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 12:01am Monday, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th 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 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
I'm joining Bout of Books for the first time. Dun, dun, DUNNNNNN!
The best thing about it is that the event runs throughout the week directly before my birthday, with the 24th August being birthday eve! How much more perfect could it get? Now I can distract myself from the secrets my parents are keeping by reading a pile of books. I can also use the event to encourage me to get through the pile of books I need to read before the inevitable pile of new books I'll get on the 25th arrive ;) .
I'm aiming to read 2-3 books for Bout of Books and I'll be sharing the books I propose to read for the read-a-thon nearer the time.