>> Tuesday, July 30, 2013
The Bout of Books is scheduled for August 19 - 25, 2013 and I'm planning to join in.
I've never participated in the Dewey's Read-a-thon or various other Read-a-thons because they always seem to be scheduled on weekend or holidays or other time when I'm busy doing other things like spending time with The Hubster.
This recurring event caught my eye back in May when Bryan at Still Unfinished participated onofficially. I was intrigued and checked it out.
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 teamI like that it's not asking for a commitment to completely put my life on hold to read. It's more flexible and about reading more than I normally do for a week. I can do that. I'm looking forward to it. The timing for the August Bout of Books works out well for me because it's a week I don't have a lot on the calendar and The Hubster will be running the Hood to Coast Relay and it's my annual weekend to myself.
I haven't set any specific goals for the Bout of Books yet but I think I'll plan on replacing some of my typical Twitter, Facebook and other online time sucks with reading.
There's plenty of time to check out the details and join in if you want.