Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Bout of Books 14 Grand Prize Winner!

Bout of Books 14 has ended but the fun doesn't stop until the Grand Prize Winner is announced!


And the Winner is...
Stephanie (@bahnree on Twitter)
Stephanie's winning entry came from visiting Kelly Apple on Facebook.
Congratulations, Stephanie!
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 7th for Bout of Books 15. Keep an eye on this blog for that announcement.

Once again, thank you to everyone who helped make Bout of Books 14 a success! We appreciate that you love books and how vocal you are about sharing it!

-Kelly and Amanda

Monday, August 24, 2015

Bout of Books 14 Wrap-Up

Congratulations!
You have survived Bout of Books 14!


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 15 will be from January 4th to January 10th.

The Grand Prize winner will be announced TOMORROW.

Challenge hosts are responsible for announcing their own winners.

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 23, 2015

Bout of Books 14 Day 7

The end is in sight.
Keep reading!

Here is the schedule of events for today:

TZC = Time Zone Conversion

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


Challenges

Sarah Reads Too Much -- What to read next?

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 22, 2015

Bout of Books 14 Day 6

Here is the schedule of events for today:

TZC = Time Zone Conversion

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


Challenges

Steph in Wonderland -- Road Trip

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.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Bout of Books 14 Day 5

Here is the schedule of events for today:

TZC = Time Zone Conversion

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


Challenges

Blue Books and Butterflies -- Character Soulmates

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 20, 2015

Bout of Books 14 Day 4

Here is the schedule of events for today:

TZC = Time Zone Conversion

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


Challenges

Kimberly Faye Reads -- 4 Seasons Book Covers

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 19, 2015

Bout of Books 14 Day 3

Here is the schedule of events for today:

TZC = Time Zone Conversion

10:00am CST (TZC) Morning Announcements with @boutofbooks
7:30pm CST (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 second day of the read-a-thon). Please include a DIRECT LINK to your update post.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Bout of Books 14 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

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

The Book Monsters -- Book Scavenger Hunt

Updates

Monday, August 17, 2015

Bout of Books 14 Day 1

Welcome to Bout of Books 14!

Here is the schedule of events for today:

TZC = Time Zone Conversion

10:00am CST (TZC) Morning Announcements with @boutofbooks
7:30pm CST (TZC) Evening Announcements with @boutofbooks
8pm CST (TZC) Twitter Chat with @soulswallo


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

Challenges

Between Library Shelves -- Fictional World Travel

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

Sign up

This is a re-post of the sign up linky. If you've already signed up (with direct link to sign up post/tweet/update!), you're good to go.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Bout of Books 14 Schedule

It's COMING!
Psst. Tell your friends:
Bout of Books 14 is coming!

Challenges/Giveaways

Monday 8/17
Between Library Shelves -- Fictional World Travel

Tuesday 8/18
The Book Monsters -- Book Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday 8/19
Rocky Top Real Talk -- MASH

Thursday 8/20
Kimberly Faye Reads -- 4 Seasons Book Covers

Friday 8/21
Blue Books and Butterflies -- Character Soulmates

Saturday 8/22
Steph in Wonderland -- Road Trip

Sunday 8/23
Sarah Reads Too Much -- What to read next?


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

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

Monday, August 3, 2015

Bout of Books 14 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 (incredibly simple) Bout of Books 14 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 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 14 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
Want to post on Twitter? We've written a tweet for you.
 I'm participating in Bout of Books 14!


2. Add the direct link to your sign up post to the linky in this post. You have until Tuesday, August 18th at 11:59pm CST to sign up. (If the linky is closed, you're too late.)

3. On August 17th, 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