Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Bout of Books 8.0 Grand Prize Winner!

Bout of Books 8.0 has ended but the fun doesn't stop until the Grand Prize Winner is announced!

And the Winner is...
Elizabeth @ Nightmare on Bookstreet
Elizabeth's winning entry came from following @creativedeeds on Twitter!

Congratulations, Elizabeth!
Keep your eye on your inbox, you'll be receiving emails from Amanda and Shirley 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 9th for 9.0. Keep an eye on this blog for that announcement.

Once again, thank you to everyone who helped make Bout of Books 8.0 a success! We appreciate that you love books and that you're willing to shout it to the stars!

-Kelly and Amanda

Monday, August 26, 2013

Bout of Books 8.0 Wrap Up

Congratulations!
You have survived Bout of Books 8.0!


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 9.0 will be from January 6th to 12th.

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!

BONUS: Review-a-thon


The Book Monsters are hosting a REVIEW-A-THON starting TODAY through September 1st. If all your reviews have piled up after Bout of Books, the Monster Review-a-thon is the perfect event for you.

PS: The linky will remain open until September 6th.





Sunday, August 25, 2013

Bout of Books 8.0 Day 7

The end is in sight.
Keep reading!

Tune into important @boutofbooks announcements from:


10:30am to 11:00am CST (TZC) - Amanda
7:30pm to 8:00pm CST (TZC) - Kelly


Challenges

New Bout of Books Blogs @ Little Lovely Books

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.  If you do not follow directions, your link will be deleted.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Bout of Books 8.0 Day 6

Tune into important @boutofbooks announcements from:


9:30am to 10:00am CST (TZC) - Kelly
7:30pm to 8:00pm CST (TZC) - Amanda


Challenges

Bookish Wishes @ Kelsey's Cluttered Bookshelf
Acrostic Book Poem @ I Read, Ergo I Write

Twitter Chat Information

TZC = Time Zone Conversion
There is a Twitter chat today at 10am CST (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.  If you do not follow directions, your link will be deleted.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Bout of Books 8.0 Day 5

Tune into important @boutofbooks announcements from:


10:30am to 11:00am CST (TZC) - Kelly
7:30pm to 8:00pm CST (TZC) - Amanda


Challenges

Bookish Mad Libs @ The Space Between

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.  If you do not follow directions, your link will be deleted.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Bout of Books 8.0 Day 4

Tune into important @boutofbooks announcements from:


10:30am to 11:00am CST (TZC) - Amanda
7:30pm to 8:00pm CST (TZC) - Kelly


Challenges

Book Road Trip @ In Wonderland
I Spy... @ Paperback Dreamer

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.  If you do not follow directions, your link will be deleted.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Bout of Books 8.0 Day 3

Tune into important @boutofbooks announcements from:


10:30am to 11:00am CST (TZC) - Kelly
7:30pm to 8:00pm CST (TZC) - Amanda


Challenges

TBR List Challenge @ Musings of a Bookship Girl
Book Spine Poetry @ Such a Novel Idea

Twitter Chat Information

TZC = Time Zone Conversion
There is a Twitter chat today at 8pm CST (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.  If you do not follow directions, your link will be deleted.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Bout of Books 8.0 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!

Tune into important @boutofbooks announcements from:


10:30am to 11:00am CST (TZC) - Amanda
7:30pm to 8:00pm CST (TZC) - Kelly



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

Challenges

Re-Title It @ Music Plus Books

Updates


Monday, August 19, 2013

Bout of Books 8.0 Day 1

Welcome to Bout of Books 8.0!

Tune into important @boutofbooks announcements from:


10:30am to 11:00am CST (TZC) - Kelly
7:30pm to 8:00pm CST (TZC) - Amanda



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

Challenges

Bookish Bucket List @ Sarah Says Read
Pairathon @ Book Pairing

Twitter Chat Information

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

Updates


Monday, August 12, 2013

Bout of Books 8.0 Goals

Welcome to Bout of Books 8.0!

Please note:

THIS IS NOT THE SIGN UP POST.

The sign up post is here.

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!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Bout of Books 8.0 Schedule and Social Hour Sign Up!

It's COMING!

Challenges/Giveaways


Monday 8/19
Bookish Bucket List -- Sarah Says Read
Pairathon -- Book Pairing

Tuesday 8/20
Re-Title It -- Music Plus Books

Wednesday 8/21
TBR List Challenge -- Musings of a Bookshop Girl
Book Spine Poetry -- Such a Novel Idea

Thursday 8/22
Book Road Trip -- In Wonderland
I Spy... -- Paperback Dreamer

Friday 8/23
Bookish Mad Libs -- The Space Between


Saturday 8/24
Bookish Wishes -- Kelsey's Cluttered Bookshelf
Acrostic Book Poem -- I Read, Ergo I Write

Sunday 8/25
New Bout of Books Blogs -- Little Lovely Books


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

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


Social Hour


We are also opening Social Hour signups! This list is for building our Twitter list. If you have a Twitter account and would like to be on our Twitter list, head on over to the Social Hour page!