Once Upon a Read-a-thon Day 3

Mini Challenges!

The first challenge is from Wicked Awesome Books.

So in the spirit of matchmaking, I’m setting you with the task of playing cupid and shooting your arrows at two characters from different books in, what I’m calling, LET’S PLAY MATCHMAKER!

I would set up David from the Wings series by Aprilynne Pike with Hermione from Harry Potter.  I think David’s science geekiness and Hermione’s book geekiness would get along perfectly.  They’re both intelligent but in different ways, so I think they would challenge and learn from each other.

The second challenge is from Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing.

Because I’m such a fan of book recommendations, I want you to recommend books to me. I want you to recommend 2 books to me.

Book rec #1: The Great Typo Hunt: Two Friends Changing The World One Cor(r)ection at a Time by Jeff Deck

When I saw this book at Borders, I had to read it.  The plot is pretty basic, but the way he said things had me utterly charmed from page 1.  His view of the world was witty and unique.  It was laugh out loud funny and by the time I got to the end I wanted to go out and change the world in a small way, too.  It was inspirational, insightful and entertaining.  It’s the best book you’ve never heard of.

Book rec #2: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater.

Maggie Stiefvater is a great storyteller.  I liked how she used smells to describe everything. The question it seemed to ask the whole time was: what if you couldn’t choose to be a werewolf? It was heart-breakingly sad and beautiful at the same time.  The pace was calm to me – kind of like winter. It was slow but refreshing at the same time. Loved it. It even made me cry.

Here’s my stats for day 3.

  • Total time reading today: 2 1/2 hours
  • Pages read today: 152
  • Books read today: Halfway through Linger

About Jessica

I love to read YA fantasy fiction and classic literature. I also like to write and what better to write about than my life? Because looking back makes me realize how funny my life was. Painful at the time, but hilariously funny now. I'm also a stay at home my with two young boys. My house is not as clean as it could be, but I don't really care. Books are an escape for a reason. View all posts by Jessica

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