Bout of Books: Day Two


Ermigherd! I actually got some reading done today guys! It’s always a good day when despite how busy work gets I can actually find time to read. Hopefully you all had a good day of reading too! On to today’s challenge!


Today’s challenge was hosted by Lori at Writing My Own Fairy Tale and she challenge Bout-of-Bookers to a fun game of Would You Rather. I had a lot of fun with these questions. Thanks to Lori for hosting!

Would you rather:
Lend books to someone who dog-ears pages or to someone who reads with cheesy Cheetos fingers?

Get your cheesy fingers off my damn book. I’d much rather deal with someone who *cringe* dog-ears pages. It’s so much easier to smooth out pages than to be constantly reminded by their orange smudges. Though, to be honest, I’m a Cheetos eater…I’ve probably left a few orange dots on my own books. BUT they’re my books!

Would you rather:
Be able to meet one character of your choice or meet one author of your choice?

This is a seriously question. I’m going with my gut and saying that Aelin Ashryver Galathynius and I would be the bestest best friends in the entire world and I would gladly be a member of her court. I could totally deal with her spontaneity and attitude. Plus, being friend with her means hanging out with all of these lovely scrumptious men. I can deal with that. Sorry Jo Rowling, I’m going to sacrifice meeting you to hang out with a fictional character.

Would you rather:
Never be allowed in a book store again or never be allowed in a library again?

I *gasp* don’t frequent libraries all that often. My husband’s best friend’s mother works at the library close to my work and I usually only go there to say hi to her or take her to lunch. So I suppose I could sacrifice my library time because I frequent my local indie shops so much more. SHOP INDIE PEOPLE!

Would you rather:
Have to choose one of your favorite characters to die in their book or have to pick one of your favorite couples to break up in their book?

This is a no brainer. The couples must break up. I will not be sacrificing their heads just so they can have romance. Going back to a previous quesion, I plan on taking ALL of Aelin’s sloppy seconds. Sorry husband.

Would you rather:
Be required to read Twilight once a year for the rest of your life or The Scarlet Letter once a year for the rest of your life?

Hester Prynne and I will be lifelong buddies. In all honesty, I was really indifferent to The Scarlet Letter. I didn’t hate it, but I wasn’t it’s biggest fan either. But, I will take reading this over and over just so I don’t have to risk putting a hole in my wall of Bella Swan. Sorry Twihards, I can’t do it. I just can’t.

Reading Update

I realized…a little too late…that I am borrowing Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl from Overdrive and that my hold on the book ends, well, right about now. I made my way thru about half of the book. I probably would have finished it last night if it wasn’t for that pesky nine to five job I work on a daily basis too. I put down The Name of the Wind for the time being to make some progress on it, but I’m mostly likely going to end up buying the book after tonight since I haven’t finished it and it’s SOOOO good. I’m loving it so much. Carrie Brownstein is a serious idol of mine. I’ve been listening to Sleater-Kinney for years. I wanted to be Carrie when I was younger, she was everything to me. Her memoir is solidify that so much more to me. I’ve also been on a serious Riot Grrrl kick since starting the book. I forgot how much this music was my childhood soundtrack.

Happy Day Two of #boutofbooks!


6 thoughts on “Bout of Books: Day Two

  1. Jen D. @ Not Now...I'm Reading! says:

    Q1) Dog-earers get to go to a special place in book hell. Q2) We were so meant to be friends b/c Aelin Ashryver Galathynius is totally my future BFF too! (Have you read QoS? I haven’t so don’t say anything that’ll make me put you in Twitter jail.) Q3) Indie all. the. way. Q4) Ruthless. And I’m totally loving it. Q5) I too let down the Twihards. And referred to them as Twihards.

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    • Kay - The Desert Bibliophile says:

      1. What about Cheetos infested dog-ears, that is hell personified. 2. No joke, I named my DND character Aelin without even thinking about the series. She’s a badass ranger and basically me just pretending that I am IN FACT Aelin Galathynius. And I also feel the need to buy you QoS if for nothing than to force you to catch the hell up! 3. I’m addicted to bookstores, I can’t walk by one with ruining everyone’s day by them watching me fangirl. 4. I have priorities man. And those priorities are named Dorian, Chaol Aedion and Rowen. No shame. 5. We can’t make everyone happy.


      • Jen D. @ Not Now...I'm Reading! says:

        1. o_O That’s like a ‘Go Directly to Jail’ Monopoly card. And by Jail I obviously mean hell. 2. I pretend I’m my favorite bad ass heroines ALL THE TIME. True story: Started taking kickboxing classes so that (in my head) I could pretend to be them during whatever fight scene I had just read. Those bad guys (or punching bags) didn’t stand a chance. 3. Me too! My boyfriend REFUSES to go with me. He knows full well that I may just bust out with the whole Julie Andrews ‘The Hills Are Alive’ Sound of Music hill top twirl. #noshameinmygame 4. So can we share them? Because I’d hate to have to fist fight a new friend. That’s not a great way to start off a relationship. 5. Nope. We can’t. But do we ever really want to make Twihards happy? Marinate on that for a sec.

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      • Kay - The Desert Bibliophile says:

        1. Hell would be paradise in comparison to where I would send them. Translate that as you will. 2. Umm note to self: start kick boxing. 3. Did we just become best friends?! Because I twirled ala Sound of Music just the other week in the YA section causing my friend to abandon me. 4. Of course! We’ll have a rotating schedule with our mutual bff Aelin. 5. There is so much truth in this statement. So much.


      • Jen D. @ Not Now...I'm Reading! says:

        1. Scary…but I totally dig it. 2. You should absolutely start kickboxing. Shit is empowering. 3. Shut. Up! I believe we totally just became besties. Thank you Bout of Books! 4. Excellent. Yay for not having to fist fight my new BFF. 5. I keeps it real.


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