Bout of Books is my favorite Read-a-thon, and since my Goodreads group has started our first Team Reading Competition at the beginning of the year, this seems like a great way to rack up some points. :) I’m actually going to make a concerted effort to read a little more this week rather than just tracking status quo like normal.
Here’s a little more about the event:
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 8th and runs through Sunday, January 14th 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 21 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
1. Consciously spend more time at work listening to audiobooks instead of watching Netflix.
2. Finish at least 5 books from my TBR Tackler Shelf.
3. Choose reading before bed (instead of apps) every night this week through the Read-a-thon.
Here’s a look at the books on my immediate radar:
(subject to change if I see something shiny)
I’m halfway through a couple of these, so having a head start is nice. Four of them are scheduled Buddy Reads that I’m concerned not having time for, so a concerted effort this week for this challenge will help keep my on track for my most over-scheduled Buddy Read month to date.
Pages: 153 / Books Finished: 0
A good start page-wise. Comparatively.
Pages: 227 / Books Finished: 2
Pages: 239 / Books Finished: 0
I will say this is the most pages I’ve ever maintained for this challenge
Pages: 167 / Books Finished: 0
It felt like I wasn’t as focused yesterday.
Pages: 184 / Books Finished: 2
2 Finished books – booya!
Pages: 192 / Books Finished: 0
Pages: 230 / Books Finished: 0
Pages: 1392 / Books Finished: 4
Yes!! This is the single best Read-a-thon I’ve ever done! I usually don’t even break 1000 pages. And considering how long the books are that I’m reading, 4 books completed is awesome! :D