Bout of Books is a week-long read-a-thon organised by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It runs from Monday, 18th August to Sunday, 24th August. 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.
I’ve always said it but I’ll say it again: Bout of Books is one of my favourite read-a-thons ever. It was the very first bookish event I’ve ever participated in three years ago and this is where I met some of my oldest bookish buddies, who I consider very good friends even today, so BoB will always be a special event for me.
I wasn’t sure if I would be able to join in this time because I’m going on holiday on the 24th (and who knows how much time I’ll have between work and packing) but I really need to catch up on reading and I need some motivation – plus I missed chatting to you all – so I decided to sign up. AND I CAN’T. WAIT.
- Finish two books: I’m not the fastest reader and I know I won’t have an insane amount of time, so finishing two books would be perfect already.
- Participate in as many challenges as I can (at least 1 each day)
- Find new people to follow on Twitter and the blogosphere: One of the things I love about BoB the most is how great the community is and how many friends you can make in one week, so I’m really looking forward to chatting to you all.