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Karsyn's Kickass Jocoserious, Kooky, Jannock book blog: Bout of Books 14 ~ Day 7

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Bout of Books 14 ~ Day 7

Bout of Books

Final day of Bout of Books. It's gone by fast, and I don't think I'll be meeting my goals. I COULD take the time to read today and get at least my book goal in, but it's STEELERS football day today and all I wanna do is watch the game!! So, I'm not really going to worry about it. I'll probably work on the 2 books I have going (33% into my Kindle book, 8% into my audiobook) at some point today but won't care too much if I don't actually finish them today. We'll see.

FINALLY, a challenge worthy of doing. Thank you Sarah Reads Too Much for doing a descent challenge! Yay, my first and only this Bout of Books!


The challenge ~ recommend 3 books (and only 3 books) that you have read this year that you think should be recognized as something great

I figured everyone had read this by the time I did (in March) but a lot of people I socialize with on GoodReads haven't gotten around to it yet. DEFINITELY the best book of the year for me. Such a good book and if you are an audiobook fan, I highly recommend the audiobook version. R.C. Bray is a great narrator and had me laughing out loud for some of the stuff. Also, be sure to read this before the movie come out in Nov!

I wanted to give a little variety in what I recommended. This one is different than The Martian, but not from my next pick. I've read a LOT of virtual reality books this year, and loved most of them. My favorite has to be this series, about a boy who is found for his VR skills and is taken to learn how to fight using virtual reality. This series reminded me a lot of HP with a focus on the friendships just as much as the story.

I had 4 more VR books to choose from for my last pick, and decided to go with pimping Solarversia. You can read my full review where if you read all the way to the bottom you can still get this book for FREE from the author (until 8/30). Solarversia is about a year long game being played out in virtual reality. While there WAS a handful of things I didn't like about this book, the overall premise and story line of the game was FANTASTIC. Plus, the author intends on trying to make the game in the book a reality, and I really really hope he succeeds with that, because I wanna PLAY! It was just a fun and enjoyable book and while it has flaws, it is a book I wish more people knew about.



Night Time Audio listening pages:
Day Time Audio listening pages:
Kindle reading pages: 137
Number of books I've read today: 1
Total number of books I've read: 8
Current Book:
Pages Read Today: 137
Total Pages Read: 2,277
Challenges Participated in today: What to Read Next
Today's Completed Books/Comics:

1 comment:

  1. I'm honored! Thanks for taking part in this challenge.... and go ahead and add me to the list of people who haven't read The Martian yet. At least I know I need to fix this!!