Bout of Books 14.0 – Let’s do this… again

It feels like the last Bout of Books read-a-thon just happened last week – where has all this time gone?  Since this is the only read-a-thon that I’m able to participate in without massive amounts of sleep deprivation or having to quit my job, I’m joining again. I’ve got some review copies lying around that need to be read anyway.

Bout of Books
As always, for the unintiated, here’s what Bout of Books is all about:
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

Reading goals:

I wasn’t very ambitious last time because it’s difficult to read a lot during a work week. But then I did better than expected, so I’ll up my game this time. If I manage to read 100 pages every day, I’ll be more than happy.

  • Finish current book
    • whatever is current at the time
  • Read 3 books
    • Fran Wilde – Updraft
    • Elizabeth Bear – Karen Memory
    • N.K. Jemisin – The Fifth Season
  • Listen to 1 audiobook
    • Terry Pratchett – Soul Music
  • Participate in 1 Twitter chat
  • Continue (or finish) reading:
    • Stephen King – Wolves of the Calla (57% read)

There are many other books I feel like reading now, but the read-a-thon is still a few weeks away. The main goals will remain, but I may change around the books I plan to read, especially because I don’t know how much longer I can stay away from them. But I will try to focus on review copies or books that I want to read for next year’s Hugo nominations.
For my one audiobook, I figured I can’t go wrong with Pratchett. And Stephen King’s Dark Tower has been dreadfully neglected by me for a while now. I don’t have the ambition to finish this book but reading a few chapters to get back into it is doable.

Apart from reading these awesome books, I look forward to the challenges (something with covers, please something with covers) and the epic twitter chats as well as meeting tons of other book bloggers and booktubers. I’ll probably use the next few weeks to rearrange my list above, change my goals a billion times, pick a whole set of completely different books to read, discard that idea and go back to my original goals. It’s fun to be a book nerd sometimes…

3 thoughts on “Bout of Books 14.0 – Let’s do this… again

    • Dina says:

      See, that’s interesting. I almost didn’t want to read this book because I didn’t like the cover. The image is beautiful but the title font and the way it’s designed kind of put me off. It looks cheap to me… don’t know why.

      But I’m not that shallow and the synopsis sounds great – plus a few people I trust have already raved about the book. So Updraft is next up in my reading queue. 🙂


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