Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Bout of Books 9.0 Grand Prize Winner!

Bout of Books 9.0 has ended but the fun doesn't stop until the Grand Prize Winner is announced!


And the Winner is...
Jamie @ Ermahgerd Berks
Jamie's winning entry came from liking The Path of Least Revision on Facebook.
Congratulations, Jamie!
Keep your eye on your inbox, you'll be receiving an email from Bout of Books soon!

We would 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.

Please note that the challenge hosts are responsible for notifying winners and announcing prizes on their own blogs for the mini-challenges.

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 14th for Bout of Books 10. Keep an eye on this blog for that announcement.

Once again, thank you to everyone who helped make Bout of Books 9.0 a success! We appreciate that you love books and that you're willing to shout it to the stars!

-Kelly and Amanda

Monday, January 13, 2014

Bout of Books 9.0 Wrap-up

Congratulations!
You have survived Bout of Books 9.0!


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 your goals 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 10 will be from May 12th to 18th.

The Grand Prize winner will be announced TOMORROW.

Challenge hosts are responsible for announcing their own winners.

We'll have a #boutofbooks chat between now and May. Watch this space for details.

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 12, 2014

Bout of Books 9.0 Day 7

The end is in sight.
Keep reading!

Tune into important @boutofbooks announcements from:


10:30am to 11:00am CST (TZC) - Amanda
7:30pm to 8:00pm CST (TZC) - Kelly


Challenges

Bookish Wedding -- Harley Bear Book Blog

Updates

The way these updates work is that you post your progress for the previous day (today's link should be to your progress for the sixth day of the read-a-thon).  Please include a DIRECT LINK to your update post.  If you do not follow directions, your link will be deleted.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Bout of Books 9.0 Day 6

Tune into important @boutofbooks announcements from:


9:30am to 10:00am CST (TZC) - Kelly
7:30pm to 8:00pm CST (TZC) - Amanda


Challenges

Book Staging -- Midnight Book Girl

Twitter Chat Information

TZC = Time Zone Conversion
There is a Twitter chat today at 10am CST (TZC)
The chat will be hosted by @BookBender
@boutofbooks is on standby

The chat will last one hour. You do NOT have to follow the host. If the host gets stuck in Twitter jail, she will take over the @boutofbooks handle.

We will use the Q1/A1 system. The host ask the question using Q1, Q2, and so on. You respond using A1, A2. EASY!

Updates

The way these updates work is that you post your progress for the previous day (today's link should be to your progress for the fifth day of the read-a-thon).  Please include a DIRECT LINK to your update post.  If you do not follow directions, your link will be deleted.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Bout of Books 9.0 Day 5

Tune into important @boutofbooks announcements from:


10:30am to 11:00am CST (TZC) - Kelly
7:30pm to 8:00pm CST (TZC) - Amanda


Challenges

Create a Story -- Never Too Fond of Books
Book Spine Poetry -- The Book Spines

Updates

The way these updates work is that you post your progress for the previous day (today's link should be to your progress for the fourth day of the read-a-thon).  Please include a DIRECT LINK to your update post.  If you do not follow directions, your link will be deleted.




Thursday, January 9, 2014

Bout of Books 9.0 Day 4

Tune into important @boutofbooks announcements from:


10:30am to 11:00am CST (TZC) - Amanda
7:30pm to 8:00pm CST (TZC) - Kelly


Challenges

Double Date Book Challenge -- Writing My Own Fairy Tale
Poem Challenge -- Pen in Her Hand

Updates

The way these updates work is that you post your progress for the previous day (today's link should be to your progress for the third day of the read-a-thon).  Please include a DIRECT LINK to your update post.  If you do not follow directions, your link will be deleted.


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Bout of Books 9.0 Day 3

Tune into important @boutofbooks announcements from:


10:30am to 11:00am CST (TZC) - Kelly
7:30pm to 8:00pm CST (TZC) - Amanda


Challenges

Introduce Someone to Your Favorite Genre -- Doing Dewey

Twitter Chat Information

TZC = Time Zone Conversion
There is a Twitter chat today at 8pm CST (TZC)
The chat will be hosted by @soulswallo
@boutofbooks is on standby

The chat will last one hour. You do NOT have to follow the host. If the host gets stuck in Twitter jail, she will take over the @boutofbooks handle.
 
We will use the Q1/A1 system. The host ask the question using Q1, Q2, and so on. You respond using A1, A2. EASY

Updates

The way these updates work is that you post your progress for the previous day (today's link should be to your progress for the second day of the read-a-thon).  Please include a DIRECT LINK to your update post.  If you do not follow directions, your link will be deleted.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Bout of Books 9.0 Day 2

Today is the LAST DAY to GET SIGNED UP.
Are YOU signed up PROPERLY?
Only properly signed up participants
ARE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZES.
_________________________


Congratulations!

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

Tune into important @boutofbooks announcements from:


10:30am to 11:00am CST (TZC) - Amanda
7:30pm to 8:00pm CST (TZC) - Kelly



Please note: the form for the sign up will stay open through TODAY.
It closes Wednesday at midnight (TZC)

Challenges

Reading Tactics List -- Sarah Says Read
Audiobook Cast -- Geeky Bloggers Book Blog

Updates


Monday, January 6, 2014

Bout of Books 9.0 Day 1

Welcome to Bout of Books 9.0!

Tune into important @boutofbooks announcements from:


10:30am to 11:00am CST (TZC) - Kelly
7:30pm to 8:00pm CST (TZC) - Amanda



Please note: the form for the sign up will stay open through TODAY and TOMORROW.
It closes Wednesday at midnight (TZC)

Challenges

Book Buying Spree -- Bookish Comforts
Mad Libs -- Cheap Thrills

Twitter Chat Information

TZC = Time Zone Conversion
There is a Twitter chat today at 1pm CST (TZC)
The chat will be hosted by @BookBender
@boutofbooks is on standby

Updates

Remember: this linky is for linking up your goals. If you've already done that, you don't have to add your link again.