Sunday, August 21, 2011

Bout of Books Read-a-thon: Starting Line

The Bout of Books Read-a-thon will begin in less than an hour (as I am writing this) and I've looked over some other participants' goals and they are very ambitious. I'm not going to lie, I'm a little intimidated. I decided to join the read-a-thon after seeing Amanda's tweet calling for participants and I offered to host a challenge. Having just completed a mini read-a-thon, I wanted to carry on the motivation from that. So here I am getting ready to start this one.

My Intentions:
  • Finish reading Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready
  • Read at least one review book
  • Read at least one e-book (sometimes I forget I have them)
  • Finish the last 60 pages of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (it will happen)
  • Host a Challenge and Giveaway on Thursday (hint: get your camera ready)
How Much Time I Will Read:
I hope to read during my lunch breaks and a couple of hours each evening. I've just returned to the gym so I won't alter that part of my routine. Plus I think it will help motivate me to make it through my exercise class if I know I have a great book waiting for me at home.

I will update daily on Twitter and have a mid-point post and finish post on the blog.

Ultimately my motivation for the read-a-thon is to have a good time, cheer on other bloggers/readers, and maybe move a few books from the TBR pile to the read pile. 

If anyone reading this still hasn't signed up for the Bout of Books Read-a-thon, what are you waiting for? Check out all of the details at On a Book Bender.

Below is the schedule of giveaways and challenges. I'm hosting on August 25th! Don't miss out!

8/22 — My Book Boyfriend Matchmaker Challenge and Giveaway, The Unread Reader
…………..Giveaway, Not Now…I’m Reading!
8/23 — BDB 1 and 2 by J.R. Ward Giveaway, Stacey Says and Cyndi Sews (Stacey)
…………..Surprise Giveaway, Tina’s Book Reviews
8/24 — Pick-a-Series Giveaway, Smitten with Reading
8/25 — Pick It Up, then Pile It Up Challenge and Giveaway, Actin’ Up with Books
…………..Fall ARC Giveaway (US/CA), The Reading Date
8/26 — The Book of Lost Souls Giveaway, On a Book Bender
…………..Tea Giveaway and Challenge, 25 Hour Books
8/27 — 1 book from the BD (up to $15) Giveaway, Rain Maiden Jen (On a Book Bender)
8/28 — E-book of Sleepers by Megg Jensen, Creative Deeds


  1. Your motivation for participating is exactly why I wanted to have this read-a-thon.

    I'm excited for your challenge! *runs to grab camera*

  2. Should be a fun read-a-thon=) I can't wait to see what you have in store for us with your challenge.

    Good Luck and Happy Reading!

  3. Good luck with meeting your read-a-thon goals! I'll look forward to your challenge. =O)

  4. I've heard great things about Shade and Shift. Looking foward to seeing if you enjoyed it. I didn't even think to include e-books. Doh! Perhaps next read-a-thon. Gotcha! Camera is ready. ;-) Good luck and happy reading!

  5. Sorcerer's Stone is AMAZING and I kinda wish I had time to reread it myself. :)

  6. Hello!! :D Thanks for stopping by my blog (Assortments)! Super motive!
    Pleasure meeting you!
    Happy read-a-thon!
    See you tomorrow!


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