Saturday, January 3, 2015

Bout of Books 12 Sign Up and Updates

Bout of Books

Here goes my first attempt at going through with my New Year's goals. I wanted to connect more with the bookish community and Bout of Books seems like an excellent way to do it. I think I tried to do Bout of Books 7 awhile ago, but didn't follow through if I recall correctly. This time though, I'll be participating and could not be more excited! For those of you who don't know what it is or want some more information here you are: 

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, January 5th and runs through Sunday, January 11th 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 12 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Monday January 5
I didn't read as much as I thought I would today, but that's okay. I managed to read about 196 pages of Second Chance Summer and took many breaks to wipe my eyes and pretend I totally wasn't crying. 

I also participated in the Twitter chat for the first time and I got to talk books with some really fun people so I'm counting Day 1 as a success.


  1. Woot, woot!! So glad you're participating in Bout of Books 12.0!! It's a great wait to kick off the new year in terms of reading, especially if you haven't been able to read much in December due to the holidays. I like the mini challenges too and interacting with other readers in the blogging community. If you have a Twitter account, then that is another way to connect with other bloggers/readers during Bout of Books as well. Happy reading and this read-a-thon fun!!

    1. Thanks so much for reminding me about Bout of Books; I would not have though to join without your comment! I'm so excited to start interacting more with the blogging community! Twitter is a great idea! Happy reading to you too!

  2. Glad that you consider your first day a success, it sounds like it. :) Hope you are enjoying your BoB and enjoying connecting with other book lovers! Here's how my Day One ended up. :)