Sunday, August 18, 2013

Bout of Books 8.0 Sign-up and Goals


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, 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?
 
Here are MY GOALS:

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?

14 comments:

  1. Good luck fellow read-a-thonner! I'm going to try to strike a good balance between 'reading things' and 'being sociable' too - as long as I don't end up spending five hours a day on Twitter, hehe. Have fun! :)

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    1. Thank you! Twitter and other online things can be so distracting! Yes, it's all about balance.

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  2. HI, I'm joining the readathon too! I really liked Angelology, I hope you'll like it too. Have a nice week!

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    1. Hi, yay, the more the merrier! I'm approximately half-way through Angelology and I find it interesting and likeable, but I've been in a terrible reading root (I think I started it in April?) so i's going slowly. Hopefully, I will finish it this week.

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  3. Good luck with your goals! I'll look forward to seeing your progress :)

    Lauren
    My goals

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  4. First good luck! I think your goal of reading every day is a brilliant one as you've not put yourself under pressure to read a certain amount. And I'm now wondering if I should follow your strategy...Ah well, guess I'll find out from tomorrow.

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    1. Thank you! I basically tried everything, no pressure, a lot of pressure, some pressure, nothing has helped, so I'm kinda resigned. I'll pick up my reading when I do. But at least a few pages a day is good, too. I guess we'll both see how it goes for us. :)

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  5. Reading everyday is a great goal! No matter how much or how little :)

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    1. I think so, I just have to discipline myself to do so. :)

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  6. I want to read Angelology soooo bad. I need to get it from the library soon. Good luck on your goals!

    Angie

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    1. I hope you get to read it soon. :) Thank you!

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  7. Lovely goals. See you around the read-a-hon.
    -Dilettantish Reader

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    1. Nice to hear that. See you. :)

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