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, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th 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 9.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
Since I've signed up for *ahem* quite a few reading challenges for 2014, I thought a little 'jump start' would be in order. Then I found information about the Bout of Books Readathon on the blog "My Reader's Block". I like the no-pressure feature of this readathon, because the last one I did lasted a contiguous 24 hours; I don't know it if was my age, or my health, or a combination of the two, but that experience put me down HARD - towit, I have only done one blog post since that time. But 2014 is a new year, and with reading challenges etc, I'm planning on coming back in a big way. So...
If you are a reader, you should sign up (there are mini-challenges and giveaways to tempt you)!
If you are not a reader, YOU SHOULD REALLY SIGN UP! *lol* (Seriously, although I did not do well on my reading challenges in 2013, I read more than I have in years...and that is a very good thing!)
For some (like me) the cost of lots of books could be prohibitive. There is, of course, a library. And, there are kazillions of sources of free Kindle or e'books online...so many, that if I had to carry hardback copies of all the books I have on Kindle Cloud Reader (exclusively online), I'd probably wind up in traction. :O)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Ringing in the new year with: