So I've been hearing about this event, Bout of Books, for quite some time now and just haven't had the oomph to actually go for it. But all the cool kids are doing it, so this week, I guess I'll join the crowd and give it a shot!
How's that for enthusiasm!!
I'm just a little nervous because this week, like all the weeks lately, will be a bit crazy so joining something else is totally insane on my part. BUT, I have lots I need to read and so I was hoping to ratchet up the reading time this week anyway, so might as well make a pledge to do so, right?
Because yes, this challenge/week/event is basically that... to read A LOT during this week! Here's the official blurb from the official site:
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 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th 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 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
My Reading Goals
Here's what I'm hoping to read this week:
- The Rithmatist (half done, so the goal is to finish!) by Brandon Sanderson
- Visiting Tom (just started) by Michael Perry
- The Dream Thieves by Maggie Steifvater
- Seers by Heather Frost
- Earthbound by Aprilynne Pike
If I get those five done I think I'll be doing good! And maybe I'll add to it if I do better than I think I can. Or maybe I'll switch them up if my mood changes, which you know, could happen.
So, how about you come and join the party?