Monday, December 25, 2023

Bout of Books 39 Schedule


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?

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...
(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!

{sign up form removed, but check back closer to the NEXT Bout of Books to see if we're accepting experts}