This year I am going to participate for the first time in Bout of Books. It lasts from tomorrow (Monday, May 13th) to next Sunday (May 19th). The goal is to challenge yourself to read more during that week than you normally would. It's also a great opportunity to socialize with other readers and those involved in the online book community. You are supposed to tweet your progress as you go. I'm excited to take part and since I am currently out of school and unemployed, I figured this would be the perfect week. If you are interested in participating as well, following the link to the Bout of Books blog I linked above.
Here is the official blurb:
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 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th 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 7.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
I will be challenging myself to read at least 3 books this week. I know, it may not seem like much but compared to what I have been reading lately (barely anything…) it's a big step for me. I haven't decided which books I will be reading yet for BoB, but I will go check out my bookshelf as soon as I am done typing this post and hit 'publish.'
Let me know in the comments if you're going to participate too and hopefully I will see some of you around on Twitter. I can't wait to start reading and to see what others are reading too. #boutofbooks