What is Bout of Books?
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.
It’s almost Bout of Books time! This will be my fourth time taking part in this read-a-thon, and this time I’m dragging along Lewis, my best friend, to be apart of it too. Lewis is new to the whole reading thing because I *ahem* heavily encouraged he should pick up a book once in a while rather than complaining of being bored, and guess what? He actually enjoyed himself, yipee. Any how as he doesn’t have his own blog I’ll be posting his updates on Northern Plunder along with mine
As we’ve still got a bit of time before Bout of Books starts I’m not going to decide on any goals yet, I’ll post them at the start of the read-a-thon instead because I’m not sure where either of us will be on our reading pile. I wish you all luck!
So I finished Warm Bodies last night before going to bed and felt very happy to have read it all in one day. The books I had decided to read this week though are at home and I’m not there so I rummaged through my boyfriends book shelf (which is basically just a lot of graphic novels that I’ve bought him over the years) and decided to read two of those, I’m happy I did!
– By t he end of the week as long as I’ve finished 7 books I’ll be happy
– I hope that I wont leave a book unfinished too which’ll help keep things tidy / Word & Breath was left unfinished, as was TAFWVG.
– I’d like to visit a minimum of 10 blogs a day
– take part in at least one of the twitter chats / I totally forgot about these
– visit every single blog on the wrap up posts like I did during 4.0 / ongoing [25 / 108]
I don’t think I did too bad considering I took a day out and had no glasses for a day too.
Wow, as if today is the second to last day. Crazy. I had so many good intentions for today’s reading but I kind of woke up late and then ended up reading whilst watching home videos of my boyfriend and his brothers growing up, needless to say I was indeed crying with laughter throughout many of them but I still managed to get a fair amount of reading in today. My glasses have somewhat been fixed too so that helped a lot, my kindle was left charging for most of today which is why I decided to pick up Warm Bodies – holy poop! It’s amazing.
Well today whilst in college I ended up breaking my glasses so I’m soldering on without them. I’ve tried using cellotape to hold them together but they keep springing apart. Luckily I can see without them, just uh not too clearly!
Okay so I kind of didn’t read at all today because I have to have designed four book covers for college before Monday so I took today out to get a lot of them done so I can read more at the weekend!
Today’s challenges are held by Rachel at The One with Rachel’s Book and Cait from Escape Through the Pages! I’m not taking part so instead I’ll share the book covers I created for college work.