Here we are again. Another day, another bout! We’re going to do something a litle different this time. Since we both like to be more open to what we read, we don’t want to specify which books exactly we will read, but we want our readers to determine at least one book for each of us to read, so we’re doing a poll. Pick the book you think we should read and we’ll make sure to read it during the bout. Sounds fun? Hopefully. 🙂 If you’re unfamiliar with the book, just click on the link and it will take you to goodreads.
Here’s what are goals are:
Ok, obviously I’m not going to be able to read 11 books BUT I’m sure going to try!! I want to knock out as many of these as I can but at the same time I wanted to give myself options in case I’m just not in the mood to read any of them when the bout starts. I’ve included a mix of books I need/want to review as well as books I just need to read or return to others because I’ve held onto them for way too long.
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare – I consider this a bonus book because I’ve already started it but I can’t make myself finish it. I cannot tell you how much I hate Jem and Tessa and so far I’ve only been able to read about 20-30 pages at a time because I want to throw the book across the room. If/when I complete it I might have a serious rant session.
I love Bout of Books because it makes me accountable, when this blog sometimes doesn’t, to read the books that I said I would read. I have been in a reading funk lately, I think this is because I’ve started school and I have a lot of reading to do for that, so reading for fun is less fun. But anyway, I will use this Bout of Books to read a few books that I need to review and return to others. I want to give myself a goal of four books, though I think that’s pushing it. I will try my best. And by “try my best,” of course, I mean that I will probably read the shortest books listed in order to meet my goal. 🙂 And of course, for the ones that need to be reviewed, I will review also. I will also participate in some Bout of Books challenges and giveaways and at least one twitter chat. Follow me @daphnetrumps.