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Readathon | Bout of Books

http://thisreadinglife.co.uk | bout of books human acts by han kang

Earlier in the week I talked about my love for the bookbuddyathon.  It just so happens that this readathon coincides with another of my favourites, Bout of Books.

Bout of Books is on its’ 19th run, and it just keeps getting better and better.  This is a fun, no pressure readathon that brings together lots of bookish people around the world.  There are no set rules – you can read whatever you want and however much you want, though there is a different mini challenge each day and a couple of Twitter chats which are always fun to participate in.

http://thisreadinglife.co.uk | tbr bookbuddyathonThis time, I will be participating in both readathons concurrently – whatever I read for the bookbuddyathon will also count for Bout of Books, so my TBR remains much the same for both.  The plan is that I will participate in ALL of the mini challenges alongside my reading, so I’m hoping to have a lot of fun.

I think I’m most looking forward to reading Human Acts by Han Kang.  I’ve heard so much about this book and am curious.  I have read The Vegetarian by the same author, which I found quite weird and a little underwhelming, but I enjoyed it enough to want to read Human Acts.  I’ve also just finished reading Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick, a non-fiction insight into life in North Korea, which was frankly terrifying, so it will be interesting to compare with Human Acts, which tells the story of a student uprising in South Korea.

Once again, I’ll be tweeting and instagramming regular updates throughout the week, so be sure to follow me!

Are you joining in with Bout of Books?  What book are you most looking forward to reading?  Let me know in the comments!

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3 Comments

  • Reply Victoria Goldy-Rhodes, aka Trea

    I’m in on Bout of Books too. I found I liked the week long marathon style after doing a Mini Prep readathon event for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon in the Goodreads group. I hope to find more like this!

    May 7, 2017 at 2:12 pm
    • Reply admin

      I attempted Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon too. It was fun, but there’s no way I can stay up for 24 hours 🙂

      May 7, 2017 at 3:39 pm
      • Reply Victoria Goldy-Rhodes, aka Trea

        I made 20 out of 24 the first time I did it, back in October of last year. Never again!!! This year’s April round, I didn’t keep track of time, just made the plan to read on Saturday and participate in the Pre-Readathon Prep events. Finished 3 books before the day was out, and I was happier for doing it that way!

        May 7, 2017 at 3:46 pm

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