Rainbow Spine: Last Minute Read-A-Thon

27 Dec


Today’s read-a-thon challenge is Rainbow Spine: “Grab books from your shelf that have the following spine colors to make a rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, & violet.” I don’t have a massive number of books on my shelf as I don’t have the space for storage so apart from a select few I tend to give them away once I’m done reading so I struggled to find the right colours. So many red and black books, so few green.

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Red: “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini. One of my all time favourites and one I will read over and over again. Devastating but absolutely gripping.

Orange: “The Other Hand” by Chris Cleave. I haven’t read this yet and it was one of the books I had provisionally listed in to this challenge but I just wouldn’t have had time to get through it with the other four.

Yellow: “Mr Stink” by David Walliams. I read “The Boy in the Dress” by the same author and enjoyed it so I’m looking forward to this.

Green: AQA A2 Music Study guide, Rhinegold publishing. I struggled to find anything green on my bookshelf and this is the closest I could get! Does what it says on the tin.

Blue: “The Language of Flowers: a miscellany” by Mandy Kirkby. This is a gorgeous book with some beautiful illustrations inside which is why I keep it around.

Violet: “A Surfgirl’s Guide to Surfing”. Back in the day I used to go surfing and although it has been a while I keep this in case I ever want to brush up and get back out.

As for the actual Read-A-Thon? I didn’t get much done yesterday as there was a lot of travelling and family time, which was expected, so I’ll be catching up today.


Posted by on December 27, 2013 in All, Read-A-Thon


2 responses to “Rainbow Spine: Last Minute Read-A-Thon

  1. Maria Behar

    December 27, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Hi, Lotti!

    You have a nice collection here! I’ve heard so much about “The Kite Runner”, but am afraid to read it, because I know it will be very emotional…..I should go ahead and read it, though; it’s supposed to be a truly great novel!

    You know, we get quite a bit of British programming here in the States, through the PBS network, which is a network of public TV stations (these are supported mostly by wealthy viewers), so the other day I saw a program titled “Mr. Stink”. Could it be about the same fictional person as the one in the book mentioned above? I’m going to check it out!

    As for the other books, they’re all new to me, so I’ll be sure to check them out on Amazon, as well! (Although I won’t be doing any surfing any time soon….lol.)

    Happy reading!! : )

    • Lotti

      December 28, 2013 at 9:07 pm

      Keep a lot of tissues nearby. I reread a couple of years after first reading and I ended up blubbing in front of a lot of people in a coach station! A bit embarassing but I just couldn’t help it, it’s so powerful.
      I’ve never seen it on TV myself so it’s possible it is – I’ll have a look out for that!
      You too 😀


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