Friday, January 03, 2014

Bout of Books 9.0

It's that time again! Bout of Books is upon us!

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 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th 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 9.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. 

I love Bout of Books because, as the blurb says, it's a really laid back event. I very rarely do any challenges or try for any prizes, but I love visiting other participants and reading my fanny off. 

My goals:

  • Read two or three mid-length books (about 250 pages each)
  • Scratch that first goal. Instead of counting books, I'm shooting for 500-800 pages. I'll be happy with either, but that'll help me make headway on some of the chunky books I'm reading now and have coming up. :) 
  • Visit all the participants at least once
  • Do at least one BookTube video about my progress and share them here on the blog. 
Book possibilities:
  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  • The Devil in Silver by Victor LaValle
  • Possession by A.S. Byatt
  • The Diviners by Libba Bray
  • Oracle Night by Paul Auster (209 pages)
  • Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote (232 pages)
  • Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson (240 pages)

Just a few ideas, mostly from my upcoming TBRs. The exception is Hangsaman, because every day is a good day for Shirley Jackson. :D

Are you participating in Bout of Books 9.0? What's on your list of goals and potential reads? 

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