Bout of Books 19

When the end of my internship and thus my university career in general was approaching I was really looking forward to all the time I would have for reading (and blogging). That’s a few months ago now, and I have to say – I’ve not read much at all. I’ve only read 7 books so far this year, which is way too few. Lucky for me, I found out this week that my favourite read-a-thon is having its 19th edition next week.

boutofbooks19The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 8th and runs through Sunday, May 14th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 19 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I’m not really sure how much time I’ll actually be able to spend on reading next week, but I’ll try my best to read as much as I can and have fun while doing so. That’s what Bout of Books is all about after all!

I’ve been thinking about doing a binge read of the Raven Cycle books by Maggie Stiefvater. I’ve already read the first two books, but I read the second one stretched out over a pretty long period of time, so I wasn’t able to really get into it (although I loved it nonetheless). To really get the full experience, I figure a binge of all four books is in order. Perhaps I’ll start on that next week!

I think I’ll add my daily updates to this post, which I’ll then tweet out every day. Perhaps I’ll also participate in some challenges, most likely on Instagram. We’ll see how it goes! In any case, I’m really excited about participating again.

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Bout of Books 14

In January I found out about this thing called the Bout of Books readathon and decided to join in the fun for the January edition. I had tons of fun with it and was pretty sad that I wasn’t able to join the May readathon because of university stuff.

But next week the fourteenth edition will start, and I have all the time in the world to join in the fun! I’ve been looking forward to this for quite a while now and since I’ve barely read anything when I was in Malta (more on that later!) this comes at just the right time for me to catch up a little on my Goodreads challenge.

For those of you who are wondering about this mysterious reading challenge, here’s the info:

BoB14-200x200The 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, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 14 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Here‘s the post I made for Bout of Books 12 on all of my progress for those interested!

Are any of you guys joining as well? Let me know!

Bout of Books 12 – Daily Updates

This will be a sticky post until Sunday, January 11th. Regular posting will continue as usual.


BoB12-200x200As I announced in a previous post in December, I’ll be participating in my first ever read-a-thon this week: Bout of Books! I’m very excited about it, and it seems like a great way to start off the new year (and my Goodreads reading challenge…).

I’ll be updating this post throughout the week with my reading progress, but if you want live updates, follow me on twitter (@bookbakeblog).

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Bout of Books 12

Before I started blogging, I didn’t know about the existence of this little thing called a read-a-thon. However, over the past year I’ve come across quite a few of them, and I became intrigued! I was always too late, though, or too busy if I wasn’t too late, or too overwhelmed by the idea of reading a certain amount of books in a certain period of time.

And then, earlier this week, I came across the Bout of Books read-a-thon at Gone with the Words. It seems like a really laid back, fun read-a-thon, and I think I will have the time to actually participate, so I decided I’m going to join in the fun!

So, what is Bout of Books exactly? Well…

BoB12-200x200The 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 5th and runs through Sunday, January 11th 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 12 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

It seems like a lot of fun, and I’m already looking forward to it! Will you join me for Bout of Books 12 as well?