Monday, August 22, 2022

Bout of Books 35 Wrap-Up

 Congratulations!

You have survived Bout of Books 35!

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.

We'd like to thank everybody who signed up and participated in the readathon. We're always striving to make this event the best it can be and we couldn't do that without your enthusiastic participation.

Here are important informational nuggets you probably want to know:

Bout of Books 36 will be from January 2 to January 8, 2023.

Following this blog is the BEST way to stay up to date on EVERYTHING.

Seriously, follow us here for the latest news. You can also follow our the Bout of Books Instagram account where we count down the weeks until the next Bout of Books or you can join the Discord to talk books between readathons.

If you’re interested in helping out for the next Bout of Books, we post a call for help about 3 weeks prior to the start of the read-a-thon - which will be around December 12th for Bout of Books 36.

Once again, thank you to everyone who helped make Bout of Books 35 a success! We appreciate that you love books and how vocal you are about sharing it!

-Kelly and Amanda

{sign up form removed, but here are the wrap-up posts for the fabulous Bout of Books 35 participants!}

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Bout of Books 35 Day 7

The end is in sight.
Keep reading!

Here is the schedule of events for today:
TZC = Time Zone Conversion

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).

{Update forms and links for Bout of Books 35 removed once read-a-thon ends. Check the CURRENT Bout of Books posts (if a read-a-thon is in progress) for details and examples on how to update}

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Bout of Books 35 Day 6

 Here is the schedule of events for today:


10 a.m Eastern | 7 a.m. Pacific: Reading in Place
10:30 a.m. Eastern | 7:30 a.m. Pacific: Morning Announcements
11 a.m. Eastern | 8 a.m. Pacific: Twitter Chat 
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!

Twitter Chat Information
TZC = Time Zone Conversion

There is a Twitter chat today at 11 a.m. Eastern | 8 a.m. Pacific
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 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).

{Update forms and links for Bout of Books 35 removed once read-a-thon ends. Check the CURRENT Bout of Books posts (if a read-a-thon is in progress) for details and examples on how to update}

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).

{Update forms and links for Bout of Books 35 removed once read-a-thon ends. Check the CURRENT Bout of Books posts (if a read-a-thon is in progress) for details and examples on how to update}

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).

{Update forms and links for Bout of Books 35 removed once read-a-thon ends. Check the CURRENT Bout of Books posts (if a read-a-thon is in progress) for details and examples on how to update}

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).
 
{Update forms and links for Bout of Books 35 removed once read-a-thon ends. Check the CURRENT Bout of Books posts (if a read-a-thon is in progress) for details and examples on how to update}

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).

{Update forms and links for Bout of Books 35 removed once read-a-thon ends. Check the CURRENT Bout of Books posts (if a read-a-thon is in progress) for details and examples on how to update}

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).

{Update forms and links for Bout of Books 35 removed once read-a-thon ends. Check the CURRENT Bout of Books posts (if a read-a-thon is in progress) for details and examples on how to update}

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!)

{sign up form removed, but here are the fabulous Bout of Books 35 participants!}

Monday, July 25, 2022

Bout of Books 35 Call for Experts

   We need YOU.


The #boutofbooks-ers community is mighty. But your hosts are not always able to jump in, answer questions, and cheer everyone on. Also, why limit the fun to Kelly and Amanda?

That's where Bout of Books experts come in.

What makes a person a Bout of Books expert, you ask?
  • You've participated in AT LEAST four Bout of Books prior to Bout of Books 35
  • You love Bout of Books and want to make sure everyone knows how awesome it is
  • You're willing to commit some of your free time to helping us
  • You love connecting with fellow book lovers and cheering them on
  • You enjoying leading sprints (either on Discord or Twitter)
We will be closing this form on August 8th. If you're interested in helping us, make sure you get on our list before then!


Want to help spread the Bout of Books love?
Bout of Books is coming!

{Update forms and links for Bout of Books 35 removed once read-a-thon ends. Check the CURRENT Bout of Books posts (if a read-a-thon is in progress) for details and examples on how to update}

Monday, May 16, 2022

Bout of Books 34 Wrap-Up

 Congratulations!

You have survived Bout of Books 34!

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.

We'd like to thank everybody who signed up and participated in the readathon. We're always striving to make this event the best it can be and we couldn't do that without your enthusiastic participation.

Here are important informational nuggets you probably want to know:

Bout of Books 35 will be from August 15 to August 21.

Following this blog is the BEST way to stay up to date on EVERYTHING.

Seriously, follow us here for the latest news. You can also follow our the Bout of Books Instagram account where we count down the weeks until the next Bout of Books or you can join the Discord to talk books between readathons.

If you’re interested in helping out for the next Bout of Books, we post a call for help about 3 weeks prior to the start of the read-a-thon - which will be around July 25th for Bout of Books 35.

Once again, thank you to everyone who helped make Bout of Books 34 a success! We appreciate that you love books and how vocal you are about sharing it!

-Kelly and Amanda

{sign up form removed, but here are the wrap-up posts for the fabulous Bout of Books 34 participants!}

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Bout of Books 34 Day 7

The end is in sight.
Keep reading!

