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, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th 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 9.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.
You’ve probably seen this picture and title circulating round the blogosphere lately. I was at first a bit apprehensive of joining in: The upcoming week will be busy as I’ll be returning to uni, so I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to read during that week. However, I guess I could use this read-a-thon to tackle some books that have been standing on my shelves for too long.
I’m currently in the middle of The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling, which I hope to finish in two or three days. After that I’ll most likely pick up Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, a book I hauled back in October. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book and I can’t wait to finally get into it. If I also finish this one before 12th of January, I’ll start either On Beauty by Zadie Smith or Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift or Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh (can’t really decide!).
My goals for this read-a-thon are to:
- read at least two books (and start a third one)
- read every day
- take part in one of the challenges/twitter chats
Yeah, that’s about it. Let me know if you’re doing the BoB 9.0, what you’re reading and which book I should choose for my third read. Happy reading!