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 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 14 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
It’s once again Bout of Books time, and I am just sliding this sign-up post in under the wire. I did TERRIBLY last go ’round, so am hoping this time will be better. I am also trying to read some of my ARCs/e-galleys as part of ARC August (which I am likewise failing spectacularly at), so my reading list for this week will overlap exactly with the titles I already chose for that event.
Because this read-a-thon only lasts a week, I am only choosing four books to pick from, and am hoping to read two of them.
I am currently reading Ice Like Fire, which I hope to finish soon, and listening to This Song Will Save Your Life on audio, which I know I won’t finish before the week’s done. I would also like to finish one other book during the read-a-thon, for a total of two books read.
Because I am back to work (and have 27 students in my class, ugh), things around here are busy, so I will not be participating in any challenges or extra activities. Instead, I am going to focus my (limited) free time on reading and reading only. So here are my goals for the week:
- finish Ice Like Fire and read  other book, for a total of  books read
- chart my progress on my Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram. (Tag will be #boutofbooksfor all three platforms.)
So that’s that! Are any of you participating in Bout of Books? If so, please link me to your posts! I’d love to cheer you on!