I will be participating for the second time in the Bout of Books read-a-thon It’s a full week starting today (the 5th) and going through January 11th.
The Bout of Books Read-a-Thon was created by Amanda @ On a Book Bender on a complete whim in August 2011*. It took on a life of its own and was such a hit that Amanda decided to do it again and turn it into a somewhat regular occurrence.
Bout of Books is a week long read-a-thon, usually from 12:01am on a Monday through 11:59pm on a Sunday in whatever time zone you are in.
It is low pressure, meaning participants are only asked to push themselves to read more than they normally would during any given week. There is no competition between readers.
How much time a reader wants, and can commit, to read, tweet, or network with fellow bloggers is left to individual preference. All challenges and giveaways are optional.
Networking with fellow bloggers is actively encouraged, though never required.
Use Twitter to post updates throughout the read-a-thon. Everyone will be tweeting with the #boutofbooks hashtag.
I wish I could remember if I did well during the last Bout of Books, but I can’t. I’m pretty sure I did relatively OK with how regularly I was reading, and I think I met my personal goals. Now that I have a blog though, I’ll be able to keep track of goals like this. Yay!
My personal goals for this read-a-thon:
- To complete 3 books:
- To start:
We’ll see on Maus at least. I’m waiting for my reserved copy at the library.
- To attempt the challenges! They all look like a lot of fun, and now that I have this new shiny, fancy…ish blog, I’ll have a place to put my responses!
I’m definitely looking forward to participating this year, and I’m really hoping that I complete the 3 books that I want to. If you’ve stopped by and are doing the read-a-thon, I wish you happy reading and much success!