I heard about something on YouTube, though, that I would really like to use to create change here. After blogging A-Z I thought it would be easy to keep up momentum, but when is it ever? So let's see what I can do in August to make up for the dearth of posts May-July!
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 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th 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 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books teamA lot of people seem to use Bout of Books as an excuse to piledrive through a large stack of books in the "to read" pile. And while I think that's a good idea, I just don't have it in me to do that. I read books to savor them, to appreciate them, and the notion of speeding through it makes me a bit sad. So my Bout of Books will be a bit different:
I will be reading. Full stop. Why are you saying that, Patricia!? you might ask. Well, it's because I don't. Plain and simple. If I have an hour of spare time, I'm liable to be on the Internet or playing with my 3DS. On a lunch break, I sit at my desk and read. I simply don't pick up the book I have on hand any more. My goal for Bout of Books is to actually read. To not turn to screen time if I get bored, but to actually do something that enriches my brain. To go outside and eat lunch at a picnic table, read a book, get some sunlight.
So, that's my goal! Simple at its core, but actually pretty difficult! If you'd like to see what I'll be reading, stay tuned! I'll know closer to the 19th what my starting book will be.
Anybody want to join me on this quest? It doesn't have to be able reading a ton of books, it's about effort!