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Karsyn's Kickass Jocoserious, Kooky, Jannock book blog: Back 2 Books Read-a-Thon ~ Goals

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Back 2 Books Read-a-Thon ~ Goals

Back 2 Books Read-a-Thon is coming up this weekend! What is B2B?


B2B is a no pressure 3 day read-a-thon, designed to help get you back to reading. You can join in as little as a day, or read as much as you can all 3 days. You may make goals, or forget them. It's all completely up to you. The only thing you must do, is take some time, out of the weekend, to focus on reading and getting back to the books you've been ignoring.

Perhaps lately you've just been too busy to read or, like me, you have time to read but have been doing other things than reading. Put all the other things aside and pick up a book! Let's read!

There's still time to Sign Up to join in!

Tentative Schedule (subject to change) ~
  • Signups are open ~ 3/9 - 3/27
  • Post your goals (if you have them) ~ 3/24
  • Pre-Event Questionnaire ~ 3/26
  • Read-a-thon starts ~ 12:01am 3/27
  • Day 1 Recap & 1st Challenge ~ 10am EST 3/28
  • Day 2 Recap & 2nd Challenge ~ 10am EST 3/29
  • Read-a-Thon Ends ~ 11:59pm 3/29
  • Wrap-up & Post Event Questionnaire ~ 3/30


Goals for a Read-a-Thon are as varied as our tastes in books or genres. Some people LOVE making goals and some people HATE it. It seems, to me at least, that people look at goals one of two ways ~ either it's something to help them focus on their read-a-thon, or it's distraction for those who feel like they "fail" if they don't meet their goals.

I personally love goals, but I don't live or die by them. They are just there to help me focus and stay reading. If I don't have goals, I tend to surf around or play a game on my tablet ~ I loose focus. So goals help me stay on track for a read-a-thon and I always make goals. That doesn't mean I always meet them, and I'm ok if I don't meet my goals, it's not the end of the world.

Which side of the fence are you on? Goals, or no goals? Help or hinder?

If you make some goals, feel free to link up in the comments below. If you don't, let us know why. There's no wrong way here.

As for me, my goals may change a few times, the only thing I know is set in stone is that I will be reading books that will help out my GoodReads Challenge. We are doing a team challenge in which we "spell-out" a word, using titles, authors and character names. The theme for the spell-it-out words are colors, and our first color for my team is "Goldenrod". So I will read books that will fit into this word. The word only lasts through the 28th, and it'll probably be the 28th when we get a new word, so Sunday will go in a completely different direction with letters.

I have 27 books set aside on a shelf that all have these letters in the title and/or author, though I have already deviated from the shelf. While I love making goals, you all know I can't make book stacks. For more specifics, I'm going to try a few goals, subject to change. :)


My goals for B2B RaT ~
  • Read at least SIX (6) books
  • Read at least 1 author requested / NetGalley book
  • Read at least 1 book from my 365 Days of YA challenge

What are your goals?

1 comment:

  1. I like using goals to keep me focused and have some ideas about what I want to accomplish but I try to remember that life happens! I didn't set any firm goals for the last Bout of Books and I actually ended up doing better than previous Bout of Books. I think it took the pressure off so I didn't stress about goals!