Friday, August 17, 2012

Bout of Books 5.0: Day 5: Challenges

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

I'm doing both of the challenges for today cause they both sounded fun. The first one took me awhile but I finally got it!

Book Spine Poetry hosted by bookgoonie
I’m crazy about Haikus. I love that they are short and sweet, kind of like a literary tweet. I thought the haiku format would provide a nice constraint to our Book Spine Poetry Challenge. Usually a haiku is about nature or feelings (but not necessary for our purposes) and they follow a 5-7-5 syllable format. 
Breathe, When the Smoke Clears
Whatever Tomorrow Brings
Expect the Sunrise

Most Looking Forward To hosted by Pages of Forbidden Love

Today’s challenge envolves answering two simple questions on your blog.
The Challenge Questions:
1~ What book are you most looking forward to based on summary alone? Feel free to show off the summary!
Swept Away by Mary Connealy

Laughter, Romance, and Action Abound in This New Series from Mary Connealy
Swept away when her wagon train attempts a difficult river crossing, Ruthy MacNeil isn't all that upset at being separated from the family who raised her. All they've ever done is work her to the bone. She prayed for a chance to get away, and then came the raging flood. Alive but disoriented, she's rescued by Luke Stone...so unfortunately, there are more chances to die in her immediate future.
Luke is heading home to reclaim the ranch stolen from his family. But the men who killed his father are working hard to ensure Luke doesn't make it alive. He has no choice but to keep moving. Still, he can't just abandon Ruthy, so she'll have to come along.
His friends--a ragtag group of former Civil War soldiers--take a fast interest in the pretty gal. Luke thinks that's rather rude--he's the one who found her. And the more time he spends around the hard-working young woman who is a mighty good cook, the more he finds himself thinking beyond revenge and toward a different future. For the first time in a long time, Luke is tempted to turn from his destructive path and be swept away by love.


2~ What book are you most looking forward to based on cover art alone? Feel free to show off the beautiful cover art!
Moonlight Masquerade by Ruth Axtell

4 comments:

Alexa said...

Looks like you have some great historical fiction books to look forward to reading! I hope you enjoy them once you get your hands on them. :)

Thanks for participating in the challenge and good luck on your Bout of Books reading goals!

Amy @ bookgoonie said...

That is a beautiful haiku.

Pepca said...

A wonderful haiku!

Ellie Warren said...

I echo the above, what a lovely haiku!

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