Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Bout of Books 10: 'This' Made Me Think of 'That'

So, it's the Bout of Books this week. If you are one of the 1,200 intrepid participants, it means you'll have room on your shelves for some new books next week. Okay, here's a chance to replenish your TBR pile before the covers are even cold on the books you finish this week.

Just think about the book you are reading now, or one you've read before, and tell me something you think goes with it and why.

The something can be another book, a movie, a song, a ballet, a drink, a special food or meal...no need to get Proustian about it, but if madelines are involved, it's okay.

If you're like me, books always make you think of other experiences, real or fictional. For example, over the past two days I've been finishing up Andy Weir's debut novel The Martian, and as I've read it's become closely tied to my memories of Ron Howard's 1995 film, Apollo 13. The two not only share a focus on a space mission gone wrong, one fictional and one real, but also a love for engineering geekery and problem solving. It's not the most original pairing -- it's in the Goodreads blurb and other marketing material -- but it's a powerful one nonetheless. If you've seen the film, I guarantee it will come to mind as you read The Martian!

I'm quite sure the rest of you will be more original.

Take a break, free associate and let the world know what your bookish loves bring to mind.

The Rules

1. Choose a book and something to pair with it.
2. Share your combination and why you think the two go together on your blog, Facebook, twitter, or Goodreads.
3. Link to your posting in the comments, with your BOB 10 participant number so I can verify your registration.
4. If you tweet about this challenge (and I hope you do) make sure to mention me, @KnittingGromit, and use the hashtag #boutofbooks.

That's it. I'll be using a random number generator to pick a winner.

Prize? Right, the prize. A $30 gift certificate to my local indie bookstore, Main Point Books, in Bryn Mawr, PA. They can get just about anything and ship it anywhere.


95 comments:

  1. It took a bit of thinking, but I can see a lot of parallels between the two books I listed. Here's my tweet: https://twitter.com/TheNickster03/status/466479829215629312

    I am participant #595 (my tumblr is listed)

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  2. I had the perfect pairing, and it happened to be what I ended up having for dinner last night!
    https://twitter.com/BookTowerBlog/status/466482187374960640

    Hannah @ The Book Tower (Participant #202)

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  3. Here's mine: https://twitter.com/LoveBeingVegan/status/466484774568095744

    *not an entry for the giveaway*

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  4. This was fun! Thanks!
    http://writingchristiannovels.blogspot.com/2014/05/bout-of-books-10-day-2-update-day-3.html

    Abbi @ Christian Novels (Participant #72)

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  5. https://twitter.com/Hippieff/status/466496964473802752

    I really had to think about this one! I'm participant 113

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  6. The Martian and Apollo 13 is great - I felt that way too.

    I did this:
    https://twitter.com/steadfastreader/status/466526987797139456

    #650 - April @ The Steadfast Reader

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  7. Here is my ones http://jazminjade.wordpress.com/2014/05/14/bout-of-books-10-day-3-challenges-update/

    #550 Jazz @ Jazmin Jade Reviews

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  8. This was a fun challenge! :D
    Here's my post - http://thelifestories2.wordpress.com/2014/05/14/bout-of-books-challenge-entries/

    Entry name : Mia @ The Life Stories, number 799.

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  9. Here's my entry: https://twitter.com/tessalsantos/status/466549674988802049. It's a rather obvious one but I'm terrible at these things :(

    I signed up as Tessa @ Blurbarians (#1195).

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  10. Thanks for hosting! Here's my link: http://bookjunkie54.wordpress.com/2014/05/14/bout-of-books-readathon-10-0-day-two-update/
    I'm no. 11 on the sign up - Brandie is a Bookjunkie

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  11. I signed up as Maria (#82)
    Here it is: https://twitter.com/plasticenturion/status/466560431285215232

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  12. Hey lovely! This was so much fun, thanks!!
    Here's my picks & I also mentioned you in the tweet :)

    Emily @ The YA's Nightstand (792)

    http://theyanightstand.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/day-3-boutofbooks-challenge.html

    ~Mily
    The YA's Nightstand

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  13. so cool. No I don't have the famous madeleine to go with my book, but pâté aux truffes!! See my tweet, with the link to my post explaining what book goes with that:https://twitter.com/wordsandpeace/status/466564748273004545. This is Emma @wordsandpeace (#327 odd I think I was #328 yesterday!!)

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  14. Blog post challenge 3 - http://creativetripletmomreads.blogspot.com/2014/05/bout-of-books-100-update-day-2.html

    mom2triplets04 - #907

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    1. I was 907 yesterday. Today I'm 905?

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    2. My number has changed too. Thought I was going mad. Hope this doesn't casue problems with the challenges?

