Friday, August 10, 2012

Bout of Books Readathon 5.0

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

Well, after seeing three posts about the Bout of Books Read-A-Thon next week, I decided to take the plunge and join them. I've not participated in a read-a-thon before, but this seems to be as good of a time as any.

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 13th and runs through Sunday, August 19th 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 5.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books 5.0 team

Time Devoted to Reading
I will be reading as much as possible throughout the week.

My Goals
I'm hoping to read 1500 pages, which is more than I normally read, but not unattainable (I hope!) and to read at least half of Total Home Makeover (since it takes me longer to read non-fiction!)

Books to Read
Coming Home by Karen Kingsbury (304 pages)
Firestorm by Lisa Tawn Bergren (352 pages)
A Texan's Honor by Shelley Gray (320 pages)
With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin (432 pages)
Total Home Makeover by Renee Metzler (224 pages - half would be 112 pages)
That's a grand total of 1520 pages. Seems like a lot when I lay it all out!

I'll be updating this post each day and tweeting throughout the week (@iblog4books) with the hash tag #boutofbooks

My posts for the mini-challenges will be here.

Literary BFF hosted by Auggie Talk: Well, this isn't something I've ever thought about before, but I think Jo from Little Women could be my BFF. She's feisty, independent, passionate, imaginative . . . I see myself in her. And we'd have a great time together! (She made her sisters do all those plays. My brother got roped into all sorts of performances!)

Passing Books hosted by Reading in Texas and The Space Between: Because I bring so MANY books into my house, I'm not able to keep very many of them. Typically, I use them as prizes for giveaways, pass them along to my grandmother and her friens (or other friends), or donate them. (Does this make me the worst book blogger ever?!)


  1. Looks like a fun week! I really want to read that Lisa T. Bergren Series and With Every Letter! Good luck with your goal!

  2. Lovely list! good luck on the read-a-thon! happy readin! :)

  3. Glad you're participating too! Hope you reach your goals! :)

  4. With Every Letter and Texan's Honor sound good, I'll be looking out for your reviews! Good luck and have fun!

  5. The list looks great! I haven't heard of these books before but I just added With Every Letter to my TBR list. Have a great week :)

  6. What a goal, sure hope you make it, I cant read that much that quick. I have read "Firestorm" and it such a great story you will love it, I learned a lot about fire-fighting.
    will ck back during week and see how you are doing.
    Paula O(

  7. With Every Letter is different to what I'd normally read, but it sounds really interesting! Good luck with reaching your goals! :)

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  9. So glad you decided to join us. Bout-of-Books is the perfect read-a-thon to start out with. Totally no pressure and lots of interaction and fun! Good luck with your goals ;)

  10. I think 1500 is totally doable! Readathons are really fun - especially BOB. Welcome!


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