’s Gale by Steven Erikson
Sword of Ice by Mercedes Lackey
Sun in Glory by Mercedes Lackey
Crossroads by Mercedes Lackey
Moving Targets by Mercedes Lackey
Changing the World by Mercedes Lackey
Finding the Way by Mercedes Lackey
Under the Vale by Mercedes Lackey
No True Way by Mercedes Lackey

And I finished

NO BOOKS

Bout of Books – Fictional World Travel Challenge

Hosted by Between Library Shelves, this is Monday’s challenge/giveaway for Bout of Books 14. The challenge is to list 3-6 books that take place in countries other than the one you live in.  So, since I live in America, I can’t use any books that take place there.

The books I’ve chosen are:

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (WWII-era Denmark)
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin (Dystopian Russia/USSR)
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel (Mexican Revolution-era Mexico)
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (1900’s Canada)
Shogun by James Clavell (Alternate Warring States-era/Tokugawa-era Japan)
And Less than Kind by Mercedes Lackey and Roberta Gellis (Tudor-era England)

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I highly recommend all of these books, by the way, if anyone’s looking for something new to read.

Bout of Books

So I have other posts I should be finishing up, but I want to get this registered before the Bout of Books officially begins in less than twelve hours.

Bout of Books

For those of you who, like me, had never heard of it before, here’s the official 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 23th 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

So I will be participating in this week-long event, hopefully having some fun with it.  If any of you want to join, you can still register with Bout of Books until Tuesday.

And when they say low-pressure, they genuinely mean low-pressure.  As near as I can tell, the goal of this is to get people reading, nothing more or less, and that’s a great goal.  So if you’re feeling like reading next week, consider joining me and the rest of the lovely people participating.

Update on Life

I feel so bad for all the WWW posts I’ve missed, plus I’ve been sitting on several posts-in-progress.  Unfortunately, life out here got the best of me thanks to a heavy succession of things going either wrong or right (although mostly just busy).  I hope to get back to WWW Wednesday next Wednesday, although that might not happen, and hopefully have some posts up – including a couple thoughts on writing and one book review – within the next two weeks.

For anyone following me, I apologize for the lack of content this past month.  Again, hopefully that will change, and soon.