Bout of Books 10 Read-a-Thon begins Monday, May 12, and runs through the 18th. This will be my second time participating in this particular read-a-thon, and I’m looking forward to getting a lot of reading done. (Perhaps I should say this will be attempt 1.5, as illness put me on the sidelines a few days into BoB 9.)
Here are my goals for the week:
Time Devoted to Reading:
I intend to read each day of the read-a-thon, even if I only have a brief period some days. I would love to get at least 1-2 hours of reading in each day, preferably a lot more on a couple of days.
General Goals for Read-a-Thon Week:
- I will limit my internet browsing during my free time throughout read-a-thon week. I have a bad habit of getting distracted and can regularly be found falling down a Google hole or playing Wikipedia hopscotch. I don’t generally watch TV, so that won’t be a problem. Oh…I also need to stay away from games, or I could lose a lot of potential reading time. I will still enjoy a movie or walk or picnic or whatever with The Man-Guy when the opportunity pops up, but I want to focus my alone time on books. As the day before BoB begins is Mother’s Day, my son will be coming over then, so I doubt I’ll see him much the week of the read-a-thon. It’s Spring, he’s 20, and he’s both job-hunting and crushing a bit on a girl he’s been hanging out with… He’ll likely be busy most of the week. Well, I’ll just mark that down as “good timing!” 😉
- I will try to post about my progress each day and link it to the official check-in posts. I may create one post that I sticky and update daily or stick with my usual daily wrap-up post. I haven’t yet decided which method to use.
- I will try to remember to check out the optional daily read-a-thon challenges and games and play along with those that strike my fancy.
- I will try to remember to check the event’s Twitter stream and will visit other participants’ blogs for a bit each day.
Books to Read:
- Chess Story/The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig (reading for The Classics Club and a book club discussion)
- Ru by Kim Thúy (a recent translation)
- one of the books left on my TBR Pile Challenge list: either Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones, Wolf Totem by Jiang Rong, or Stone Junction by Jim Dodge (I’ve been reading one book per month, and of the eight I have left to read, these are the ones that most catch my fancy right now.)
- A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes: (updated Monday May 12) The Classics Club Spin Number has been drawn: #1, and this is the book I’ve been paired with for the event.
- Deal Me In challenge story of the week: I won’t know which story I’ll be reading until I draw the week’s card. (I’ll update this post when I have the information.)
I hope everyone taking part in the event has a great time and that you read many wonderful books!