Thursday, May 7, 2015

Announcement: BOUT OF BOOKS 13

Hey guys, I think it's about time I finally decided to participate in a read-a-thon! It's been almost a year since I started this blog and my Youtube channel, so I thought I might try this thing! For those of you who don't know what Bout of Books is...

The Bout of Books 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 12:01 am Monday, May 11th, and runs through Sunday, May 17th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. -From the Bout of Books team

Because I live with my parents, and I have a part-time job, and I have a lot of TV shows that I watch, I often don't get to read as much as I'd like to. I especially don't usually have the time to participate in these read-a-thons that look like so much fun! But since it's almost the end of the school year, I don't have as many substitute jobs. And my parents are going away for the weekend next weekend, so I'll have some free time while I take care of our dogs. So I thought, why not? I'll try this! 

I will be doing my daily updates from this here blog, but hopefully I will also be able to put up a couple of videos throughout the week. Fingers crossed! 

Bout of Books Goals!

In order to get the most out of this read-a-thon, my goal is to help reduce my TBR by reading several shorter books and/or graphic novels! Throughout the week, I'll be keeping track of both the number of books I read AND the number of pages I read. So without further ado, here are some of the books I'm hoping to get to during the read-a-thon! 

1. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas -- 416 pgs.
Okay, I know what you're thinking. But Danielle! You just said you were going to read shorter books. I know! But I'm going to a Sarah J. Maas ACOTAR signing on Sunday, and I just can't wait to pick this book up. I will probably start this Sunday night, so I will just be finishing it at the beginning of the read-a-thon. But I can't wait any longer!

2. Deadly Class Vol. 2: Kids of the Black Hole by Rick Remender, Wesley Craig, and Lee Loughridge -- 128 pgs. 
I read the first volume at the beginning of last month and loved it, so what a better time to pick this up than a read-a-thon? 

3. Austenland by Shannon Hale -- 202 pgs. 
I have had this book for SIX YEARS. And I still  haven't read it. But I loved the movie! And it's short, so I'm confident I can knock it out next week. 

4. The Perks of Being a Wallfllower by Stephen Chbosky -- 213 pgs. 
Another case of loving the movie, but haven't read the book. Though this one I actually picked up last year, so it's a newer shameful unread book. But this will be remedied!

5. Chew Vol. 1: Taster's Choice by John Layman and Rob Guillory -- 128 pgs. 
I found this cheap at Vintage Stock last month and it just sounds like fun!

So there you have it! I'm fairly confident I can get through all of these. Hopefully! Check back next week to see my progress and cheer me on! (No really, I may need that encouragement to make it through. Ha!)

Tell me: are YOU participating in Bout of Books 13? If so, what are you planning on reading? What's your plan of attack? Also, if you've participated in read-a-thons before, do you have any tips for a newbie like me? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. Great reading list. I love the idea of A Court of Thorns and Roses since it is a retelling. Best of luck with your reading goals!

    1. TI'm a HUGE Throne of Glass fan, so buying the new Sarah J. Maas book was a no-brainer! Thank you!


  2. Oooooo...what a great list! The only one not on my TBR list is Deadly Class, and that's only because I hadn't heard of it until now. :)

    1. Thank you! Deadly Class is so much fun. Violent and dark, but with fantastic characters.