Monday, December 5, 2016

Call for Bout of Books 18 Challenge Hosts

Bout of Books 18 is January 2nd through January 8th

Like us on Facebook
and follow us on Twitter & Instagram 
to join the social media fun.
 Bout of Books 18 is COMING!

We need YOUR help. This post is ONLY for people who want to host a challenge.

Please note: if you are chosen, you will be required to provide a direct link to your challenge post before the beginning of the read-a-thon.

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 CST to midnight CST.
  • There will be a limit of two challenges per day.
  • Challenge sign up will close December 11th  at 11:59pm CST.
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.

For those applying, PLEASE keep a copy of both your challenge ideas. We won't retrieve your challenge if you're chosen as a host.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Bout of Books 17 Grand Prize

Bout of Books 17 has ended but the fun doesn't stop until the Grand Prize Winner is announced!


And the Winner is...
Chris L. Pontius
Chris's winning entry came from following Creative Deeds on Twitter.
Congratulations, CHRIS!
Keep your eye on your inbox, you'll be receiving an email from Bout of Books soon!

We'd 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 5th for Bout of Books 18. Keep an eye on this blog for that announcement.

Once again, thank you to everyone who helped make Bout of Books 17 a success! We appreciate that you love books and how vocal you are about sharing it!

-Kelly and Amanda

Monday, August 29, 2016

Bout of Books 17 Wrap Up

Congratulations!
You have survived Bout of Books 17!


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 an update 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 18 will be from January 2nd to January 8th.

The Grand Prize winner will be announced TOMORROW.

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 28, 2016

Bout of Books 17 Day 7

The end is in sight.
Keep reading!

Here is the schedule of events for today:

TZC = Time Zone Conversion

10:00am CT (TZC) Morning Announcements with @boutofbooks
7:30pm CT (TZC) Evening Announcements with @boutofbooks

Challenges

No challenge -- squeeze in a few extra minutes of reading!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Bout of Books 17 Day 6

Here is the schedule of events for today:

TZC = Time Zone Conversion

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

Challenges

No challenge today! Just read!

Twitter Chat Information

TZC = Time Zone Conversion
There is a Twitter chat today at 10am CT (TZC)
The chat will be led by Kelly using @boutofbooks

The chat will last one hour. We will use the Q1/A1 system. The host asks the questions 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 26, 2016

Bout of Books 17 Day 5

Here is the schedule of events for today:

TZC = Time Zone Conversion

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

Challenges

Janey Canuck -- Book in a Song

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 25, 2016

Bout of Books 17 Day 4

Here is the schedule of events for today:

TZC = Time Zone Conversion

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


Challenges

The Book Junkie -- Titles in the Tabloids