Monday, May 20, 2024

Bout of Books 40 Wrap-Up

 Congratulations!

You have survived Bout of Books 40!

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 41 will be from August 19th to August 25th.

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.

Once again, thank you to everyone who helped make Bout of Books 40 a success! We appreciate that you love books and how vocal you are about sharing it!

-Kelly and Amanda

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Bout of Books 40 Day 7

The end is in sight.
Keep reading!

Join us on Discord!

With the ongoing changes to Twitter, we've moved the readathon to Discord.
Not a member of the #BoutOfBooks Discord server yet? We have an invite for that!

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

Don't forget to check out the Discord 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 email us (boutofbooks at gmail dot com).


{Update forms and links for Bout of Books 40 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 18, 2024

Bout of Books 40 Day 6

Join us on Discord!

With the ongoing changes to Twitter, we've moved the readathon to Discord.
Not a member of the #BoutOfBooks Discord server yet? We have an invite for that!

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

Don't forget to check out the Discord 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 email us (boutofbooks at gmail dot com).

{Update forms and links for Bout of Books 40 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 17, 2024

Bout of Books 40 Day 5

Join us on Discord!

With the ongoing changes to Twitter, we've moved the readathon to Discord.
Not a member of the #BoutOfBooks Discord server yet? We have an invite for that!

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

Don't forget to check out the Discord 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 email us (boutofbooks at gmail dot com).


{Update forms and links for Bout of Books 40 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 16, 2024

Bout of Books 40 Day 4

Join us on Discord!

With the ongoing changes to Twitter, we've moved the readathon to Discord.
Not a member of the #BoutOfBooks Discord server yet? We have an invite for that!

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

Don't forget to check out the Discord 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 email us (boutofbooks at gmail dot com).

{Update forms and links for Bout of Books 40 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 15, 2024

Bout of Books 40 Day 3

Join us on Discord!

With the ongoing changes to Twitter, we've moved the readathon to Discord.
Not a member of the #BoutOfBooks Discord server yet? We have an invite for that!

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

Don't forget to check out the Discord 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 email us (boutofbooks at gmail dot com).

{Update forms and links for Bout of Books 40 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 14, 2024

Bout of Books 40 Day 2

Congratulations!

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

Join us on Discord!

With the ongoing changes to Twitter, we've moved the readathon to Discord.
Not a member of the #BoutOfBooks Discord server yet? We have an invite for that!

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

Don't forget to check out the Discord 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 email us (boutofbooks at gmail dot com).

{Update forms and links for Bout of Books 40 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 13, 2024

Bout of Books 40 Day 1

Welcome to Bout of Books 40!


Join us on Discord!

With the ongoing changes to Twitter, we've moved the readathon to Discord.
Not a member of the #BoutOfBooks Discord server yet? We have an invite for that!


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 40 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 6, 2024

Bout of Books 40 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, April 29, 2024

Bout of Books 40 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 40 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 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th 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 40 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 May 13th, 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 40 participants!}

Monday, January 8, 2024

Bout of Books 39 Wrap-Up

 Congratulations!

You have survived Bout of Books 39!

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 40 will be from May 13th to May 19th.

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.

Once again, thank you to everyone who helped make Bout of Books 39 a success! We appreciate that you love books and how vocal you are about sharing it!

-Kelly and Amanda

Sunday, January 7, 2024

Bout of Books 39 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: Daily 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 39 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, January 6, 2024

Bout of Books 39 Day 6

 Here is the schedule of events for today:

11:30 a.m. Eastern | 8:30 a.m. Pacific: Daily 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 39 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, January 5, 2024

Bout of Books 39 Day 5

 Here is the schedule of events for today:

11:30 a.m. Eastern | 8:30 a.m. Pacific: Daily 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 39 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, January 4, 2024

Bout of Books 39 Day 4

 Here is the schedule of events for today:


11:30 a.m. Eastern | 8:30 a.m. Pacific: Daily 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 39 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 3, 2024

Bout of Books 39 Day 3

 Here is the schedule of events for today:


11:30 a.m. Eastern | 8:30 a.m. Pacific: Daily 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 39 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 2, 2024

Bout of Books 39 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: Daily 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 39 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 1, 2024

Bout of Books 39 Day 1

Welcome to Bout of Books 39!

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.

{Update forms and links for Bout of Books 39 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}