Monday, January 2, 2017

Bout of Books 18 Sign-Up

For 2016, I really wanted to take a break from week long read-a-thons and give the more intensive ones a try -- like Dewey's 24 Hour or 24in48. Well, that was a bust! They really don't work for this mom of a toddler, so I am happily jumping back on the Bout of Books bandwagon to start off 2017. For anyone unfamiliar, here are the official details:
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th 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 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
Low pressure is key! For me, this is about finding some extra time to read during the week and getting the new year off to a good start. I have two book club audiobooks to listen to for next week, I started Brown Girl Dreaming in print last night, and I'm sure I'll also be reading lots with the little man. Happy reading everyone!

P.S.  I'm planning to update on Twitter, but may also do a wrap-up here on the blog at the end of of the week. 

10 comments:

  1. Good luck with your reading goals!! I love audiobooks, so enjoy those as well as reading print books.

    I am participating in Bout of Books 18. I'm hoping to listen to two abridged audiobooks on compact disc, read a book I started reading yesterday and finish another book I began reading last year.

    Btw, happy new year to you!

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    1. That sounds like great week! Happy reading and happy new year to you as well! :)

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  2. Welcome and good luck! :D I still haven't read Brown Girl Dreaming but it is supposed to be really good!

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    1. Thanks! I may start it over since I read like 5 pages on Jan 1st and then skipped a few days. I can already tell it's going to be a good one though :)

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  3. Good Luck with your goals and have a great week.

    Bemused Bookworm
    https://goo.gl/ASA4c7

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  4. I hope you're having a lot of fun with Bout of Books, and getting some good reading time in.

    I definitely think Bout of Books is child friendly - like you, I just focus on reading extra in my spare time.

    Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks Jade! Hope you are have a good week too :)

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  5. I hope you've had a fun week so far and that today and tomorrow are just as fun if not more so.

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for stopping by :)

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I'd love to hear what you think :)