Bout of Books 9.0 : Personal Goals & Motivations

Posted Monday, 6 January, 2014 by jorielov , , , , , , , , , 6 Comments

Bout of Books

I honestly haven’t planned what I am going to do for Bout of Books, 9.0 because up until literally minutes ago, I wasn’t even considering joining this time around! Laughs with mirth. Life is blessedly unexpected and forever evolving to where you find yourself happily content to jump-dive into a readathon, participating in twittering chats through the official hashtag feed, and curling up with a brilliantly lovely book whilst the whole world winds down from a super-heavy snow storm which has cast my country in a wicked-cold mast of snow & ice! I am in one of the *only!* states w/o ice, but we are having a hard freeze, with our temperatures finally dipping down into the low twenties! Oh, what heavenly bliss, I tell you! I’m a part snowelf you see, and we like it *cold!* yet comfortable! Laughs.

Personal Goals and Motivations:

  • Hours Dedicated to Reading (in total): at least 8 to 12 hours per day!
  • Hours per day slated to Read: in flux
  • Starting Hour: the instant I am able to sit & read! :)
  • Ending Hour: 00:00 OR I will be winking to the hooting owls!
  • Books Projected to Read: 6
  • Potential Blog Posts (in total): ? {7 days to record my reading adventures; 1 declaration of intent to participate; 1 statement of goals and motivations; ? books to opine and review; 1 day after recollection}
  • Post my reactions to each book after I have concluded reading them, because more than anything I want to be wholly enthused about the stories, the characters, and the prose that each writer etches into their books — I want to challenge myself to read as many books as I can but not to the brink where I cannot fully appreciate them. I want to absorb them and allow their worlds to soak through to my mind’s eye.
  • Participate in the Bout of Books community by dropping by fellow participants’ blogs, leaving encouraging commentary, and share in the joy of this intensive week of reading! As well as find challenges to enhance my experience with this wicked sweet group of readers!
  • Dig into the ‘first’ book which alights in my mind to be read RIGHT NOW without waiting for another day to arrive which would be a better day to read it! Part of my reading life is attempting to decide when is the best day or time to read the exact book I am wanting to read the most!
  • Join in on the Twitter chats which I could only read about previously, which are scheduled as follows: Mondays @ 2pm(EST), Wednesdays @ 9pm (EST) <— schedule conflict!, and Saturdays @ 11am(EST).
{*} schedule conflict is the fact I am the unofficial #livetweeting secretary for The Star Chamber podcast, Wednesdays @ 9pm(EST)!! Full information is located in my sidebar! :)

Books to Absorb during Bout of Books 9.0:

  1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
    {sync read via BBCom!} w/ Ruby @Rubysbooks
  2. The Archived by Victoria Schwab
    {sync read via BBCom!} w/ Ruby & Anya @OnStarshipsBlog
  3. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
    {sync read w/ Maggie!} @Magsteronni
  4. The Gods of Heavenly Punishment by Jennifer Cody Epstein
  5. The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron
  6. ? to be decided! ?

{It is my fervent hope to know my onions about these books inasfar as to have the ability to blog about them whilst maintaining a grip on the read-a-thon as the hours tick off the clock! If I am successful the titles of the novels will serve as a link to the post about them! I am hoping that as the stories settle into my creative vortex, I can bring to life my reflections by which touched my heart at the very same moment I am meant to pick up the next book in line to carry on with Bout of Books 9.0!}

Each book has a different state of origin into my life, as they either came to me via a blog book tour or my local library! I will be quite eager to settle into the heart of each of the narratives that I select to read over the score of the week, as I not only am reading on a deadline for postings for my blog, but I am reading for pleasure at the very same time, which is one major difference between Bout 8.0 & Bout 9.0! I was a newly minted blogger back in August 2013, whereas I have had five months under my belt as a book blogger who has been a guest on a weekly bookish podcast twice! Each experience I gain uplifts my heart in joy! I am thankful that I can be a part of such a wonderful community of bookish souls!

Seven days,
168 hours,
with the prospect of devouring itching to read books and savouring the joy of discovering the ones which I am reading for a blog book tour!
Ooh, let the readathon be underway!

{Updates as they Post}

{*NOTE: Regular blog posts un-related to the Bout are threaded underneath the Bout!! Be sure to check out what I am posting alongside the Bout! This will constantly change as the week progresses forward!}

{SOURCE: Bout of Books Badge created by Jorie in Canva to give readers & visitors who come to her blog a way to know of its existence and therefore increasing the mystery & lore surrounding it!!}

Copyright © Jorie Loves A Story, 2014.

About jorielov

I am self-educated through local libraries and alternative education opportunities. I am a writer by trade and I cured a ten-year writer’s block by the discovery of Nanowrimo in November 2008. The event changed my life by re-establishing my muse and solidifying my path. Five years later whilst exploring the bookish blogosphere I decided to become a book blogger. I am a champion of wordsmiths who evoke a visceral experience in narrative. I write comprehensive book showcases electing to get into the heart of my reading observations. I dance through genres seeking literary enlightenment and enchantment. Starting in Autumn 2013 I became a blog book tour hostess featuring books and authors. I joined The Classics Club in January 2014 to seek out appreciators of the timeless works of literature whose breadth of scope and voice resonate with us all.

"I write my heart out and own my writing after it has spilt out of the pen." - self quote (Jorie of Jorie Loves A Story)

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Posted Monday, 6 January, 2014 by jorielov in Bout of Books, RALs | Thons via Blogs

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6 responses to “Bout of Books 9.0 : Personal Goals & Motivations

    • Angie,

      I love your enthused replies!! You are making me smile tonight! :) Thank you for that! I was sort of frustrated about my email situation and you came by and turnt my mood right round!

      Ooh, you and me both! In my reply to your first note, I was speaking of just that! Laughs. As soon as I have the chance I am going to jump over and see what your doing!

      PS: I wrote up a cheeky Declaration of Participation post, and I topped it with my Day 1 Journal of the Bout! :) Spread joy, spread humour, spread smiles!

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