Bout of Books 19: Sign Up and Intentions

Bout of Books is back my friends. *dances, twirls, runs round the room with a banner and hooter* Everyone’s favourite low key, awesome, friendly, fun readathon is back in May, so of course I am going to be there. This was the readathon that started them all off for me, and the readathon that re-engaged me with my blog! So, do you like super people, fun challenges, twitter chats, and reading at your own pace, then come aboard for the adventure on May 8th because you’re invited too!!

For those of your who aren’t sure why I am so excited, or don’t follow Bout of Books:

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, May 8th and runs through Sunday, January 8th 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 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog and twitter. (use #boutofbooks) – From the Bout of Books team

There are very few rules associated with Bout of Books, which is one of the reasons I love it so much! There is no requirement to read a certain number of books, read a certain genre, over commit yourself, you just sign up here, read as much or as little as you like, and join in with as many twitter chats and challenges as you fancy.

Now, while there is no requirement to set out an intentions list, I always like to start my Bout of Books with a bit of a plan, a bit of a reading list, so I don’t aimlessly plough through the week reading bits and bobs of books I find lying round the house. I am away for bits of the readathon on a work trip, but with all the travelling involved, it leaves me with ample time to read and engage with all of you! So, here are my aims and intentions for Bout of Books 18:

  1. Read/listen to 3 books from 3 different genres. (My plan at this moment is to read The Magician’s Nephew, Chew, and The Bourne Identity but we’ll see how that goes.)
  2. Get involved with any/all challenges set daily by the lovely readathon hosts Amanda and Kelly.
  3. Participate in the twitter chats that my work schedule permits, and engage with other wonderful Bout of Book-ers!
  4. Read and comment on other Bout of Books blog posts, and see what others are doing during the week.

So, if this sounds like something you would enjoy, if you like reading, and awesome people, and books, then sign up, take part, join in, we’d love to see you in May!

I’m so excited!

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