GUYS. It is time for yet another Bout of Books. Clearly I'll be participating. So let's get these goals going.
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, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th 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 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
TIME DEVOTED TO READING
I'm pretty sure I can work in 3 hours of reading a day. Probably 4. But I'll formally devote 3 hours a day to reading, just in case I get reading lazy (it happens every now and again).
As of right now I have nothing to do with my days except apply to jobs and sleep. So I think I'll put a lot of time into Bout of Books this time around. Unless my funemployment turns into employment in the next three weeks. I may have to alter my Bout of Books plans if I become employed, but I'll deal with that hurdle if we ever get there.
BOOKS TO CHOOSE FROM
- Read at least 5 books from the list below.
- Participate in at least 1 Twitter chat.
- Meet some new bloggers and make awesome new friends.
- Participate in at least 2 challenges.
BOOKS TO CHOOSE FROM
1. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
2. The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas
3. Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts
4. This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
5. Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
6. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
7. From What I Remember... by Stacie Kramer & Valerie Thomas
8. Pivot Point by Kasie West
It's safe to say I'm REALLY FREAKING EXCITED for all 8 of these books. I've included 3 BEA books that come out in September (The Burning Sky, Tumble & Fall and This Song Will Save Your Life) in hopes that I'll read them and get my reviews up in time for their release dates (I'm pretty sure they all come out September 17th). And the rest I've just been meaning to read forever but I've been all kinds of distracted and I'm hoping Bout of Books will get my butt in gear. Although, I might read Anna and the French Kiss before Bout of Books begins... Whoops. If I do I'll replace Anna with Lola. That's fair, right?
What are YOUR goals for Bout of Books 8.0? What do you plan to read? Most importantly: ARE YOU READY FOR THE TWITTER CHATS? I know I am. So join me and let's be friends.