Bout-of-Books 25 Progress

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As usual, I’ll keep this post front and center for the duration of Bout-of-Books 25 so it’ll be easy for everyone to see how I’m doing. I have a couple of books that I know I’m going to read and most of them are ARCs. I may, once again, attempt to pick up an actual physical book, because I can’t honestly remember the last time I actually did that. *sigh* I usually have at least one book I’ve started and need to finish by the time Bout-of-Books starts, but I think I’ll be starting fresh on midnight. Other than that, I have a feeling that most of you will be just as surprised as me by what ends up on my reading list 😉 The only other thing that I promise myself every Bout-of-Books is to write reviews as I finish a book. I usually stick to that promise, but since I’m ahead on my reviews (Wahoo!), there may be a bit of a time lapse before they actually show up here. I do post them as soon as I write them on Goodreads and Amazon, so if you’re super curious, you can track them down there.

Once again, I hoping I get around to at least a couple of the Challenges during this Bout-of-Books because some of them sound really cool and I definitely plan on taking part in the Twitter Chats on Monday and Saturday, because they are a blast!

You have until Tuesday, May 14 at 11:59 pm (CST) to join in on the fun… after all, you were gonna read anyway, right? Why not join in on the epic craziness? You can sign up on the official Bout-of-Books site.

5/13
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: (1 Book, Approx. 393 Pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read:  (1 Book, Approx. 393 Pages)
Today’s #insixwords Challenge: First Day Down – One Book Down o.O
Books: 

  • Finished All Boy
  • Continued Open Season (Spells, Salt, and Steel #2)

5/14
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: (1 Book, Approx. 249 Pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: (2 Books, Approx. 642 Pages)
Today’s #insixwords Challenge: Another Day Down – Another Book Down 😉 
Books:

  • Finished All Boy
  • Continued Open Season (Spells, Salt, and Steel #2)
  • Finished Knave of Blades (Tarot Witches: The Raven Knights Saga #1)
  • Started String Boys by Amy Lane 

4/15
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: (1 Book, Approx. 233 Pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: (3 Books, Approx. 875 Pages)
Today’s #insixwords Challenge: Sleep is Highly Over Rated, Right?
Books:

  • Finished All Boy
  • Finished Open Season (Spells, Salt, and Steel #2)
  • Finished Knave of Blades (Tarot Witches: The Raven Knights Saga #1)
  • Continued String Boys

5/16
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: (1 Book, Approx. 133 Pages)

  • Finished String Boys by Amy Lane (103 Pages)
  • Started Deep Trouble (Spells, Salt, and Steel #3) by Gail Z. Martin & Larry N. Martin (Approx. 30 Pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: (4 Books, Approx. 905 Pages)
Today’s #insixwords Challenge: All the feels, followed by scares
Books:

  • Finished All Boy
  • Finished Open Season (Spells, Salt, and Steel #2)
  • Finished Knave of Blades (Tarot Witches: The Raven Knights Saga #1)
  • Finished String Boys
  • Started Deep Trouble (Spells, Salt, and Steel #3)

5/17
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: (1 Book, Approx. 166 Pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: (5 Books, Approx. 1071 Pages)
Today’s #insixwords Challenge: Friendly & Not So Friendly Ghosts
Books:

  • Finished All Boy
  • Finished Open Season (Spells, Salt, and Steel #2)
  • Finished Knave of Blades (Tarot Witches: The Raven Knights Saga #1)
  • Finished String Boys
  • Finished Deep Trouble (Spells, Salt, and Steel #3)
  • Started American Fairytale (Dreamers #2)

5/18
Number of books & pages I’ve read today:
(Approx. 155 Pages)

  • Continued American Fairytale (Dreamers #2) by Adriana Herrera (Approx. 155 Pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: (5 Books, Approx. 1226 Pages)
Today’s #insixwords Challenge:
 Work + Reading + Wedding = A Full Day!
Books:

