Bout of Books Read-A-Thon


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, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 7.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I stumbled upon this great idea the other day and decided since I am behind in my goodreads challenge that I would participate. I don’t have an exact list as of yet but I am pretty sure Jane Eyre is gonna be on it. I will update this page as soon as I decide what I want to read.

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Goals For The Week

1. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

This is an e-book that I started quite a while ago and then I got so involved with another book I stopped reading it. I would really like to finish it.

2. Night Swimming by Robin Schawrz

I started this last week and so far it’s been a fun read. This one will definitely get finished next week.

3. Meridian by Alice Walker

This will be my first Walker. I would start with The Color Purple but I left it in the house I stayed in while on vacation. So unless I decide to run out and get another copy I will begin with Meridian

4. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

I happened to find this at a thrift store just a day after I wrote this post so I am adding this to the list

5. The Word by Marita Golden

Marita is one of my favorite authors so I will basically read anything with her name on it. I got this for a couple bucks on my kindle and I am anxious to really get into it.

6. Black Girl/White Girl by Joyce Carol Oates

I am waiting for this to be available through my library and it should be soon.  I have never read anything by Oates and I am reading it for a group I belong to on goodreads.  So as soon as I get it I will jump right in.

Assuming I get through all of the above I will just pick up whatever I feel like reading and read it.

I would like to blog everyday either at the end of the day or the following morning just giving an update as to what’s going on.

I would like to participate in at least some of the events but I am always so bad at it. It’s like my anti-social high school girl rears her ugly head! I can’t explain I usually have the best of intentions but it never pans out. I am going to push myself as hard as I can and we will see what happens.

I think that’s it for now

Until Next Time


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