Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Bout of Books 21 Grand Prize

Bout of Books 21 has ended but the fun doesn't stop until the Grand Prize Winner is announced!


And the Winner is...
Myda @ NovelTeaThoughts
Myda's winning entry came from tweeting a message.
Congratulations, MYDA!
Keep your eye on your inbox, you'll be receiving an email from Bout of Books soon!

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

For those that are interested in helping out for the next Bout of Books, we post a call for help roughly a month prior to the start of the read-a-thon - which will be around April 16th for Bout of Books 22. Keep an eye on this blog for that announcement.

Once again, thank you to everyone who helped make Bout of Books 21 a success! We appreciate that you love books and how vocal you are about sharing it!

-Kelly and Amanda

Monday, January 15, 2018

Bout of Books 21 Wrap Up

Congratulations!
You have survived Bout of Books 21!


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.

Here are important informational nuggets you probably want to know:

Bout of Books 22 will be from May 14th to May 20th.

The Grand Prize winner will be announced TOMORROW.

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

Since we can't reach out to everyone personally to remind them about upcoming events (though wouldn't that be awesome?), we do our best to keep this blog updated with the most current information. That means you're responsible for following us if you want to receive the latest news.

Thank you for making this event fabulous!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Bout of Books 21 Day 7

The end is in sight.
Keep reading!

Here is the schedule of events for today:

TZC = Time Zone Conversion

10:30am CT (TZC) Morning Announcements with @boutofbooks
7:30pm CT (TZC) Evening Announcements with @boutofbooks

Challenges

Leave a Book Review

Did you know? Book reviews help other readers discover new books. For today's challenge, we encourage you to write a review of a book you've read during the readathon (or recently) and publish it where other readers make their purchasing decisions (e.g., Amazon, Goodreads, etc.). Be sure to share it with us.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Bout of Books 21 Day 6

Here is the schedule of events for today:

TZC = Time Zone Conversion

9:30am CT (TZC) Morning Announcements with @boutofbooks
10am CT (TZC) Twitter Chat with @boutofbooks
7:30pm CT (TZC) Evening Announcements with @boutofbooks

Challenges

Book Spine Poetry

 Stack books so that the book titles make a sentence or a short poem. Funny, serious; anything's good! Take a photo and post it on your blog or tweet it with hashtag #bookspinepoetry #BoutofBooks

Thanks to Make Kay for today's challenge.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Bout of Books 21 Day 5

Here is the schedule of events for today:

TZC = Time Zone Conversion

10:30am CT (TZC) Morning Announcements with @boutofbooks
7:30pm CT (TZC) Evening Announcements with @boutofbooks

Challenges

Newspaper Headline

Create a newspaper headline for your favourite story/book. You can also create a clickbait title if you like!

Thanks to Liz Whitehouse for today's challenge.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Bout of Books 21 Day 4

Here is the schedule of events for today:

TZC = Time Zone Conversion

10:30am CT (TZC) Morning Announcements with @boutofbooks
7:30pm CT (TZC) Evening Announcements with @boutofbooks


Challenges

ALL THE FAVORITES!

We all have our bookish favorites so why don't we share? Share with us! Here's a list to get you started. Answer as many or as few as you like.
  • Audiobook narrator
  • Illustrator
  • Series
  • Bookish blog
  • Vlogger
  • Favorite library (librarian)
Thanks to the Minx for today's challenge.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Bout of Books 21 Day 3

Here is the schedule of events for today:

TZC = Time Zone Conversion

10:30am CT (TZC) Morning Announcements with @boutofbooks
7:30pm CT (TZC) Evening Announcements with @boutofbooks

Challenges

Book Spine Rainbow

Take a selection of your favorite book spines to make a rainbow! Share on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #bookspinerainbow and #boutofbooks, or share your picture in the comments below!

Thanks to Liz Whitehouse and Make Kay for today's challenge.