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 12th and runs through Sunday, May 18th 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 10 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.Time Devoted to Reading: Two of our children graduate from college this week. Since I will be traveling Thursday through Sunday, my reading goals aren't as high as they would be otherwise.
Monday - Wednesday: My goal is 1 1/2 hours per evening -- thirty minutes with my Nook while I'm on the treadmill, and 60 minutes later in the evening after my chores are done.
Thursday and Sunday: Dave and I read together in the car, so that's a minimum of 8 hours of reading time while we travel.
Friday and Saturday: Those two days will be jam packed so I'm giving myself a break and only pledging a fifteen minute read in bed each night.
My Goals: With an expected reading time of thirteen hours, but a brain overloaded with preparations, I think it's realistic to set a goal of 2 books finished -- so I'll push myself and set a a goal of 3.
My Reading List: I am currently reading Lighthouse Bay by Kimberly Freeman (I've only read 10 pages); Snow Melts in Spring by Deborah Vogts (I'm nearly half done); and The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks (nearing half way). Yes, I know that's a little scattered, but that's me. I hope to finish the first two and make progress on the third.
Dave and I are reading Private L.A. by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan. I'm sure we can finish it and move on to a book to be named later.