  • Finished All Boy
  • Finished Open Season (Spells, Salt, and Steel #2)
  • Finished Knave of Blades (Tarot Witches: The Raven Knights Saga #1)
  • Finished String Boys
  • Finished Deep Trouble (Spells, Salt, and Steel #3)
  • Continued American Fairytale (Dreamers #2)

5/19
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: (1 Book, Approx. 247 Pages) 

  • Finished American Fairytale (Dreamers #2) by Adriana Herrera (Approx. 147 Pages)
  • Started Close Encounters (Spells, Salt, and Steel #4) by Gail Z. Martin & Larry N. Martin (Approx. 100 Pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: (6 Books, Approx. 1473 Pages)
Today’s #insixwords Challenge: Can’t Believe I Read It ALL!
Books: 

  • Finished All Boy
  • Finished Open Season (Spells, Salt, and Steel #2)
  • Finished Knave of Blades (Tarot Witches: The Raven Knights Saga #1)
  • Finished String Boys
  • Finished Deep Trouble (Spells, Salt, and Steel #3)
  • Finished American Fairytale (Dreamers #2)
  • Started Close Encounters (Spells, Salt, and Steel #4)
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Bout-of-Books 25 (May 13 – 19, 2019)

It’s Spring! It’s almost time for Bout-of-Books 25! TWENTY-FIVE – how in the heck did that happen?!? Seems like that tweet that started it all was just yesterday… *sigh*

If you’ve never participated, you really need to consider joining in on all the fun. There’s always crazy shenanigans, fun challenges, some crazy fast twitter chats and loads of ways to meet and interact with some crazy cool bloggers. Did I mention it’s a CRAZY week, but in a good kind of crazy way? Oh, and it’s also a great excuse to read as much as you can for an entire week! No pressure, just plain fun! To find out more, read the official blurb below and follow the link to the Official Bout-of-Books blog.

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. 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. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 25 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

 

Bout-of-Books 24 Progress

BoutOfBooks-880x400-03As usual, I’ll keep this post front and center for the duration of Bout-of-Books 24 so it’ll be easy for everyone to see how I’m doing. I have a couple of books that I know I’m going to read.  I received an ARC this past weekend that is coincidentally the next book in a series that I read during Bout-of-Books 23. How fun is that? I have a couple of other ARCs that will more than likely make it to my list for the week as well as the final book in a series that I’ve been putting off for a very, very long time. I can’t think of a better time to put on my big girl pants and finally take the plunge – even though it’s going to be hard to say good-bye. I’ve also got a lot of never opened physical books that have been neglected for WAY too long. Not making any promises, but I’d love to pick at least one of those up this week too.

I really hope I get around to at least a couple of the Challenges during this Bout-of-Books because some of them sound really cool and I managed to miss them ALL last time. *sigh* I also plan on taking part in the Twitter Chats on Monday and Saturday, because they are a blast!

You have until Tuesday, January 8 at 11:59 pm (CST) to join in on the fun… after all, you were gonna read anyway, right? Why not join in on the epic craziness? You can sign up on the official Bout-of-Books site.

1/7
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: (1 Book; Approx. 180 Pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: (1 Book; Approx. 180 Pages)
Today’s #insixwords Challenge: Once in awhile, there’s THAT book
Books: 

  • Finished The Princess of Baker Street

1/8
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: (Approx. 94 Pages)

  • Started Paradise Damned (Descent #7) by S.M. Reine (Approx. 48 Pages)
  • Started Tied to Home (Ames Bridge #3) by Silvia Violet (Approx. 46 Pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: (1 Book; Approx. 274 Pages)
Today’s #insixwords Challenge: Demons, Witches, Angels, Hybrids & Doms? 😀
Books:

  • Finished The Princess of Baker Street
  • Started Paradise Damned (Descent #7)
  • Started Tied to Home (Ames Bridge #3)

