Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2023
I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Bout of Books Sign-up/Goals

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon
Aug 19 - Aug 25
(12:01 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.)

hosted at the Bout of Books blog

Sign- up here

There will be challenges, giveaways, Twitter chats, and a social hour 

Official Blurb:

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 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th 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 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Don't have a blog? Make a YouTube video! There are several ways to sign up, just remember, no direct link equals no grand prize opportunity.

My Goals

Read some each day (easy goal, I always do this)
comment on at least two blogs each day
Twitter updates
read one non-fiction
read/review one review book
read one of the following: 
  • Howard's Gift by Eric C. Sinoway with Merrill Meadow (non-fiction) 
  • Weight of Deeds by Eli Thrope (short stories) 
  • One Reckless Summer by Toni Blake 
  • What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries
  • Informed Risk by Robyn Carr
  • And Then She Fell by Stephanie Laurens
  • Homeland by R.A. Salvatore
  • State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy
NO OVERLAPS! Howard's Gift is a non-fiction review book and can not count for all three goals.
I read 1,885 and then some pages during my last RaT which was a high week for me. I'm not sure what page goal to shoot for, maybe just the three books.

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1 comment:

Faye (Daydreaming_Star) said...

Welcome to Bout of Books!

Looks like you got some great books to read this week. Hope that you enjoy all of them!

If this is your first bout of books, I just want to introduce myself to you. I'm Faye and I'm an expert this week, so if you need any help or have any queries, feel free to ask me! You can contact me in my comments (here) or catch me on twitter (@daydreamin_star).

Otherwise I hope that you have a great read-a-thon and manage to win all of your goals!
Looking forward to reading along with you!

Faye :D


In accordance to the FTC guidelines, I must state that I make no monetary gains from my reviews or endorsements here on Book Dragon's Lair. All books I review are either borrowed, purchased by me, given as a gift, won in some kind of contest, or received in exchange for an honest review.