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 5th and runs through Sunday, January 11th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 12 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.
– From the Bout of Books team
It’s that time of the year again – Bout of Books January readathon! Last year I took part in the Bout of Books 9.0 that was held around the same time, and had a blast with it. However, none of the later dates really suited my schedules, so here we are – a year later and ready to read again. This year the Bout of Books team has decided to exclude the official Goals post, to keep the event more laid-back and positive. Participants can set themselves goals if they want to, but there is no pressure to do so. I did consider setting some specific goals, such as last year’s “Read two books”, but to be honest I don’t know if that would motivate me in the right way. Thus my goal for the Bout of Books 12.0 is this: Read every day.
Even though I went to a little blogging spree during the past week, I still have some posts and reviews that need to be written, and I don’t want to add any pressure on that by reading more books that then need to be reviewed. So I’m going to take the easy way with this readathon, and focus more on reading as well as discovering new blogs and bloggers. I will try my best to post updates throughout the week, but I probably won’t take part in any of the daily challenges (not really my kind of thing, I’m afraid).
But what will I be reading? I’m currently in the middle of two books: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco and Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. However, I probably will be finished with Throne of Glass by Monday, so I hope to pick up either The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Short Stories (my Jazz Age January choice), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society or Wilde’s The Woman of No Importance to read on the side. Maybe.
Will you be participating in the Bout of Books 12.0 and if so, what do you plan on reading?