My Little Pocketbooks: Dewey's Read-A-Thon 2013: Hour 13 - 16   

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Dewey's Read-A-Thon 2013: Hour 13 - 16

 The Second Half Updates
5:00 pm
Hour 13  
Cooking the Books
 hosted by: Azuki's Book Cafe
 
For this challenge, You will need to think of a popular title, twist it into a cookbook theme, then give us a little introduction about the book.


The Madman's Dessert
Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father's gruesome experiments in the back of a bakery. But when she learns he is alive and continuing his baking on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the recipes are true.
Accompanied by her father's handsome young sous chef, Montgomery, and an enigmatic over-eater, Edward—both of whom she is deeply drawn to—Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father's madness: He has so many recipes and ingredients so that they give the eater perfect euphoria.  And worse, one of the creations has gives the eater diabetes. Torn between horror and epicurious curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her father's dangerous experiments with baking and escape her kitchen prison before it's too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father's genius—and madness—in her own sugary blood.
What's on my Mind?
Have you read Wonder?  It's a great book.  I think all kids should read this one.  Great book.
 6:00 pm
Hour 14
Share A Quote
hosted by: Nea's My Life Is A Fairytale That Will Never End
These are the rules:
 ...this challenge is about sharing a quote from the book that you are reading or books that you've read during this read-a-thon. I love quotes, so I would really love hear the one that made a big impression on you. Or that you've found it completely hilarious! Or that you've simply found it beautiful! Doesn't have to be long or anything.

"I think there should be a rule, that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives" ~August from "Wonder" by R. J. Palacio

Mindless stuff
Almost finished with my audiobook.  I had to walk around the house a minute or two cause the sofa was just toooo comfy.
7:00 pm
Hour 15
Casting Couch
hosted by: Me!
(I am not going to enter my own challenge, just answering it)
 Rules for this one are 
Post on you blog, Facebook page, Twitter, or in the comments section below the following:
1.  Book title and author
2.  Character name and brief description
3.  Actor name (pictures are great too)
4.  Tell me why you picked that actor

I just finished Wonder by R.J. Palacio 
Character Name: August Pullman (A young boy with a facial deformity)
Actor: Davis Cleveland 
Davis Cleveland Picture
 I have no idea why.  He looks to be the right age and size.  The rest...time will tell. 

What's on my mind?
I was a little nervous before my mini-challenge was posted.  I was hoping it all worked out and it didI have finished my second book.  YEAH!! ME!!! I have a glass of wine calling my name.  The street lights are on and I am going into my second wind. 
8:00 pm
Hour 16
Turn the Page
hosted by: Reflections of a Bookaholic
The Rules are:
For this challenge, you must turn to page 32 of the book you are currently reading (or the nearest page with text on it) and find the most entertaining phrase to complete the following sentence:

"I would rather read than ________ any day!"

Post your sentence in the comments so everyone may enjoy!  Don't forget to include the title of the book you are reading and your email so I can contact you.  Let the laughs begin :)  Push through we've got tons of reading fun ahead.

From my new read "For One More Day" by Mitch Albom

"I would rather read than drop out of school to work during the war any day!" 

Wondering Thoughts & Things
I did not really realize how late it is.  WOW!  Time is flying passed.  I had o hurry and get my Thai food ordered before they stop delivery.  What did I order?  Thai Ice Tea, Spring Rolls, and Pad See We (Shrimp/Broccoli/ and Noddles)  I know what you are thinking!  I was going to eat healthy but I just need something fried.  I nnnneeedddd it!!!
And by the way they won't stop by Ralph's to get me a pint of Ben & Jerry's.  Even for an extra $5.00!  Oh well, I tried!

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