Saturday, August 09, 2014

Bout of Books 11.0 Sign Up & 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 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th 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 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

It’s almost Bout of Books time again!


I’m still trying to not over-stress myself since this is supposed to be fun, so my goals are once again minimalistic:

  • read every day & finish/read 1 book
  • participate in at least one challenge
  • maybe participate in one twitter chat (hopefully)
  • try to be a little social either on twitter or visiting & commenting on other blogs

Anything of this will be a success.

Books to select from:

  • The Prince of Darkness by Jean Plaidy
  • Grave Suprise by Charlaine Harris
  • Deathless by Catharine M. Valente
  • Loki by Mike Vasich
  • and a few more

I’ll be updating on Twitter (@StrangeNewWords), since that is less time-consuming and I’ll write a wrap-up posts in the end.

Are you in? What are your goals?


  1. I really like the Harper Connelly books by Charlaine Harris, so I hope you enjoy Grave Surprise! Good luck and happy reading :D

    1. I liked the first book a lot, so I think I'll enjoy this one too. Thank you, and same to you. And yes, don't forget to sign up! ;)

  2. Hooray, Bout of Books! I'll be curious to see what you think of Deathless, I've been meaning to try out a Valente book.

    1. Yay! I've just started Deathless, but so far I love it!

  3. Ahhh, I have heard amazing things about Deathless. Awesome books to chose from for the readathon! Good luck on your goals! =)

    1. I've just started Deathless, but I'm loving it so far! Thank you!


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