Bout of Books

Posted December 27, 2015 by Nicky in General / 2 Comments

I’ve never managed to participate in the Bout of Books readathon before, because I always seem to realise it’s going on too late. But here I am, ready for this round!
Bout of Books Readathon
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 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th 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 15 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Readathon Goals!

I’m not going to be too ambitious about this. I’d like to have one book finished per day, but life happens and I’ll be travelling during the readathon. So we’ll just have to see! I know I can read a lot if pushed, but 9th-10th will be the first couple of days spent with my partner for a while, and it’s a weekend too, so she won’t be working. On the other hand, maybe I’ll read a lot on the Eurostar… (I’m not holding out too much hope for reading on the train to London to catch the Eurostar, though. That train is always busy, and noisy too. The Eurostar is usually peaceful, though!)

If I were to be super super ambitious, I might hope for about ten books finished during the readathon, counting ones I was already partway through. If I beat that, I’ll be over the moon!

Anyway, look out for an update post at the start of the readathon — I’ll set it up on the 4th, and use it for all updates through the end of the event.

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2 responses to “Bout of Books

  1. Still overawed at how quickly you absorb books (and I mean ‘absorb’ — there’s no sense of you just scratching the surface). Just started Jo Walton’s ‘Among Others’ mainly because you’ve enthused so much about her, and have to say I’m really enjoying it, especially the Welsh dimension. I can totally see how somebody like Mori who consumes books at the rate she does and loves SFF (along with a wide range of non-fiction) would appeal to a fellow bibliophile like you! Thanks for the introduction.
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    • Oh, hurrah! Jo is amazing and has written some very varied books. Among Others felt like a book written just for me — I identified with Mori possibly far too much. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed it (so far? or have you finished it by now while your comment lingered in spam?!).

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