Tuesday, April 28, 2015

It's Back! Bout of Books 13 is coming soon

Bout of Books logo You'd think that after last week's Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon I'd have had enough of marathon reading. But no-o-o. I've decided that I should join in on Bout of Books 13. It's scheduled for 11-17 May. At the beginning of that week, I'll be in Las Vegas attending a conference. Then over the weekend, we'll be road-tripping back to Texas. I just adore a road trip with lots of time to read.

While Bout of Books has a much less frenzied schedule than Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon, I find that both of them give me an opportunity to put just a little bit more emphasis on reading. And there's that getting together with other readers/participants through blogs, tweets, updates on Goodreads, and even Facebook.

Bout of Books is a very social event. Kelly and Amanda are fans of Twitter and they hold at least two Twitter chats during each Bout of Books. That's in addition to the twice daily announcements on Twitter. Don't believe me?
Check it out #boutofbooks.

If I've persuaded you to join us, you need to sign up. Just fill out the sign-up linky on the Bout of Books web site. While you're there, grab the image and spread the word. And drop back by in a day or so for more information on challenges and other activities.

Never heard of Bout of Books? Well, the team that organizes it describes it this way:

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, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th 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 13 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.


  1. I used to be able to read while traveling but since having children it makes me sick :( I'm going to be using the Bout to help get me out of my reading slump.

    I hope you can stop by:



    1. Hi Lettie -- thanks for stopping by. I had fun looking at your crocheted afghan. I have too many unfinished yarn items at my house.

      I never even heard of being car-sick until I was in my teens. I've always read in the car and now on airplanes and on the train. I'd go bonkers if I wasn't reading while traveling -- but then again maybe I'd fill that time with crocheting and knitting.