Monday, December 25, 2023

Bout of Books 39 Schedule

It's COMING!

Reading-in-Place Times

Reading-in-place times, or reading sprints, are transitioning away from Twitter. They're now on Discord and spontaneous. ANYONE can start a sprint, at any time. Jump into the #reading-in-place channel and get your read on!

Discord sprint commands:
/sprint 20 (Start a 20 minute sprint. Max length is 1 hour)
/sprint for 20 in 5 (Start a 20 minute sprint in 5 minutes time) Or: /sprint 20 5
/sprint at :15 for 20 (Start a 20 minute sprint at quarter past the hour)
/cancel (Cancel the active sprint)

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! Prompts for the current read-a-thon are posted the Friday before the read-a-thon begins.

Discord Daily Qs

While over on Discord, don't forget to check out the chat forum where daily bookish questions will be posted Tuesday-Sunday for you to answer.

Monday, December 18, 2023

Bout of Books 39 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 39 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, January 1st and runs through Sunday, January 7th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, daily Discord questions, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 39 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
2. Add the direct link to your sign up post to the linky in this post.

3. On January 1st, 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 participation posts for the fabulous Bout of Books 39 participants!}

Monday, December 11, 2023

Bout of Books 39 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 39
  • 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 December 23rd. If you're interested in helping us, make sure you get on our list before then!


Monday, August 28, 2023

Bout of Books 38 Wrap-Up

 Congratulations!

You have survived Bout of Books 38!

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 39 will be from January 1st to January 7, 2024.

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 11th for Bout of Books 39.

Once again, thank you to everyone who helped make Bout of Books 38 a success! We appreciate that you love books and how vocal you are about sharing it!

-Kelly and Amanda

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Bout of Books 38 Day 7

The end is in sight.
Keep reading!

Here is the schedule of events for today:

11:30 a.m. Eastern | 8:30 a.m. Pacific: Morning 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!

Discord Daily Qs

For those of you who use Discord, don't forget to check out the chat forum where daily questions will be posted for you to answer.

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 38 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 26, 2023

Bout of Books 38 Day 6

 Here is the schedule of events for today:

11:30 a.m. Eastern | 8:30 a.m. Pacific: Morning 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!

Discord Daily Qs

We're trying something new! For those of you who use Discord, don't forget to check out the NEW chat forum where daily questions will be posted for you to answer.


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 38 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 25, 2023

Bout of Books 38 Day 5

 Here is the schedule of events for today:

11:30 a.m. Eastern | 8:30 a.m. Pacific: Morning 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!

Discord Daily Qs

For those of you who use Discord, don't forget to check out the chat forum where daily questions will be posted for you to answer.

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 38 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 24, 2023

Bout of Books 38 Day 4

 Here is the schedule of events for today:


11:30 a.m. Eastern | 8:30 a.m. Pacific: Morning 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!

Discord Daily Qs

For those of you who use Discord, don't forget to check out the chat forum where daily questions will be posted for you to answer.

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 38 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 23, 2023

Bout of Books 38 Day 3

 Here is the schedule of events for today:


11:30 a.m. Eastern | 8:30 a.m. Pacific: Morning 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!

Discord Daily Qs

For those of you who use Discord, don't forget to check out the chat forum where daily questions will be posted for you to answer.

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 38 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 22, 2023

Bout of Books 38 Day 2

Congratulations!

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

Here is the schedule of events for today:

11:30 a.m. Eastern | 8:30 a.m. Pacific: Morning 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!

Discord Daily Qs

For those of you who use Discord, don't forget to check out the chat forum where daily questions will be posted for you to answer.

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 38 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 21, 2023

Bout of Books 38 Day 1

Welcome to Bout of Books 38!

Here is the schedule of events for today:

11:30 a.m. Eastern | 8:30 a.m. Pacific: Morning 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!

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 38 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 14, 2023

Bout of Books 38 Schedule

It's COMING!

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

Reading-in-Place Times

Reading-in-place times, or reading sprints, are transitioning away from Twitter. They're now on Discord and spontaneous. ANYONE can start a sprint, at any time. Jump into the #reading-in-place channel and get your read on!

Discord sprint commands:
/sprint 20 (Start a 20 minute sprint. Max length is 1 hour)
/sprint for 20 in 5 (Start a 20 minute sprint in 5 minutes time) Or: /sprint 20 5
/sprint at :15 for 20 (Start a 20 minute sprint at quarter past the hour)
/cancel (Cancel the active sprint)

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! Prompts for the current read-a-thon are posted the Friday before the read-a-thon begins.

Discord Daily Qs

While over on Discord, don't forget to check out the chat forum where daily bookish questions will be posted Tuesday-Sunday for you to answer.

