Friday, August 22, 2014

Bout of Books 11: Friday Challenges

It's time for another challenge post! (Sometimes, I think it would be more entertaining to do this blog as a vlog. You miss out on all the weirdo sounds I make in my head when I write this stuff. Okay...maybe it's just entertaining to me. Moving on...)

I'm in a quirky mood today, so we'll see what happens. I have a feeling that I might go crafty crazy when I get home. So wish my sewing machine wasn't on the fritz... I did schmooze Collin into taking it back over to the repair shop for me, so I should have a fully functional machine here shortly. Yay!!

I'll most likely be updating this post during the day since I most likely won't have time to do both challenges in one sitting. sure to check back at the end of the day to see if I've made any changes.

The first challenge for today is hosted over at Christian Bookshelf Reviews. It's a Book Chain Challenge. This means stringing together the titles of four books to make one continuous piece. Here's her example :

In Perfect Time by Sarah Sundin
(A) Time To Love by Barbara Cameron
Love Comes Home by Ann H. Gabhart
Home To You by Cheryl Wolverton

See how that works?

Alright. Now it's my turn.

Let me tell you, this task is not as easy as it may first appear. But it was fun! So...I couldn't help myself. I have two of them for you.



Challenge #2 is to Recreate a Cover. It's hosted by Spines & Covers

This one was also challenging in it's own way. You see...I can do crafts, but I absolutely, positively have no drawing skills. So recreations using drawing? Totally out of the question. 

Instead, I'm using my pile of photos to help me out. Nothing a little photoshop can't fix...

Here's what I started with...

And after a little reimagination...

That's Darian at age 5 with my brother, Tyler. Look how little he is! (Darian, not Tyler. Tyler's still pretty much the same size.) This is one of my favorite pictures from when he was little.

Another fun one!

I'll be back later tonight with my updates. We'll see if Darian remembers to call with his numbers (and if he even manages to read today). He's taking off after school. I still doubt there will be any reading. Especially since he says that he won't be reading in the car.


  1. I struggled a little with the book chain challenge but you managed to do two... Well done!
    Also, your alternate cover is very cute.

    1. Thanks! I really liked the book chain challenge. If it wouldn't have totally wasted away the day I probably would have done a bit more.

  2. I couldn't do the chain at all. I could only match up 2 at a time. I might go back and look back over more books. I only went to a year, but that's over 200 books for me. I guess I need to go back an do more. I never thought I read a lot of one word titles, but I have tons of those too, especially recently. Good job on yours!

    1. It took a bit of work. I used books I had finished and books on my TBR. I tried to just use books I've read this year, but like you it was a 2 book max and I got stuck.


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