Bout of Books 2016

Bout of Books

Ah, spring. A time for cleaning out closets, drawers, and musty old stacks of who-knows-what from the cabinets. Spring cleaning is a concept I pretty strongly get behind, because, let’s face it, I’m terribly, awfully lazy in winter. Between the cold and the short days it takes all the energy I can muster to not straight-up hibernate each year. Piles upon piles of clutter magically create themselves during the winter months, and I hardly have the willpower to address them. So yes, spring cleaning is a thing that is Very Necessary around the Writerly household.

When I spotted Bout of Books, I thought to myself “well, I have a tremendous backlog of books that I’ve hardly touched. A week worth of reading sounds like just what I need to spring clean the bookshelf!” A perfect opportunity! Read some books, make shelf space, kick start this new blog, and maybe meet some new bloggers… sounds like a win-win, to me.

Here’s the blurb on Bout of Books:

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, May 9th and runs through Sunday, May 15th 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 16 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

The goal is to read more than I would normally read, which isn’t much, lately. More specifically, I’d like to:

  • Read at least 1 hour each day. Can be a totally disjointed hour between other things, so long as I read instead of going for mindless scrolling of Facebook, for example.
  • Clean up the book backlog, consistently write reviews (both to GoodReads and this blog), and actively communicate with other participants.
  • Finish any books I’m halfway through.