1/9
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: (1 Book; Approx. 158 Pages)

  • Continued Paradise Damned (Descent #7) by S.M. Reine (Approx. 28 Pages)
  • Finished Tied to Home (Ames Bridge #3) by Silvia Violet (Approx. 130 Pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: (2 Books; Approx. 432 Pages)
Today’s #insixwords Challenge: Avoided the Wednesday Slump This BoB!
Books:

  • Finished The Princess of Baker Street
  • Continued Paradise Damned (Descent #7)
  • Finished Tied to Home (Ames Bridge #3)

1/10
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: (Approx. 65 Pages)

  • Continued Paradise Damned (Descent #7) by S.M. Reine (Approx. 44 Pages)
  • Started Fire Devil (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #11) by J.L Bryan (Approx. 21 Pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: (2 Books; Approx. 497 Pages)
Today’s #insixwords Challenge: The Wednesday Slump Switched to Thursday
Books:

  • Finished The Princess of Baker Street
  • Continued Paradise Damned (Descent #7)
  • Finished Tied to Home (Ames Bridge #3)
  • Started Fire Devil (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #11)

1/11
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: (Approx. 111 Pages)

  • Continued Fire Devil (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #11) by J.L Bryan (Approx. 111 Pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: (2 Books; Approx. 608 Pages)
Today’s #insixwords Challenge: Ghosts, Ghosts and More Ghosts – *shivers*
Books:

  • Finished The Princess of Baker Street
  • Continued Paradise Damned (Descent #7)
  • Finished Tied to Home (Ames Bridge #3)
  • Continued Fire Devil (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #11)

1/12
Number of books & pages I’ve read today:
(Approx. 133 Pages)

  • Continued Fire Devil (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #11) by J.L Bryan (Approx. 100 Pages)
  • Started Escaping Mortality (Escape Trilogy #3) by Sara Dobie Bauer (Approx. 33 Pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: (2 Books; Approx. 741 Pages)
Today’s #insixwords Challenge:
Ghosts, Magic, Fire, Demons and Vampires
Books:

  • Finished The Princess of Baker Street
  • Continued Paradise Damned (Descent #7)
  • Finished Tied to Home (Ames Bridge #3)
  • Continued Fire Devil (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #11)
  • Started Escaping Mortality (Escape Trilogy #3)

1/13
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: (2 Books; Approx. 193 Pages)

  • Finished Fire Devil (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #11) by J.L Bryan (Approx. 53 Pages)
  • Finished Escaping Mortality (Escape Trilogy #3) by Sara Dobie Bauer (Approx. 94 Pages)
  • Started Hell’s Highway (The Devil’s Daughter #3) by G.A. Chase (Approx. 46 Pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: (4 Books; Approx. 934 Pages)
Today’s #insixwords Challenge: 4 Books Down and We’re Done!
Books:

  • Finished The Princess of Baker Street
  • Continued Paradise Damned (Descent #7)
  • Finished Tied to Home (Ames Bridge #3)
  • Finished Fire Devil (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #11)
  • Finished Escaping Mortality (Escape Trilogy #3)
  • Started Hell’s Highway (The Devil’s Daughter #3)

Bout-of-Books 24 (January 7-13, 2019)

Happy New Year! This Bout-of-Books really snuck up on me. Not sure why, I’ve been getting the notifications just like everyone else – I’ve even been reading them (LOL!) Guess it’s time to commit to the week of craziness. 😉

If you’ve never participated, you really need to consider joining in on all the fun. There’s always crazy shenanigans, fun challenges, some crazy fast twitter chats and loads of ways to meet and interact with some crazy cool bloggers. Did I mention it’s a CRAZY week, but in a good kind of crazy way? Oh, and it’s also a great excuse to read as much as you can for an entire week! No pressure, just plain fun! To find out more, read the official blurb below and follow the link to the Official Bout-of-Books blog.

