Wednesday, 17 August 2016

BOUT OF BOOKS 17 | Sign Up + Pre Event Thoughts

Bout of Books is back - yay!

This will be my second time participating in this particular readathon, and although this time I will be focusing more on the books and keeping the challenges to a minimum, I'm super excited to be taking part again. I'm looking forward to interacting with some of my favourite bloggers taking part as well as hopefully discovering some new bloggers too!

If you're unfamiliar with Bout of Books, here's a message from the team:

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 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th 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 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

As with my first experience of Bout of Books, I'm taking a laid back approach with no specific goals or aims, but to read lots, chat lots, and have fun!

In the way of books, I have a tentative TBR as I have some library books that need reading, and a couple of e-books I'm keen to delve in to, but I don't really have any solid plans on what I hope to complete by the end of the readathon.

One thing I did learn from my previous experience of Bout of Books is that one update post really isn't going to cut it this time. First time round, I made several updates on the one post throughout the readathon duration, however this time round I will be aiming for daily updates as that just got way too lengthy.

Roll on Monday!!

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  1. Yay! I haven't had a lot of time to blog lately, so I don't know if I'll be able to do daily updates. But I'm going to at least try to participate as much as I can. Have fun!!

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    1. I hope you manage to get in a good amount of reading and interacting, Brandie... But mostly importantly, enjoy!

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  2. I am participating, but this time, I will be updating status via social media (twitter), and possibly will blog about it next time on. Daily updates sound like fun. :D

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    1. Updating via social media seems to be quite a popular way to update, and I can totally see why! Looking forward to seeing your readathon progress :-)

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  3. Yay for Bout of Books! I was in desperate need of a readathon to help me finish my library books by their due date. This worked out perfectly. In the past, I've just updated one giant post on my blog. This time, I'll probably do more updating through Twitter. Although I like having the record on my blog to look back on... Happy reading!

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    1. It sounds like the readathon came at a great time for you, Julie - I hope you're able to get all the reading done that you hope to.

      Twitter seems to be the popular place to update these days, and I see why! There's a lot less time involved with updating via Twitter, which means more time for reading :-P Like you, I like to have a post to look back at too.

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  4. Have fun! I'm starting a Reading Decathalon instead, but I do love a good Bout of Books! I have always found it hard to balance the reading with the other aspects of participation, to be honest since they cut into reading time, but I say just go with it and do the readathon the way it works best for you :)

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    1. Thanks - I hope you've having fun taking part in your bookish event also!

      I definitely agree with you there. Whilst I love all the interaction that comes with bookish events, I do let a good chunk of reading go in order to take part in it. This time round I've been focusing largely on the reading.

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