Monday, January 6, 2014

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon 9.0 - I'm in! + updates

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 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th 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 9.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Kind of last second, but I'm in! :) I think this should motivate me to read some of the January TBR Pile books I have stacked on my bed side table :) VERY exciting! This will be my first year participating in Bout of Books, but I'm hoping to do this regularly. The hosts have prepared some awesome challenges and giveaways to sweeten the deal, so yay, even more awesomesauce, right?!

Anyhoo, here's what I'm planning to read during this week!

Reading list + progress:

DEFY by Sara B. Larson
Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
Control by Lydia Kang
The Well's End by Seth Fishman
Love Water Memory by Jennie Shortridge


Defy by Sara B. Larson (book 1/6)
Pages: 336
Rating: 3/5
Thoughts: Frankly, I am pretty disappointed. It started off great, but went downhill about 1/3 of the way. I was expecting an epic fantasy adventure with a fierce heroine (kind of along the lines of Disney's Mulan), but it was more of a high school drama type of thing, only set against a vague fantasy backdrop. 
Full review written and scheduled to post 1/12!

Currently reading:

Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews (book 2/6)

Have you joined the Bout of Books Read-a-Ton, too?! Let me know and I'll visit you to check out your post! :) Good luck ya'll and happy reading!

~ Evie

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