Bout of Books,  Read-A-Thon

Bout of Books 7.0: The Sign-Up and Goals

Bout of Books

As if I was ever not going to sign up!  Over the past week or so, my feed has filled up with other bloggers’ sign-up posts so I know that this time is going to be no less fabulous than the other three that I’ve taken part in.  Roll on the 13th May! 🙂

Want to join the fun? 

Here are the details…

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

The Goals

1.  Reading

I’ll be working Monday to Friday and I know that I’m going out on the Saturday night so I don’t have the hours to set aside for reading that I otherwise might like but there are a few books I’d like to read (or part read, if we’re being accurate)…


The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa – it’s been a while since I read anything featuring vampires but I don’t think I’ve read a bad review of this and I have a copy from NetGalley so it’s made the shortlist.

Catching Fire and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins – I finished The Hunger Games in March 2012 and still haven’t read the second or third.  I’ve lined them up for a couple of read-a-thons before but still haven’t read them.  Plus, I imagine that they’re quick reads so ideal for picking up when I only have an hour or so to spare.

My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent – clearly this read-a-thon will have a YA theme!  I’ve actually had the first three in this series for quite a while but haven’t got round to starting them.  I feel as though I should fix that!

2.  Blogging

As always, I have plenty of reviews to write so if I can write and publish two during the week, that’d be awesome.  Failing two, one will do!  Heck, I could even live with some scant notes!

3.  Socialising

One thing I’ve never done during Bout of Books is participate in a Twitter chat.  They look frantic and ridiculously hard to keep track of and, from the snippets that I’ve caught in the past, fun.  So taking part in one of those is my third and final goal 🙂