Bout of Books 11: Goals

Bout of Books 11

Note:  I won’t be tracking my progress in this post.  I have set up a sticky post as a base camp to track myself during this challenge.

Bout of Books 11 Read-a-Thon begins Monday, August 18, and runs through Sunday the 24th. This will be my third time participating in Bout of Books, and I’ve got a lovely stack of books I can’t wait to dive into.

Here are my goals for the week:

Time to Be Devoted to Reading, aka Get Off the Internet and Don’t Read Laying Down or Else ZZZZZ:

I hope to get some reading in each day of the event.  This week is blessedly free of out-of-the-ordinary appointments and engagements, so unless something unexpected pops up I should be able to manage this without too much fuss.  On one or two days I’d like to devote most of the afternoon or evening to reading, depending on how things play out.

General Goals for Read-a-Thon Week, Largely Ceremonial Yet Still Somehow Satisfying to Type:

  • I want to check out the optional daily challenges and games and play along with those that pique my interest.
  • I want to post about my progress each day and link it to the official check-in posts.  Last time, I liked having one sticky “base camp” post that I updated daily and linked up.  It was neater and more efficient and seemed to work well, so I’ll be doing that again this time around.
  • I will try to remember to check the event’s Twitter stream and will visit other participants’ blogs for a bit each day.

Books in my Bout of Books Reading Pile, Which Will Most Certainly Not All Get Finished But Which Are Still On the Stack All the Same, Bless Their Pulpy Little Hearts:

  1. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami – I am about 1/4 of the way through this.  I don’t know if I want to finish it during the event or if I want to savor it longer.  I may read a chapter a day and then  finish after the read-a-thon.
  2. The Summer Book by Tove Jansson 
  3. The Lover by Maurgerite Duras 
  4. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  5. An Imaginary Life by David Malouf
  6. From the Land of the Moon by Milena Agus
  7. Memento Mori by Muriel Spark
  8. As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams: Recollections of a Lady in Eleventh-Century Japan by “Lady Sarashina”

I hope everyone taking part in the event has a great time and that you read many wonderful books!


2 thoughts on “Bout of Books 11: Goals

  1. I love your goals, and I’ll admit i haven’t read a single book on your list. I’ll have to check out the titles I’m unfamiliar with. Hope you enjoy the readathon week. Beware of those glorious/pesky naps!


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