This week I will be participating in the Bout of Books read-a-thon.

    For those who don’t know what Bout of Books is (including me), here is a description from the website:

           “The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 8th and runs through Sunday, May 14th 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 19 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team”

      The Bout of Books Read-a-Thon was created by Amanda @ On a Book Bender on a complete whim in August 2011*. It took on a life of its own and was such a hit that Amanda decided to do it again and turn it into a somewhat regular occurrence.

  • Bout of Books is a week long read-a-thon, usually from 12:01am on a Monday through 11:59pm on a Sunday in whatever time zone you are in.
  • It is low pressure, meaning participants are only asked to push themselves to read more than they normally would during any given week. There is no competition between readers.
  • How much time a reader wants, and can commit, to read, tweet, or network with fellow bloggers is left to individual preference. All challenges and giveaways are optional.
  • Networking with fellow bloggers is actively encouraged, though never required.
  • Use Twitter to post updates throughout the read-a-thon. Everyone will be tweeting with the #boutofbooks hashtag.

This will be my first time participating so I will try to learn the ropes and hopefully participate in a few of the challenges as well. I’m not sure how much I will be able to do as i have graduation on Tuesday and will be going out of town on Thursday or Friday for a few days but I will be able to hopefully do a lot of reading.

Reading schedule: 

For this week I plan on reading for about 1 1/2-2 hours but there will probably be a couple of days where I will be able to read more. I will be able to do a lot of reading tomorrow but I am not sure about Tuesday since I have graduation later in the evening along with a few other things later this week.


  1. Finish A Clash of Kings (#2) by George R.R. Martin
  2. Finish Days of Blood & Starlight (#2) by Laini Taylor
  3. Finish Hollow city (#2)  by Ransom Riggs
  4. Finish Monument 14 (#1) by Emmy Laybourne
  5. Finish King’s Cage (#3) by Victoria Aveyard
  6. Start A court of mist and fury (#2) by Sarah J. Maas
  7. Hopefully start A storm of swords (#3) by George R.R. Martin
  8. Start The beauty of darkness (#3) by Mary E. Pearson

So these are the books that I hope to work on this week. I’ve been trying to finish a clash of kings (#2) for a while now and will hopefully be able to make some progress with it this week. I will be traveling later this week so I am hoping that I will be able to finish a couple of books while on the road.