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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 12th and runs through Sunday, May 18th 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 10 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.
Last week I gave myself the green light go-ahead to joining in on the Bout of Books read-a-thon. If you’re still considering joining, you still have time! If you’re still unsure whether you want to, consult my sales pitch in my initial post by clicking here and I’ll tell you might ought to.
This post is devoted to my on-going updates to track my progress during the read-a-thon going forward.
Read-a-thon Goals: 3 books and catching up on manga.
At first, I thought it was a brilliant idea to see through some trilogies from start to finish (i.e. Ness’ Chaos Walking, Lu’s Legend Trilogy, Dashner’s Maze Runner). But then I wondered if I would be bogged down by something in the novel that could stunt my reading. So I decided against it to read them on my own time and terms without the smash-face-into-book-to-beat-goals-that-is-a-read-a-thon.
One of my ongoing goals is to expand my library to encompass more of the other genres I’m usually void of. While I previously stated a 2:1 ratio of Sci-fi-to-Alternative was ideal… I’m swapping this ratio around for this read-a-thon. With “To All The Boys,” it was ultimately a choice between Han’s novel and Elizabeth Fama’s Plus One; as both were part my Goodread’s May Bookclub read-a-long. And since I have to finally read Proxy before Guardian gets released this month…Han’s novel meets the criteria while getting bonus points for being a read-a-long novel as well.
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