Book Drunkard

“I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” L.M. Montgomery


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Dewey’s 24 Hours Read-A-Thon, Hour 21 – Read-A-Thon-A-Crostic


Hour 21!  If you’re still going strong, you’re amazing!  Rah, rah, confetti and all that jazz.  To keep your brain sharp for the last few hours of reading, join me for a little challenge I like to call Read-A-Thon-A-Crostic.

It’s simple – take the title of your current book or a book you’ve already finished today and create an Acrostic.  It can be words that describe the book, you can make it into a poem, whatever you want!  You can post it here in comments OR do up a blog post.  Just remember to leave the link so everyone can check it out.  Be creative and have fun!  My two reading buddies, my daughters, will help me choose a winner.

This challenge will run until Hour 23 of the read-a-thon and is open internationally!  The winner can choose a book from Book Depository up to $10 – I will pay and have the book shipped to you.  AND will also receive some bookmarks from me as a bonus!

EDIT:  Thanks to everyone who entered!  The winner isssss:

Beth from Too Fond!

Email me at martinack_75 AT hotmail DOT com or I’ll email you…  we’ll get connected somehow 🙂  Congrats! 


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The 4 Month Challenge 7


The 4 Month Challenge Part 7 will begin August 1st!  I want to give everyone enough time to choose books for each category – or just fly by the seat of your pants like I do..haha – so here is the new list!!

Comment on this post if you are going to join us.  Also, if you are new to the challenge, ask any questions you might have.  I’ve been hosting this for so long now, sometimes I forget that not everyone knows what is going on!

5 POINT CHALLENGES

Author Name – first or last – begins with A

Read a book featuring a teen or teens

Genre you don’t normally read

Read a book about a musician (living or deceased, real or fictional)

Book featuring sisters

10 POINT CHALLENGES

Author name – first or last – begins with S

Read a book with a person on the cover wearing red

Read a book whose author has the same birthday month as you do

Read a banned book

50thth book on your shelf

15 POINT CHALLENGES

Author name – first or last – begins with O

Author you discovered this year

Read a book by an author who uses their middle name on the cover

Read a book with a one name title that isn’t a proper name

Book featuring brothers

20 POINT CHALLENGES

Author name – first or last – begins with N

Read a book with a one name title that is a proper name

Read a book that was nominated for an award, but didn’t win

Book with any country’s flag on the cover

Read an autobiography


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Read-a-thon Mini Challenge #1


1)Where are you reading from today?  Kelowna BC, Canada


2)Three random facts about me…  I adore all things French, I’m the hugest hockey fan ever, I’m a history nerd


3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours? Just 2 for now.  We’ll see how the day goes…


4)Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?  Just to read for as long as I can.  And to get my kids reading too – when they wake up


5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?  Drink lots of water, stretch and just have fun.  Don’t take the time too seriously 🙂


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The Four Month Challenge Part Six


Here are the categories for Part Six of The Four Month Challenge!  Part five is nearly over and everyone did such a great job!

Here is a quick rundown for those who might be joining in for the first time.

– You do not need a blog to sign up for the challenge.

– One book, one category.

– Finish up all the categories for a whopping 250 points and bragging rights.

– Sign up in the comment section below.  I will keep a running total on my blog for each person who signs up and comments on a special post I will create for part six.

5 POINT CHALLENGES
Read a book that the author’s name begins with A for April IN April (first or last name)

Read a book that the author’s name begins with M for May IN May (first or last name)

Read a book that the author’s name begins with J for June IN June (first name only)

Read a book that the author’s name begins wiht J for July IN July (last name only)

Read a book that beings with the S for Spring
10 POINT CHALLENGES
Read a ‘debut’ novel (an author’s first book)

Read a book where the author wrote under a pseudonym

Read a book with a male on the cover (male only, no female)

Read a book with a female on the cover (female only, no male)

Read a book with a house on the cover
15 POINT CHALLENGES
Read a book that you previously DID NOT finish

Read a book with a flower on the cover OR in the title

Read a book with a reference to a fairy tale (Cinderella theme, Alice in Wonderland theme, etc)

Read a book that the author was born during the Spring season

Read a book that has won awards
20 POINT CHALLENGES
Read something that is next in a series

Read a book that the title begins with either your first or last initial

Read a book where the main character is an author

Read a book having to do with ghosts, reincarnation, etc.

