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Bout of Books 31

Bout of Books, 5/10-/5/16

I’ve gotten my COVID vaccination so the only thing I’m coming down with is a Bout of Books!*

The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. Itโ€™s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 10th and runs through Sunday, May 16th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but theyโ€™re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 31 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team


I haven’t set goals for Bout of Books in a while, but I want to this time. I’d like to:

  • Make it to at least one of the Twitter chats. Monday’s is a prime target.
    โœ… Took part in Monday’s Tweet-chat! We’ll see is I make it up in time for Saturday’s.
  • Take part in some of the reading in place/sprints. Especially around Thursday/Friday when my enthusiasm flags.
    ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Alas, I ended up being pretty hermit-y this week.
  • Read 700 pages. That’s a pretty ambitious goal for me, a terribly slow reader.
    โญ• Monday: weekly total was at 88 pages, so I’m a smidge behind. But remember, there is no failing Bout of Books!
    โญ• Wednesday: At 279 pages read, I’m still a bit behind. Just kinda flailing along this week.
    ๐Ÿ‘โ€โ€ End of Event: 648 pages, which isn’t bad!



*Seriously, if you’re eligible and haven’t yet, get vaccinated. It’s safe; you protect you and you protect your community!