Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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 13th and runs through Sunday, August 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. ~ Template from Bout of Books.

My Goals and UPDATES*

  • To participate in my very first read-a-thon. I'm a read-a-thon virgin. Be kind.
  • To interact with other bloggers.
  • To read more than usual.
  • To read at LEAST 2 of the below. ALMOST MADE IT - Those Harry Potter books are kinda long. Looking forward to the next read-a-thon. Thanks to Bout of Books and Kim @ On the Wings of Books for getting me involved.

Books to Read

UPDATE: 8/16/12 - I was going to try for Fat Girl next but after reading the first 50 pages, I'm not into it. I thought it would be more funny than depressing and I figured I could relate to this girl but I can't so...DRUM ROLL...RIMSHOT...Going on to 5thh Harry Potter book in lieu of the ones I had below. It's 676 pages on my NOOK so I don't know if I'll finish it by Sunday at midnight but I'll try. :)
  • Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire COMPLETED
  • Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix PART OF IT
  • Born on the Fourth of July by Ron Kovic
  • The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
  • Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season by Nick Heil
  • Fat Girl by Judith Moore
Here's hoping I don't have a week of family junk or crazy stuff next week.


Rebecca said...

I hope you are able to read and enjoy your books! have fun.

elizziebooks said...

Great picks! One day, I'll get around to reading Helen Keller's books. Best wishes on the read-a-thon!

My Bout of Books Goals

My anxious life said...

I am a virgin too!! Very excited!!
Here is my


creativedeeds said...

The good think about Bout-of-Books is that it is so no pressure and fun, it's the perfect 'virgin' read-a-thon ;) Have fun and good luck with your goals!

Kate@Midnight Book Girl said...

I can't wait to make you do a 24 hour Readathon! The next one is in October, so Bout of Books should be good practice for you. I am a bit surprised to not see a Harry Potter book on your list, but I'm so glad you're getting your feet wet in the pool of book blogging readathons...;)

Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books said...

I'm so glad you decided to do this one! Readathons are a lot of fun and this one is a good one to start with because it's a week long one. Good luck with all your books :)

KT's Reading Rainbow said...

I'm reading Goblet of Fire now but I'll need a quick break before diving into the super long ones. :)

Marie Ifmarybooks said...

Hey i'm doing this read a thon too :).
I haven't read any of these books but I hope you'll enjoy reading them. Happy reading and good luck !

Hollie said...

This is my second readathon, my first one was Bout of Books 4.0, they're great fun! Good luck with your goals!

Sarah E. said...

Readathons are so much fun - you'll do great! Good luck on your goals!

bookbitereviews said...

Oh Harry Potter! I need to read that series already. I only read the first one.

Good Luck!