It’s that time again! I honestly love this week of reading mayhem. Sure I don’t get much sleep and I put myself into a reading/review frenzy, which ironically isn’t a lot different than the norm. The difference is that I’m doing it with a whole bunch of great bloggers and readers that are doing the same thing. Plus, there’s no competition, no pressure and a whole lot of silliness and shenanigans thrown into the mix. I get to visit blogs, meet new bloggers and even find new reads to add to my TBR list. What could be more fun?
Just in case you’re new to Bout-of-Books, here’s the official Blurb direct from Kelly and Amanda:
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 team
Now for the fun part! I get to list my goals 😉 Okay, it’s confession time (once again.) I may have just a couple of books left over from my Bout-of-Books 6.0 list still chilling on my shelves. I did a good job of getting rid of leftovers on my list last time, so I’m going to attempt to do the same thing this time. Therefore, the first 3 books on my list will be read first. Everything else will be read in no particular order. Of course, there’s always a chance that something totally different will show up here as well. It’s Bout-of-Books week so anything can happen!
No Rest for the Wicked (Immortals After Dark #3) by Kresley Cole (384 Pages) Where She Went (If I Stay #2) by Gayle Forman (264 Pages)
- The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (404 Pages)
The Hunt (VV Inn #2) by C.J. Ellisson (300 Pages)
- My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers #3) by Rachel Vincent (296 Pages)
Fade Out (Morganville Vampires #7) by Rachel Caine (215 Pages) Deadlock (Southern Arcana #3) by Moira Rogers (264 Pages)
- Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels #3) by Ilona Andrews (310 Pages)
- Tempted (Eternal Guardians #3) by Elisabeth Naughton (400 Pages)
- Kiss of Crimson (Midnight Breed #2) by Lara Adrian (387 Pages)
- Ecstasy Unveiled (Demonica #4) by Larissa Ione (400 Pages)
Enemy Within (Vampire Born #2) by Angeline Kace (341 Pages) Ethan’s Mate (The Vampire Coalition #1) by J.S. Scott (57 Pages) Two Weddings (And One Near Funeral) (Southern Arcana #3.5) by Moira Rogers (31 Pages)
Yes, that’s a lot of books and no, I don’t plan on reading them all. A lot of these books (actually all but
4 5) are on my Seriously Series Challenge list. If the mood hits or if I’m in need of a short, sweet late night read I might even throw in a book or two for my Why Buy the Cow? Challenge too. I love multi-tasking!
This is my 7th Bout-of-Books and I’ve always given everyone a specific number of books that I plan to read, but I’m not doing that this time. Basically, this will be a ‘whatever happens, happens’ kinda read-a-thon for me. I want to read as much as I can. Visit as many blogs as I can. Do as many Challenges as I can but most importantly, have as much fun as I can. If I happen to read more books than last time or tear through more pages, that’s great. In the mean time though, I’m not going to sweat it. The only goal from previous Bout-of-Books that I am going to stick to is my promise to review books as they’re read. I have to stick to that or I’ll go totally crazy and worry about whether I’ll get the reviews done or not.
So, are you participating in Bout-of-Books 7? Do you have goals? If you are and you do, run over to the Bout-of-Books home page and link them up!