This will be my first read-a-thon. You can click the image above for more details, and I know I’m signing up a day late (I’m slow, okay?). The idea behind a read-a-thon is to read as much as you can. Perhaps catch up a bit on a to read pile, or just get past a reading slump, the reasons don’t really matter, so long as you keep reading. Well, I’ve seen an not participated in a lot of read-a-thons over the past few months because I’m such a slow reader but I saw this one over at Logan’s blog and I just thought, “You know, I really do need to get past this slump and these things always sound so fun! I must be missing out.” So hello!

I’m planning to update my progress via twitter using the #boutofbooks hashtag, and perhaps I’ll post a little over here, we’ll see if I have anything to say that warrants a blog post. You can follow me on twitter here, and please do!

If I could get myself to sit down and read 20 books by the time Sunday is over, I totally would, but I’m not that fast, and I don’t have enough peace and quiet anyway, so I’m being realistic with my goals. I have a few steampunk books to read for my steampunk feature, and I have a few books for review. Those need to be read soon, so I’ll be prioritising those. I also have a library book, a new Kindle to play with (squee! I was going to do a post about that today but you’ll have to wait now), a few RAKs to read, as well as a pile of books I bought for myself that I’m dying to dig into.

So thinking realistically, I might be able to get through 3 books by the end of the week. I’m partway through Married With Zombies now, so that will be my first one, I might finish it tomorrow, today if I’m lucky. I’m not sure what to read after that but it will probably be from this list:

  • Flip This Zombie by Jesse Petersen
  • Eat Slay Love by Jesse Petersen
  • Betrayal by Lee Nichols
  • Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
  • The Eye of the Crystal Ball by T.P. Boyle
  • The Binder’s Daughter by Matthew Hofferth
  • Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey
  • The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia
  • The Glass Book of the Dream Eaters by G.W. Dahlquist
  • Un Lun Dun by China Miéville
  • Matched by Ally Condie
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
  • The Darling Strumpet by Gillian Bagwell
  • The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
  • Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  • Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris

Honestly, it depends on my mood and what I need to read the book for, but this is also mail permitting. If something else comes through the mail that needs to be read, there’s always the possibility of me picking that up instead. We will see! But hopefully I’ll get past my slump, read a couple of good books, get my reviews written (I have four to write at the moment and I’d rather not fall behind much more), and have a bit of fun!

Luckily I’m a bum so I have several free hours in the day to sit and read. I do have a lot of noisy distractions (next door’s screaming kids, tv downstairs on volume 40, etc.), and I don’t sit there reading every waking hour plus I enjoy sleeping, but I suppose it’s a bonus when you have a lot to get through (not that I’m complaining, I will get through it all and it’s nice to have a lot of choice).

If you’re new here, visiting from the read-a-thon, say hello so that I can come and see your blog too, and I’m always happy for new and interesting people to follow on twitter. Or even boring people, whatever. 😉