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 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 14 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
It’s that time again!
My last Bout of Books went better than expected. This time, I’m not quite as overwhelmed with my new momming duties, but the little man does require a bit more interaction now, so we’ll see how much he’ll let me get in.
I have several possibilities for my Bout of Books reading…
The Bestseller, by Olivia Goldsmith
I was reminded of how much I loved this book when putting together my list of bookish characters a couple weeks ago.
Mistborn, by Brandon Sanderson
This has been on my TBR forever, and I’ve checked it out of the library a couple times and returned it unopened. Maybe I’ll actually read it this time.
The Empathy Exams, by Leslie Jamison
I don’t read much nonfiction, but I heard about this one on a podcast and was curious enough to get it from the library. I may not read the whole thing, but there were a couple essays in particular I wanted to check out.
Feed, by Mira Grant
This is one of the few audiobooks I tried in my pre-audiobook days. I did like the narration, just was too impatient at the time to spend 15+ hours getting through a story I could read much faster. (Ah, those were the days…)
A Full Life, by Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter has always interested me, despite the fact that I normally hate politics. I found his recent memoir while browsing Overdrive and thought I’d give it a try.
Captain Marvel: Higher, Further, Faster, More, by Kelly Sue DeConnick & David Lopez
Comics are another format I’m giving more of a chance now; we’ll see if they stick.
I’ll be updating on Twitter throughout the week, and I’ll come back here to do a wrap up at the end.
Who else is doing Bout of Books?