Sunday, December 29, 2013

Bout of Books 9.0

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, 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 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)


Ringing in the new year with:

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  1. I agree LuAnn....the books available FREE at Kindle is amazing....we can't even begin to read them all...and wonderful classics, too.

    Best wishes with your new reading plan. :) And Happy New Year!!

  2. This looks like just what I need. I love to read but keep putting it on the back burner because of my to-do list. A challenge sounds fun! I'll definitely check it out. Thanks for sharing!

  3. You are welcome, Candace! Would be glad to "see you" at the challenge!

  4. I would love to read more too but not brave enough to join a reading challenge. But thanks for the nudge.

  5. That's quite alright, Susan. Different strokes for different folks, as they say. :O)

  6. I've been writing at light speed lately yet seem to have found more time for reading at the same time... now to get all those reviews written. Happy New Year to you :)

  7. Happy New Year to you LuAnn and best of luck to you in the Readathon and ALL of your Reading Challenges this yera! You are off to a GREAT Start! I am still planning my strategy for this year - but you are on fire and inspiring me! :-)

    Create With Joy

  8. Awww, shucks, Ramona. Thank you so much! It's a little, little taste of the inspiration you give so freely.