Bout of Books: Day 1 Post & Book Scavenger Hunt!January 05, 2015
Between getting back into the swing of work after a long holiday, getting three vials of blood drawn at the doctor (a big deal for me, because needles are the worst), and doing all the normal domestic stuff with my boyfriend (and, OK, playing an hour of video games), there just wasn't a lot of time left over for reading. In keeping with my crusade to be kinder to myself, I'm going to shrug (or perhaps shake) it off. At least I made it to the first BoB Twitter chat today and gave my new account a workout! (That links to my Twitter page, if you want to follow me. Hint, hint.)
I'm planning on devoting the last hour or so of my evening to really digging in to The Glass Magician, the second in the Paper Magician trilogy by Charlie N. Holmberg. The series is a stark departure from what I usually read, but I'm flying through it. I guess my brain needed a break from all the heavy things I tend to feed it.
Before I escape into my book, I wanted to throw my hat in the ring of today's Book Scavenger Hunt, hosted by the lovely Stefani of Caught Read Handed.
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1. Find an author with the same initials as you. Failed. I blame the world not having enough S.C. writers.
2. Find a book with the color yellow on it. Passed! Hyperbole and a Half, by Allie Brosh. I've only read half of this one, but it's adorable and fantastic.
3. Find an author's name with the letter "S" in it. Passed! Passage, by Connie Willis.
4. Find a book with a female protagonist. Passed! The Paper Magician, by Charlie N. Holmberg. Oh, Ceony, you silly yet strong little lady. I can't help but love you.
5. Find the longest book you own. Passed! Les Misérables, by Victor Hugo. What a brick.
6. Find a book with a map in it or on it. Passed! The Gods of Gotham, by Lyndsay Faye. This one has an old-timey map of New York City in it.
7. Find a book with a face on it (photograph or illustrated). Passed! The Complete Works, by Michel de Montaigne. Check out that skeptical, mustachioed mug.
Bonus: Find something on your shelf that isn't a book. Passed! This is a wicked complicated Moravian star a very old friend made for me. Many of the points are beat up after moving... at least five times? Possibly more, but it's too pretty and meaningful for me to toss.
This was a quick, fun hunt to take myself on this morning before work! Thanks so much for hosting it, Stefani. I hope you accept Kindle as well as physical shelves. :)
And speaking of Kindles, I GOT ONE! As much as I love my piles of dead trees, this little device is the bee's knees. (Bonus rhyme!)
Happy BoB, all!