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  15. Here's my tweet on my book connections. Thanks for hosting the challenge.

    https://twitter.com/QueenMOOdyCow/status/466567236086689793

    BOB #716 Kate @ If These Books Could Talk

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  16. My pairing: http://tantoslivrostaopoucotempo.blogspot.pt/2014/05/bout-of-books-10-day-3.html

    Landslide@Tantos Livros Tão Pouco Tempo (#49)

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  17. Lauren Willig's Pink Carnation books & Teresa Grant's Malcolm and Suzanne Ranoch books are both Napoleonic spy romance books, both AWESOME https://twitter.com/makemekay/status/466569962262654977
    Make Kay #403

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  18. Thanks for the fun challenge! I'm #588 - https://twitter.com/rivercityreadin/status/466572051797778433

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  19. This was fun although some of the connections I made are quite obvious ones... haha! Thanks for hosting.

    My post is here: http://books.behindmymessydesk.com/bout-of-books-10-challenge-this-made-me-think-of-that/

    I'm #542 on the sign up post :)

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  20. I am signed up as Samantha @ Spines & Covers - number 13. Here is my combination. =o) https://twitter.com/spinesandcovers/status/466575753451433984

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  21. My pairing: http://bookreviewsfromachristiangal.blogspot.com/2014/05/bout-of-books-100-day-3-challenge-this.html

    My tweet:https://twitter.com/blog_gal/status/466576451341680642

    Jessica @ Book Reviews from a Christian Gal (#190)

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  22. Thanks for the challenge! This was a great idea! My number is #1193 Katie Mc and here's my link :)
    https://www.goodreads.com/user_status/show/43538759

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  23. You can find my pairing here, in the Wednesday section.

    Thank you for hosting! This was a fun one. :)

    Sharon @ The Book Barbies (#606)

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  24. My tweet: https://twitter.com/bucklingbkshelf/status/466584381860356096

    Christine @Buckling Bookshelves, entry #954

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  25. Here are my pairings http://papeiseletras.blogspot.pt/2014/05/bout-of-books-this-made-me-think-of.html

    I'm signed up as Diana Marques (#101)

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  26. This was such a fun idea! I decided to pair up some of my recent favorite books with songs, you can find my little list here: https://www.goodreads.com/user_status/show/43540571
    My number on the list is #1107 as 'Lauren', thanks so much!

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  27. #269 This was easy because the books have playlists built in them. http://coralrussellbooks.wordpress.com/2014/05/14/my-awesome-sauce-accessory-boutofbooks/

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  28. Participant # 900 Shawntaye @Bookmarks Mark Books. My pairing is listed here under Updates for May 14. http://bookmarksmarkbooks.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/bout-of-books-10/

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  29. Participant #693; This was a great challenge!
    http://myfantabulousbookshelf.blogspot.com/2014/05/day-3-bout-of-books-challenge.html

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  30. Here's mine! http://ofabookworm.tumblr.com/post/85726041532/for-my-overstuffed-shelves-bout-of-books-this

    I'm #1022 in the sign-ups, Kerry @ Entomology of a Bookworm

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  31. Here is my entry -
    https://twitter.com/ChetanaHolla/status/466601171558612992
    My Sign Up number is - 558

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  32. My entry: https://twitter.com/mzani27/status/466605969342869504
    My sign up number is: 763

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  33. This was so much fun! I'm #181. Here's my post for today! Thanks for hosting the challenge!

    http://thegrownupya.com/2014/05/14/bout-of-books-day-3-perfect-pairings/

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  34. Great Challenge!! Here is my post:
    http://ermahgerdberks.weebly.com/6/post/2014/05/this-made-me-think-of-that-bout-of-books-10-challenge.html
    My Bout of Books 10 sign up # is 272

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  35. Cool challenge. I'm #171
    and my post can be here.
    Thanks! http://thewindypages.com/bout-of-books-may-12th-to-may-18th-sign-up-post/

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  36. Great challenge! I'm Lori, and #156 on the bout of books signup list. Here's my tweet:
    https://twitter.com/palmerspageturn/status/466619579029274625

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  37. https://twitter.com/ThisMommaReads/status/466621320307159040

    This was fun! I'm #193 ThisMommaReads

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  38. Here's mine :) http://melinmidlothian.blogspot.com/2014/05/bob-challenge-3-book-pairings.html
    My sign up number is 1186

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  39. This was a very interesting challenge. Thank you for hosting it :)

    I published it on my blog here. And the tweet is here.
    I'm signed-up as Ner @A Cup of Coffee and a Book (#154)

    XX Ner

    PS: not entering the giveaway but thank you anyway ;-)

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  40. Here's my challenge
    http://www.bookaholicsanonymousonline.com/2014/05/bout-of-books-readathon-10.html I'll have to go back and find m number but I know it's near the bottom.

