Now you may not know this but Bout of Books 9.0 will be my third time participating. This read-a-thon is also how I got my start on both BookTube and book blogging (yay!). Last May, I participated in version 7.0 where I discovered my first BookTubers and shortly thereafter began my own Youtube channel, My Life in Books. That July, BookTubers extraordinaire Ariel and Raeleen hosted the very first BookTube-a-thon, which I was already well prepared after joining Bout of Books 7.0. Then in August, I completed Bout of Books 8.0 – I was a read-a-thon MACHINE last summer.
I realized after Bout of Books 8.0 that videos weren’t really conducive to the kinds of challenges that happened during the read-a-thons. So, being the crazy person that I am, I started this WordPress blog. And I’m happy to say that I’ve never regretted joining either the Youtube or book blogging community for a second. It’s so great to be in communication with so many like-minded individuals from all around the world. A special thanks to Amanda and Kelly for hosting Bout of Books because I don’t know where I’d be today without it. I can’t wait to start reading with everyone this January!