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th 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 24 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

 

Bout of Books 22 Grand Prize Winner

Why yes, I am doing things a little backwards, but I’ve never been accused of doing things the “normal” way. What fun would that be. Our Bout-of-Books 22 Grand Prize winner was Rachel at Rachel is Writing! She decided that she wanted bookmarks and the image for them is below!

Be sure to stop by one of her favorite hangouts and offer her congratulations. You can find her on her blog (linked above) or at

InstagramTwitter Pinterest @racheliswriting 😉 

The next Bout-of-Books is January 7-13. You can find out more about the read-a-thon on the Bout-of-Books blog. 😉

Bout of Books 23 Grand Prize Winner

Whoops! I almost forgot! I’ve got a Grand Prize Winner that has artwork that needs to be shown off! (Actually I have two, but we’ll discuss that later 😉 )

Emma at Emma Reads Things was our Bout-of-Books 23 Grand Prize Winner and she decided that she wanted to dress up her blog and her Twitter profile page @emmareadsthings

Be sure to stop by one of her hangouts and offer her congratulations. Stay tuned for news on our Bout-of-Books 22 Grand Prize Winner – coming soon!

Bout-of-Books 23 Progress

BoutOfBooks-880x400-03As usual, I’ll keep this post front and center for the duration of Bout-of-Books 23 so it’ll be easy for everyone to see how I’m doing. I don’t really have a plan, but I do have a couple of books that I know I’m going to read. I re-read a book recently to make sure I was ready to pick up the newest book in the series – that one will definitely be on my Bout-of-Books 23 list. Then… because I don’t always look closely before I request an ARC, I have at least one that I requested that’s the 2nd book in a series – but I haven’t read the 1st. Therefore, I purchased the 1st book in the series to read during this Bout-of-Books. Other than that, I have no idea exactly what I’ll pick next. It may be another ARC, it may be an actual physical book that I own and have neglected recently, or maybe one of the hundreds of unread books on my Kindle just waiting to be read. Who knows?

I really hope I get around to at least a couple of the Challenges during this Bout-of-Books because some of them sound really cool. I also plan on taking part in the Twitter Chats on Monday and Saturday, because they are a blast!

You have until Tuesday, August 21 at 11:59 pm (CST) to join in on the fun… after all, you were gonna read anyway, right? Why not join in on the epic craziness? You can sign up on the official Bout-of-Books site.

8/20
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: (Approx. 130 pages)

  • Continued The Long Way Around by Quinn Anderson (Approx. 90 Pages)
  • Started Ravensong (Green Creek #2) by TJ Klune (Approx. 40 pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: (Approx. 130 pages)
Today’s #insixwords Challenge: I Read More Than I Thought
Books:

  • Continued The Long Way Around 
  • Started Ravensong (Green Creek #2) 

8/21
Number of books & pages I’ve read today:
(1 Book, Approx. 220 pages)

  • Finished The Long Way Around by Quinn Anderson (Approx. 180 Pages)
  • Continued Ravensong (Green Creek #2) by TJ Klune (Approx. 40 pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read:  (1 Book, Approx. 350 pages)
Today #insixwords: Road Trip, Wolves, Magic – Oh My!
Books:

  • Finished The Long Way Around 
  • Continued Ravensong (Green Creek #2) 

8/22
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: (Approx. 117 pages)

  • Continued Ravensong (Green Creek #2) by TJ Klune (Approx. 56 pages)
  • Started The Monster Museum (Ellie Jordan Ghost Trapper #10) by JL Bryan (Approx. 61 pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: (1 Book, Approx. 467 pages)
Today #insixwords: Hmmm… I Thought I Read More
Books:

  • Finished The Long Way Around 
  • Continued Ravensong (Green Creek #2)
  • Started The Monster Museum (Ellie Jordan Ghost Trapper #10)

8/23
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: (Approx. 111 pages)

