Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Bout of Books 5.0: My goals

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

It's that time. 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 13th and runs through Sunday, August 19th 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 5.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.

This will be the third time I've participated in Bout of Books. I've labeled all my posts from previous events, so check my Bout of Books tag.

I'm hosting a challenge on Monday, and I'm looking forward to seeing how that goes. I'll be on vacation during Bout of Books and we will be driving cross-country with frequent side trips. Therefore, I'll be relying on my cellular connectivity more than usual. (I'm hoping that our hotels each night will have Wi-Fi to meet my craving for band width!) I'm thinking that Twitter will be a prime aspect of my Bout of Books experience.

In the past, I've created separate posts each day to talk about what I've been reading, where I am, and progress toward goals. This time, I'm going to try putting all my updates into a single post.

My Bout of Books Goals

My Targets

My only real goal is to spend as much time reading as I can and to have fun!

Time Devoted to Reading

Since I will be on vacation during the entire week of Bout of Books 5.0, I will be reading every day.

Books to Read

I'm lining up a couple of books that have a high likelihood to be read during the week. I reserve the right to change my mind at any time. For my trip, I picked about a dozen paperback books and stuck them into the car. An additional 1100 books are currently on my Kindle. These are the books which are appealing to me today.

  • A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear - completed 15 Aug
  • To Kill a Warlock by H P Mallory - completed 14 Aug
  • Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble by H P Mallory
  • The Mezzo Wore Mink by Mark Schweizer - completed 17 Aug
  • Timeless by Gail Carriger - completed 15 Aug
  • Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich - completed 13 Aug

A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear To Kill a Warlock by H P Mallory Fire Burn and Caldron Bubble by H P Mallory The Mezzo Wore Mink by Mark Schweizer Timeless by Gail Carriger Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich


  1. Looks good! I hope to put my goals up this weekend, nervous and excited about our challenge!

  2. Hey i'm doing this read a thon too :).
    That's a great list of books. I haven't read any of them but I heard great things about Gail Carriger's book. I bought the first one Soulless a year ago but I still haven't read it :/.
    I hope you'll enjoy reading all these books.
    Happy reading and Good luck !

  3. You have good list. I heard the The Parasol Protectorate series is amazing and I like Stephanie Plum (I think they are good read-a-thon books because they are fast and funny). I own the first Massie Dobbs book but I haven't read it yet (Most of the books I own are unread- I hope Bout of Books will help me with that).

    Have a great week! Enjoy your vacation :)

  4. I really want to read the Stephanie Plum series, I'm going to have to see if my library has them in stock when I next go!

    Good luck with your goals, and have a lovely vacation! :)

  5. I've been seeing those HP Mallory books a lot lately. They look like good reads! I have #3 in the Stephanie Plum series on my list. I love Evanovich's writing! Good luck on your goals!

  6. I just started reading the HP Mallory books and loved Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble. Book two is on my list and so is Timeless! Have fun and good luck!

  7. Oh I have To Kill A Warlock, just haven't read it yet.

    Have fun!