This 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 Monday, August 19 and runs through Sunday, August 25. 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 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.