Friday, September 03, 2010

A Little Challenged

Something is wrong with me. Seriously. I've proven over and over that I'm a giant failure when it comes to reading challenges and yet, I can't resist them. Sometimes, even though I've already got mountains of books to read, I even sign up for them! It's a problem, I tell you. Case in point:

Why, yes, that is a challenge button and yes, I am signing up for said challenge. Why? Because I'm crazy. Also, because I already love dystopian and am already dying to read more and because it just looks live irresistible fun. So, there ya go. If you're a sucker for the genre as well, head on over to Bart's Bookshelf and sign up for the challenge.

And, because I'm a glutton for punishment, I'm signing up for Level 3, which is to read 5 YA dystopian novels between October 1 and December 19. Oh, yeah. Here's my list:

1. The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan

2. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

3. Matched by Ally Condie

4. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

5. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

Wish me luck!

Also, I'm starting off this long Labor Day weekend right by participating in the Book Blogger Hop, a weekly event hosted by Jen over at Crazy for Books. It's a fun way to find new book blogs.

This week, we're supposed to answer the question: Do you judge books by their covers? My answer is, of course! Who doesn't? Of course, I know that a gorgeous cover doesn't always equal a quality book, but it definitely grabs my attention.

Click on over to Jen's blog to join in the fun!

So, what will you be doing over Labor Day? Swimming? Barbecuing? Reading? I'll most likely do all of the above. I'm also working on an index of the blog so that you'll be able to search all my reviews by both title and author's name. I've been prostrastinating this task for a while because it's a huge job. Hopefully, it will be fully functional sometime in the next couple of weeks. Also, keep an eye out for my reviews of Mockingjay, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and Carolyn Parkhurst's The Nobodies Album - all coming soon.

Have a great weekend!

13 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by! Lol I'm glad to see I made you curious about my blog title... you'd probably like the series it's from (even though you don't seem to read much of that genre). As far as a hint, I'd try googling it in quotes...

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  2. SERIOUSLY?? You own them, but you haven't read them? Get on that!

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  3. This weekend we'll be going to the park with our dog, reading, blogging and who knows what else. Just glad to be off work! YIPPEE!

    Doesn't the search box at the very top of the Blogger blog work for finding titles and authors?

    Enjoy your weekend! I agree with you about book covers--they should get our attention.

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  4. Hi, just found you through the Hop. I like your site, I'm a new follower of yours :)

    Feel free to stop by my blog in your spare time, www.coffeetalereviews.blogspot.com

    Good luck with your book challenges! ;)

    Ms. C

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    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
    http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/
    Hey, saw you had stopped by and wanted to return the trip and wish you a great weekend!

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  6. Yes. I admit it. I judge books by their covers.

    I'm stopping by via the Hop.

    Stop by my blog, if you get a chance. www.readerbuzz.blogspot.com

    I'm a new follower!

    (Guess what I'll be doing over Labor Day? Yes, of course. Reading!)

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  7. Hopping by.

    Stop back at my blog if you like:

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me! I really appreciate it.

    Like you I also judge a book by its cover! I can't help. That's what covers are there for... to entice and I'm not willing to resist.

    I'm a new follower. Enjoy your Labor day weekend and good luck on your challenge.

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  9. I'm visiting from the hop! Love your blog! Come visit me sometime: www.booksaremything.blogspot.com

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  10. Hi, just stopping by from the hop and I am your newest follower. I love the look of your blog. Have a great Sunday!

    bookbee

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  11. Thank you for stopping by my blog :) Good luck with that challenge! LOL I know exactly how you feel! Challenges are so much fun!!

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  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog - I know what you mean about choosing between cross stitching and reading (or blogging) - tough choice. More times than not, the blogging wins :)

    ~Chrizette
    www.allthedaysof.blogspot.com

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