Monday, August 7, 2023

Bout of Books 38 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 38 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 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, daily Discord questions, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 38 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 21st, 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 participation posts for the fabulous Bout of Books 38 participants!}

Monday, July 31, 2023

Bout of Books 38 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 38
  • 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 14th. If you're interested in helping us, make sure you get on our list before then!

{Update forms and links for Bout of Books 38 removed once read-a-thon ends. Check the CURRENT Bout of Books posts (if a read-a-thon is in progress) for details on becoming an expert}

Monday, May 15, 2023

Bout of Books 37 Wrap-Up

 Congratulations!

You have survived Bout of Books 37!

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 38 will be from August 21st to August 27th.

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 31st for Bout of Books 38.

Once again, thank you to everyone who helped make Bout of Books 37 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 37 participants!}

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Bout of Books 37 Day 7

The end is in sight.
Keep reading!

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!

Discord Daily Qs

For those of you who use Discord, don't forget to check out the chat forum where daily questions will be posted for you to answer.

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 37 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 13, 2023

Bout of Books 37 Day 6

 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!

Discord Daily Qs

We're trying something new! For those of you who use Discord, don't forget to check out the NEW chat forum where daily questions will be posted for you to answer.


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 37 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 12, 2023

Bout of Books 37 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!

Discord Daily Qs

For those of you who use Discord, don't forget to check out the chat forum where daily questions will be posted for you to answer.

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 37 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 11, 2023

Bout of Books 37 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!

Discord Daily Qs

For those of you who use Discord, don't forget to check out the chat forum where daily questions will be posted for you to answer.

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 37 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 10, 2023

Bout of Books 37 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!

Discord Daily Qs

For those of you who use Discord, don't forget to check out the chat forum where daily questions will be posted for you to answer.

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 37 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 9, 2023

Bout of Books 37 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!

Discord Daily Qs

For those of you who use Discord, don't forget to check out the chat forum where daily questions will be posted for you to answer.

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 37 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 8, 2023

Bout of Books 37 Day 1

Welcome to Bout of Books 37!

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!


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 37 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 1, 2023

Bout of Books 37 Schedule

It's COMING!

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

Daily 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.

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

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! For those who like to plan ahead, prompts are posted the Friday before the read-a-thon begins.

Discord Daily Qs

For those of you who use Discord, don't forget to check out the chat forum where daily bookish questions will be posted Tuesday-Sunday for you to answer.


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

Monday, April 24, 2023

Bout of Books 37 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 37 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 8th and runs through Sunday, May 14th in YOUR time zone. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are reading sprints, daily Discord questions, and exclusive Instagram challenges, but they’re all completely optional. For all Bout of Books 37 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 8th, 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 participation posts for the fabulous Bout of Books 37 participants!}

Monday, April 17, 2023

Bout of Books 37 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 37
  • 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 1st. If you're interested in helping us, make sure you get on our list before then!


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Monday, January 9, 2023

Bout of Books 36 Wrap-Up

 Congratulations!

You have survived Bout of Books 36!

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 37 will be from May 8 to May 14.

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 17th for Bout of Books 37.

Once again, thank you to everyone who helped make Bout of Books 36 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 36 participants!}

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Bout of Books 36 Day 7

The end is in sight.
Keep reading!

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!

Discord Daily Qs

We're trying something new! For those of you who use Discord, don't forget to check out the NEW chat forum where daily questions will be posted for you to answer.

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).

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Saturday, January 7, 2023

Bout of Books 36 Day 6

 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!

Discord Daily Qs

We're trying something new! For those of you who use Discord, don't forget to check out the NEW chat forum where daily questions will be posted for you to answer.


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).

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Friday, January 6, 2023

Bout of Books 36 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!

Discord Daily Qs

We're trying something new! For those of you who use Discord, don't forget to check out the NEW chat forum where daily questions will be posted for you to answer.

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).

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Thursday, January 5, 2023

Bout of Books 36 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!

Discord Daily Qs

We're trying something new! For those of you who use Discord, don't forget to check out the NEW chat forum where daily questions will be posted for you to answer.

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 36 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, January 4, 2023

Bout of Books 36 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!

Discord Daily Qs

We're trying something new! For those of you who use Discord, don't forget to check out the NEW chat forum where daily questions will be posted for you to answer.

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 36 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, January 3, 2023

Bout of Books 36 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!

Discord Daily Qs

We're trying something new! For those of you who use Discord, don't forget to check out the NEW chat forum where daily questions will be posted for you to answer.

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 36 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 2, 2023

Bout of Books 36 Day 1

Welcome to Bout of Books 36!

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

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