Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Bout of Books 15: day 3

Bout of BooksWhat I read on Day 2 Tuesday  (160 pages) for the Bout of Books Read-a-thon. 

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf: 80 pages (finished the book)

What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing by Brian Seibert: 80 pages (on page 193 of 624,  but book has 70 pages of bibliography & index index so I might actually finish it this week)

Today's Challenge: Rainbow Challenge
From Rebecca at Ranty Runt of a Reader

"For the cover challenge, collect books from your bookshelf (physical or virtual) and make yourself a rainbow using the covers. A rainbow is ROYGBIV (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet). Then take a photo or arrange images of those books into a rainbow,"
These are all from my "owned but unread" shelf:

 Riding the Black Cockatoo by John Danalis
 Klausen by Andreas Maier, Kenneth Northcott (Translator)
 The Prophet of Zongo Street: Stories by Mohammed Naseehu Ali
 Perdita by Hilary Scharper
 The Pets by Bragi Ólafsson, Janice Balfour (Translator)
 The Bone Season (The Bone Season #1) by Samantha Shannon
 Rochester Knockings: A Novel of the Fox Sisters by Hubert Haddad, Jennifer Grotz (Translation)

For the author challenge, use authors surnames to complete an acrostic poem style rainbow of ROYGBIV – you can only use surnames and no prefixes (eg. Vincent van Gogh could be used for a G, not a V). Any ‘writer’ is acceptable, for example, playwrights, poets and comic book/graphic novel authors)
Try to fill your list with authors you have read, and that way I can learn about you and your tastes! If not, branch out and select an author you would like to read. If you still can’t find an author (I’m looking at you, Y) then select someone people have likely heard of!"

R - Rushdie, Salman
O - Oates, Joyce Carol
Y - Yanique, Tiphanie
G - Gilbert, Elizabeth
B - Butler, Nickolas
I - Irving, John
V - Vidal, Gore

Now for some lunch and then back to reading.