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Wicked Book in Pictures Challenge

Wow, these challenges have been a lot of fun and I’ve enjoyed visiting everyone’s blog to see all the creative juices flowing!! One of the two challenges for today, this one featured here is another using photos and runs until tonight (Sunday) at 11:59 p.m EST.

Here’s how it works:  The  mini-challenge from The Book Monsters Blog is called Read in Pictures. Basically you create a post showing pictures that describe different things in the books you are reading or have read during the read-a-thon. So if it’s set in Paris, they can have a picture of the Eiffel Tower, etc. Please include the title of your book and what the pictures describe. 🙂 Use the linky below to share your post!  For more information, go to their blog: http://www.thebookmonsters.com/2011/10/wickedly-wonderful-readathon-mini.html.

I’ve read most of House of Vampires by Samantha Rendle, so in the sake of time I’ll do that one. We’ve read lots more sections of books and many children’s books but I have so little time with the kid’s homework, dinner, etc. and I really want to do the challenge.

~House of Vampires by Samantha Rendle as told by photos~





**It takes place in Bristol, England, where the mansion is, and  surrounding areas**





**They drink and spill lots of blood (as usual)**




**At one point they drive an Audi Q7 (of course all Vamps have cool cars)**




**There is a secret key the 14-year-old vampire is protecting**






**His trusted friend and advisor, who also loves to eat spiders, is a rare Leopard Gecko**




This book comes out in November and has been an entertaining read. I’ll have more up about it on my blog next week. I think putting some of the story into pictures was a blast!! I’ll be doing Read-a-Thon co-host April’s challenge too which you can find here: http://www.myshelfconfessions.com/posts/wwrat-challenge-zombie-apocalypse/.

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Wicked Read-a-Thon: Updates and Views

I got up late this morning, when everyone else went to church. I was up too late trying to beat this congestion and also reading. I didn’t mind too much staying up to read though, of course. This is my first update, even though it is only Sunday. I spent too much time on Twitter with lovely book friends and posting challenges!! It wouldn’t change it though, it was fun and we all had the best intentions of getting more read, right? But you know us, we’d read no matter what anyway and it was just the talking about reading and chatting about books on Twitter that was the important part!

As I stated in previous posts, we’ve been doing it as a family affair. I’m 100 pages into House of Vampires by Samantha Rendle, a new teenage author found by Silverwoods Press and I have a blog review, interview, and give-a-way on my site coming up next week for the book.  I am also 150 pages into Shauna and Shelby Kitt and the Dimensional Holes by P.H.C. Marchesi, which is a sci-fi adventure full of lots of fun with parallel existence and other races. This will be featured on my site soon too. I’m also a few chapters in to Vanished by Sheela Chari, another magical and mystery oriented YA book I picked up at the library. It’s newly published. All are good in different ways and for different reasons.






My son has read Jefferson’s Sons, an over 300 page YA book of historical fiction about Thomas Jefferson (a founding father of the US) who had many sons and daughters with one of his slaves after the death of his wife. He thought it was very good, for a boy of 12 who says he “only reads adult non-fiction.” I’ve gotten him motivated to finally read some of the great YAs out there, but of course it has to still be historical in nature.

My better half, Tim (www.timbusbey.wordpress.com) is most of the way through The Bone House by Stephen R. Lawhead. He loves this books with the coding and ciphers. It’s the second in the series. I’m sure he’ll review at some point on his blog. The other book he is reading is End-Time Visions: The Road to Armageddon by Richard Abanes. I’m sure he is reading this non-fiction for research, as Tim is halfway through writing the first draft of his own thriller novel.

Now about the girls, Emma (my 8-year-old)  has a post-it-note up on her wall and she is updating her reading. She’s got a list of picture book type books of all genres that she’s read, or read to her little 4-year-old sister Addie. We have more to read today together too. Emma has also made progress on some chapter and YA books. I’ll save those for the wrap-up because I’m running out of time typing this blog. 🙂

I’ll hopefully post the challenge about photos describing the books you’ve read during the RAT later today. Sounds like fun! If you want more information, go here: http://www.thebookmonsters.com/2011/10/wickedly-wonderful-readathon-mini.html and thanks to The Book Monsters for having the mini-challenge.

