Friday, August 19, 2022

Bout of Books 35 Day 5

 Here is the schedule of events for today:


10 a.m Eastern | 7 a.m. Pacific: Reading in Place
11:30 a.m. Eastern | 8:30 a.m. Pacific: Morning Announcements
2 p.m. Eastern | 11 a.m. Pacific: Reading in Place
6 p.m. Eastern | 3 p.m. Pacific: Reading in Place
8:30 p.m. Eastern | 5:30 p.m. Pacific: Evening Announcements

Instagram Photo a Day


For those of you who use Instagram, don't forget to post your daily Bout of Books photo. Find out more on our Bout of Books Instagram page!

Updates

The way these updates work is that you post whatever you want your fellow readathoners to see TODAY. Whether that's your progress for the previous day, your reading-in-place report, an incredibly witty tweet about the book you're reading, or a hygge reading picture you posted on Instagram, link it here. The linky will be open for 24 hours. There will be another linky tomorrow. Please include a DIRECT LINK to your update so we don't have to go clicking around to find it.


If you have questions, please tweet us @boutofbooks or email us (boutofbooks at gmail dot com).

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Bout of Books 35 Day 4

 Here is the schedule of events for today:


10 a.m Eastern | 7 a.m. Pacific: Reading in Place
11:30 a.m. Eastern | 8:30 a.m. Pacific: Morning Announcements
2 p.m. Eastern | 11 a.m. Pacific: Reading in Place
6 p.m. Eastern | 3 p.m. Pacific: Reading in Place
8:30 p.m. Eastern | 5:30 p.m. Pacific: Evening Announcements

Instagram Photo a Day

For those of you who use Instagram, don't forget to post your daily Bout of Books photo. Find out more on our Bout of Books Instagram page!

Updates

The way these updates work is that you post whatever you want your fellow readathoners to see TODAY. Whether that's your progress for the previous day, your reading-in-place report, an incredibly witty tweet about the book you're reading, or a hygge reading picture you posted on Instagram, link it here. The linky will be open for 24 hours. There will be another linky tomorrow. Please include a DIRECT LINK to your update so we don't have to go clicking around to find it.


If you have questions, please tweet us @boutofbooks or email us (boutofbooks at gmail dot com).

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Bout of Books 35 Day 3

 Here is the schedule of events for today:


10 a.m Eastern | 7 a.m. Pacific: Reading in Place
11:30 a.m. Eastern | 8:30 a.m. Pacific: Morning Announcements
2 p.m. Eastern | 11 a.m. Pacific: Reading in Place
6 p.m. Eastern | 3 p.m. Pacific: Reading in Place
8:30 p.m. Eastern | 5:30 p.m. Pacific: Evening Announcements

Instagram Photo a Day

For those of you who use Instagram, don't forget to post your daily Bout of Books photo. Find out more on our Bout of Books Instagram page!

Updates

The way these updates work is that you post whatever you want your fellow readathoners to see TODAY. Whether that's your progress for the previous day, your reading-in-place report, an incredibly witty tweet about the book you're reading, or a hygge reading picture you posted on Instagram, link it here. The linky will be open for 24 hours. There will be another linky tomorrow. Please include a DIRECT LINK to your update so we don't have to go clicking around to find it.

If you have questions, please tweet us @boutofbooks or email us (boutofbooks at gmail dot com).

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Bout of Books 35 Day 2

Congratulations!

You survived the first day of the read-a-thon!

Here is the schedule of events for today:

10 a.m Eastern | 7 a.m. Pacific: Reading in Place
11:30 a.m. Eastern | 8:30 a.m. Pacific: Morning Announcements
2 p.m. Eastern | 11 a.m. Pacific: Reading in Place
6 p.m. Eastern | 3 p.m. Pacific: Reading in Place
8:30 p.m. Eastern | 5:30 p.m. Pacific: Evening Announcements


Instagram Photo a Day

For those of you who use Instagram, don't forget to post your daily Bout of Books photo. Find out more on our Bout of Books Instagram page!

Updates

The way these updates work is that you post whatever you want your fellow readathoners to see TODAY. Whether that's your progress for the previous day (today's link would be to your progress for the first day of the read-a-thon), your reading-in-place report, an incredibly witty tweet about the book you're reading, or a hygge reading picture you posted on Instagram, link it here. The linky will be open for 24 hours. There will be another linky tomorrow. Please include a DIRECT LINK to your update so we don't have to go clicking around to find it.

If you have questions, please tweet us @boutofbooks or email us (boutofbooks at gmail dot com).

Monday, August 15, 2022

Bout of Books 35 Day 1

Welcome to Bout of Books 35!

Here is the schedule of events for today:

10 a.m. Eastern | 7 a.m. Pacific: Reading in Place
11:30 a.m. Eastern | 8:30 a.m. Pacific: Morning Announcements
2 p.m. Eastern | 11 a.m. Pacific: Reading in Place
6 p.m. Eastern | 3 p.m. Pacific: Reading in Place
8:30 p.m. Eastern | 5:30 p.m. Pacific: Evening Announcements
9 p.m. Eastern | 6 p.m. Pacific: Twitter Chat


Instagram Photo a Day

For those of you who use Instagram, don't forget to post your daily Bout of Books photo. Find out more on our Bout of Books Instagram page!


Twitter Chat Information

There is a Twitter chat today at 9pm Eastern | 6pm Pacific
The chat will be led by Amanda using @boutofbooks

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

If you have questions, please tweet us @boutofbooks or email us (boutofbooks at gmail dot com).

Monday, August 8, 2022

Bout of Books 35 Schedule

It's COMING!

Psst. Tell your friends:
Bout of Books is coming!


For Bout of Books 35, we once again have our fantastic reading-in-place times!

Reading-in-place times, or reading sprints, happen daily on Twitter*. If you don’t have Twitter, make note of these times and report your reading progress on your platform of choice.

All reading-in-place times last 30 minutes.

Daily Reading-in-Place Times

📚 10 a.m. Eastern | 7 a.m. Pacific
📚 2 p.m. Eastern | 11 a.m. Pacific
📚 6 p.m. Eastern | 3 p.m. Pacific

Twitter Chats

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

Monday: 9 p.m. Eastern | 6 p.m. Pacific
Saturday: 11 a.m. Eastern | 8 a.m. Pacific

*Please note that these are the activities run through the Bout of Books account on Twitter. More reading sprints, Twitter chats, and other events may be hosted by experts, either on Twitter or on the Bout of Books Discord.

Monday, August 1, 2022

Bout of Books 35 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, Tumblr, Goodreads, YouTube, Instagram 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 35 post!)
The Bout of Books readathon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It’s a weeklong readathon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 15th and runs through Sunday, August 21st in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, Twitter chats, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 35 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 taking part in the Bout of Books experience!

2. Add the direct link to your sign up post to the linky in this post.

3. On August 15th, READ! If you join after that, READ!

Official Sign Up

Remember: we ask that you 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.

A direct link is...
http://yoururl.com/your-sign-up-post
http://twitter.com/YOURHANDLE/status/thenumberofyourstatus
etc.
(And if you have questions on how to find a direct link, we have a post for that!)