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Friday, 23 December 2011

Let the Challenges Begin! + Follow Friday

Q:  If you had to spend eternity inside the pages of a book which book would you choose and why?

 Well, being a part of Harry Potter world would be really fun especially without Voldemort to worry about (No matter how old I am, I still want that invitation to Hogwarts!), but going outside of cliche, I'd say Willie Wonka's chocolate factory. Mmmmm, happy thoughts.

  • I have no idea what I'm thinking! I'm probably one of the worst people ever at completing challenges. But it's that time of year when I go crazy I'm incredibly unrealistic optimistic about next year's reading! So here's my list (for now) of the challenges that I'm going to fail do during 2012!

Multi-Cultural Book Challenge!
The goal: Read 12 YA books written by muti-cultural/ethnic minorities OR featuring multi-cultural/ethnic minorities as main characters.
Hosts: Truly-bookish & one-page-reviews

Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier
Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
The Calling by Kelley Armstrong
Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman
Legend by by Marie Lu
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Does My Head Look Big In This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Marcelo In The Real World by Francisco X. Stork
Sea by Heidi R. Kling
The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson
my list on goodreads

Debut Author Challenge

The goal of this challenge is to read & review a minimum of twelve young adult or middle grade debut novels between the dates of January 1, 2012 – January 31, 2013.
Host: storysiren.com

my list on goodreads

British Books Challenge (BBC)
Well now, how could I possibly pass up a challenge with a name like that? Even though I thought I was all done with challenge sign-ups for next year, this is one I've just got to add to the list.
Host: overflowinglibrary.com

my list on goodreads

Obviously, many books will fit in more than one category, but I'm going to try to avoid overlapping.

And there are actually a couple more really tempting challenges out there calling my name, but for the moment I'm trying to exercise some restraint. Wish me luck!! :)

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Teaser Tuesdays

*Teaser Tuesdays* is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

"She once wanted to rent a hot-air balloon to test out our town’s clouds, though I told her that I was pretty sure, from science class, she wouldn’t be able to poke donut holes through them like she hoped to. She wanted to be able to spy on everyone, she said, from the cloud cover, and shoot them with jets of rain when they misbehaved."

Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma