Bout of Books Goals and Updates

Aug
11
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Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

It’s that time again! Time to get our read on with Bout of Books! According to the website:

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

You were going to be reading anyway, right? So why don’t you join in?

Time Devoted to Reading

I will be reading all week. Since the internet won’t get fixed till next Tuesday (*rends hair and gnashes teeth!*) I’ll be putting in most of my reading time in at the beginning of the week, I hope!

 

My Goals

  • Beat my totals from the last Bout of Books: 6 books, 1,500ish pages (I apparently didn’t do a final update. Shame on me!)
  • End the week without any outstanding reviews. (A tall order, since I already have about 12 reviews backed up.)
  • Make new friends and have fun!

Books to Read

I’m not good at following a list if I make one, so I’m just going to do a list of possible choices:

  • For review: The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke
  • From the Library: First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones, Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout, One Good Knight, The Sleeping Beauty, and Beauty and the Werewolf by Mercedes Lackey, Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson, Neuromancer by William Gibson, The Floating Islands by Rachel Neumeier, Steel by Carrie Vaughn. (Plus a few more to be added later.)
  • Off the TBR pile: Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells, The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, the Inside series by Maria V. Snyder, The Magnolia League by Katie Crouch.

Check back later in the week for more updates!

Updates

Monday
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Wednesday

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Thursday

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Friday

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Saturday

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Sunday

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11 Responses to “Bout of Books Goals and Updates”

  1. Second Chance Summer is an amazing read! It made me cry so much but I loved it, so I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Good luck and happy reading!

  2. Rebecca says:

    I am reading The Knife of Never Letting Go, I hope I finish before Bout of Books. I like it so far but I am only about 100 pages in. I really liked Inside Out, I have to read the second book. I hope you have a good week and enjoy the books.

    • Anne says:

      I don’t know if I’ll get to it, but it’s one of the ones I have laying around that I own, which always seems to get put off in favor of the library books. I’ve GOT to stop doing that! lol

  3. Best of luck, Anne! I think not having Internet may work in your favor. HA! 😉

    • Anne says:

      It MIGHT, but it will still make me sad! I’m going to miss a Twitter chat because of it! And I won’t be able to make as many friends =( Plus, seriously, I’m going through withdrawal, I can’t live without my internet!

  4. Anne, such awesome books!!!! I’m listening to First Grave on the Right right now and it’s AWESOME! The narrator is doing a great job. And Second Chance Summer! HAVE TISSUE READY! I bawled like a baby reading that book.

    Good luck with your goals! I’m with Amanda — I think it’s a good thing you won’t have Internet the first few days … that’s my biggest distraction during readathons!

    • Anne says:

      I’m really excited about First Grave, I’ve heard so many good things! Plus, I’m really in the mood for a good UF, and it sounds perfect =)

      But, but, but! Without the internet I can’t stalk*ahem* talk to any of my friends! And I can’t make new friends =(

  5. Good luck with your goals and that great list of books! Hope you have a great week 😉

  6. Sarah E. says:

    I really like the whole self-competition thing. That’s what I’m doing to – beat last readathon’s results :) Good luck this week!

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