Read a book with one of the Four Elements in the title – Fire, Water, Wind, Earth

 


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Another Historical Fiction Challenge


1 January 2011 to 31 December 2011.

Each month, a new post dedicated to the HF Challenge will be created. To participate, you only have to follow the rules:

•everyone can participate, even those who don’t have a blog (you can add your book title and thoughts in the comment section if you wish)

• add the link(s) of your review(s) including your name and book title to the Mister Linky we’ll be adding to our monthly post (please, do not add your blog link, but the correct address that will guide us directly to your review)

•any kind of historical fiction is accepted (HF fantasy, HF young adult,…)

•During these following 12 months you can choose one of the different reading levels:

1.Severe Bookaholism: 20 books
2.Undoubtedly Obsessed: 15 books
3.Struggling the Addiction: 10 books
4.Daring & Curious: 5 books
5.Out of My Comfort Zone: 2 books

Signup here

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I’m signing up for the Severe Bookaholism level = 20 books


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The Four Month Challenge – Part 5


Can you believe we are up to the fifth T4MC already?!  It’s been so much fun for me and it’s also prompted me to read more often and to read books I might not have otherwise read.

So, I have an entirely new set of challenges for you to sink your teeth into starting on December 1st. (Let me know if you see any errors)  Sign up below!

FIVE POINT CHALLENGES:

Read a book by your favourite author

Read a YA book

Read a book written in 2010

Read a book with a colour/color in the title

Read a book set in any country other than your own

TEN POINT CHALLENGES:

Read a book with any ‘family’ name in it.  Eg: Father, daughter, uncle, etc.

Read a book you’ve read before

Read a fantasy book

Read a book a book you’ve been meaning to read for ages

Read a book set in the same country you live in

FIFTEEN POINT CHALLENGES:

Read a book written before you were born

Read a book suggested by a blog

Read a book set in a country/place you’d like to visit

Read a book about a person who is still alive (Memoir, bio, auto-bio, etc)

Read a book that is the first in a series

TWENTY POINT CHALLENGES

Read a book about a person who is passed (Memoir, bio, auto-bio, etc)

Read a classic you’ve never read before

Read a book you need to read for another challenge

Read a book of short stories

Read a book with a food in the title

 


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The Four Month Challenge, Part 4


I thought I better get this out there so people have enough time to join and get their books ready.  The fourth edition of the challenge will be a ‘best of’.  I took some of my favourite categories from the last three challenges and put them into one!  Here they are!

5 Point Challenges

Read a chick lit book

Read a name with a proper name in the title

Read a historical fiction book

Read a book with a one word title

Read a book made into a movie

10 Point Challenges

Read a book with a Civil War theme (any country)

Read a Biblical fiction book

Read a hardcover book

Read a book about a king or queen

Read a book set in France

15 Point Challenges

Read a book by an author you’ve never read before

Read a biography or autobiography

Read a book with a number in the title

Read any book and then post a review

Read any book but read it outside

20 Point Challenges

Read a book in a series AND the one after it

Read a book that was a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Read a book considered Christian fiction

Read a book from The Modern Library Top 100

Read a book by an author born in July, August, September or October


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Read-a-thon – Mini Challenge #6


This challenge is hosted by Star Shadow Creative Mishaps.

My favourite book where friends, in this case a girl and boy, start out as friends and become lovers is Anne of Green Gables.  Of course, Anne hated Gilbert from the beginning – or so she pretended.  Gilbert always loved Anne, I think.

He was always so patient with her, no matter how she tried to ignore him.  Their friendship was sweet and their love was even sweeter.  And now I want to read the book again!

This picture will help you remember their relationship!