Read-a-Thons: Bout of Books 9.0

Bout of Books

I have exams. I have my first season of serious midyear exams in uni and it’s wrecking me and I should be studying. But I knew going into this school that it takes a lot of effort. Yet, I promised myself I won’t let it squeeze the life out of me, and this… this is me resisting. I don’t intend to devour books; I don’t intend to do anything but get a daily dose of at least 30 minutes/at most 90 minutes of reading per day. I think Bout of Books is a great place to start integrating this into my daily schedule, even if it’s smack-dab in the middle of 2 of my hardest exams.

And in case you don’t know what Bout of Books is about –here we go:

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

For this read-a-thon, I will be dividing my time between:

  1. The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
  2. Beware of the Trains by Edmund Crispin
  3. This week’s short story for Deal Me In (Misunderstood by P.G. Wodehouse)
  4. The Five People You Meet in Heaven (if I finish Nick Hornby’s)

I don’t expect to finish any of those –except maybe the short story– but I do need to advance in the first two. I hope to have some time for any of the daily challenges but I can’t promise that.

Do remember that today is the last day for signing up, so if you intend to join, you should do so NOW.

Best of luck to all other participants!

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