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, 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 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
It’s time for Bout of Books 17! I had no idea this event was happening until just recently, so I’m glad I haven’t missed out because I love a good readathon, and Bout of Books is one of my favourites. As always I’ll be using this blog for the majority of my updates during the read-a-thon, but you can also find me on Twitter (link in the sidebar).
Time Devoted to Reading
Half an hour minimum each day, but hopefully a lot more.
- To finish reading The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
- To read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
- To start The Fireman by Joe Hill
- To keep track of my reading progress via daily blog updates
- To visit other blogs and comment regularly
Books to Read
- The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
- The Fireman by Joe Hill
Here we go… Bout of Books time again! I know exactly what my first read is going to be, The Essex Serpent, as it was the book I’d already started before the readathon began. I’ve loved what I’ve read so far, so it’s definitely my book of choice for the start of this event.
TUESDAY (MONDAY’S PROGRESS)
I don’t know why but when Bout of Books comes around I usually manage to pick myself a great read. It’s happened again. The Essex Serpent is turning into one of those books that I don’t want to put down but I don’t want to read it too fast either. I’m really looking forward to seeing what happens in this story.
Number of pages I’ve read today: 50
Total number of pages I’ve read: 50
WEDNESDAY (TUESDAY’S PROGRESS)
Received an email from the library today and another book has arrived for me. I can see I’ll have to change my reading plans a little to try and fit that one in too, because last time I checked there were quite a number of requests on it. I’ll go and collect it later this week and maybe start reading it during Bout of Books.
Today I read more Essex Serpent and I’m still really enjoying it. I love both of the main characters and the setting of the story. I’ve read more than I expected today, so might have a change tomorrow, so that this book lasts longer…
Number of pages I’ve read today: 85
Total number of pages I’ve read: 135
THURSDAY (WEDNESDAY’S PROGRESS)
What a poor day for reading. I didn’t manage a single page. Hopefully I’ll be able to read plenty tomorrow.
Number of pages I’ve read today: 0
Total number of pages I’ve read: 135
FRIDAY (THURSDAY’S PROGRESS)
Isn’t this week flying by? I can’t believe we’re closer to the end of Bout of Books than the beginning!
Happy to say I managed to read much more today. I’m still really enjoying The Essex Serpent, and will definitely finish it now before the end of the readathon.
I also started Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Number of pages I’ve read today: 150
Total number of pages I’ve read: 285
SATURDAY (FRIDAY’S PROGRESS)
I finished The Essex Serpent. I was sad to reach the end, but what a great read, and one I would recommend.
I read some more Harry Potter too, and hopefully I’ll get that finished before Bout of Books ends.
How is everyone doing with their reading so far?
Number of pages I’ve read today: 200
Total number of pages I’ve read: 485
SUNDAY (SATURDAY’S PROGRESS)
I think I’ll finish Harry Potter today and still have time to move on to another book.
I was going to start The Fireman (I’ve been saying that since the book first came out), but then another library book arrived and of course it has a big request list, so that’s going to have to come first.
Can’t believe the readathon is almost over.
Number of pages I’ve read today: 100
Total number of pages I’ve read: 585
MONDAY (SUNDAY’S PROGRESS AND FINAL THOUGHTS)