Sunday, May 11, 2014

Bout of Books goals

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 12th and runs through Sunday, May 18th 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 10 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Given that this is the first readathon that I'm participating in, I figured that I'd keep things pretty simple this time around: I'm aiming to read seven books this week. Failing that, I'd like to break 2,000 pages, which shouldn't be TOO difficult - it's less than 300 pages a day! Friday could get a little interesting, given that I don't tend to get a chance to read much more than 150 pages on the average Friday, but at worst it means that I have to aim to get ahead of schedule on Thursday or catch up over the weekend.

Here's what I'm planning on reading during Bout of Books 10:

Croak - Gina Damico

Attachments - Rainbow Rowell

Crash into You - Katie McGarry

A Hat Full of Sky - Terry Pratchett

Sea of Shadows - Kelley Armstrong

The Five Greatest Warriors - Matthew Reilly 

Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson

Attachments, A Hat Full of Sky, and The Five Greatest Warriors are rereads. The others are new books. Somewhat surprisingly, only two of them are on my Kindle. The others are all physical form, which I'm quite excited about. It's been AGES since the physical books in my TBR pile have outweighed the Kindle books!

So there you have it. Pretty simple goals, but I figure it's better to start simple than trying to do All The Things in my first readathon!

Are you doing Bout of Books?

K xx


  1. Yay! Good luck on your first Bout of Books! (I do need to re-read Attachments some time, that was my favorite of Rowell's books.)

  2. A bit off-topic, but I've actually been meaning to read Croak for awhile- Gina Damico was a year ahead of me at my college. I knew who she was and we had mutual friends but I don't know her personally. I've wanted to read this since I heard about it!

    Actually, that whole class at Boston College is overachieving and making me feel like a slacker. One girl won an Emmy for writing on 30 Rock last year and is now writing for The Mindy Project and a guy in that class just got a Tony nomination for Best Actor in a Musical.

  3. Croak was AWESOME. And holy mackerel, that really IS an overachieving class!

  4. Thank you!! It's going pretty well so far. I suspect tomorrow will be the real test though, as I actually have to go and be a responsible adult. Ugh.


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