Bout of Books 8.0 Master Post

This is the first time I’ve ever participated in Bout of Books.

You and me both sister!

I’m not sure what I’m doing or what to expect. Ah well, I’m jumping in anyway! I know that I’ll be reading (DUH!) and I’ll probably rock some challenges. I hope to meet new folks and do a bunch of commenting as well.

This will be my master post and I’ll update it whenever I feel the need. (Daily? Beats me!) Now I’m going to go visit some other Bout of Books participants so I can steal borrow their formats and see how they go about this event.

Let’s do this!

Wednesday Update

At first I was all confuzzled about this event. What am I supposed to do? Where should I go? Well, silly Jennifer, it’s as easy as 1 2 3! Just read more, do some challenges. Big whoop. Not sure what I was worried about. Thanks for your comments gang, you made me feel better about jumping in.

I’m not keeping a detailed page count since I’ve been reading a combo of tree-books and e-books. That would involve math. Math makes me sweaty.

Me + Math = Not good

On Monday I finished up Beyond the Pale by Elana Dykewomon. Um, don’t know where this MASTERPIECE was hiding for the last 10 years but I’m so glad that I got my hands on it.

Tuesday’s book was The Affairs of Others by Amy Grace Loyd. It was a fast one that I was able to gobble up quickly. I mostly liked it. There were some wordy sections that made me want to skim. BUT I DID’NT because I am a PROFESSIONAL READER DAMMIT.

Last night I started the chunky Five Days in Memorial by Sheri Fink. It’s 576 pages of  nerdy nonfiction goodness and I already know it’s going to be right up my reading alley. It won’t allow for a quick read but I don’t care!

Keep on keepin’ on readers. Go conquer those books.

51 thoughts on “Bout of Books 8.0 Master Post

  1. It's soooo one of those types of things. I jumped in like you are doing for the last Bout of Books. Basically, it's kind of like: read all you can + link your posts all the time + do some challenges = maybe win prizesI just made a Bout of Books page, and I update that page (and keep linking it up) as I see fit. -Rebecca @ Love at First Book


  2. Good luck with your Bout of Books. I haven't done that challenge, but anything similar to readathons can be fun. Enjoy.


  3. I did it for the first time in May and now I'm hooked. I don't know how much I'll actually get done this week due to some real life things, but I couldn't stand the idea of sitting it out completely. Good luck and have fun!


  4. Bout of Books sounds much more overwhelming than it is because of the sheer amount of people who participate in it! But basically just read and blog more than you normally do and do it with a purpose. Oh, and enter some giveaways 😉 Good luck!


  5. Expect…Awesomeness.No, but seriously, relax. Have fun. Read. Jump in and chat. Comment here and there. It's totally no pressure, but with that really fun feeling of reading at the same time as oodles of other people.Happy Reading!


  6. It's my first time as well and idk what I'm doing either. I know I won't be doing any challenges because I won't have time but I can read 3 books… I hope. Good luck.


  7. YAYYYY so happy you're joining! It's so much fun!So basically, read as much as you want, update as much as you want, partake in challenge as much as you want, and tweet with the #boutofbooks tag as much as you want! Piece of cake 🙂


  8. I hope the real life things aren't too distracting Charleen! I won't be doing much different than I normally do, which is to read whenever I have a spare moment 😉 I'll be trying out some of the challenges though.


  9. I'm participating for the first time too! Good luck, and happy reading! My only real goal is to read more pages per day than my average — 70 pages vs my usual 50. Rocking it so far, thanks to a really great book!


  10. Oh sweets, don't try and do maths, it's very dangerous! Honestly, you put a sheet of figures in front of me and ask me to do something exciting with them and it's like I'm trying to read Japanese. HOORAY FOR CALCULATORS AND CLEVER COMPUTER PROGRAMS! :DHappy reading this week… It's been fun so far!Ellie @ Musings of a Bookshop Girl


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