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
I really debated skipping Bout of Books this time around, since I’m less than two weeks from MSc project deadline and things are absolutely chaotic here, but I’ve taken part in every Bout of Books since BoB 6 without missing one, so I couldn’t resist. I’m not setting my goals vry high, and I’m mostly just taking part to try and force myself to remember that yes my project has to get done, but if I try and work on it constantly, I’ll just get burnt out and fed up!
As much as I’d love to be focusing on Fool’s Quest, it doesn’t make a great dissertation break, because I’m incapable of only reading a little bit and then putting it down! Instead I’ll be reading The Scorch Trials and (if I finish that) The Death Cure, because although I’ve read the first book, the other two have sat on my shelves for way too long. I watched The Maze Runner film the other day and quite enjoyed it, and thought with that fresh in my mind, now was a great time to read the rest of the series. Plus it has nice short chapters so I really can just read one chapter or for just five minutes!
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