Joining Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

This past weekend I finished 2 books. Which is how many books I’d love to read a week. I’m sure 2 books in one weekend was a fluke. I just discovered the Bout of Books Read-a-thon from Jayla of Lady Blue Jay. It looks like a great way to meet some new bloggers and cross a couple of books off my list.

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon


Bout of Books starts tomorrow 8/13 and runs until Sunday, 8/19.  For this week, here’s what I hope to accomplish:


  • Comment on at least 5 participating blogs a day
  • Read and/or finish at least 2 books. I have a couple of books that I’m less than 80 pages in. They’ve been languishing on my desk for a while. Time to finish them! I’ll probably sneak in reading time throughout the day as I’m wrangling my kids
  • Connect with those participating via the #boutofbooks hashtag on Twitter
My Book List (in no particular order). I may not read all of these but I’m a Libra, I like having choices.
Updates: I’ll share most of my reading progress on Twitter and Goodreads. I’ll try to do at least one mid-week and one at towards the end of the read-a-thon to update you all on my progress.
Will you join me? While you’re here, I hope you’ll join me for our first From Left to Write Twitter chat. You can even win prizes, just RSVP!
About Thien-Kim

Thien-Kim is Editor of From Left to Write. She sneaks in her reading time late at night after her family is sound asleep. She also writes at I'm Not the Nanny.


  1. Jayla | LadyBlueJay says:

    I am glad that you are joining Bout of Books again! I can’t wait to chat with you and other bloggers over the next week! Good luck! :-)

  2. Great list of books! I think I will (hopefully) do about the same number of books.

  3. Bout of Books sounds fun and ambitious! I will keep my eyes peeled for the next round… I am much too disorganized to get it together for tomorrow. Good luck!!

  4. So glad you found us! Good luck with your goals and have fun!

  5. Oh the Michelle Moran book sounds good, I have a couple of Egyptian themed ones of hers to read, but had not seen the Napoleon one! Have a wonderful reading week, and I’m sure I’ll see you around on Twitter!


  1. […] As for my other goals, I right on target. I didn’t plan on it, but I participated in the Bout of Books Twitter chat. It was a great way to meet some of those participating in the read-a-thon. It also helped me find blogs to comment on. I didn’t keep track but I think I commented on more than 5 blogs, which is my daily goal. […]

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