Monday, August 22, 2016

Bout of Books is here!

Bout of Books

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 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th 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 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Yep, hot on the heels of the re-readathon, I'm jumping straight into Bout of Books. I'm enjoying just chilling out and reading these days. It seems to be just what I need right now. I'm also aware that I'm going back to uni in a few weeks, so it's good practice to get back into reading (I'm a post-grad lit student, and my lecturers regularly assign us 2+ books a week, per class.) So, this is not just me finding an excuse to lie about and read and eat sweets. This is me preparing for my future.

Um, yeah.

Anyway. I don't have a specific book pile, just the books I'm currently reading and some vague ideas if I finish these.

         Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix…

First up, I've got Ghost Story by Peter Straub, which Stephen King called one of the finest horror stories of the 20th century. I'm not really sure what to make of it yet. Basically, I read the first 50 pages and then my library e-book expired, and I've only just got it back a month later. Actually, since the re-readathon got in the way I might only have a few days left on my loan... oops. Anyway. We'll see how this goes.

Then there's Different Seasons by Stephen King, which is a collection of four novellas, most of which I believe were adapted into movies I have never seen. I'm about halfway through the second novella, "Apt Pupil". Stephen King tends to be a bit hit or miss for me, but I'm enjoying this so far.

I also want to finish Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix which I started during the re-readathon. What can I say, it's Harry Potter, it's awesome, and I may end up reading the rest of this in one sitting.

After this, I'm thinking of Shirley by Charlotte Bronte, and then raiding whatever e-books my library has to offer. We'll see how the week goes :)


  1. I'm also doing this one. It might be a bit much after finishing one readathon yesterday but this one looks fun.
    Did you do today's challenge?

    1. Yeah, my train of thought was "Do I want to be readathon-ing for nearly three weeks straight?" and then I realised well, yes, of course I do :P

      I'm going to do it now. I've had to spend the day thinking about it, as I have a lot of feelings about various adaptations!