The Bout of Books Read-a-Thon was created by Amanda @ On a Book Bender on a complete whim in August 2011*. It took on a life of its own and was such a hit that Amanda decided to do it again and turn it into a somewhat regular occurrence.
- Bout of Books is a week long read-a-thon, usually from 12:01am on a Monday through 11:59pm on a Sunday in whatever time zone you are in.
- It is low pressure, meaning participants are only asked to push themselves to read more than they normally would during any given week. There is no competition between readers.
- How much time a reader wants, and can commit, to read, tweet, or network with fellow bloggers is left to individual preference. All challenges and giveaways are optional.
- Networking with fellow bloggers is actively encouraged, though never required.
Use Twitter to post updates throughout the read-a-thon. Everyone will be tweeting with the #boutofbooks hashtag.
*always be careful what you tweet!
Now, that’s all fun and games, but there’s something even more important here:
— Bout of Books (@boutofbooks) August 16, 2013
I haven’t set any specific goals yet but I’m in a serious reading dry spell. According to my goodreads challenge I am 28 books behind and I am currently ‘reading’ 7 books. Yeah. So, anything will do!
I also have a whole bunch of borrowed books I’d like to return so those will take priority. Will post a book pile soon!
I’ll be spending some time over at a friend’s house to take care of some doves and plants which gives me the opportunity to sit in a quiet environment other than my own home (i.e. without distractions) so I might be able to use that to my advantage.
Which I will go and check out now! Tschüßi!