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
This will be my fifth Bout of Books…
This is going to be a much more low-key event for me than in the past. I’m still joining in because I’ll be reading at least part of the time, so there’s really no reason not to. But I won’t be talking about it here. I certainly won’t be pushing to finish more books than usual. I probably won’t even do the daily link-ups (I never enter for the Grand Prize anyway, so it’s just one less thing to worry about).
Instead, I’ll just be reading when I can… and sticking to social media to update on my progress and keep up with everyone else’s.
Why the change? A couple reasons.
First, and most significantly, my brother’s wedding is that Friday. The beginning of the week should be business as usual, and I might even get some reading done over the weekend, but from Thursday afternoon through Saturday morning, I’m going to be bridesmaiding it up.
There’s a secondary reason as well (which is somewhat tied to the first) but you’ll hear more about that on Friday.
Have you ever done a read-a-thon? What’s been your favorite?