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Thursday, August 9, 2012

#BoutofBooks Read-a-Thon Starting 8/13!! My Goals

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

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 13th and runs through Sunday, August 19th 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 5.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. -From the Bout of Books 5.0 team

I will be reading as often as I can during this read-a-thon.

My goal is to read 2,000 pages during the read-a-thon

(in no particular order)

Enemies of the Cross by Greg Mitchell (319 pages)

Veil of Pearls by MaryLu Tyndall (312 pages)

Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer (363 pages)

Lily by Diane T. Ashley and Aaron McCarver (319 pages)

Echoes of Titanic by Mindy Starns Clark and John Campbell Clark (385 pages)

The Widow of Saunders  Creek by Tracey Bateman (312 pages)

A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California by Keli Gwyn (313 pages)

For a total of 2323 pages if I end up being able to read all of those books! I’ll post updates on Twitter (@LoveBeingVegan) with the hashtag #BoutOfBooks and occasionally on Facebook throughout the read-a-thon. I'll post a final post here (on my blog) once the read-a-thon is over.

So, what do you think of read-a-thons? Have you ever participated in one?


  1. This is a neat idea! I think I might join in on the fun, thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks, Bethany! I'm glad you decided to participate! :)

  2. Hey i'm doing this read a thon too :) and i'm a new follower !
    I haven't read any of these books but I hope you'll enjoy reading them !
    The cover of Lily and Veil of pearls are stunning :o !
    Good luck and have fun !

    1. Thank you so much for following! :) I also think the covers are gorgeous! :) Hope you have fun during the read-a-thon too! :-)

  3. I am participating in the BoB readathon for the second time- I am looking forward to next week. the covers for the books are ll very nice(I agree with Marie Veil of Pearls has a very nice cover)- I haven't heard of them before. I hope you have fun and make it to 2,000!

    1. I'm looking forward to next week too! 2,000 is a huge goal for me and I'm hoping I can reach it. :O Thanks for commenting, Rebecca! :)

  4. I love Titanic books :)

    Good luck on your goals!

  5. These all look really interesting, I'll definitely be checking them out after Bout of Books has finished! Good luck on reading 2,000 pages, I'll be happy if I reach 1,000! :D

  6. Great list of books! Glad you're joining us! Good luck and most importantly, have fun! ;)

  7. Looks like a lot of fun books! Short-Straw Bride is AMAZING! Good luck with your goals!

  8. Hope you're having fun so far =D



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