The Bout of Books Readathon is coming up August 19th-25th, are you ready? I am! I enjoyed the last Bout of Books and you know I’m a sucker for readathons, they are the motivation I need to get keep on reading. Here’s more info about the 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.
After all these reading challenges and readathons, I’m going to need a Sit Down and Write Write-a-thon being hosted by Michelle of Stories Inside which is scheduled for August 26-September 8.
* Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (in-person book club)
* Morning Light by Holland Kane (ARC August reading challenge)
* Monsoon Memories by Renita D’Silva (ARC August reading challenge)
* Here We Are and There We Go by Jill Dobbe (ARC August reading challenge)
* Twitter chats, of course!
* Continue updating book reviews in UBB plugin
I normally read/listen 1-2 hours per day so ultimately during readathons I try to go for 3-4 hours/day. Let’s do this!
Monday – I listened to Sweetness for about 15 minutes, read 4% of Morning Light and completed both mini challenges, they were fun ones today and for great prizes.
Bookish Bucket List Challenge: Shared a wee bit of my bookish bucket list with Sarah Says Read to finish the children’s book that Superhubby and I started when my oldest son was born and to read Harry Potter. Also, don’t forget to visit Allison and Rebecca for their bookish bucket lists that started it all, Top 50 Bookish Things to do before you Die. What’s on your bookish bucket list?
Pairathon Challenge: Shared my book/snack/beverage of choice pairing with Book Pairing. I paired “Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” to the homemade chocolate chip cookie cake from Superhubby’s birthday (click here if you want to see a peek of the cake I made) and a cold glass of milk. What are you reading/snacking on/drinking today?
Friday update: Finished Morning Light and 85 pages through The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie.
Wrap Up: I completed the Bookish Mad Libs mini-challenge which was fun. Made it through 167 pages of Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. We had an unexpected trip for my youngest so I spent much of last week cleaning out the garage instead of reading. Overall, it was a productive week! Now it’s on to writing with the Review-a-thon hosted by the Book Monsters and Sit Down & Write, hosted by The True Book Addict.
Are you participating in the Bout of Books? Do you enjoy reading challenges and readathons? How much do you read on average? Happy reading!