Growing Up Little

A woman exploring the world of BDSM and sharing what she discovers…

Bout of Books 9.0 – Goals

Bout of Books 9

My Goals

  • Participate in TWO challenges.
  • Leave a comment on TWO participants blogs.
  • Post a review of ONE book.
  • Create ONE list of ten word definitions (from current reads).
  • Start reading at least ONE of the classic books from my TBR pile.
  • Read for a total of EIGHT hours during Bout of Books 9.0!
  • Post ONE book related picture.

Updates

Monday

Started reading a classic book from my TBR pile:  Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Time spent reading today:  1 hour 20 minutes

Total time spent reading:  1 hour 20 minutes

Tuesday

Time spent reading today:  1 hour

Total time spent reading:  2 hours, 20 minutes

Wednesday

Posted a review of Luxury Suite by Cynthia Davenport.

Time spent reading today:  zero

Total time spent reading:  2 hours, 20 minutes

Thursday

 

 

 

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Bout of Books 9.0 – YAY!

Yay!  I love Bout of Books!  It’s always so much fun.  Count me in!

 

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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 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th   in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and  the  only reading competition is between you and your usual number of  books  read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand  prize, but  all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 9.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

 

 

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Bout of Books 8.0 – A Sad Ending

Bout of Books 8.0 – A Sad Ending

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Okay – the week is over and once again I did NOT meet the goals I set for myself.  You’d think I learn to set my goals lower…. is that a sign of optimism on my part or just stupidity?

Regardless of how I do though and how I have NEVER yet reached all the goals I set for myself… I always enjoy participating in Bout of Books and for me – that’s the point.  So on further reflection… I DID reach my goal!  Read the rest of this entry »

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Monday – Book Image I Love

This post is part of the goals I created for myself as part of Bout of Books 8.0.
I have challenged myself to choose and post an image to do with books or reading that I admire and love.
This is that image for today…

Book Image 5

What ONE word comes to mind when you see this image? 

I am curious to see the different words people choose… 

Please write your ONE word in the comments below….

My ONE word is:  HEAVEN

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Sunday – Book Image I Love

This post is part of the goals I created for myself as part of Bout of Books 8.0.
I have challenged myself to choose and post an image to do with books or reading that I admire and love.
This is that image for today…

Book Image 2

What ONE word comes to mind when you see this image? 

I am curious to see the different words people choose… 

Please write your ONE word in the comments below….

My ONE word is:  TOUCH

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Saturday Progress – Bout of Books 8.0

I am very pleased to have participated in my SECOND Bout of Books 8.0 challenge this week!

I completed the Acrostic Book Poem Challenge.

Click on this link to see the poem I created from the book title The Picture Of Dorian Gray.

Saturday’s Progress

Read today:  The Ethical Slut
Pages read today:  50-ish
Thoughts on today’s Bout of Books 8.0 experience:  Had a lot of fun participating in the Acrostic Book Poem Challenge!
Goals accomplished today:  Entered another challenge – Acrostic Book Poem, hosted by I Read, Ergo I Write.
You can find my poem post by clicking this link:  Acrostic Book Poem Challenge.
I did read (although didn’t reach target page count).
Goals accomplished so far:

  • Post a new image to do with books, reading, etc. on my blog everyday that I admire/love.
  • Participate in TWO challenges during the week
Goals left to accomplish:  too many to face by listing them!   😦
To view my post of my entire week of progress (or more accurately LACK of progress)… check out my post:  Bout of Books – Goals and Progress
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Acrostic Book Poem Challenge!

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This challenge is part of Bout of Books 8.0 and the challenge has been hosted by I Read, Ergo I Write.

The instructions of the challenge are: 

– Pick a book! Any book!
– Write the title vertically on a sheet of paper.
– Next to each letter, write an adjective or a line or verse that describes the book.

So… without further ado…  here is what I came up with for my current read The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, which has become one of my favourite reads of all time.

 

Picture of Dorian Gray Book Cover  T – Thoughts and philosophies

  H – Heavily influenced by friends,

  E –  Erode away his vulnerable soul.

  P – Posing for the

  I –  Image painted by an adoring friend,

  C –  Captured his fleeting moment of youthful innocence.

  T –  Truth is hidden

  U –  Under lock and key

  R –  Revealed by drawing back the curtain –

  E –  Evil, misdeeds, guilt, and sin.

  O –  Obsessively

  F –  Fearing others will discover the

  D –  Destruction within his Adonis exterior.

  O –  Obvious to viewers of the portrait,

  R –  Reality of who he truly has become can not be

  I –  Ignored.

  A –  Art once created by an adoring friend,

  N –  Nourished his

  G –  Guilt

  R –  Ripping

  A –  Apart more than just his treasured

  Y –  Youth but his stained soul.

 

 

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Saturday – Book Image I Love

This post is part of the goals I created for myself as part of Bout of Books 8.0.
I have challenged myself to choose and post an image to do with books or reading that I admire and love.
This is that image for today…

Book Image 3

What ONE word comes to mind when you see this image? 

I am curious to see the different words people choose… 

Please write your ONE word in the comments below….

My ONE word is:  CHOICE

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Friday – Book Image I Love

This post is part of the goals I created for myself as part of Bout of Books 8.0.
I have challenged myself to choose and post an image to do with books or reading that I admire and love.
This is that image for today…

Book Image 10

What ONE word comes to mind when you see this image? 

I am curious to see the different words people choose… 

Please write your ONE word in the comments below….

My ONE word is:  INTERNAL

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Thursday – Book Image I Love

This post is part of the goals I created for myself as part of Bout of Books 8.0.
I have challenged myself to choose and post an image to do with books or reading that I admire and love.
This is that image for today…

What ONE word comes to mind when you see this image? 

I am curious to see the different words people choose… 

Please write your ONE word in the comments below….

My ONE word is:  CAPTURED

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