This is my first bout of books and if you are also a book lover then you’ll know all about this readathon. But just in case you don’t, here is all the deets you need.
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, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th 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 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
Why I’m joining?
I wasn’t really planning on joining as I’m all kinds of busy at the moment. But then again, I’m never too busy to read. I always squeeze it in somewhere somehow. As sign up posts went up on other blogs, I got caught up in the whirl of excitement, I was sucked in and here I am. Ready, willing and able to read ALL the books. Well 3 or 4 anyway 🙂
My Goals for Bout of Books 11:
- Have fun
- Talk books – here, there, on twitter, on your blog, wherever. If you love books enough to join a readathon, then we speak the same language and obviously need to be friends 🙂
- Join in at least one challenge and update this post as I do
- Read some of these. I’m not putting a number on it as I don’t like book pressure. And I’ll be happy to just make an indent in my pile.
Update Tuesday evening 19th Aug:
I’ve finished one book – Each and Every One by Rachel English. I was already 50% before Monday so that’s only half a book in two days. But that’s ok, my weekdays are busy and I wasn’t expecting to read much more than that anyway. What is satisfying is that it was a 4 star read. Yay! And in other news, I’ve just completed my very first Spine Poetry – the challenge hosted by My Little Pocket Books. It’s a bit morbid but I like how it turned out. AND the picture is refusing to be added. Gah! I’ll add it later when I can. Of you can check it on FB.
Rare precious things
The life you left
See you tomorrow
Between the devil and the deep blue sea
Update Thursday evening 21st Aug:
Yesterday, I read 50% of Dangerous Boys (well more or less and to be honest more less than more!) and I’m really enjoying it. It’s maintaining the suspense really well and I’m anxious to get it all sorted out in my head! I’m hoping to finish this one tonight as it’s a fairly quick read. I didn’t do any challenges yesterday because I had no time and I also didn’t get a chance to go blog visiting. But the good news is that from now to the end of the readathon, I’ll have a lot more free time so I hope to rectify that.
Today’s challenge is Like This, Try This which is hosted by Writing My Own Fairy Tale: My recommendation is that if you like Anne of Green Gables then try After Forever Ends by Melodie Ramone because this even though the stories are totally different, this book captures the friendships, loyalty and feels of Anne. In a more modern, less innocent way. Both showcase the joys of nature and have a lovely optimistic feel to them. I love both and highly recommend them.
Bookish Chat : Are you joining in? Leave a comment below and I’ll swing on by. And a quick question to help us connect, what book are you most looking forward to reading in BoutofBooks?