It's that time again! I had such a good time with the Bout of Books Read-a-thon a couple of months ago that I just had to sign up again. I know there have been a fair few other read-a-thons going on lately, but I have to admit that none of them have really grabbed me.
Still, I know that I get along just fine with Bout of Books and I've been in a bit of a reading slump lately so maybe this will persuade me to get back into those books! I don't usually have reading slumps though, so it could just be the fairly stodgy couple of books I was reading at the time, but we'll see!
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 13th and runs through Sunday, August 19th 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 5.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.
-From the Bout of Books 5.0 team
I feel like I've been bogged down quite a lot with library books, review copies and challenge reads lately, so I'm liking the idea of just choosing my own books of my shelves. With that in mind, I don't really want to set too concrete a goal list so I can enjoy this read-a-thon to its full capacity.
I'm going to aim for three books during the week, possibly from the following:
These are the books on my shelves that I'm most anticipating. I picked my first free-choice book off my shelf today (Red Glove by Holly Black) and I'm loving it, so I'm really looking forward to just reading whatever the hell I want!
I've also fallen behind a little with reviews, due to my general all-encompassing slump, so I'd like to get the following three reviews up -
- Counselling for Toads by Robert de Board
- King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
- Red Glove by Holly Black