Another Bout of Books is sweeping through the book blogosphere and I’m infected! 😀
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda at On a Book Bender and Kelly at Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins at 12:01 a.m. Monday, August 21, and runs through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, August 27, 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 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. — From the Bout of Books team
Bout of Books is one of my favorite readathons because of how laid back it is. As with all the readathons I participate in, I always make a TBR that I never follow and always do a post (this one) announcing my intent to participate but never join in any social media events/challenges (I don’t have time for all that). I’m also usually on vacation when the summer Bout of Books rolls around, but I’m working this time. 😦
My goals this time are pretty much the same that I made for Bout of Books 19. Hopefully, I’ll actually accomplish the last goal this time. As for what I’ll read, most of the books will be counted toward the Reading Quest readathon, August 13 to September 10. I’ll also probably use this readathon to reread some comics so I can read the new-to-me issues for the Reading Quest (rereads don’t count for the quest).
Read at home and before bed. No electronics.
Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames
The Iliad by Homer, trans. by Robert Fagles
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
Lady Mechanika, Vol. 1 by Joe Benitez (illus.) [reread]
Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan, illus. by Fiona Staples [reread]
Saga, Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan, illus. by Fiona Staples [reread]
Saga, Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan, illus. by Fiona Staples [reread]
The Wingsnatchers by Sarah Jean Horwitz
That’s it. I might read all or none of these. We’ll find out at the end.