Bout Of Books 15: “Would You Rather?” Challenge

 The wonderful Lori from Writing My Own Fairy Tale is hosting the Challenge for today. Now, please excuse the lack of polish for this post. I’m blogging from my phone at the Starbucks in Chapters.   

As I took this picture I noticed I was on the wrong week. I’m apparently still in 2015. Yay for time traveling!

Here are my answers to the Challenge!

Link up yours in the comments so I can read yours!

Would you rather:
Lend books to someone who dog-ears pages or to someone who reads with cheesy Cheetos fingers?

Answer: NEITHER! KEEP THAT BOOK. YOU’VE SOILED IT! But since this is “would you rather” I’ll pick the dog eared option since its at least hygienic. 

Would you rather:
Be able to meet one character of your choice or meet one author of your choice?

Answer: That’s a tough one. I’ll say I’d like to meet a character of my choice. I could witness Magic of I decided to meet Harry Potter for example! How cool would that be!

Would you rather:
Never be allowed in a book store again or never be allowed in a library again?

Answer: I’ll be honest here. Book stores are my jam. I like to own my books. I develop feelings and having to let them go after isn’t easy for me. So this is easy: if be ok to never be allowed in a library again. I haven’t been in one in quite a while actually. 

Would you rather:
Have to choose one of your favorite characters to die in their book or have to pick one of your favorite couples to break up in their book?

Answer: I’d choose to have one of my favourites couples break up. Death is just so final. If they break up they can still find love again. 

Would you rather:
Be required to read Twilight once a year for the rest of your life or The Scarlet Letter once a year for the rest of your life?

Answer: I’ve read twilight 4 times as it is. I’m done. So The Scarlet Letter it is! Plus it’s a fine book. 

Well that’s all folks! Keep coming back. There’ll be lots of fun stuff coming!

Your bookish nerd, Readorkable. 


Bout Of Books 15: TBR and Goals

It’s that time! I am so stoked to be participating in the first Bout Of Books of 2016! As usual I will be overly ambitious, but it’s part of the fun!
Time Devoted To Reading: I will devote a minimum of two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon. If I can read more then so be it. I can’t wait to hit my momentum and get into my reading bubble where nothing matters other than the book and my coffee!

My Social Goals:

  • Participate in all Challenges
  • Participate in all Twitter Chats
  • Make new Friends
  • Review all the books I read
  • Comment on other’s posts

Other Goals:

So since this is a fun and low pressure Readathon, I am adding different goals!

  • Catch up on American TV shows: New Girl, Reign and 2 Broke Girls.
  • Catch Up On my K-Dramas: Oh My Venus, Birth Of A Beauty, Scholar Who Walks The Night. (If you are interested in K-Dramas, check out DramaFever)
  • Write in my Diary every day.
  • Write a “My Day” summary on this update post
  • Wake up early in the morning

My TBR Goal: Finish 6 books (more like 4 but I am hopeful)

I’ll be updating my progress on this post throughout the Readathon. I’ll also be posting updates on Twitter and Instagram. I hope to hear from you! Link up your Goal and TBR posts so I can comment and maybe do a few buddy reads!



Monday, January 4

  • Currently Reading: These Broken Stars and Poison Study
  • Number of pages I’ve read today: 9 in Poison Study and 100 in These Broken Stars = 109 (not my best)
  • Books Read: 0 (YIKES)
  • Journal: Today wasn’t much of a reading day. I had a jammed packed day which started with a visit to my family doctor, a visit to a lawyer. Hubs and I grabbed lunch though. We had sushi. Yum yum! I am hoping tomorrow gets me more time for reading.

Tuesday, January 5

  • Currently Reading: These Broken Stars
  • Number of pages I’ve read today: 126
  • Books Read: These Broken Stars. (1)
  • Challenge: I completed the challenge! Check out my post! 
  • Journal: I was out all day today! I went to Starbuck/Chapters ended up getting 6 new books! I’ll be posting a Book Haul later this month! Then I went and got a Yoga matt, a 15lbs kettle bell and an exercise ball so I can start working out at home!

Wednesday, January 6

  • Currently Reading: These Broken Stars (103pages) and Poison Study!(51 pages)
  • Number of pages I’ve read today: 154
  • Books Read: YAY! I finished one! These Broken Stars
  • Challenge: N/A
  • Journal: I was sickly all day so i didn’t feel like scouring my books to find some colourful ones. I played a few games of League of Legends and finally got Soraka to Mastery Level 5!

Thursday, January 7

  • Currently Reading: Poison Study
  • Number of pages I’ve read today: 158
  • Books Read: These Broken Stars
  • Challenge: I chose Darth Vader VS Lord Voldemort! I mean, yes, Star Wars is a movie but there’s a whole universe and A LOT of novels as well! Darth Vader with the Force and his Light Saber pitted against Voldemort and all his evilness!!! I honestly don’t know who’d win! What are your thoughts?
  • Journal: I was hoping to read A LOT more than that… I got busy looking at planners ( I AM DYING TO GET AN XO PLANNER!!!!) and crafty things since I want to start scrapbooking again, but in the form of my planner. I just feel like i need more creativity in my life!

Friday, January 8

  • Currently Reading: Poison Study
  • Number of pages I’ve read today: 12 (OH BOY!)
  • Books Read: 1 (These Broken Stars)
  • Challenge: Scavenger Hunt!
  • Journal: Today I was cleaning, then we had to do 4 hours of driving to go pick up my son for the weekend and unlike some of you lucky readers, I get extreme motion sickness if I read in a moving vehicle! At this point I know I won’t make it but I am having fun regardless!

Saturday, January 9

  • Currently Reading: Poison Study
  • Number of pages I’ve read today:35
  • Books Read: These Broken Stars
  • Challenge: My Cozy Reading Spot (Check Instagram for my entry)
  • Journal: Today I spent all afternoon at a friend’s house so my son could play with his friends. I showed her my blog, it was all fun. Then we headed to my GrandMother’s house for dinner and didn’t get home until 11PM. I’ll read tomorrow.

Sunday, January 10

  • Currently Reading: Poison Study
  • Number of pages I’ve read today:20
  • Books Read: These Broken Stars.
  • Challenge: None
  • Journal: Well another busy day! I read a bit but not enough to finish another book. Its ok. I think. Wrap Up Post Coming UP!

Bout Of Books 15 Sign Up!

What better way to launch my nerd blog than by signing up for my favourite Readathon ever. It’s that time, it’s a new year and I am finally getting back into the blogging world!

If you don’t know what Bout Of books is, read on below:

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, January 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th 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 15 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Bout of Books

Stay Tuned for my Goals and progress post!

Some other goodies coming up on the blog:

  • K-Drama Reviews
  • My Pre-Season Prep for the Season 6 of League Of Legends and my hopes for competitive gaming.
  • K-Drama Queue List

I can’t wait to make this blog more like me! If you know anyone who’d like to help with personalizing this I’d welcome any help!

Looking forward to a great 2016!

Melina, Your Readorkable Book Lover.