Mini Challenge #3

Plan a Bookish Party

What book is your party themed around?
Alice in Wonderland

What food will you serve?
Finger foods! Little sandwiches, cupcakes, macroons, and little cakes with “Eat me.” labels on them. Decorate with bright colors or like playing cards.

What’s your signature drink?
Tea of course!!! And little bottles of punch with “Drink me.” labels on them. Cocktails would have to play some role in this too, most like something lemonade or punch based but nothing too strong.

What games will you play?
Guests can decorate their own tea cups to take home. Have a whimsical photo booth with paper cut outs (Mad Hater’s hat, Cheshire cat mask, Queen of Heart’s hair and crown, pocket watch, rabbit ears) for people to pose with. Play a round of croquet or giant lawn chess.

What party favors will you send home with your guests?
Skeleton keys with each person’s name on them, tea samples for their decorated tea cups, pocket watches, and of course treat boxes to share any left over goodies tied in ribbon and lace.

Decorate with lots of bright, fun colors with ribbons and lace. Flowers on the table and paper lanterns hanging. It would be a great outdoor party for the Spring as a sort of girls day!

Now this is how I would plan a party if I could spend as much as I wanted to on one! It would be so fun!

Dewey 24 Hour Read-a-Thon Hour 16 Mini Challenge: Reading Story

Hi everybody!!! I hope you all are having a great time!

This mini-challenge is inspired by Ernest Hemingway. For this challenge you will be writing a six word story based on your read-a-thon experience so far or what you hope for the rest of your read-a-thon. That’s it! Make it silly! Make it serious! Make it what ever you want! The most important part of this challenge is to just have fun with it!!!

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My example: I have read. I will read
-Not my best work, I’m sure, but you get the point. 🙂

Guidlines (all MUST be completed to win):
1. Story must be six words exactly.
2. Use #DeweySixWordStory on what every social media you decide (facebook, twitter, tumblr, etc.) and leave a comment down below with the link
3. Don’t forget to have fun.

Please leave some way for me to contact you if you win. Either leave an email address below or direct message me on tumblr. The winner will be hand picked at the end of hour 17 and will choose a prize from the Prizes page. Fill out the form and note that you are an hourly challenge winner for the mini-challenge Reading Story. I look forward to reading all the great stories!

Holy Cow!

Done with my first book for the Read-a-thon!!! Whoooo!!! Holy Cow by David Duchovny. It was excellent. I’ll post a book review of it here in the next week or so (it’s the last week of classes so I’m not sure when exactly I’ll get to it). Now onto the next book after a break! Probably Fool Moon by Jim Butcher but I haven’t fully decided yet…

*Dean smirk just because!*

Mini Challenge #1

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Classic Words of Wisdom

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will, which I now exert to leave you.” –Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre has been one of my favorite books for a long time. It was the first classic book that I read with a strong female character that I felt like I could really relate too. I know the classics all reflect the times that they were written in but it was nice to see a strong women. A woman that I could look up to. Jane Eyre was a good beginning for strong women to look up to. She stuck to her guns and stayed true to herself. You go girl!! I was a teenager when I first read this book so that was particularly important to me. Being a teenager is filled with so much pressure to do things and be things that aren’t exactly true to who you are or you’re not sure if it’s true to yourself yet. Reading this book helped my with a lot of those struggles and it’s continued to help me as an adult. I still go back and reread this book every now and then.

Lee.

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon Opening Meme

Hello everyone!!!

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I am reading in Arkansas, USA

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Right now I’m really looking forward to Holy Cow by David Duchovny. I haven’t gotten to it yet and it’s first up on my list

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Well…I’m not a morning person (especially not this early…) so right now I’m looking forward to the coffee
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I’m sure once I get a coffee boost I’ll look forward to the rest of my snacks. I tried to keep it healthy this year instead of eating so much junk. Lots of fruits and veggies!!!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I am a senior in college who is actually about to graduate in May!!! So this semester has been crazy busy for me and I have been looking forward to the read-a-thon for months!!! This is my nice little break from all the chaos. And my cat and dog get to hang out with me for a full 24 hours lol.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
This time I’m starting with the longer books then moving to my shorter ones once I start to loose steam. I did the opposite last time and it didn’t work out so well for me.

The Martian

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The Martian by Andy Weir

After a freak accident during a mission, Mark Watney is stranded on Mars. No one knows he is still alive and it’s four years until the next crew comes to Mars. Watney has no way to tell anyone he’s alive much less enough food to last him until he could be rescued.

It sounds a little bleak and depressing…but trust me, this is an awesome book!!! I’m not normally one for survival tales (too stressful or too boring) but I loved this book! The humor and the suspense had an almost perfect balance. Nothing got so overly dramatic that I wanted to stop reading. Actually the entire time that I was reading this book, I NEVER WANTED TO PUT IT DOWN!!! Now I’m recommending it to everyone. Plus, it’s being made into a movie by Ridley Scott and going to star Matt Damon as Mark Watney. So go minions!!! Go forth and read this awesome book!!!

5/5 stars

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