  • Continued Ravensong (Green Creek #2) by TJ Klune (Approx. 44 pages)
  • Continued The Monster Museum (Ellie Jordan Ghost Trapper #10) by JL Bryan (Approx. 67 pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: (1 Book; Approx. 578 pages)
Today #insixwords:
Got Some Catching Up To Do
Books:

  • Finished The Long Way Around 
  • Continued Ravensong (Green Creek #2)
  • Continued The Monster Museum (Ellie Jordan Ghost Trapper #10)

8/24
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: (1 Book; Approx. 240 pages)

  • Finished Ravensong (Green Creek #2) by TJ Klune (Approx. 220 pages)
  • Continued The Monster Museum (Ellie Jordan Ghost Trapper #10) by JL Bryan (Approx. 20 pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: (2 Books; Approx. 818 pages)
Today #insixwords: Wolves, Omega and Pack, Pack, Pack!
Books:

  • Finished The Long Way Around 
  • Finished Ravensong (Green Creek #2)
  • Continued The Monster Museum (Ellie Jordan Ghost Trapper #10)

8/25
Number of books & pages I’ve read today:
Total number of books & pages I’ve read:
Today #insixwords:

Books:

8/26
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: (2 Books; Approx. 259 pages)

  • Finished The Monster Museum (Ellie Jordan Ghost Trapper #10) by JL Bryan (Approx. 158 pages)
  • Finished Lovesong (Green Creek #2.5) by TJ Klune (Approx. 30 pages)
  • Started When Love Surprises (When the Mission Ends #6) by Christi Snow (Approx. 71 pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: (4 Books; Approx. 1077 pages)
Today #insixwords:
Another BoB Comes To An End! 😦
Books:

  • Finished The Long Way Around 
  • Finished Ravensong (Green Creek #2)
  • Finished Lovesong (Green Creek #2.5)
  • Finished The Monster Museum (Ellie Jordan Ghost Trapper #10)
  • Started When Love Surprises (When the Mission Ends #6)

And this folks, is why I no longer make Bout-of-Books plans. They never, ever, ever work out the way they’re supposed to. That’s not a bad thing though. Especially since my plans were way-layed by two very generous authors who unexpectedly sent me ARCs this week. Those are the best kind of surprises! I did read the sequel to the book that I re-read last week – and then that author offered readers a free short story on his website. Sometimes the best plans are the ones that fall apart 😉 

Bout-of-Books 23 (August 20-26, 2018)

It’s almost Fall! I don’t know how the weather’s been where you are, but it’s most definitely been a hot, muggy summer here. Perfect weather to find a nice cool spot and curl up with a book (or two or three). Speaking of which, nearing the end of summer also means that Bout-of-Books time is here!

If you’ve never participated, you really need to consider joining in on all the fun. There’s always crazy shenanigans, fun challenges, some crazy fast twitter chats and loads of ways to meet and interact with some crazy cool bloggers. Did I mention it’s a CRAZY week, but in a good kind of crazy way? Oh, and it’s also a great excuse to read as much as you can for an entire week! No pressure, just plain fun! To find out more, read the official blurb below and follow the link to the Official Bout-of-Books blog.

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 20th and runs through Sunday, August 26th 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 23 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

 

Bout-of-Books 22 Progress

BoutOfBooks-880x400-03As usual, I’ll keep this post front and center for the duration of Bout-of-Books 22 so it’ll be easy for everyone to see how I’m doing. No goals other than to read and have fun, no theme and pretty much no idea exactly what I’m going to read (except for a select few.) I’m dubbing this a ‘fly by the seat of my pants’ kinda Bout-of-Books. I am exceptionally far, far behind on my reviews, but I have promised myself that I will post at least 1 a day this week, 2 if I finish a designated Bout-of-Books read.

You have until Tuesday, May 15th at 11:59 pm to join in on the fun… after all, you were gonna read anyway, right? Why not join in on the epic craziness? You can sign up on the official Bout-of-Books site.