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  41. Hi my number is 1072 as Jordan @YABookMadness
    I published the post on my blog here: http://youngadultbookmadness.wordpress.com/2014/05/14/bout-of-books-10-day-perfect-pairings-post/

    I loved this challenge thanks for hosting!

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  42. Here's my post: http://classicvasilly.wordpress.com/2014/05/12/bout-of-books-10-and-update-post/ My number is 617

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  43. Interesting challenge!

    https://twitter.com/SarahJLisle/status/466650447898767360

    My number is #114

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  44. This was a lot of fun! Here's mine:
    http://www.lovelybookshelf.com/2014/05/bout-of-books-10-challenge-this-made-me.html

    Monika @ A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall (participant #170)

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  45. I loved this! I keep meaning to read The Martian - I'm really hoping to get to it this month!

    Here's my Tweet - I entered as Emily @ OH Magic Hour and right now I'm #195.

    https://twitter.com/OhMagicHour/status/466655865710604288

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  46. Thank you for the giveaway! Here is mine! https://twitter.com/prettyniftyrdr/status/466663631871287296

    I'm #1046

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  47. My entry: http://cuidadocomodalmata.wordpress.com/2014/05/14/bout-of-books-10-this-made-me-think-of-that-challenge/

    Right now I'm #150, and I'm signed up as jen7waters.

    Thank you so much for the challenge! :)

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  48. Here's mine: http://justyouraveragereviews.blogspot.com/2014/05/bout-of-books-this-made-me-think-of.html?m=1

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  49. Here's mine! :)

    http://heartlesstree.tumblr.com/post/85749751950/this-made-me-think-of-that-challenge-1-i

    Nadia @ heartlesstree - #548

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  50. Fun challenge! Here's my entry, it's in my updates section under Wednesday Challenge: http://www.writingmyownfairytale.com/2014/05/12/bout-of-books-10-0-goals-post/

    I'm #497 on the sign-up post. Thanks! :-)

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  51. Had a fun time with this one! My tweet is here: https://twitter.com/courtneykaz/status/466692069948280832/photo/1

    My number is #530 & i used the name The Lit Girl !

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  52. Here is my entry :) http://paigebypage.weebly.com/home-paige/bout-of-books-day-3-this-made-me-think-of-that-challenge

    I am Paige #458

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  53. https://twitter.com/ScentOfBooks/status/466702036093132801and bob number 106, listening my youtube channel.

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  54. https://twitter.com/churoak/status/466707803915444227

    Cya #1162

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  55. Here is my entry. Thank you for hosting, it's been a fun read-a-thon, and I enjoyed the challenge. ;)

    My participant no. is currently #888, listed under "p7 @ Bookeater/Booklover". That number went down a little since the read-a-thon started, so it might happen again, I guess. :S

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  56. Thank you for hosting today's challenge question.

    Here is my post with my pairing.

    Venture forth to see what I paired with Kafka's The Trial.

    Last checked sign-up number was: 727 ~ Plethora

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  57. http://plentifulbooks.blogspot.ca/2014/05/bout-of-books-challenge-this-made-me.html
    (Allyson @ Plentiful Books, #375)

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  58. Today was pretty hot day, which reminded me of days that the ladies in the book have been describing.. We are both going through a heat wave.. Which goes perfectly with a cold lemonade.
    https://twitter.com/LovelyAdriA/status/466717857150017536

    #501 on the sign up list.

    Thanks for the challenge. :)

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  59. Oh, this was a lot of fun! :) I did 3 pairs: http://angededesespoir.tumblr.com/post/85766094325/bout-of-books-10-this-made-me-think-of-that

    My # is 1,159 (as far as I remember) & I signed up under "Nicole Woods".

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  60. This is my blog post http://starlessfashion.blogspot.ca/ and I am Brittany (number 461) on the list :)

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  61. Here is mine:

    https://www.goodreads.com/user_status/show/43562905

    My participant number is 256 (Samantha @ The Writeables)

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  62. Here's my entry https://twitter.com/biebxrft5sos/status/466732990538596352 and I'm Alejandra (# 379) :-)

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  63. Very Cool Challenge! Thanks for hosting! :)

    Check out my pairings on my blog here: http://luluschiller.booklikes.com/post/883002/-bout-of-books-10-challenge-this-made-me-think-of-that-

    Louisa (#28)

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  64. https://twitter.com/rikkir77/status/466739537793003520
    Fun challenge!!!
    I'm #27 on the Boutofbooks sign up (Rikki S)

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  65. I really wish that I had more time to participate. This is way more fun than grading finals (well, duh!).

    Here is my attempt http://leopardsanddragons.blogspot.com/2014/05/this-made-me-think-of-that.html

    I am participant number 130 (holey cow! I just saw that there are over 1200 particiants! Good Grief!)

