Friday, August 23, 2013

Bout of Books: Progress Update #4

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 Tuesday and we are called on to do an update.

Here's my progress update for Thursday, August 22:

Books finished:
Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen  (343 pages)
The Door by Mary Roberts Rinehart (381 pages)

I'm still not making quite the progress that I had hoped.  I blame it on the craziness at work...

Currently Reading:
Poems and Prose by Christina Rossetti (19 pages so far)


Bookish Mad Libs @ The Space Between

You can copy and paste this list into your entry, then replace each item with your book title and author:

A. Place name or type (from a book title) can be a proper name or noun like Italy or mountains: 84 Charing Cross Road {London} from the book

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff (read earlier this year)

B. Fave Villain (from a book - list title/series): Professor Moriarty from Sherlock Holmes stories

C. Adjective (from a book title) (hot, cold, dark, etc.): Careless from

The Case of the Careless Kitten by Erle Stanley Gardner (read last month)

D. Number (from a book title): Twenty from

Twenty First Century Blues by Richard Cecil (read last month)

E. Noun (from a book title): Circus from

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (read earlier this year)

F. Fave Hero/Heroine you wouldn't mind spending a LOT of time with (from a book - list title/series): Lord Peter Wimsey (from the detective series written by Dorothy L Sayers)

G. Dessert (from a book title): Plum Pudding from
Plum Pudding Murder by Joanna Fluke (read last year)

My Mad Lib:

Help! I'm being held captive at 84 Charing Cross Road {London} by Professor Moriarty!
It is very Careless here!
He is demanding Twenty Circuses to set me free!
I have just discovered that Lord Peter Wimsey was captured too!
On second thought, please send Plum Pudding, and don't worry if you don't hear from us for awhile!

Much Love,

(Bev@My Reader's Block) 


srivalli said...

You have Lord Peter Wimsey for company I have Hercule Poirot, now we can solve all the crimes in the world ;)

Victoria Hooper said...

Ha, your story worked out really well! It all fits, and I can totally imagine Moriarty demanding something bizarre like that! xD