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, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th 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 7.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books teamThis is the first time I've signed up for Bout of Books or any Readathon so I'm pretty excited. This was kind of a last minute decision for me since I'm terrible at joining things, but it sounds like so much fun. For more Bout of Books information go to the site . I'm looking forward to this upcoming week already and am getting my goals organized for tomorrow!