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Bout of Books 8.0: A Readathon

bout of booksComing up later this month is a new-to-me event that looks like a lot of fun, the Bout of Books. Here are the details, for those who may also be interested in participating:

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda at On a Book Bender and Kelly at Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long readathon that begins 12:01 a.m. Monday, August 19 and runs through Sunday, August 25 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 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. From the Bout of Books team

I love a good readathon, especially one that is low pressure and open to challenging yourself. I think that rather than challenging myself to read a certain number of books, I will be challenging myself to give up most television for the week and use that time for reading (or listening to audiobooks). There are also a few challenges and giveaways that sound like (book nerdy) fun.

Coincidentally, the weekend before Bout of Books the Estella Society is hosting the Dog Days of Summer Readathon, an special weekend for relaxed reading. It kind of sounds like every weekend, except with a built-in excuse for ignoring everyone I know for a few days. It’s good to be a book nerd.

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  • Charleen August 6, 2013, 9:41 pm

    I’ve only done Bout of Books once, but I love that you can make it pretty much anything you want. Have fun!

    • Kim August 11, 2013, 4:51 pm

      Yeah, that part is appealing, although I hope I don’t use it an an excuse to not try very hard 🙂

  • Katie @ Doing Dewey August 7, 2013, 7:28 am

    I’m excited about the laid back nature of this readathon too 🙂 I like your idea of just aiming to use all your free time to read, since I’d already decided that a specific book goal would be a little more pressure than I’d like.

    • Kim August 11, 2013, 4:52 pm

      Yeah, trying to finish a certain number of books would be frustrating. But I think just trying to read more than normal will be a fun challenge.

  • Nikki Steele August 7, 2013, 12:07 pm

    I think that’s a great goal! I haven’t figured out mine yet, but hoping to get through some of the books I haven’t finished yet, as well as exploring some new genres. We’ll see! I love how open it is, for sure.

    Definitely join in for a Twitter chat if you have time, they’re really fun!

    • Kim August 11, 2013, 4:52 pm

      Thanks for the recommendation on the Twitter chat — I’ll have to try that!

  • Vasilly August 7, 2013, 1:03 pm

    I’m planning on giving both read-a-thons a try too. Your goal is a fantastic one. Happy reading.

  • Andi @ Estella's Revenge August 7, 2013, 2:40 pm

    It is good to be a book nerd. lol

    I’m glad you’ll be joining this event, too!

  • Athira August 7, 2013, 6:27 pm

    I haven’t done a readathon in ages. This one sounds quite fun!

  • Allison @ The Book Wheel August 8, 2013, 12:55 am

    It’s going to be so much fun! I’m glad you’re participating, too!

  • Savvy Working Gal August 11, 2013, 3:09 pm

    Finally a read-a-thon I may be able to participate in. I am having foot surgery the week of the Bout of Books read-a-thon. Looking forward to having something fun to do during recovery.

    • Kim August 11, 2013, 4:52 pm

      That works out perfect — you basically have no excuses not to read 🙂

  • Lu August 11, 2013, 8:17 pm

    This sounds like such a great idea! I might have to join you!

  • Jorie August 18, 2013, 12:30 am

    Hallo, Hallo!

    Its my first go-around with the Bout’ers too! I’ve had the most fun visiting different blogs, leaving notes, and getting geared up for the Bout to begin! I must confess, I set my goal(s) pretty high as I have these 10 itching to read books that simply won’t let me ignore them for much longer! I am thankful that the organisers of the Bout give us the freedom to choose how we want to participate and what we expect out of the experience! I just know its going to be one wickedly awesome week of reading bliss!!

    Good luck to you! I’ll drop by to see if your posting updates!!