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Cover Characteristics: Green

This is a meme hosted by Sugar & Snark.  Each week they post a characteristic and we choose our 5 favorite covers that fit this characteristic.
This week is:Green Covers
Court's Picks: 5. The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen 4. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews 3. Linger (Wolves of Mercy Falls #2) by Maggie Stiefvater 2. Defy by Sara B. Larson
Court's Favorite: 1. Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss #3) By Stephanie Perkins
Honestly I could talk all day about my love for this series cover art! So pretty!  The covers themselves are kind of romantic! 
What your favorite green covers? 

Book Blogger Hop: May 22nd - 28th

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly writing prompt hosted on Coffee Addicted Writer.

Question of the Week: Why would you stop reading a book? Too long, wrong genre, bad language, not what you expected, or something totally different?
My Answer:  Most of the time I stop reading a book because I'm no longer interested. A book has to be really good to get my full attention and sometimes I find I no longer want to read the book when it doesn't. I will also put it down if I find a book I want to read more than the one I'm currently reading.  If I find the characters dull or the plot uninteresting I most likely won't finish the book either. Honestly all of the above are good reasons to stop reading a book.

Why do you stop reading a book?

Cover Characteristics: Swords

This is a meme hosted by Sugar & Snark.  Each week they post a characteristic and we choose our 5 favorite covers that fit this characteristic.
This week is: Swords
Court's Picks 5. City of Glass (Mortal Instruments #3) by Cassandra Clare 4. The Lightening Thief (Percy Jackson #1) by Rick Riordan 3. El Camino de las Sombras (Night Angel #1) by Brent Weeks 2. Magic Bites (Kate Daniels #1) by Ilona Andrews
Court's Favorite 1. Ink Mage by Victor Gischler
I love this cover, everything looks so well put together
What are your favorites this week?

Cover Characteristics: Red Covers

This is a meme hosted by Sugar & Snark.  Each week they post a characteristic and we choose our 5 favorite covers that fit this characteristic. 
This week is:Red
Court's Picks: 5. Ruby Red by Kerstin Geir 4. The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings  3. Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong 2.Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2) by Laini Taylor
My Number One Pick:
1. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
Look at the bubbly cover! Who know red and black could be bubbly?! 
What are your picks for this week?

Update: Bout of Books 13

Bout of Books 13 is a read-a-thon going on from May 11 to May 17
My Daily Updates:
Monday 11th: Read 286 pages of Tease by Amanda Maciel
Read 12 pages of Night of Cake & Puppets by Laini Taylor

Monday's Total: 298 pages

Tuesday 12th: Read and finished  Tease- 42 pages  Read and Finished  Night of Cake & Puppets- 88 pages Read and Finished Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen- 96 Pages Read 50 pages of Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
Tuesday's Total: 276 Pages

Wednesday 13th: Read 245 pages of Saint Anything

Thursday 14th: No reading to be had. I moved apartments. 
Friday 15th: Finished Saint Anything, 122 pages

Saturday 16th: Started Coraline by Neil Gaimen, Read 63 pages

Sunday 17th: Started Iron King by Julie Kagawa, Read 31 pages

Complete Total: 1035 pages
Books Completed (Total): 4

Attempted Books (Incomplete): 2 

Bout of Books 13: Day 3 Challenge: Book Haiku

Today's challenge for the read-a-thon is hosted by Kristina Horner For more information, go to the Bout of Books website
The Challenge: Write a haiku about whatever book you are reading currently
My Book:Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

My Haiku:
Sydney, girl so stuck Life so completely messed up Keep on breathing now

Bout of Books 13- Challenges: Day 2

This has been so much fun so far!
The Challenge for Day 2 is:
Character Face Off! Hosted by Lulo Fangirl 
To do this: Pick your two all time favorite characters (Can be from any book you've read) Choose a winner Share your reasons (with conviction)! 
I'm going to follow the example

Opponent #1 Harry Potter

–WHO: The Boy Who Lived, Wizard, and Auror

– CONS: Sometime a bit dim/naive, moody, always in danger   
– PROS: Voldemort's worst nightmare, brave, kind, can get out of just about anything, Super lucky

Opponent #2 Akiva (Daughter of Smoke & Bone)

–WHO: Seraphim/Angel, Soldier

– CONS: Too selfless, Too passionate, Vengeful
– PROS: protective, kind, strong, beautiful (did I mention the angel thing?) loyal, honorable

Winner: Akiva 

Why: Despite his fault, despite the things he's done/gone through he has come out better for it. He has tried to make up for the wrongs by doing right. I will always love Harry Potter but Akiva has won a new place in my heart. He has awakened passio…

Ugly Love Book Tag

I made this tag after reading Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
For this tag you just answer the questions with the book/character(s) that fit the question.
You don't have have read the book to do this tag and I tried to keep it as spoiler free as possible.


When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.

Bout of Books 13: Bookish Survey Challenge

Day 1 of Bout of Books 13Bout of Books is going on from May 11 to May 17. This is week long a read-a-thon that is put on three times a year by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. I am going to be participating in challenges, while also doing updates on here and twitter. The first challenge is a book related survey. 
The Questions  1. How do you organize your shelves?
It depends on whether I've read the book or not. I have two bookcases, the black one is mostly tbr books, and that one is not very organized at all. I like to keep my book together by size because it bothers me when they don't line up nicely. I also keep book by the same author & in the same series together. I'm moving so right now most of my books are in boxes at the moment.  2. What is one of your favorite book that’s not in one of your favorite genres?  I think I'd have to go with Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. I don't read a lot of Thriller/Murder Mystery type books …