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
Next week is Bout of Books 8.0, and there was no way I could resist signing up! I’ve taken part in Bout of Books 5.0, 6.0 and 7.0 and had great fun doing all three, so I knew I wanted to join in for 8.0, even though things here are pretty manic!
My past Bout of Books progress:
5.0 (working part time): ~1500 pages/4 books
6.0 (around exam time): 1200 pages/5 books
7.0 (around dissertation time): ~1200 pages/3 books
Based on these, I think I’ll be aiming for somewhere between 1000 and 1200 pages – I’m working full time, so I’ll certainly get less reading done than 5.0, and probably 6.0 or 7.0 too, since on both those occasions I was at uni where there wasn’t much else to do in my down time since everyone else was revising/working too. Now I just need to think about which books I want to prioritise!