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 didn't get as much reading done today as I'd have liked as I got caught up trying to clear my email inbox which took a lot longer than I expected. I did eventually get to curl up with my book and a very large mug of chai this afternoon. Still I'd have been much happier had I got more reading done, but it's only day two so I'm not stressing too much.
As soon as I finished I jumped straight into Shadow Kiss. So far it's shaping up to be a great read. Rose is having some creepy issues, including seeing ghosts, and Adrian is still around campus (yay!). I'm really looking forward to seeing what's up with her (maybe something with the bond?) and how she does on the field training.
Books read today: Two-thirds of one, and a little of another.
Pages read today: 299
The ChallengesThere are two challenges today :) The Guess the Cover challenge is hosted by Mandi @ Never Too Fond of Books which I've entered by email (click here to join in), and the Cover Love challenge is hosted by Tobe @ Ms. Bluff's Book.
I love looking at book covers and have talked about them a lot on the blog. Picking an overall favourite though - really hard! So I took the easy route and went with my favourite cover of the books I've seen recently.
I first saw Mystic City as part of Top Ten of 2012 when people were talking about their favourite covers. It was so gorgeous I decided to find out more and ended up treating myself to a copy with my Christmas money and it arrived this morning. I love the city in the background and the simple underwater feel to the girl. It's just beautiful :)
A funny cover was easier to pick. I don't own too many books with funny covers, but Curses! is hilarious as is the book itself. I really like how it shows Cinderella run over by her own carriage...as well as the bluebird that lured her to her death :)
You can enter this challenge by clicking here.