Hello Fiction Lovers,

Today is the last day of the Bout of Books Readathon! While I didn’t commit to it as much as I wish I had, I still did some good reading, and had fun participating!

Here’s what I’ve read:
Lock In by John Scalzi—337 pages
Magyk by Angie Sage—100/564 pages (DNF’d)
Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King—326 pages
Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger—202 pages
Amulet Book One: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi—192 pages
Amulet Book Two: The Stonekeeper’s Curse by Kazu Kibuishi—134/224 pages (as of right this minute)
Jackaby by William Ritter—107/299 pages (as of right now) 

Total books read (so far): four
Total pages read (so far): 1308

Dysfunctional Family Challenge hosted by Auggie Talk

Here are the directions for the challenge!

1) Select your characters and give each of them a title (mom, dad, sister, uncle, cousin). Get goofy or be super serious. Up to you!
2) Tell me a little bit about WHY you’d choose these characters for their spot in your fam!

3) Now have a bit of fun and tell me (in a short sentence or a long paragraph) HOW is your family dysfunctional. 😉

Mother—Kat Hall from If I Stay
She’s a punk rock goddess and the coolest mom!

Father—Mr. Bennet from Pride & Prejudice
He is super funny and sharp as a whip. He means well, but his experiences have led him to become quite cynical, really. He is a softy at heart, though, and holds a special place in there for his daughter Lizzie. He’s already part of quite the dysfunctional family! He would be my chosen patriarch in a dysfunctional family of my creation!

Brothers—Merry and Pippin from Lord of the Rings
These two chuckleheads are always stirring up some sort of mischief. While they are always getting into trouble, they are also absolutely hilarious and fiercely loyal. Life with them as brothers…there’d never be a dull moment, let’s put it that way. 

Sister—Emma from Emma by Jane Austen
Emma is a little full of herself. Without her best pal around anymore she often finds herself bored and in need of entertainment. She often resorts to match-matching and this never, ever, seems to end well. She makes a mess of things quite a lot, but always means well. She has a good heart and so would be a good sister, but she would also screw everything up royally half the time.

Uncle—Sirius Black from Harry Potter
I feel like this is self explanatory. He was my favourite character from Harry Potter. An awesome dude. A controversial reputation though!

These are all very colourful characters that, though lovable, wouldn’t always get along!

Happy Reading, Folks!

Beth is the founder and editor of Fuelled by Fiction. She is a twenty-something east coast Canadian girl who loves writing about books and feminism.