Starting January 7, 2019, I’ll be participating in my 6th Bout of Books. It runs from Midnight on January 7, 2019, and ends at 11:59 PM on January 13, 2019.
Bout of Books is a low-key, no pressure way of getting readers to focus their spare time on reading. The official blurb from the creators of Bout of Books:
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
What I appreciate about Bout of Books is that there is absolutely no pressure, just fun. There are challenges and themes each day that you can CHOOSE to participate in, but you certainly don’t have to. You don’t have to have a blog to join. You can use social media posts to stay connected as well.
I won’t have much time to participate in the daily challenges this time around, but I still want to join in and focus a week on reading. It’s a great way to kick off the new year and knock off some serious pages in my to-read books.
My hopes are always bigger than the time that I really end up having, but it’s good to have a goal. The four books I’m hoping to read next week include:
THE BOOK THIEF – I’ve been reading this one already. I was supposed to read it along with our daughter since she was reading it for school, but she has been done since before Christmas. So, I need to get this finished.
IN DOG WE TRUST – The latest in Kendrick’s Black Dog Bay series comes out January 8, 2019, and I’ve read all the other books in the series. I’m excited to read her newest addition to the series.
LOVE CAN BE – This collection of stories about the animals we love sounds like a perfect read.
MANAGE YOUR DAY-TO-DAY – I like to kick off the new year with a productivity book and this one is short, but from what I hear, packs a punch.
If by some magic time dimension I finish all of these, don’t worry, I have plenty more to choose from! 😂
If you want to participate, check out the main blog, HERE for all the rules and details regarding the giveaway. Let me know if you decide to join in. I’d love to cheer you on!
Check out all my other Bout of Books posts and how I participated in the past, HERE.