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, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th 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 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
How is it already Bout of Books 17???? I think I participated last year sometime, but I can’t remember! This month has been a good reading month, though not quite as good as the last few months, so I think I need that kick in the butt to read more at the end of the month. AND with my little boy starting school in September, I think it’ll be the perfect time for me to chill out whenever I can and just read!
Time Devoted to Reading
I have NO idea. My plan will be to devote my mornings (when the baby isn’t up early with me), the kids’ naptime, and before bed to reading. Plus I like to listen in the car, so if we’re out and about, I might get some listening done, too! I’ll aim for as much as I can, though with two littles under 3, it’s going to be played by ear!
- Read THREE books. If I got FIVE read, that would be awesome.
- Participate in some of the challenges.
- Cheer on and chat with my favourite people when I have the time.
- Fit in reading where I can, but don’t stress about it since my kids are my top priority!
- HAVE FUN!
Books to Read
Since I like to live by the “one ebook, one physical book, and one audiobook” rule of reading, I’m hoping to read at least two audiobooks, two physical books, and one ebook. I don’t really want to pick books right now since I’m very much a mood reader, but I’d love to knock some more books off my pre-2016 TBR pile! Currently I’m trying to #FinishTheSeries and #ReadMyOwnBooks so that’s what’s going to happen!
Are you participating in Bout of Books this month?