Friday Reads | Readathon Weekend!


This weekend is the Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon and I am very much looking forward to participating! I havent been reading as much lately and havent even gotten the chance to read any spooky, creepy or fall type reads! With Autumn upon us and the weather here in Nebraska finally starting to feel like it I want to spend some time outside with some apple cider and do some reading while I still can! I also have a bunch of errands that I need to run this weekend, like laundry and oil change for my car, all things I can take my book with me to and still be productive. I have not yet selected my tbr for the readathon and will most likely do it later tonight and will do all of my readathon posting on either instagram and twitter- @downthebookhole. I would love to know if you will be participating and what you plan on reading! I am currently reading Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan with about 100 pages left. I am really enjoying it so far, the world is so interesting (although I wish we got a little more about it) and the whole concept of the story is something new I havent read before with the inspiration from Asian culture. I also and very excited about the love interest and was rooting for it from the beginning!

What are you reading this weekend?



#insixwords | Bout of Books 12 Challenge


I hope everyone has been reading lots! Today is the last day in Bout of Books and time to wrap up and finish all the books! To give you a break between all the reading here is a challenge for you to complete about the books you read this week ( or any books in general) This challenge can be one that you create a post for or even just participate on twitter so others can follow the hashtag! Now onto the challenge!

This challenge is called #insixwords ! The point of this challenge is to choose 2-3 books whether you read them this week, they are a few of your favorites or they were just the easiest ones to come up with something for. For these books you choose to use for this challenge, you must summarize/share your thoughts or feelings about the book in just six words! They can be funny or serious, positive or negative, it is all up to you! For me I struggle with making sense and understandable sentences with 140 characters so this proved to be quite difficult for me and I tried many different books before I was able to come up with some subpar #insixwords. I hope you have better luck and enjoy the challenge of conveying a book into only six words! (If you put them on twitter make sure to use the hashtag #insixwords, #boutofbooks, include the book you are using and if you would like tag me @downthebookhole! )


172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad #insixwords ” Slow building terror with shocking ending” 

Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman #insixwords ” A reminder of childhood and innocence”

How We Fall by Kate Brauning #insixwords “Taboo love story with mystery elements!”

White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout #insixwords ” Roth, hot crown prince of hell!” (so this one doesn’t give much into the book, but I do love me some Roth and was going to just repeat his name six times!)

Love and Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Lee Alexander #insixwords “Quirky, heartbreaking and humorously beautiful book”

Tithe by Holly Black #insixwords ” A dark and edgy faerie tale”

Frozen by Melissa De La Cruz #insixwords ” Great concept but poorly executed book”

Half A King by Joe Abercrombie #insixwords “Unique, Gripping and Action Packed Fantasy!”

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater #insixwords “Swoon worthy boys with paranormal secrets”

(I think that is enough! I am really not good at this, but hope some of you come up with some amazingly awesome ones!)

Please let me know what you think of this challenge and link or comment about your creations or tag me on twitter (@downthebookhole)!

Bout of Books 11.0 TBR


For those that don’t know what Bout of Books is… here you go:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I have been on a read-a-thon kick! The month of August for me will basically be dedicated to read-a-thons and read-a-longs! I participated in Bout of Book 10.0 early this year and did not do so great so I figured I would give it another go. Everyone else should participate too! Go sign up on the Bout of Books blog! I have put together a TBR, but I am not sure how much I will stick to it. But for now this is the plan.

♠ I am hoping to read at least 100 pages a day.
♠ Finish at least two books (but hoping I finish more!)
♠ Update as much as possible (via my blog and twitter) [updates will follow my normal format]
♠ Share quotes and thoughts on books throughout the week.



The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick

We’ll Always Have Sumer– Jenny Han

Shovel Ready– Adam Sternbergh

Orphan Train– Christina Baker Kline


There is still about a week until the read-a-thon starts, but are you participating? If you are it would be awesome if you give me the link to your TBRs! I love seeing what everyone else is reading! 

Also make sure to follow my twitter @downthebookhole for more updates and information on Bout of Books 11 !

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imagesI am still participating in the Dusting off the Shelf Read-a-Thon hosted by Emily @ Books & Cleverness. I have already completed 4 books and I can’t even believe it! I am currently reading Tithe by Holly Black. This is a book I have been putting off for too long. Autumn @ Kitty Cat Reads has been telling me I should read this for like ever and I even own the rest of the trilogy so I really want to marathon the series! It is about a girl named Kaye who is like a modern day nomad, always moving around with her mom and she believes in faeries! So far it is really interesting and a really fast pace read.Unknown

I am also still reading through The Seventh Friend by Tim Stead. I am only about 25% of the way through this book, but it is shaping up to be a really intriguing and action packed fantasy story, with war, gods and interesting kingdoms and world! I don’t really know what else will be read this weekend. I have kind of just been picking up what I want to read based on my mood and it is really helping with me flying through some books! So if you would like to keep up with what I am reading throughout the weekend follow me on twitter @downthebookhole or check out my goodreads

 What are you reading or planning on reading this weekend?