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.