Read-a-thon Alert!! #BoutofBooks 16: May 9th-15th

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HEY THERE! I know I’ve been MIA lately because of: busy School Librarian job, moving, going to Library School at the same time, moving, and trying to remain sane! But here I am, and I have been reading loads of books. The challenge is keeping up with the blog, but I’ve got some wonderful posts planned and lots of mini reviews in the future. And….I’m going to jump into BOUT OF BOOKS 16!! I have no choice–I simply must participate!!

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So, here are the details, and guess what?!? There still time to sign up!

“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”

I’m planning to share my stack of Bout of Books titles soon, but in the meantime, know that one book I’ll be finishing up is THE MIRROR KING by Jodi Meadows. I am loving this sequel, and have been reading it on the train to and from work. I figure that I’ll finish it in the next day as things are getting pretty exciting, but also scary…The wraith!!!

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But even the scary bits won’t keep me from reading onwards to find out if the Orphan Queen and the Mirror King will be reunited….

I’ll be sharing more of my reading plans soon so stay tuned! And I’m happy to be back in the blogging world with you all where I plan to share my thoughts on some absolutely wonderful books. Think…Raymie Nightingale and Traitor Angels….

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Until then, HAPPY READING and HAPPY BOUT OF BOOKS 16!

What Katie Read

Bout of Books 15: I’m In! (January 4-10th, 2016)

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It’s one of my favorite bookish events next week: BOUT OF BOOKS! Even though I’m headed back to the School Library on Monday and ALA Midwinter starts on January 8th, I’m still planning to join and intend to read as much as possible during the week (and maybe play a few challenges as well along the way!).

I have a stack of books I’ll be pulling from for my Bout of Books reading for the week, so you’ll have to let me know here on the blog or on Twitter which of these books you think I should dive into first.

I’ve tentatively chosen:

Anna and the Swallow Man

Cuckoo Song

The Babysitter’s Club #1 (Graphic Novel)

The Detective’s Assistant

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Here’s the info on Bout of Books, if you want to join!

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 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th 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 15 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Are you participating in Bout of Books? What titles are you aiming to read? What are you most excited about reading?!?

 

What Katie Read

It Begins!! Bout of Books 14 Sign-Up & Goals

Be excited!! It’s time for another BOUT OF BOOKS!!

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As many of you know, Bout of Books is a focused week of reading and you can set any or no goals at all! I’m finished with two of my three classes I ‘m teaching this summer, so I have a little more reading time freed up. I have some lofty goals, because I would rather they be lofty than low. I have several books to finish up this week (World After, Trixie Belden, and Maybe In Another Life) as well as a few from the library I want to tackle in addition to an ALA ARC. I have a long plane flight on Thursday and I’ve specifically set aside several books for that! Here’s my proposed stack that I will pull from:

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If you’re not familiar with Bout of Books, here’s more info:

“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 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd 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 14 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team.”

I’m hoping to participate in some challenges, as well as at least one of #boutofbooks chats. What about you? Are you taking part? What titles do you have planned to read?

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