That being said, I’m taking this opportunity to sign-up for Bout of Books, for the very first time! The event takes place during the first week of summer break — a perfect time to celebrate a little “freedom” by reading a whole bunch of pleasure/just for fun books that I’ve had to put on hold for months and months. Woo!
I should also note – Austen In August will be back this year! I plan to post the sign-ups and guest contributor forms sometime in early June, so be on the lookout for that. 🙂
Here are the details for Bout of Books:
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 12th and runs through Sunday, May 18th 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 10 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team.
While this list is in no way official, here are some of the books I’m thinking of reading during “The Big Bout”:
- Anatomy of Criticism by Northrop Frye
- The Long Walk by Stephen King
- Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
- Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
- To a God Unknown by John Steinbeck
So, is anyone else participating this year? Any thoughts from past participants on how to organize your time, posts, etc.? If you are planning to participate, what books are you looking forward to reading?