Book 2 | August Bingo Book-a-thon!

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IMG_20150728_144203Let me grab my mug first, please. Okay so let’s follow my ritual… cover the mug with one hand… shake the mug violently… throw the chits on the floor… close the eyes… breathe… feel the chits… pick one up… unfold it… open your eyes and read after letting out the breath that you have been holding of course!

 

The second book I got is… drumrolls please… Deception point by Dan Brown. πŸ˜€ Β 

Β I haven’t read a Dan Brown yet so this book made it on my list and I actually wasn’t hoping for it but if not for this I wouldn’t have probably picked it up even by the end of the year. (I sometimes possess the quality of shamelessness. πŸ˜› I should have read it, list or no list, right? )

Let me cross out the block first. πŸ˜›

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There, done! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

To my dismay, I didn’t read after completing The Little Prince on August 1st and then yesterday, august 2nd was also not utilized completely, I ended up reading only 100 pages. :/ But that’s okay, this is my 2nd book for this month and the month has just started so I won’t be hard on myself. πŸ˜› πŸ˜€

What are you guys reading and has any of you participated in this book-a-thon?Β 

 

 

 

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Book 1 | August Bingo Book-a-thon!

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Time to reveal the first book I got for reading this month. As you all know I am participating in my first Book-a-thon (if you don’t, then clickΒ hereΒ πŸ™‚ ) I was pretty much excited because I love surprises and this was surely going to be a pleasant one. ❀

IMG_20150728_143800Some of the books in this chart are the one’s that I wanted to read and some are the one’s that I
have been pushing back in my TBR pile. I got the first book from the latter.

But whatever, if they are on my TBR pile I have to read it someday so why not now?

Can you guess what I got? That’s ridiculous, you obviously can’t. πŸ˜› (Don’t worry, I couldn’t either. πŸ˜‰ )

 

IMG_20150728_144203First things first, I grabbed my mug and my tablet, to obviously click a picture. (Though the mug’s picture is from my yesterday’s post. πŸ˜› )

After throwing the chits on the floor (for some dramatic effect πŸ˜› ) I closed my eyes and picked a chit.

I didn’t even realize that I was holding my breath until I unfolded the chit.

 

And I got… drum rolls please… The Little Prince byΒ Antoine de Saint-ExupΓ©ry. Β 

 

I know, I know, it’s Children’s literature and I should have read it way back but I didn’t. Don’t kill me please. πŸ˜› Anyways after those hectic 5 last reading days of July (you might know what I am talking about if you read my posts) this was just what I needed, a light and easy read. I sailed through it. I gave it 5/5 stars because why not? It is a literally good book. ❀

Β I sailed through it. I gave it 5/5 stars because why not?
It is a literally good book. ❀  

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I crossed out the number 14 block and felt damn good! πŸ˜€ No exact reason for me behaving like a 5 year old. Maybe I will be able to answer it in my birthday post. Yes, this is my birthday month and I am planning on doing a pouring-the-heart-out post. Stay tuned for it! πŸ˜‰

After finishing the book, I decided that I should see what my next book is, it didn’t turn out what I was hoping for but hell, that’s the fun, right?

I started reading it but then decided that I should officially call it a day and just laze around internet watching my latest obsession of cake decorating videos because why not? I deserve a break after giving up sleep and food to complete my reading goal and I didn’t exactly have any goals for this month. πŸ˜€

You will get to know what book I got next tomorrow. Watch out. πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

August Bingo Book-a-thon!

I have never taken part in any of the book-a-thon or read-a-thon. This book-a-thon caught my interest. This month is going to be darn chaotic because of the college formalities. I won’t be getting much reading time. Reading even 5 books is going to be a big deal this month but still I decided to give this book-a-thon a try. Nothing to lose! πŸ˜›

So, this book-a-thon is calledΒ August Bingo Book-a-thon πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ and it is hosted by the lovelyΒ awayinneverlandΒ  ❀ ❀

Rules are pretty simple:Β 

  1. Make or print out a blank bingo board.

  2. Pick 24 books (25 if you don’t want a free space) and randomly fill those books in on the board

  3. Write the titles on small pieces of paper and put them in a jar/bowl.

  4. Read the books as you draw the chits and try to get a bingo!Β 

As soon as I saw this book-a-thon, I grabbed my sketch pens, ruler and a sheet. πŸ˜› Too excited! To be honest… πŸ˜›

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My book-a-thon picture! ❀

Here’s my Bingo board! ❀

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Bingo Board!

  • I numbered my Bingo board so that I could write numbers on my chits rather than the book titles. πŸ˜› πŸ˜› Β 
  • I filled in 25 books because I didn’t want to leave a free space.
  • I sat back thinking of all the books I wanted to read, there were too many!
    As this is going to be a hectic month I decided on selecting the books with least number of pages from my ever building tbr pile. (I am Smart, duh! πŸ˜› )

Next, I made the chits. It was pretty fun actually. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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Finally folded them all and put them in my blue mug. πŸ˜€ (Just for the record, it’s my favorite mug! ❀ )

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I am all set for the Bingo read-a-thon! Oh boy! This is going to be fun! (I have a tendency of using lots of exclamation marks when excited! πŸ˜› )

If you guys are joining this book-a-thon then surely let me know. πŸ™‚