Monday, January 07, 2013

Bout of Books 6.0

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

I didn't find out about this until Saturday because, well, I haven't exactly been active in the blogosphere lately, but when I saw there was gonna be another Bout of Books Read-a-thon, I knew I had to take part! Here's what it's all about:

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 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th 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 6.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.

I took part in a Bout of Books readathon this summer, and I loved it, so I'm definitely taking part again! The timing is perfect, since my semester starts January 14th, and this will help me get some more reading done before I have to get back to studying. And I get to cheat - I'm switching time zones, so my week will be 6 hours longer! More time to read - yay! (Not really, since I'll spend about 30 hours travelling and feeling like death. But still.)

I'm hoping to get these 8 books read this week:

  • Who I Kissed by Janet Gurtler
  • Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe
  • Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  • Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta
  • A Long Way from You by Gwendolyn Heasley
  • How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
  • WinterTown by Stephen Emond
  • Awkward by Marni Bates

I'm really looking forward to getting some reading done, and to the Twitter chats, which were awesome last time!

I will be updating this post with my progress, and I will also be updating on Twitter.

Are you participating in the read-a-thon? What are you planning on reading?


  1. good luck on your goals, i hope to read 2 or 3 books

  2. Good luck! I've heard good things about Wintertown, I hope you enjoy it :)

  3. That's a lot of reading. Good luck.

  4. How To Save a Life has been on my TBR for so long...good heavens. Nice list of books! Good luck with the Bout!


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