Monday, July 21, 2014

Call for Bout of Books 11 Challenge Hosts

Bout of Books 11 is August 18th through August 24th

Like us on Facebook
and follow us on Twitter
to join the social media fun.
Bout of Books 11 is coming!
We need YOUR help. This post is ONLY for people who want to host a challenge.

Challenges information
  • Bloggers host challenges on their own blogs. (If you do not have a blog, you may host it here.)
  • Challenges run for 24 hours and run from midnight CDT to midnight CDT.
  • There will be a limit of two challenges per day.
  • Challenge sign up will close July 28th at 11:59pm CDT.

Things to keep in mind:

Preference will be given to challenges that are NOT genre specific. You will be turned down or asked to change your challenge so it's not genre specific. We want to include EVERYONE. For an idea on what we look at, visit Kelly's post on this topic: The Challenge of Challenges

Preference is given to international giveaways OR no giveaways. We're a worldwide read-a-thon.

You must have a challenge idea at the time of filling out the form to be considered. If you don't have an idea, check out what some past participants said about what they'd like to see.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

#boutofbooks Google+ on-air chat tomorrow!

Join us tomorrow on the Google+ on-air chat!

Reminder Reminder Reminder
Tomorrow, Monday, July 21st at 8:30pm CDT (time zone conversion), we're going to have a Google+ #boutofbooks on-air chat.
 Ask us your questions!
Chat about books!
Learn the secrets of the tentacles!

Tomorrow! July 21st!

At 8:30pm CDT (TZC)! On Google+!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Don't forget the Google+ #boutofbooks on-air chat!

This is your friendly reminder that you can ask your Bout of Books questions in ONE WEEK on July 21st.


On Monday, July 21st at 8:30pm CDT (time zone conversion), we're going to have a Google+ #boutofbooks on-air chat.

What will we be doing, you ask?

Chatting.

Chatting about bookish topics.

You LIKE chatting about bookish topics, right?

So join us on July 21st.
At 8:30pm CDT (TZC).
On Google+.

(Don't worry. We'll post a reminder about the chat the day before so you don't forget.)

Monday, July 7, 2014

Google+ #boutofbooks on-air chat!

Ask your Bout of Books questions on July 21st.


On Monday, July 21st at 8:30pm CDT (time zone conversion), we're going to have a Google+ #boutofbooks on-air chat.

What will we be doing, you ask?

Chatting.

Chatting about bookish topics.

You LIKE chatting about bookish topics, right?

So join us on July 21st.
At 8:30pm CDT (TZC).
On Google+.

(Don't worry. We'll post a reminder about the chat so you don't forget.)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Bout of Books 10 Grand Prize Winner!

Bout of Books 10 has ended but the fun doesn't stop until the Grand Prize Winner is announced!

And the Winner is...
Beth @ booksbybeth
Beth's winning entry came from being a Bout of Books 10 participant.
Congratulations, Beth!
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 July 21st for Bout of Books 11. Keep an eye on this blog for that announcement.

Once again, thank you to everyone who helped make Bout of Books 10 a success! We appreciate that you love books and that you're willing to shout it to the stars!

-Kelly and Amanda

Monday, May 19, 2014

Bout of Books 10 Wrap-up

Congratulations!
You have survived Bout of Books 10!


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 11 will be from August 18th to 24th.

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 August. 
(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, May 18, 2014

Bout of Books 10 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

Retitle Your Current Read -- Oh Magic Hour

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.