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 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th 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 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
I'm setting just a few goals for this week's Bout of Books read-a-thon. I expect to have a really busy week at work and we have friends in town, so I don't think I will get a lot of reading in, but I still want to participate and reconnect with other readers.
So, here are my goals:
- Finish Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (audiobook)
- Finish Collateral by Ellen Hopkins
- Read one review book
- Read at least one book from my YALLFest TBR pile
I'll post my updates here and on Twitter: @ActinUpwb
Monday, Day 1: Listened to 3 chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Tuesday, Day 2: Listened to 1 chapter of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Wednesday, Day 3: read between 30-40 pages of Collateral by Ellen Hopkins
Thursday, Day 4: Finish Collateral by Ellen Hopkins. I've read all of her (published) books and I think this one may be my favorite.
Friday, Day 5: Listened to a few chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Saturday, Day 6: read Keeping Her (A LOSING IT novella) by Cora Carmack
Sunday, Day 7: Finished Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets audiobook