Monday, January 6, 2014

Bout of Books 9.0

Bout of Books

Although my reading pile
is pretty daunting,
the anxiety is because of
grad school.

This is my sign up post for the Bout of Books 9.0 readathon. I have today, Wednesday and this weekend off so I'm hoping that I can squeeze in a few books when I'm not working on scholarship essays and binge-watching Being Human. I think this might be the motivation I need to move some books off of my massive To Read bookcase before grad school starts next Monday.
This is what my To Read bookcase looks like. 

And to be completely honest, this isn't all of the books I own and haven't read yet. I have a problem. I know this. One of my resolutions for this year is to make a pretty large dent in it.

Not sure what Bout of Books is? Here's the 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, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th 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 9.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

January 6th: 
Finished: Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

January 7th:
Worked, started The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson

January 8th:
Reading  The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson

January 9th:
Worked, still reading The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson

January 10th:
Worked, still reading The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson

January 11th:
Finished The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
Began Clever Maids: The Secret History of the Grimm Fairy Tales by Valerie Paradiz

January 12th: 
Finished A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin 

Books Reads: 3


  • Read two books this week. (Done!)
  • Participate in some of the challenges and join in the #boutofbooks Twitter chats. (Participated in two of them!)
  • Comment on other participants' blogs and see what everyone is reading. (Commented on several different blogs.)


  1. This sounds fun! I wish I had discovered this before today. Maybe I'll participate next year!

    You can do it! Good luck with your reading goal.

  2. Well-done on achieving your goal!! I'm sad that Bout of Books is nearly over!

  3. For some reason, I can't comment as my WordPress self--hate that!!!

    But, here's my update--though today is not there yet... :)

    1. Weird! I need to look into finding a better comment system on here. Going to check out your update now!