Here is the schedule of events for today:
TZC = Time Zone Conversion

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).

{Update forms and links for Bout of Books 34 removed once read-a-thon ends. Check the CURRENT Bout of Books posts (if a read-a-thon is in progress) for details and examples on how to update}

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Bout of Books 34 Day 6

 Here is the schedule of events for today:


10 a.m Eastern | 7 a.m. Pacific: Reading in Place
10:30 a.m. Eastern | 7:30 a.m. Pacific: Morning Announcements
11 a.m. Eastern | 8 a.m. Pacific: Twitter Chat 
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!

Twitter Chat Information
TZC = Time Zone Conversion

There is a Twitter chat today at 11 a.m. Eastern | 8 a.m. Pacific
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 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).

{Update forms and links for Bout of Books 34 removed once read-a-thon ends. Check the CURRENT Bout of Books posts (if a read-a-thon is in progress) for details and examples on how to update}

Friday, May 13, 2022

Bout of Books 34 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).

{Update forms and links for Bout of Books 34 removed once read-a-thon ends. Check the CURRENT Bout of Books posts (if a read-a-thon is in progress) for details and examples on how to update}

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Bout of Books 34 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).

{Update forms and links for Bout of Books 34 removed once read-a-thon ends. Check the CURRENT Bout of Books posts (if a read-a-thon is in progress) for details and examples on how to update}

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Bout of Books 34 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).

{Update forms and links for Bout of Books 34 removed once read-a-thon ends. Check the CURRENT Bout of Books posts (if a read-a-thon is in progress) for details and examples on how to update}

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Bout of Books 34 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).

{Update forms and links for Bout of Books 34 removed once read-a-thon ends. Check the CURRENT Bout of Books posts (if a read-a-thon is in progress) for details and examples on how to update}

Monday, May 9, 2022

Bout of Books 34 Day 1

Welcome to Bout of Books 34!

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

{Update forms and links for Bout of Books 34 removed once read-a-thon ends. Check the CURRENT Bout of Books posts (if a read-a-thon is in progress) for details and examples on how to update}

Monday, May 2, 2022

Bout of Books 34 Schedule

It's COMING!

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


For Bout of Books 34, we 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, April 25, 2022

Bout of Books 34 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 34 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, May 9th and runs through Sunday, May 15th 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 34 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 May 9th, READ! If you join after that, READ!

Monday, April 18, 2022

Bout of Books 34 Call for Experts

   We need YOU.


The #boutofbooks-ers community is mighty. But your hosts are not always able to jump in, answer questions, and cheer everyone on. Also, why limit the fun to Kelly and Amanda?

That's where Bout of Books experts come in.

What makes a person a Bout of Books expert, you ask?
  • You've participated in AT LEAST four Bout of Books prior to Bout of Books 34
  • You love Bout of Books and want to make sure everyone knows how awesome it is
  • You're willing to commit some of your free time to helping us
  • You love connecting with fellow book lovers and cheering them on
  • You enjoying leading sprints (either on Discord or Twitter)
We will be closing this form on May 2nd. If you're interested in helping us, make sure you get on our list before then!


Want to help spread the Bout of Books love?
Bout of Books is coming!

{Update forms and links for Bout of Books 34 removed once read-a-thon ends. Check the CURRENT Bout of Books posts (if a read-a-thon is in progress) for details and examples on how to update}

Monday, January 10, 2022

Bout of Books 33 Wrap-Up

 Congratulations!

You have survived Bout of Books 33!

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.

We'd like to thank everybody who signed up and participated in the readathon. We're always striving to make this event the best it can be and we couldn't do that without your enthusiastic participation.

Here are important informational nuggets you probably want to know:

Bout of Books 34 will be from May 9 to May 15.

Following this blog is the BEST way to stay up to date on EVERYTHING.

Seriously, follow us here for the latest news. You can also follow our the Bout of Books Instagram account where we count down the weeks until the next Bout of Books or you can join the Discord to talk books between readathons.

If you’re interested in helping out for the next Bout of Books, we post a call for help about 3 weeks prior to the start of the read-a-thon - which will be around April 18th for Bout of Books 34.

Once again, thank you to everyone who helped make Bout of Books 33 a success! We appreciate that you love books and how vocal you are about sharing it!

-Kelly and Amanda

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Bout of Books 33 Day 7

 

The end is in sight.
Keep reading!

Here is the schedule of events for today:
TZC = Time Zone Conversion

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).

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Bout of Books 33 Day 6

 Here is the schedule of events for today:


10 a.m Eastern | 7 a.m. Pacific: Reading in Place
10:30 a.m. Eastern | 7:30 a.m. Pacific: Morning Announcements
11 a.m. Eastern | 8 a.m. Pacific: Twitter Chat 
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!

Twitter Chat Information
TZC = Time Zone Conversion

There is a Twitter chat today at 11 a.m. Eastern | 8 a.m. Pacific
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 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).

Friday, January 7, 2022

Bout of Books 33 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, January 6, 2022

Bout of Books 33 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, January 5, 2022

Bout of Books 33 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, January 4, 2022

Bout of Books 33 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, January 3, 2022

Bout of Books 33 Day 1

Welcome to Bout of Books 33!

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).