Friday, August 16, 2013

The Bout of Books Read-a-thon

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 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th 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 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team.
Bout of BooksYes, people, I am going to take part in a read-a-thon next week. I'm feeling a need to mix with others a bit, and the Bout of Books people sound very reassuring about low-pressure. See? They said "low-pressure" in the above blurb. No, I won't be challenging myself or going after any grand prizes. I'm not even competing with myself relating to my usual number of books read in a week, because I've been jumping around among books recently, so there hasn't been any "books read in a week."

My goals are somewhat murky. I want to finish up a couple of eBooks I've started, and see what I can do with the library pile. And maybe read a few essays from the book I've left in the car for emergency travel reading. Since I've just joined Twitter, figuring out how to follow the #boutof books Twitter account would be a good idea. And I'm behind with some Goodreads updates. It would be good if I could get to those next week, too.

I expect to be doing a two-hour car trip on Sunday, and I should only have to drive one way. Some reading time there. Then next week will definitely be stationary bike week during exercise sessions because I can read there, too.

Go over to the Bout of Books site and take a look at the sign up post. There are over 300 bloggers planning to do this. I will keep you posted on how this one is doing.

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