Bout of Books Read-a-Thon May 2012

Huzzah! Bout of Books v4! And this time I’m helping out a little behind the scenes. Are you excited? I’m excited. Despite this time being a working girl and thus I probably won’t have time to read as much as I’d like, and I’m going to be exhausted, especially at the beginning of the week, I’m still very much planning to be involved. And don’t think it’s too late to sign up, either! Here’s the info below, and click the button at the top of the post to head over to the main website where you can sign up.

Important reminders:

Follow @boutofbooks for all important announcements.  The Bout of Books Twitter list will also be found under this Twitter account.  It will no longer be found at @BookBender.
Email us at the official Bout of Books email address for any questions.

Standard info:

  • Bout of Books is a week long read-a-thon, run from 12:01am on Monday, May 14th through 11:59pm Sunday, May 20st in whatever time zone you are in.
  • Bout of Books is low pressure, meaning participants are only asked to push themselves to read more than they normally would during any given week. There is no competition between readers.
  • How much time a reader wants, and can commit, to read, tweet, or network with fellow bloggers is left to individual preference. All challenges and giveaways are optional.
  • Networking with fellow bloggers is actively encouraged, though never required. Co-hosts are there to facilitate blog hopping and interaction between participants.
  • Use Twitter to post updates throughout the read-a-thon. Everyone will be tweeting with the #boutofbooks hashtag.
My Goals

To keep up with my reading, hopefully about 100 pages per day if I can fit it in, and have some fun. Talk to other bloggers. Hop around. Twitter chats. Whatever I can do inbetween work.

Books To Read

I’ll be starting off with American Gods which I’m reading for a read along, and Watermelon between which I’m just reading because I wanted to. Hopefully I’ll finish Watermelon fairly swiftly and get started on something else in the week. Now.. I do have a little pile I made up for my most likely choices for next book to read, however I think it would be more accurate if I just linked this. 😉 I spent a little time dusting and rearranging my book shelves today so I’ve got different ideas by now. And a skin for my Kindle on its’ way!

Updates

As always, borrowing ‘in six words’ from Amanda and doing the rest my own way as I sadly don’t manage to read full books in any given day.

14/5
Number of pages I’ve read today: 59
Total number of pages I’ve read: 59
Books started/continued with/finished today: Continued with Watermelon and American Gods
Today #insixwords: Had to work, ended up tired

15/5
Number of pages I’ve read today: 55
Total number of pages I’ve read: 114
Books started/continued with/finished today: Continued with American Gods
Today #insixwords: Sorry, work really getting to me

16/5
Number of pages I’ve read today: 51
Total number of pages I’ve read: 165
Books started/continued with/finished today: Continued with Watermelon and American Gods
Today #insixwords: Had to work again, le bleh

17/5
Number of pages I’ve read today: 48
Total number of pages I’ve read: 213
Books started/continued with/finished today: Continued with Watermelon
Today #insixwords: I got Diablo III working tonight 😈

18/5
Number of pages I’ve read today: 31
Total number of pages I’ve read: 244
Books started/continued with/finished today: Continued with Watermelon
Today #insixwords: Work work.. I really tried. Promise.

19/5
Number of pages I’ve read today: 74
Total number of pages I’ve read: 318
Books started/continued with/finished today: Continued with Watermelon
Today #insixwords: Despite work, didn’t do too badly!

20/5
Number of pages I’ve read today: 53
Total number of pages I’ve read: 371
Books started/continued with/finished today: Continued with Watermelon
Today #insixwords: –