#FrightFall Readathon

The FrightFall Readathon begins October 1 and lasts for a month this time around. I always love Michelle’s Readathons, so of course I’m participating, even if most of my reads will not be necessarily as frightening as other folks’.

From Seasons of Reading:

Just remember…the one main “rule” of FrightFall is that you must read at least ONE scary book (which can be a thriller, mystery, Gothic novel, or similar for those who are faint of heart). Since we are doing a month long, I hope you will indulge the scary a bit more, but that is entirely up to you. It is all about the reading after all.

Our social media hashtag is #FrightFall and we have our outstanding Facebook group which has become quite the reading community.

I am definitely one of the faint of heart. My “scary read” this time around will probably be Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero.

Other possible reads:

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Slade House by David Mitchel
The Shimmering Road by Hester Young

Yesterday’s Bout of Books Challenge:

Book Spine Rainbow

Take a selection of your favorite book spines to make a rainbow! Share on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #bookspinerainbow and #boutofbooks!

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Bout of Books 20 Day 1

Bout of Books

Bout of Books 20 starts today!

Here’s the info:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog (http://boutofbooks.blogspot.com/). – From the Bout of Books team

Here is the schedule of events for today:

10:30am CST Morning Announcements with @boutofbooks
7:30pm CST Evening Announcements with @boutofbooks
8pm CST Twitter Chat with @boutofbooks

Challenge

Introduce Yourself #insixwords

The challenge is simple: introduce yourself on Twitter, Instagram, or at the host blog using six words, no more, no less. Use the hashtags #boutofbooks and #insixwords so we can learn all about you.

My starting line:

I’m starting the read-a-thon in the middle of three books. On audio I’m 16 minutes into Chapter 10 of Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan. On my Kindle, I’m at 15% in Weycombe by G. M. Malliet. On my nightstand I’m around chapter 4 probably of For the Love by Jen Hatmaker. The goal is to finish those first. I guess I’m also 5% into Beauty and the Goblin King by Lidiya Foxglove. This is why I need a read-a-thon.

Bout of Books 20

Bout of Books

Bout of Books 20 starts on the 21st.

Here’s the info:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog (http://boutofbooks.blogspot.com/). – From the Bout of Books team

Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? I’m not making a reading list. I have so many books on my to-read list and summer reading list, it’s easy enough to pick up whichever is calling me.