Daily Archives: June 21, 2012
So, the third challenge is a book cover guessing game hosted by Marie at Ramblings of a Daydreamer. There are 9 little snips of book covers and we are challenged to match each one with their title. I must say, I suck at this and find this challenge evil. That said, I also may be a bit insane because I’ve spent several hours today looking for these books. I have found every one of them except for # 9. At first I thought the black and red things were Christmas ornaments but then realized they were the tops of some Russian style building. This information has not helped me at all.
I won’t cheat on the ones I’ve solved but I will say that I found almost all of them just by browsing Marie’s blog. Most of them are mentioned on there somewhere. I’ll let everyone do their own leg work.
Here are the cover snips -
Oh, #9! Why do you torture me so? At 3am my brain is going to click and I’m going to remember where I’ve seen that cover before. I’m going to be very annoyed. I’ll post my answers here tomorrow morning when the challenge has ended so we can all compare. I need to do the dishes and then I think it’s reading time. Later!
Edit: Now that the challenge is over, I will post my answers. I spent some more time last night trying to find #9 and whining on Twitter about it but no luck. It was the only one I couldn’t find. This was really hard because most of these are chick-lit love stories and I don’t really read those. I had to really hunt for some of them. Google was involved. My answers were…
1) The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer Smith
2) Above by Leah Bobet
3) Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson
4) Don’t You Wish by Roxanne St. Claire
5) Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown
6) Welcome, Caller, this is Chloe by Shelley Coriell
7) In Honor by Jessi Kirby
8) Anna & the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
9) I still don’t know! Argh!
Our second challenge comes from Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. In which we are tasked with creating a drink recipe book by providing our favorite summertime beverage.
This is going to be ridiculous because I don’t drink all that much. I enjoy strawberry margaritas and that’s just the mix, vodka, and ice. The only wine I drink is Moscato because I like sweet things. So, this “drink recipe” isn’t even alcoholic but it’s something I drink all the time during the summer.
Add to the lemon-lime soda about ½ a tablespoon of grenadine. I prefer Rose’s Grenadine but any brand will do.
Stir lightly and serve cold.
I also enjoy putting grenadine into my Smirnoff Ice malt-beverage. (It’s beer but my friends yell at me when I call Smirnoff Ice beer because it is clear. Beer Nazis.)
The grenadine turns the soda a deep red color, which goes perfectly with my book choice. Ever since reading Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake a month or so ago I have been drooling over the sequel, Girl of Nightmares, coming out in August. My summer, nay, my year will be complete once I have that book within my possession.
Goodreads summary: It’s been months since the ghost of Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell in her basement and disappeared into it, but ghost-hunter Cas Lowood can’t move on.
His friends remind him that Anna sacrificed herself so that Cas could live–not walk around half dead. He knows they’re right, but in Cas’s eyes, no living girl he meets can compare to the dead girl he fell in love with.
Now he’s seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he’s asleep and sometimes in waking nightmares. But something is very wrong…these aren’t just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and ever more gruesome ways every time she appears. Cas doesn’t know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn’t deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it’s time for him to return the favor.
I wants it. My precious.