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  66. A famous train robber makes me think of....Nikola Tesla???
    http://katenread.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/bout-of-books-10/

    I'm signed up at #557

    Thanks for hosting!

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  67. Here is my entry:
    https://twitter.com/SarahFlood/status/466746408432066560

    I am number 37 as Sarah @ Flood of Books, etc.

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  68. Fun challenge!
    Here is my answer.
    http://wordsfromabookaholic.blogspot.com/2014/05/bout-of-books-10-day-2-update-day-3.html

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  69. This was a fun challenge :) Here's my answer: https://www.goodreads.com/user_status/show/43565969
    My number is 735 as Christine Liang (Annalise). I also tweeted it to you~ Thanks for hosting!

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  70. I went with songs. Super fun challenge! I'm number 658 in the signup linky.

    https://www.goodreads.com/user_status/show/43566693

    Ran out of space to explain myself on my Goodreads status. I should have just done a whole post.

    The weird one is the song I picked to go with The Elite, which I haven't even read yet, but it's the mood I wish it would have, though I know from reading other reviews, I know it absolutely does not.

    And the other two are just songs that were popular when I was reading the book and have a line or a feeling that match the book for me.

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  71. Thanks for the challenge and giveaway. Here's mine: https://twitter.com/SyCo4Twilight/status/466762494103810048 My reason is because the girl in the book ends up dating a guy from her favorite rock band.

    My BOB is #1117 - Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment

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  72. So fun! Here is my entry!
    http://fortheartofit.blogspot.com/2014/05/bout-of-books-100-challenge-this-made.html

    I am Cassie @For the Art of It
    I was around #1149 when I signed up.

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  73. I love pairing nonfiction and fiction, so I'm pairing The Girl You Left Behind with The Monuments Men, both of which deal with art from WWII :) https://twitter.com/DoingDewey/status/466766093533872129

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    1. Oops, forgot my number! I'm participant #36.

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  74. This is a very nice challenge!.Here is my post
    My registration number is 551 at the Sign Up post. Have a nice rest of the week.

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  75. Here's my entry: https://twitter.com/katfevre/status/466768201905610752 I'm Kathryne (#912)

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  76. Here's my entry: https://twitter.com/kfeeves/status/466768751715946497 I'm Kimberley (#913)

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  77. http://alithebooklover.booklikes.com/post/883163/day-3-with-the-bout-of-books-read-a-thon-10-0-yay-

    My number is 453 under the name Ali

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  78. My participating # is 574. My response is http://bookality.wordpress.com/2014/05/14/book-pairings/

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  79. Here is my pairing. Not SUPER original but I can't help but put these 2 together. https://twitter.com/holliwood_09/status/466773739120500737
    I'm Crissie at Bout of Books numbers 673 and 674 (I messed up signing up, that's why I have 2)

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  80. Thanks for the giveaway! My number on the sign-up is #559 (Britney G) and here is my entry:

    https://twitter.com/britgulbrandsen/status/466775086108651521

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  81. My tweet is https://twitter.com/destinyisntfree/status/466775510434189312

    I am participant #201. This was fun!

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  82. We each took this challenge on a little differently. I like both approaches. http://erraticprojectjunkie.blogspot.com/2014/05/bout-of-books-update-day-3-wednesday.html -Elle (and Darian) @ Erratic Project Junkie (#32)

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  83. I had a lot of fun pairing books and songs for this - even if some are a little strange! Here's my post! http://thebookpub.wordpress.com/2014/05/14/bout-of-books-10-day-3/

    I'm signed up as Hannah (The Book Pub) #538.

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  84. I included this challenge in my update post! http://msbooklover89.booklikes.com/post/883187/bout-of-books-10-0

    That was fun, thanks for the giveaway!

    Jessica (MsBooklover89) #736

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  85. I participated in this challenge in my update post here: http://2writernot2write.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/bout-of-books-day-3/

    Great challenge!

    Plutark, #1166

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  86. I've also added this to my update post, here is my answer:

    Always on My Mind by Jill Shalvis goes perfect with a tall glass of milk and double chocolate chip cookies! And having the next book, (Once in a Lifetime) on hand, ready to start :)

    Here's my update post :)

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  87. Here's my post: http://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/2014/05/bout-of-books-mini-challenge-3.html

    And I signed up as Louisa @ Words I Write Crazy, #304 :)

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  88. Here is my entry: http://peninherhand.com/bout-books-10-book-pairing-challenge/

    Fun challenge, thanks! I'm going to tweet now. Participant #100 Deb Atwood

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  89. Here's my post: http://www.bookbunnys.com/2014/05/15/bout-of-books-day-3/
    My number is 23 Book Bunny @ Book Bunny's Burrow

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