Friday, August 16, 2013

I'm joining Bout of Books 8.0!

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

I've been planning to review a few books here, but I keep procrastinating. I read a lot, but I get distracted or make excuses why I can't review the books when I finish them. And I feel like I should review books immediately after I read them or I'll forget important details. (My memory is really shitty) So when I heard about The Bout of Books read-a-thon I thought it would be a good way to get into reviewing. Kinda force me into it.

For this read-a-thon I have to share my goals and track my progress. So Tuesday (I think) I will make another post to show my progress and update that post everyday during the read-a-thon. There are also challenges/giveaways hosted by a different blog each day. I will most likely not participate in all of them, but I'm hoping to participate in a couple, at least.

My Goals
Read and review each book on my list.

Books to Read
  1. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  2. World War Z by Max Brooks
  3. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead* 
  4. Under the Dome by Stephen King

I'm being super daring with that last one. The Bout of Books only lasts for a week. And though I'm not normally intimidated by the thought of reading 3 books in a week, Under the Dome is huge. Seriously. I could bludgeon someone to death with it. And then use it to weigh down their body when I dump it in the river. Not that I would ever do such a thing. I'm totally against harming books. ;)

I'm really excited about this! I read all the time but this is the first time I've joined a read-a-thon and I'm looking forward to sharing my progress and seeing others. 

You can sign up for the Bout of Books 8.0 here. It starts on Monday, so you still have a few days. Leave me a link if you join so I can check out your goals and progress.

*Edit: Added to list


  1. So many people attempting huge books this week...I have gone for teeny ones mostly! I loved World War Z, enjoy!

    1. Thanks! I'm trying to stay positive but I have a feeling I'm not going to finish Under the Dome. Points for trying tho, right? Lol

  2. I've been reading World Word Z, you'll love it. Under the Dome it's ambitious but I'll bet you'll get farther than I did.

  3. I'm really excited about World War Z. I think I'm going to read it first. Then I will watch the movie. And I quit watching Under the Dome because I wanted to read the book and I didn't want the show to spoil it in any way. I'm kinda dying to know what's happening tho.

  4. Oh wow! Under the Dome?? I just finished that book and really liked it. It's a pretty big book so it's perfect for a Readathon! Good luck getting it finished!

    My Bout of Books Goals

  5. Hey Elaina,
    Welcome to Bout of Books!

    Looks like you got some great books to read this week. Hope that you enjoy all of them! I really enjoyed City of Bones so hoping you do too!

    If this is your first bout of books, I just want to introduce myself to you. I'm Faye and I'm an expert this week, so if you need any help or have any queries, feel free to ask me! You can contact me in my comments (here) or catch me on twitter (@daydreamin_star).

    Otherwise I hope that you have a great read-a-thon and manage to win all of your goals!
    Looking forward to reading along with you!

    Faye :D