Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Bout of Books: Progress Update #2

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 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th in whatever time zone you are in. Each day there are challenges for those who signed up by yesterday and we are called on to do an update>

Here's my progress update for Tuesday, August 20:

Books finished:
 Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen  (343 pages)
Currently Reading:
The Door by Mary Roberts Rinehart (74 pages so far)
Quote:  And then suddenly the whole carefully woven fabric was destroyed. Strange and mysterious and bitter that must have been. Everything provided against, and then at the last to be destroyed by a door, a thing of wood and paint with an ordinary tarnished brass knob. (p. 7)

Today's Challenges:
TBR List Challenge @ Musings of a Bookship Girl
Five Books at the Top of My TBR Pile: 
The Dreadful Hollow by Nicholas Blake   
A Love Worth Giving by Max Lucado  
Poems & Prose by Christina Rosetti
A Bullet in the Ballet by Caryl Brahms & S. J. Simon
Rules for Murder by Julianna Deering

If Given a Wad of Cash, What Five Books Would I Add to the Stack (you'll have to send me to a used bookstore for these):
Panic Party (aka Mr. Pidgeon's Island)  by Anthony Berkley
Only a Matter of Time by V. C. Clinton-Bradley
Death & Letters by Elizabeth Daly
Spin Your Web, Lady! by Francis & Richard Lockridge
Busman's Honeymoon: A Detective Comedy in Three Acts by Dorothy L Sayers & M. St. Clare Byrne (the play version)


Book Spine Poetry @ Such a Novel Idea

Grab books from your stack and use the spines to create a poem.  
Take a picture and post it.

Rules of Murder:

Suspicious Circumstances [and an] Appointment With Death
A Nice Class of Corpse....Good Blood

[there's] Crime on My Hands

Detection by Gaslight [leads to a] 
Case With No Conclusion

The Perfect Crime!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Haha, I love your poem!

Thanks for participating in the challenge and good luck!
-Jess @ Such A Novel Idea