I'm aiming to post an update each day throughout the Bout of Books Read-a-Thon because I find them fun to look back over once it's all finished. I'll be including an update on my day (sometimes just about reading, other times about why I've not been reading), along with my thoughts on the books I've been reading and any challenge entries.
I managed to finish Blood Promise which was good but I'm still not sure what I think overall. It was a bit weird as Rose and Lissa were separated for most of the book so there were two different plots running side by side. Either way I enjoyed reading it and barely paused before picking up the next.
Spirit Bound was definitely one where you had to know the backstory for the characters. The story went a bunch of places I wasn't expecting and I was blown away by the ending. This does have some great Adrian moments though and he's fast shaping up to be a favourite character of mine.
After that ending (seriously omg!) I leapt straight into Last Sacrifice and I'm incredibly peeved about not being able to read further. I desperately want to know what is going to happen for all of the characters :( The first 54 pages are really good though.
Books read today: 1 and a bit over a half ish
Pages read today: 825
The ChallengesThere are two challenges today! The first is the Vampires in Popular Fiction challenges hosted by Rachel @ The One with Rachel's Book and you can still enter here. Rachel's challenge is to name your two favourite fictional vampires (one guy, one girl) with the books/series they are from and explain why they have that special place in your heart.
My favourite male vampire has to be Eric Northman from the Sookie Stackhouse series. Even back when I first read Dead Until Dark (waaaaay back in 2006 - my receipt is in the book lol) I preferred Eric to Bill. As the series has grown, he still holds a place in my heart as one of the hunkiest most awesome male vampires of all time and his sweetness in Dead to the World is still one of my favourite book moments ever. Plus have you seen True Blood? *swoon*
The second challenge today is the Book Spine poem hosted by Cait @ Escape through the Pages which you can still enter here. Cait's challenge is to create a poem using the titles of the books you have on hand. Extra words are permitted, but only as many as you have books (so 8 books gives a maximum of 8 words).
Here's my poem:
The Treachery of Beautiful Things
who Breathe Bitter Blood
in the Shadows on the Moon.