Many of my blogging friends take part in this, so I thought I should give it a whirl this year, admittedly I decided at the last minute so this is all a little late but hey, I think this will be fun. Bout of books is in its own words:
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 7.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
I personally like how reading challenges like this often introduce me to new bloggers, so while you shouldn’t worry this blog will be inundated with them and only contain posts about them, I resolved to take part in a few more in 2013. So I don’t spam the feeds of people who follow me this will be my sign-up post and goal post too.
My goals are to:
- Enjoy reading and the process of reading and not get stressed about time or number of books
- Still write/edit at least 1000 words a day of my own writing.
- Read at least two review books and one non-review book
- Join in and meet other bloggers *waves*
Book-wise, here are the books I’m currently aiming to read, a * means they are a review book:
The Tragedy Paper-Elizabeth Laynard * (already read first 100 pages so should be a dead certain finish)
Jellicoe Road- Melina Marchetta
Lockwood & Co. – Johnathon Stroud *
Paper Aeroplanes-Dawn O’Porter *
Fragments-Dan Wells *
The Fifth Wave- Rick Yancey *
If you’re taking part please let me know; what are you hoping to get out of this week? Any particular books you’re very excited about? I’ll also update my progress on this post throughout the week too.