Do I have that Book Challenge

This one might be strange to put up on a blog, considering that it started on youtube and involves being timed.  If you want to see the original, here is the link.  The time you’re given is 8 mins, which spoiler alert, I went over.  I think in the end it was probably closer to ten minutes for me with me not having one or two of the books on the list.  Also, this was a lot more to type than I thought it would be, so many books!

 

  1. Do you have a book with Deckled Edges?

    1. For some reason I thought I had more books with deckled edges, apparently I have a select few.  Luckily, Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh had deckled edges and was easy to find on my shelves.
  2. Do you have a book with 3 or more people on the cover?

    1. Here’s a secret if you’re planning on doing this challenge, Rick Riordan’s books have a lot of characters on the covers.  I honestly could have said all my Rick Riordan books for this, but grabbed one; Magnus Chase: The Hammer of Thor, which somehow I haven’t read (oops).  Guess that’s how it works when you’re rushing to do this under 8 minutes.
  3. Do you have a book based on another fictional story?

    1. There are a lot of books coming out lately that are based on fairy tales, or greek mythology (ACOTAR), but the first one to come to mind was Renee Ahdieh’s The Wrath and the Dawn, which is based on a 1001 Nights, and is so good I did try to read the source material, though that part didn’t go as well.  IF you haven’t read the duology yet, it is definitely my favorite of her books, and was an amazingly addictive story.
  4. Do you have a book with a title 10 letters long?

    1. This one was challenging, because there were two ways I was interpreting this, in the end I went altogether in one word, which was far harder than the other interpretation.  One of maybe a few books I might have on my shelves was Dreamology by Lucy Keating, which I read a couple of years ago and loved!  It was a blend of a contemporary and Science Fiction as the main characters meet each other in their dreams and have to work together to find out/fix why.
  5. Do you have a book with a title that starts and ends with the same letter?

    1. This one was a little easier to find after the 10 letter one, since you just have to look for the same letter.  I found Enchantee by Gita Trelease, which I got in Spring and still need to read, but that cover is beautiful!
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  6. Do you have a Mass Market Paperback book?

    1. Do I?  Only because one of my shelves can only fit that size on the top shelf, and some books are worth keeping in that cringey form.  I’m sorry to anyone who likes this format, but I can’t take the small font and how the binding wears so easily.  The book I chose from this small collection was Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, which was my highlighting book, I unfortunately read the larger paperback version which was bulky.
  7. Do you have a book written by an author using a pen name?

    1. Here’ s one you’ve probably heard a few times with this challenge; Cassandra Clare.  One of my favorites, but also pretty well known.  I grabbed Clockwork Angel from my shelves, since it is my favorite by her.
  8. Do you have a book with a character’s name in the title?

    1. Funny you ask, since it feels like that would be so easy, thank goodness I binge read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before last summer.  I picked up Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han!
  9. Do you have a book with 2 maps in it?

    1. I saw people struggle on this, and I just had that moment where I said doesn’t Sabaa Tahir’s book have 2 maps??  Yep, they all do.  I’m using Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir, which has the main world map in the front under the dust jacket, and then a compound map in the back.  In each book the front is typically the same, but the back changes based on where the characters end up.  I always enjoy reading the diagrams  in her books because of that detail.
  10. Do you have a book that was turned into a TV show?

    1. There are a few that I can talk about on the top of my mind, but I think there’s maybe only one or two I actually enjoyed.  Unfortunately, the one I grabbed was A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, which I was really excited for, but the tv version skewed a lot. If you plan to watch it, read the book first, not as you go episode by episode, the timeline was so messed up, and they changed a fundamental belief Diana had, which made me get frustrated.  Why is it hard to make an adaptation of books??
  11. Do you have a book written by someone who is originally famous for something else?(Celebrity/athlete/politician/tv personality…)

    1. It took me a bit to figure this one out, I’m not a big fan of reading celebrity stories, so the pickings are slim in this category.  Luckily, Christine Riccio released her big debut, Again, but Better this year, and that hits it right on the nail.
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  12. Do you have a book with a clock on the cover?

    1. This was where I realized I should have picked another book from my Cassandra Clare, because Clockwork Angel was my first thought.  Oops!  In hind sight, I probably could have though of time travel a little faster, since I eventually found my copy of Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier.  I’m putting the picture for this one so you can see the clock, and agree with me. I found one!!  This challenge was slowly making me go crazy especially once I went over 8 mins.
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  13. Do you have a poetry book?

    1. Is it wrong to say I’m not a big poetry person???  This one may not count, even though Shakespeare is pretty poetic; Macbeth by Shakespeare.  I really don’t own a book that is exclusively poetry.  Nope.
  14. Do you have a book with an award stamp on it?

    1. Only because of school honestly, no one seems to give YA books a lot of award stamps.  The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman though was a really good book, and I was a little ashamed it took school to make me read it.
  15. Do you have a book written by an author with the same initials as you?

    1. This was my failure question, and why it took me so long.  Apparently there are not any LPs out there, good lord.  I scoured my shelves and was losing it before I finally committed to the fact I didn’t have a single book with my initials.
  16. Do you have a book of short stories?

    1. Yes, do I read them all the way through?  Rarely.  Am I the only one on that?  I feel bad, but I just can’t read all the stories, at least not in one sitting, way too much jumping around.  Star Touched Stories by Roshani Chokshi
  17. Do you have a book that is between 500-510 pages long?

    1. I’m really good at spotting 300 page books, but struggled with the 500 pagers.  Finally found A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab at 510 pages, though Goodreads says 512, so maybe this one might not count.
  18. Do you have a book that was turned into a movie?

    1. not more adaptations.  In this case I found an under appreciated book, Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, which was adapted by Hayao Miyazaki, and was actually a really fun adaptation.  Take that modern bad adaptations!
  19. Do you have a graphic novel?

    1. Very few, but thank goodness for my Cassandra Clare collection!  Enter Mortal Instruments graphic novel no# 1!
  20. Do you have a book written by 2 or more authors?

    1. This one was easy since I recently read the about author section of the Unhoneymooners, Christina Lauren is actually two authors who combined their names!  The authors are Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings!
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Have you done the challenge yet? Try it out and see if you can beat the 8 minutes the original time set!  Let me know what you think in the comments below!

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  1. Oooh, what a fun challenge! I don’t think I would have been able to find books for most of the topics from my small collection (which are also still packed in boxes and would be hard to find). I agree 1000% with Howl’s Moving Castle too!

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