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Karsyn's Kickass Jocoserious, Kooky, Jannock book blog: Bout of Books 14 ~ Sign Up

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Bout of Books 14 ~ Sign Up

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, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23th 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

It's one of those times of year ~ Bout of Books. While I thought I would go ahead and sign up, I am still having a little debate with myself on if I actually want to do it. But hey, what better way to get posting more on my blog than to do it on one of the best read-a-thons of the year?

I DO know I'm not going to push myself this time around. For read-a-thons I typically like to read as MUCH as I can, (which means all day every day) rarely taking breaks from reading and I'm not back to that level of wanting to read so much right now. While I am getting back more into reading, I definitely don't want to push it and be back into a reading slump (like I was after reading 52 books in April). I am doing a few challenges at GoodReads, and that always helps me with reading more, so I'll be focusing on reading books for the challenges during the Read-a-Thon and not worrying about trying to out do my best weeks of reading, book wise.

That being said, y'all know I can't plan worth crap. So, no plans for me, and my goal this time around is VERY low (for me). I look forward to joining in and visiting all the blogs I've missed while I've been taking all kinds of breaks ~ from blogging, from reading, from life in general. I will be updating here on my blog ~ as always I don't twit or tweet ~ **shudders**. Hate that crap! As always, I talk/post WAY too much to be constrained by character limits! :) So, come check me out here. Feel free to add me to your Bloglovin' feed. If you do, let me know and I'll follow you!

My Bout of Books Goals

Time devoted to Reading
  • Daily, except for updates & challenges
  • Complete at least TEN (10) books
  • Complete at least TWO (2) comics
  • Complete challenges that interest me

I'm not planning on trying anything specific, like reading books in a series or from the 365 Days of YA challenge I put on myself. I'm just going to read what I need for my challenges and try to not push myself to overdo it and read tons and tons!

This will be my 4th Bout of Books (I skipped BoB 13).
  • Bout of books 10 ~ Wrap-Up ~ 17 books Completed
  • Bout of books 11 ~ Wrap-Up ~ 20 books / 7 Comics Completed
  • Bout of books 12 ~ Wrap-Up ~ 14 books / 10 Comics Completed


  1. Yay! I'm signed up too. So excited for another Bout of Books! Those are some great goals!!

  2. So glad you'll be taking part! Any amount of reading is a good amount, and ten books would still be a LOAD!

  3. You're hilarious.. "y'all know I can't plan worth crap". I'm SO glad you're joining in. I've totally missed you. I love that 10 is dialing it back for you...I would NEVER manage to read that many in one week.