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
I decided to sign-up almost at the last minute. I've participated in all Bout of Books so far, although the last two have been a (not)reading disaster for me, as has been my reading this year in general. But there is always a chance of improvement and 8 is one of my favourite numbers, so why not give it a try?
Considering my reading this year is crappy, reading every day will suffice as a goal.
Books to read/finish:
- Angelology by Danielle Trussoni
- Eighty Days Yellow by Vina Jackson
- Love and Intrigue by Friedrich von Schiller
Other goals (aka trying not to be a hermit and to reconnect with blogging community):
- participate in at least one challenge
- participate in one twitter chat
- visit at least one 'new' blog each day and comment
- and visit at least two 'old' blogs each day and comment
Of course, I might have a bad week, as is the norm lately, and fail miserably, but maybe not.
What are your goals?