We are all having fun reading as we usually do, but I think I am having the most fun visiting the other blogs and meeting all these fabulous new book friends from around the world! Amazing how books can bring so many together. I’ve had lots of fun Tweeting (#WWReadathon) and getting to know everyone.

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Wicked Book Puzzle Challenge: Book Titles from Photos

I’ve not done an overall reading challenge update yet for the Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-Thon I’m involved in this weekend, but we’ve all been reading on and off, minus a trip to the pumpkin patch here in Ohio (I’ll do an overall blog later). I’m going to blog about this challenge going on today (Saturday, and it ends at 8 p.m. EST). It’s from book blogger and challenge host Michelle at Book Briefs. Thanks, Michelle!!

Ok, so how does this work? First, you pick a book. Then you find pictures to represent the words in the book title. Then you put the pictures together and others try to guess what the book title is.  If you guess mine, leave it in the comments and feel free to leave a link to yours also.  Michelle says to get creative and make it as challenging as you want. Make a post with your book picture puzzles and go around to different blogs and try to guess some of the puzzles. For more information or to guess Michelle’s post and get more points, go to: http://bookbriefs.blogspot.com/2011/10/wwreadathon-guess-title-picture-puzzle.html.

So, Emma (my 8 year old) and I are doing this one. One adult book I let her choose and one children’s book.

#1: Guess this Book:




#2: Guess book number 2:













Good luck guessing, I’ll let you know later what they are in case you weren’t able to decode! (Note: It’s in the comments)


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Wicked Challenge: Making a Sentence Out of Just Book Titles

It’s the Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-Thon weekend and we’re entering our first challenge!! We had to make a complete sentence out of only book titles and you can see OUR SENTENCE below. You can use as many books as you want and if you want more info you can view the challenge here:  http://lovelylit.blogspot.com/2011/10/wonderfully-wicked-readathon-challenge.html.

Our sentence, made up by each kiddo and my fabulous better half Tim, is below. We seem to have merged a few types of literary genius, both picture books, YA fiction, and Mr. Stephen King for one extremely cool Halloween sentence. LOL! We had fun doing this together. Thank you Lovely Lit blog for this challenge during the Read-a-Thon. My kids all know what a great fan I am of paranormal and supernatural reading.

Here goes:

One Spooky Night, The Perfect Pumpkin Pie Vanished Just After Sunset Where the Wild Things Are Under the Dome.

Here are the books used:


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Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-Thon This Weekend, You Could Read to Win!

This weekend is the Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-Thon put on by several other blogging book lovers. What you read doesn’t have to be Halloween oriented, just any genre is fine. Just read, read, read! You can participate in challenges which you’ll find on the main site (you can click on the other blogs during the times allotted to get challenges), updating as you go and using your social networking skills to talk it up. You can win prizes for doing so! There is still a day to sign-up (as of Friday at 3:00 p.m.) and you can do that here: http://www.myshelfconfessions.com/read-a-thon/ or http://rebgeo.net/posts/wonderfully-wicked-read-a-thon-intro-information/and see more information. You can see challenges NOW at the latter link of Kindle Fire’s blog.

Hashtag on Twitter is #WWReadathon, so use it frequently!! Spread the love of reading and books.

I’m going to do this one with the kids so we’ll be reading lots of picture books, YA books, and I’ll try to log what all we read together. I love making reading a family project. It’s rainy and awfully cold and windy in Ohio, so what a great time to snuggle up with books and hot tea with honey.

Have fun and don’t forget to sign-up to win here:  http://www.myshelfconfessions.com/read-a-thon/ or http://rebgeo.net/posts/wonderfully-wicked-read-a-thon-intro-information/.  Thank you to all the hosts who organized the read-a-thon and are supporting the challenges.


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