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 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th 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 15 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
As part of my 2016 Bookish Resolutions, I DID say that I would try to participate in at least one read-a-thon for the 2016 year. So, you know... why not this one? I've seen the Bout of Books Read-a-thons floating around and have been interested for a while. But I always feel like I'm too bogged down with Real Life activities to focus on reading.
Of course, there are no rules that dictate you must read during the entire time of a read-a-thon, so I might be able to swing this week-long one. If I could manage some good reading during the Dewey's 24 Hour back in October, I should be okay with this one.
I honestly don't have any actual goals to complete for this read-a-thon aside from: Read as many books as I can manage. I'm going to be participating in this read-a-thon in as laid back a fashion as I can. I still have to work and have a lot of things planned for January already anyway, so I'm just going to feel my way around this Bout of Books Read-a-thon and see how I do before I try again and actually set some goals. However, I tend to be able to read around 4 books a week if I'm on a good roll. Maybe I could set that as my goal. Maybe not.
I have plans to start reading The Immortal Heights and The Apprentice at the beginning of January and may still be reading both books when the read-a-thon starts up. So hopefully these two books will be finished within the week duration of Bout of Books. Followed by Frost is one of 48 of 2016 Reading Assignment books I will be reading in January and probably the second one I plan on reading for that challenge, which I feel I'll probably start reading that second week of January. And I just want to read Hungry Like the Wolf... for my own reasons.
(Clicking on the covers of each book will take you to the book's Goodreads page.)
I've been contemplating my next audio book and on a whim, just decided that I would like to listen to Let's Pretend This Never Happened, an autobiographical memoir by Jenny Lawson. I bought it with an Audible credit months ago and haven't quite been in the mood for another autobiography since Neil Patrick Harris. I might start into this one for January, and it'll spill into the Bout of Books Read-a-thon.
Links to Update posts
(coming soon -- subject to change)
The following post links are subject to change mainly because I don't know how often I will update on this read-a-thon during the week even if wishful thinking has me updating daily.
We shall see how it all works out.
I'm going to try to have as much fun as I can. If anyone else is interested in joining the read-a-thon, the badge at the top of this post will take you to the Bout of Books official website. The link under the picture takes you directly to the sign-up post. Let's all have some fun for this week of a read-a-thon!