Bout of Books 7.0

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Bout of Books
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 13th and runs through Sunday, May 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 7.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
It’s that time again! Time to read our butts off for a whole week! If you’re interested in joining, click on the button above to be taken to the official website.

Declaration of Participation:

I do solemnly swear, blah, blah, blah etc. etc. READ! This time, however, I’m going to be doing things a little bit differently. For my own reasons, I am choosing to forgo the daily updates on the blog. I will still have goals (see below) but they will be general, low-key, and most importantly low stress! Instead, I’ll be updating through Twitter (using the hashtag #boutofbooks) and GoodReads. I may decide to do a wrap up post with a summary of my progress, but I want this to be as low pressure as possible, so we’ll see.


Keeping all of the above in mind, here are my goals for the week:

  • Get myself out of my reading slump.
  • Attend all the Twitter chats (I should be able to this time!)
  • Clear out some of the library books that have already been renewed once (or TWICE!)
  • Above all DO NOT STRESS! If it becomes stressful, I am not doing it right, and you have my permission to tell me so, okay?

And a few books that may be on the docket – I’m not good with reading off a list, especially during a reading slump, so these may be completely wrong (entries with a “*” following are books I’ve already started and should finish soon):

  • Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble by HP Mallory*
  • Serpent’s Kiss by Thea Harrison*
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling*
  • The Neverending Story by Michael Ende*
  • Incarnate by Jodi Meadows*
  • Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
  • Dodger by Terry Pratchett
  • The Runaway King by Jennifer E. Smith
  • Dr. Frankenstein’s Daughters by Suzanne Weyn
  • Shades of Earth by Beth Revis
  • The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson*

And many, many more.

Everyone have fun this week! Find me on Twitter!

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7 Responses to “Bout of Books 7.0”

  1. GREAT GOAL! I still haven’t signed up, BUT I think it’s because I stress too much about updates and whatnot. Maybe I’ll sign up and do what you’re doing … just update at the end. Perfect! Anne, you’re so smart. :)

    • Anne says:

      *blushes* Aw shucks! 😀 I will definitely miss you if you choose not to participate, but you have to do what’s right for you. I just have so much stress in my life right now, but I didn’t want to give up doing Bout of Books, so I looked for ways to make it less stressful – losing the daily updates was number one on my list!

  2. Good luck with the Bout of Books, I can’t wait to start so in fact, I already have and will have to change my goals! I agree with keeping it low stress, reading is supposed to be my hobby, I have enough other stress :) I have been wanting to read Harry Potter series and The Neverending Story would be great too. I have a huge stack of library books I want to get through including Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, maybe I should add some of those to my goals.

    • Anne says:

      Library books are always great for this kind of thing – you can get yourself through a bunch of them quickly and return them before they’re due! Good luck this week!

  3. I love that your goal is to participate in all the Twitter chats and mine is to participate in one! That’s the one thing about Bout of Books that I’ve never quite latched onto so I’m going to try and fix that this time around :) I love the sound of Dr Frankenstein’s Daughter – I’ve been meaning to get hold of it myself for a while. Hope you like it and have a great read-a-thon!

  4. Hello,
    I saw that you were doing the Bout of Books read-a-thon. You’ve got so many books! Good luck! I’ve followed you to make sure I get your updates! I would really appreciate it if you could come over to my blog to check it out, and if you like it, you can follow me as well. I hope you’ll follow my read-a-thon journey. I blog about my favourite music and books hence the name Music Plus Books.
    Thank you and good luck,
    Music Plus Books
    – Laura

  5. I love your goal ~ stress free!!! I really need to find a better template or a better way to do the daily updates as I don’t think the default one works for me :( but I just gotta figure it out for myself.

    Good Luck and see you at the chats!!!

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