of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @
Reading the Paranormal. It’s a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01 am
Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in whatever time zone you
are in. Bout of Books is completely optional. For all Bout of Books 13 information and updates, be sure to visit
the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team.
I just signed up for the Bout of Books 13 read-a-thon. I really like the
Bout of Books read-a-thon. It’s a week-long read-a-thon and it starts on the 11th
and runs through the subsequent Sunday. And this is a link to the Bout of Books
blog where someone explains it better than me. I have Thursday off work,
because while we’re one of the least Christian places in the world we observe
the Christian Holidays, and Thursday is Ascension Day, so I can just spend all
day reading. I’m excited. It’ll be good. I’m gonna READ.
I don’t really have like a proper TBR for my read-a-thons. I don’t know
why. I feel like I will probably just use my monthly TBR as my read-a-thon TBR,
just because that’s how I roll. I’m not urban, I should stop saying that. I
also have some alternates for this month, so they’ll also be in my TBR pile,
which is how I do read-a-thon TBRs. I never expect to finish all the books I
list, I just like giving myself a pool to choose from.
Currently I’m reading something that feels like 600 books, but I hope to
finish a couple before Monday.
- The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi. This I haven’t actually started, but
I’m excited to read, so it’s on the list.
- Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman. I have read one story, I guess. Because
this is a collection of Neil Gaiman’s short stories. I feel like a short story
collection might be good for a read-a-thon, because I can just read a story
here and there.
- Shattered by Teri Terry. This is the last book in a trilogy that I have
been working on forever. Cause I’m slow. And I don’t know if I actually
remember who everyone in the books are, so that’s a great start. I’ll pick it
up. It’ll be fine.
- Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë. I’m over half-way through this and just need
a boost to finish it. It’s about a woman named Agnes Grey who works as a governess.
- The Girl Who Soared over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne
M. Valente. Another third book in a series. I love the Fairyland series, it’s
about a young girl named September who goes to Fairyland and goes on
adventures. This one isn’t on my monthly TBR, it’s just a part of my; something
I could read
- Retribution Falls by Chuck Wooding. This isn’t on my monthly TBR either,
I just really want to read it, so it’s in my read-a-thon pile.
There should ideally be some graphic novels in there, but I don’t know
what I actually have and could theoretically read. I do have some, I should
probably try to read something that I already own. Yeah. I’ll do that. If I’m
gonna figure out what I’d have to get up, and that seems like too much hard