Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bout of Books 11 Grand Prize Winner!

Bout of Books 11 has ended but the fun doesn't stop until the Grand Prize Winner is announced!


And the Winner is...
Mishma @ As the Pages Turn
Mishma's winning entry came from tweeting about the grand prize.
Congratulations, Mishma!
Keep your eye on your inbox, you'll be receiving an email from Bout of Books soon!

We would like to thank everybody who signed up and participated in the read-a-thon. We're always striving to make this event the best it can be and we couldn't do that without your enthusiastic participation.

Please note that the challenge hosts are responsible for notifying winners and announcing prizes on their own blogs for the mini-challenges.

For those that are interested in helping out for the next Bout of Books, we post a call for help roughly a month prior to the start of the read-a-thon - which will be around December 8th for Bout of Books 12. Keep an eye on this blog for that announcement.

Once again, thank you to everyone who helped make Bout of Books 11 a success! We appreciate that you love books and how vocal you are about sharing it!

-Kelly and Amanda

Monday, August 25, 2014

Bout of Books 11 Wrap-Up

Congratulations!
You have survived Bout of Books 11!


In this post, we invite you to link up to your overall progress for Bout of Books. You don't have to create a wrap-up post--it can be your goals post with day 7's progress.

Whatever works for you, works for us.

Here are important informational nuggets you probably want to know:

Bout of Books 12 will be from January 5th to 11th.

The Grand Prize winner will be announced TOMORROW.

Challenge hosts are responsible for announcing their own winners.

We'll have a #boutofbooks chat between now and January. 
(Watch this space for details.)

Following this blog is the BEST way to stay up to date on EVERYTHING.

Since we can't reach out to everyone personally to remind them about upcoming events (though wouldn't that be awesome?), we do our best to keep this blog updated with the most current information. That means you're responsible for following us if you want to receive the latest news.

Thank you for making this event fabulous!





Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bout of Books 11 Day 7

The end is in sight.
Keep reading!

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


Challenges

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 sixth day of the read-a-thon). Please include a DIRECT LINK to your update post.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Bout of Books 11 Day 6

Here is the schedule of events for today:

TZC = Time Zone Conversion

9:30am CDT (TZC) Morning Announcements with @boutofbooks
10am CDT (TZC) Twitter Chat with @BookBender
7:30pm CDT (TZC) Evening Announcements with @boutofbooks


Challenges

Spell It Out -- Kimberly Faye Reads

Twitter Chat Information

TZC = Time Zone Conversion
There is a Twitter chat today at 10am 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

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 fifth day of the read-a-thon). Please include a DIRECT LINK to your update post.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Bout of Books 11 Day 5

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


Challenges

Recreate a Book Cover -- Spines and Covers
Book Chain -- Christian Bookshelf Reviews

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 fourth day of the read-a-thon). Please include a DIRECT LINK to your update post.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Bout of Books 11 Day 4

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


Challenges

Like This, Try This -- Writing My Own Fairy Tale

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 third day of the read-a-thon). Please include a DIRECT LINK to your update post.

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.