Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bout of Books 11 Day 3

Here is the schedule of events for today:

TZC = Time Zone Conversion

10:30am CDT (TZC) Morning Announcements with @boutofbooks
7:30pm CDT (TZC) Evening Announcements with @boutofbooks
 8pm CDT (TZC) Twitter Chat with @soulswallo


Challenges

Create a Sentence -- Book Reviews from Christian Gal

Twitter Chat Information

TZC = Time Zone Conversion
There is a Twitter chat today at 8pm CDT (TZC)
The chat will be hosted by @soulswallo
@boutofbooks is on standby

The chat will last one hour. You do NOT have to follow the host. If the host gets stuck in Twitter jail, she will take over the @boutofbooks handle.
 
We will use the Q1/A1 system. The host ask the question using Q1, Q2, and so on. You respond using A1, A2. EASY

Updates

The way these updates work is that you post your progress for the previous day (today's link should be to your progress for the second day of the read-a-thon). Please include a DIRECT LINK to your update post.





PS. Want a better site than Goodreads? Back LitRate, an online community for book lovers, from Ashley @ Nose Graze http://kck.st/1uNyVko

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bout of Books 11 Day 2

Today is the LAST DAY to GET SIGNED UP.
Are YOU signed up PROPERLY?
Only properly signed up participants
ARE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZES.
_________________________


Congratulations!

You survived the first day of the read-a-thon!

Here is the schedule of events for today:

TZC = Time Zone Conversion

10:30am CDT (TZC) Morning Announcements with @boutofbooks
7:30pm CDT (TZC) Evening Announcements with @boutofbooks



Please note: the form for the sign up will stay open through TODAY.
It closes Wednesday at midnight (TZC)

Challenges

One True Pairing -- Infinite Ink
Book Spine Poetry -- My Little Pocketbooks

Updates

The way these updates work is that you post your progress for the previous day (today's link should be to your progress for the first day of the read-a-thon). Please include a DIRECT LINK to your update post.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Bout of Books 11 Day 1

Welcome to Bout of Books 11!

Here is the schedule of events for today:

TZC = Time Zone Conversion

10:30am CDT (TZC) Morning Announcements with @boutofbooks
1pm CDT (TZC) Twitter Chat with @BookBender
7:30pm CDT (TZC) Evening Announcements with @boutofbooks

Please note: the form for the sign up will stay open through TODAY and TOMORROW.
It closes Wednesday at midnight (TZC)

Challenges

Book Scavenger Hunt -- The Book Monsters
Playlist -- LuLo FanGirl

Introduce Yourself to Your Fellow #boutofbooks-ers (information below)

To kick off the read-a-thon, we're doing something a little different. We're hosting an informal challenge. Take a picture of yourself with your reading pile, your reading companions, the Bout of Books tagline (Are you ready to get your read on?), or anything else that will let us get to know YOU! Upload it to any social media site with the #boutofbooks hashtag and CONNECT with other readers!
ARE YOU READY TO GET YOUR READ ON?

Twitter Chat Information

TZC = Time Zone Conversion
There is a Twitter chat today at 1pm CDT (TZC)
The chat will be hosted by @BookBender
@boutofbooks is on standby


The chat will last one hour. You do NOT have to follow the host. If the host gets stuck in Twitter jail, she will take over the @boutofbooks handle.
 

We will use the Q1/A1 system. The host ask the question using Q1, Q2, and so on. You respond using A1, A2. EASY

Updates

Remember: this linky is for linking up your goals. If you've already done that, you don't have to add your link again.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Bout of Books 11 Goals

Welcome to Bout of Books 11!

Please note:

THIS IS NOT THE SIGN UP POST.


This is for your goals.

SHARE YOUR GOALS HERE!

In this post, you can link to wherever you have your goals posted. To be considered for a prize in any of our challenges, you must have a post about your goals and be actively tracking your progress.

Here is more information you should know:
  • This linky will also be available during the first day of the read-a-thon, so if you don't have your goals set yet there is no rush.
  • If you're not sure what information to include, check out our template on the help page
  • Please make sure this is a DIRECT link to your goal post.

If you have questions about your goals or how to track progress, visit our FAQ page. If you can't find the answers on the Help page, tweet us!


Bout of Books 11 is coming!





Monday, August 4, 2014

Bout of Books 11 Schedule

It's COMING!
Psst. Tell your friends:
Bout of Books 11 is coming!

Challenges/Giveaways


Monday 8/18
Book Scavenger Hunt -- The Book Monsters
Playlist -- LuLo FanGirl

Tuesday 8/19
One True Pairing -- Infinite Ink
Book Spine Poetry -- My Little Pocketbooks

Wednesday 8/20
Create a Sentence -- Book Reviews from Christian Gal

Thursday 8/21
Like This, Try This -- Writing My Own Fairy Tale

Friday 8/22
Recreate a Book Cover -- Spines and Covers
Book Chain -- Christian Bookshelf Reviews

Saturday 8/23
Spell It Out -- Kimberly Faye Reads

Sunday 8/24
5 Books -- Falling Down the Book Hole


Twitter Chats
(chats last approximately one hour)
TZC = Time Zone Conversion

Monday: 1pm CST (TZC)
Wednesday: 8pm CST (TZC)
Saturday: 10am CST (TZC)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Bout of Books 11 SIGN-UP!

Are you ready to SIGN UP?

THIS IS WHERE YOU SIGN UP.


Here's what you have to do:

1. Post on your site, Twitter, Google+, Goodreads, YouTube or Facebook account and declare your intentions to join us. It's EASY. We ask you share info to help spread the word. Please link back to us so others can find us here.

If you're posting on your blog, grab the official blurb (below) and our button (in the sidebar) and create a post. (Need an example? Check out Kelly's Bout of Books 11 post!)
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

2. Add your link to the linky in this post. You have until Tuesday August 19th at 11:59pm CDT to sign up. (If the linky is closed, you're too late.)

3. On August 18th, READ!

Official Sign Up

Remember: you must post a DIRECT LINK to your sign up post. 

If you're only participating on Twitter/YouTube, link up your "I'm participating in Bout of Books!" tweet/video, NOT your Twitter/YouTube profile.

No direct link = no Grand Prize


A direct link is...

http://yoururl.com/your-sign-up-post
http://twitter.com/YOURHANDLE/status/thenumberofyourstatus

etc.





Thursday, July 24, 2014

Call for Bout of Books 11 Experts

We need YOU.


Bout of Books has attracted more participants every time we've held it. And as it grows, we're limited as to how many people we can reach and interact with.

That's where Bout of Books experts come in.

What makes a person a Bout of Books expert, you ask?
  • You've participated in three Bout of Books prior to Bout of Books 11
  • You love Bout of Books and want to make sure everyone knows how awesome it is
  • You're willing to commit some of your free time to helping us
  • You love connecting with fellow book lovers and cheering them on

If you're chosen as an expert, you get to visit #boutofbooks-ers' blogs and comment on their posts--tell them how awesome they are and how well they're doing. WHO DOESN'T LOVE SPREADING LOVE?!?!?

We will be closing this form on August 3rd. If you're interested in helping us, make sure you get on our list before then!

Want to help spread the Bout of Books love?
Bout of Books 11 is coming!