5/14
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: Approx. 177 pages / .25 Books

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: Approx. 177 pages / .25 Books
Today’s #insixwords Challenge: A Very Productive First Reading Day! 
Books:

  • Continued/Finished Roped In (Clean Slate Ranch #2) 
  • Started Torched (Donovan Circus #5) 

5/15
Number of books & pages I’ve read today:
1 Book / Approx. 177 pages

  • Finished Torched (Donovan Circus #5) by Liz Long (Approx. 144 pages)
  • Started Lock Nut (The Plumber’s Mate Mysteries #5) by J.L. Merrow (Approx. 33 pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read:  1.25 Books / Approx. 354 pages
Today #insixwords: Page count’s the same today? Spooky!
Books:

  • Finished Roped In (Clean Slate Ranch #2) 
  • Finished Torched (Donovan Circus #5) 
  • Started Lock Nut (The Plumber’s Mate Mysteries #5)

5/16
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: Approx. 46 pages

  • Continued Lock Nut (The Plumber’s Mate Mysteries #5) by J.L. Merrow (Approx. 46 pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 1.25 Books / Approx. 400 pages
Today #insixwords: Another round number? Pitiful reading day 😦
Books:

  • Finished Roped In (Clean Slate Ranch #2) 
  • Finished Torched (Donovan Circus #5) 
  • Continued Lock Nut (The Plumber’s Mate Mysteries #5)

5/17
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: Approx. 92 pages

  • Continued Lock Nut (The Plumber’s Mate Mysteries #5) by J.L. Merrow (Approx. 92 pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 1.25 Books / Approx. 492 pages
Today #insixwords: Apparently my weird number streak’s gone?

Books:

  • Finished Roped In (Clean Slate Ranch #2) 
  • Finished Torched (Donovan Circus #5) 
  • Continued Lock Nut (The Plumber’s Mate Mysteries #5)

5/18
Number of books & pages I’ve read today:
Total number of books & pages I’ve read:
Today #insixwords:  
Books:

5/19
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: 1 Book / Approx. 165 pages

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 2.25 Books / Approx. 657 pages
Today #insixwords: Yesterday’s reading progress wasn’t post worthy 😦
Books:

  • Finished Roped In (Clean Slate Ranch #2) 
  • Finished Torched (Donovan Circus #5) 
  • Finished Lock Nut (The Plumber’s Mate Mysteries #5)
  • Started Wash Out (Anchor Point #7)

5/20
Number of books & pages I’ve read today: Approx. 71 pages

  • Continued Wash Out (Anchor Point #7) by L.A. Witt (Approx. 71 pages)

Total number of books & pages I’ve read: 2.65 Books / Approx. 728 pages
Today #insixwords: Not too great – not too bad 😉 

Books:

  • Finished Roped In (Clean Slate Ranch #2) 
  • Finished Torched (Donovan Circus #5) 
  • Finished Lock Nut (The Plumber’s Mate Mysteries #5)
  • Continued Wash Out (Anchor Point #7)

Bout-of-Books 22 (May 14-20, 2018)

Spring is in the air… or Winter… no it’s Spring – but wait – now it’s Summer! What ever season Mother Nature has decided to descend upon us this week, it’s most definitely time for a week full of reading craziness. That’s right folks, Bout-of-Books time is here!

If you’ve never participated, you really need to consider joining in on all the fun. There’s always crazy shenanigans, fun challenges, opportunities to throw our gracious hosts in twitter jail during some crazy fast twitter chats and loads of ways to meet and interact with some crazy cool bloggers. Did I mention it’s a CRAZY week, but in a good kind of crazy way? Oh, and it’s also a great excuse to read as much as you can for an entire week! No pressure, just plain fun! To find out more, read the official blurb below and follow the link to the Official Bout-of-Books blog.

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 14th and runs through Sunday, May 20th 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 22 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team