Bout of Books 9.0

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda at On a Book Bender and Kelly at Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01 a.m. Monday, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th in whatever time zone you are in. 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 9.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.

I enjoyed this event last year. It’s such a fun, low-pressure read-a-thon, I can’t think of a reason not to participate again this year!

Time Devoted to Reading
January 6 begins my first week back to work after the winter break, but I’ll still be reading all week, whenever I can.

My Goals
– Simply to read, read, read! I’d love to finish three books. We’ll see.
– Participate in at least one Twitter chat
– Participate in at least one challenge
– No ARCs for me during this read-a-thon, however tempting they may be! (though I reserve the right to finish up any ARCs if needed)

Books to Read

I’m going to start with one or more of these recent checkouts from the library:

And I also have these newly-purchases titles waiting for me on my Nook: 

Updates
I’m hoping to post most of my updates on Twitter rather than here on the blog.