Bout of Books 9.0- a readathon

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

I decided the best way to start 2014 would be with a read-a-thon. The holidays have been crazy, the kids will be back in school, and I've got morning sickness to the I'd love nothing more than to just sit and read my little heart out!

This will be my 4th time participating in Bout of Books.

So what exactly IS Bout of Books? Why, I'm glad you asked:

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. - From the Bout of Books team

Bout of Books

Now, let's talk goals. You have to have goals for a read-a-thon!

Goals for Bout of Books
  • Read at least 100 pages each day.
  • Finish 3 books.
  • Participate in 2 Twitter chats.
  • Compete in at least 1 challenge.
  • Comment on other blogs.
Books I'll be reading:

The 3rd book will be determined later, probably depending on my mood after these two. Maybe I'll read one of the sequels. I've had these books on my to-read list for some time now, and I've heard great things about them, so I'm excited to finally read them and cross them off my list!

Speaking of goals, I totally failed on my 2013 Goodreads goal. Bummer!

I'm going to set my goal a little lower this year. I think 25 is a good place to start, because once August hits I probably won't have much time to read. I'll have a new baby! I'll be too busy to read after that, so I better get most of mine done during the first half of the year.

So are YOU thinking about signing up for Bout of Books? If you love to read, you really should sign up. It's a really fun way to get some reading in, "meet" some fun people, and even participate in some challenges and giveaways and maybe win a cool prize. I especially love the Twitter chats because I love interacting with all of my fellow book lovers and learning about new books. Seriously, join in! It's a ton of fun.

As always, thank you to my bloggy BFF Sarah for introducing me to Bout of Books!


  1. Hi Melissa - I just wandered in here completely by chance while looking for new and interesting people to follow (I just moved my blog to blogger, and am in search of new people to read - I haven't really looked for ages).

    A readathon sounds great (he says, with half a shelf of unread books behind him). I'm going to try and read more this year - since kids entered our lives, reading has kind of vanished off the radar...

    Great blog btw!

  2. I've been wanting to read Daughter of Smoke & Bone for so long!! I really hope you like it and congrats on the baby! My goal for 2014 is 150 books but that's a little stretch for me lol

  3. Why have I not heard of this?! Thank you for sharing! :)

  4. I loved Daughter of Smoke and bone, I hope you'll like it:)

    My goals:

  5. Good luck with this. It looks like a cool challenge, but my book reading has been slow lately. I also failed on my GoodReads goal last year. Hopefully I can do it this year!

  6. Awesome choices!!! Under the Never Sky is amazing!! You better get the next book(s), too because you will want to read them! Also - the novellas are great, too! Good luck with your BoB goals!


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