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, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th 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 9.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
- time spent reading: 3 hours (total so far: 7 hours)
- pages read: 295 (total so far: 636)
- finished The Rosie Project (total books read so far: 2)
- completed Reading Tactics List Challenge at Sarah Says Read
- completed Audiobook Cast Challenge at Geeky Bloggers Book Blog
Wow, I’m really on a roll. Two books in two days – both good ones – plus I’ve done all the challenges so far. The one thing I feel bad about is I haven’t been doing as much commenting as I have in past Bouts. I’m visiting blogs, but a lot of times in these updates there’s just not much to respond to. In the past I’ve kept searching for ones I did have something to say on, but this time around I think I’m content for most of my socializing to happen on Twitter.
Reading Tactics List Challenge:
This challenge was easy; Sarah asks, How do you fit in as much reading as possible during Bout of Books? How do you squeeze in those extra pages? My response:
I really limit my TV watching during Bout of Books. Real life stuff, can’t do much about that, but my free time is almost entirely devoted to Bout of Books… either reading or socializing with other bloggers.
Audiobook Cast Challenge:
Felicia invites us to cast the voices of the characters of our favorite book for an audiobook or radio show. This is a little different than usual book casting; usually the challenge is to find someone who looks the way you picture a character, but here it’s only the voice that matters. I don’t know that it was easier or harder… but here’s my response:
Impossible to pick one true favorite, but for purposes of the challenge I’m picking Bloodline by James Rollins. My three favorite of the large cast of characters are:
Gray – Ben Browder
Seichan – Angelina Jolie
Kowalski – Dwayne Johnson
None of these are perfect but I think they come close to the way I hear them in my head.
Twitter chat tomorrow! Who’s going to be there?