Tuesday, 15 May 2012

15052012: Bout of Books Read-a-thon Day 2

Well I feel a lot more rested today and feel I will be able to acomplish a lot more without my eyes going funky on me. I've been reading Specials by Scott Westerfeld again today and hope that I will finish it, in fact there is no hope because I plan too! At the moment I have read for 1 hour and 17 minutes and gotten through 155 pages. (Which means I read more than yesterday but in less time, sweet. And by read more I mean 2 pages ha.)

Overall Update:
Number of Books Read Today: 1 (Specials)
Number of Books Completed: 0
Pages Read Today: 155
Pages Read Overall: 308
Time Read for Today: 1 hour 17 minutes
Time Read for Overall: 2 hours 47 minutes

Also for today we've been given a mini-challenge by Nyx Book Reviews to answers either Part One: Share your most shocking, embarrassing or funny book related story OR Part Two: Answer all of these "this or that" questions - Physical book or eBook? Paperback or Hardcover? Reality or Make-believe? Adult or Young Adult? Dog ears or Bookmarks? Breaking the spine or Barely opening the book? Tea or Coffee? Reading in bed or On the couch? Series or Standalone? Original or TV Adaption? Defy motion sickness or Audiobooks? Author crushes or Who-was-that-guy-again? Interview or Guest post?

I have actually chosen to answer both. First of all I don't have embarrassing or a funny book related story, or at least none that I can think of but I do have a shocking one. At least one that is shocking to me. I bought a copy of Stephanie Meyers The Host and after owning it for a month I still hadn't picked it up, a friend asked to borrow it and as I knew I wouldn't be picking it up soon I lent it to him. He eventually returned it, with dog eared pages! Personally I find that extremely shocking because I wouldn't feel comfortable doing it with my own book never mind someone else?! 
P.S I still haven't read the book as the dog eared pages make me sick to look at.

Now time for this or that

Physical book or eBook? Physical all the way, I just can't get enough of the feel, smell and look!
Paperback or Hardcover? Paperback, sometimes the Hardcovers are just too heavy to be lugging around but they're often more visually appealing so I'm a little tied here.
Reality or Make-believe? Make-believe or I wouldn't be getting my Vampire fix :)
Adult or Young Adult? Either or, I'm pretty easy going with picking up books.
Dog ears or Bookmarks? As hinted at earlier, bookmarks. Do not even think about defacing my books!
Breaking the spine or Barely opening the book? I guess it depends on the lighting really, cause if its not REALLY good then you're going to have to break the spine. I don't mind too much with breaking the spine but I wont purposefully do it.
Tea or Coffee? Tea, I don't like the taste of Coffee (I love the smell) and I'm not allowed too much caffeine anyway. 
Reading in bed or On the couch? Bed, my bed is so comfy. I live in my bed.
Series or Standalone? If you'd asked me last year I'd have said standalone purely because I'm so bad with finishing series but I've made a serious improvement on that this year and enjoy being able to read about characters you love for a longer time.
Original or TV Adaption? Original I guess :)
Defy motion sickness or Audiobooks? I don't get motion sickness
Author crushes or Who-was-that-guy-again? I've never had a crush on an author... but I do favour certain authors books?
Interview or Guest post? Guest post :) I like being introduced to new bloggers.


  1. Specials was on my readathon list, too :)
    Poor Host, I'd never, ever dog ear a book. And it's such a good book.

    1. I'm almost done with it now which is super good!
      Hopefully one day I'll be able to pick it up without wanting to scream.

  2. Glad to see someone else craves the paranormal (ie: vampire fix ;) Keep up the great reading and have fun!


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