Yes! It’s that time of the year again – Bout of Books 4.0 is here! What is it all about, you ask? Bout of Books is a week long read-a-thon, run from 12:01am on Monday, May 14th through 11:59pm Sunday, May 20st in whatever time zone you are in. It is totally low pressure, meaning participants are only asked to push themselves to read more than they normally would during any given week. There is no competition between readers. How much time a reader wants, and can commit, to read, tweet, or network with fellow bloggers is left to individual preference.
I’ve actually done this read-a-thon before but my life got in the way and I didn’t manage to participate as much as I would’ve liked to. So here’s to a successful read-a-thon!
I know I’m going to sound really boring here but my aim for this read-a-thon week is to catch up with my uni reading. I have two exams coming up which require tons of books to be read in the next few weeks. They’re mainly for American Literature which (sorry guys) is not my cup of tea, but it has to be done. It’d be a great opportunity and a great motivation for me to finally catch up with myself and be productive for once. So anyway, since I won’t be able to join in the RAT until Tuesday evening and I’ll probably be busy with birthday celebrations, my aim is to finish 2 or 3 books that week. I’m a slow reader but I hope I’ll manage two books at least.
The books I’m going to read are:
The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger
Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
Seize The Day by Saul Bellow
I’ll try to post updates as frequently as I can but I’ll probably tweet them instead of putting them on the blog. I’m not sure whether I should review them, though? Do you guys review books you read for uni? Or if you’re not in uni/college, are you interested in books like these? Do let me know!
Also, if you’d like to sign up for this event, make sure to do so here. Anyone else joining in? x