Sunday, December 30, 2018

Read-a-thon: Bout of Books 24

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th 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 24 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.  - From the Bout of Books team

My last participation was Bout of Books 19 in May 2017.  That feels like a long time ago.

I know why I don't always participate in these week-long readathons, even though they seem like the most likely readathons I'd join.  I don't really take part in any of the challenges, mini-games, giveaways, and don't really care about any grand prize.

So whether or not I'm participating, I'm still reading.  I think the reason why I participated in the past was just because it seemed fun, and also it served as a way to post and blog about my reading on an almost daily basis without resorting simply to "this is just a general reading update."  And also, the fact that the readathon is happening is constantly in the back of my mind, so I consciously make myself reach for a book in order to accumulate a more impressive number of books read, or number of pages read, in one week than what I would usually get otherwise.

Anyway...  Moving right along.


This year, my main goals are pretty simple:
1) Post regular updates, daily... or every other day, maybe.
2) Read at least 3 books.

In past years, it looks like my highest number of read books was six while my lowest number was two.  So I'm going to try to meet myself in the middle somewhere and go for three since it sounds like a reasonable enough number of books read for one week.  I hope.

So... unless my reading slump holds for a while longer, I should be able to complete my goals quite readily.

If I can overshoot my goals, then that's a bonus!

Read-a-thon Hopefuls

I don't have an exact plan for what I will be reading for this week.  I'm probably going to mood read, and so it's too early to really set a "schedule" per se of my reading.

For January, however, these are books that I am planning on, so I'm hoping to at least get to these if I haven't already read it by the time the readathon starts.  There are books rolled over from this year, 2018, that I hadn't gotten to and would like to finish reading, and then there are books that will count towards my 2019 Reading Challenge.

Meanwhile, I will already be starting these two books as soon as the first of January rolls around, so I might still be reading/listening to them, or not.  We'll see how my progress is by the time the readathon actually starts.  These are both books that will be counting towards my 2019 Reading Challenge, specifically.


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!

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