Sunday, 12 August 2012

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon Stars Tomorrow! Join the fun and giveaways! Starting Line and Updates

Tomorrow the week-long read-a-thon Bout of Books starts, and while the participants are already numerous (96 readers have signed up at the moment of writing this post) I wanted to let you know in case you aren't amongst them that there is still time to take a look at your growing TBR piles and join the fun. There will be a lot of mini challenges and giveaway prizes, Twitter chats, and we'll be cheering each other, so why not join us? Here are some of the most important info about the program:
You were going to read that week anyway, right? Read with us.

-From the Bout of Books 5.0 team:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 13th and runs through Sunday, August 19th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 5.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog

See some guidelines for your goals to achieve during the read-a-thonGet a sample for your goal post here


Monday 8/13 

Literary BFFs: Auggie Talk

Tuesday 8/14 
Character Interaction: Once Upon a Time

Wednesday 8/15 
Book Word Search: The Musings of ALMYBNENR
Match the Zombie Book Cover: The Busy Bibliophile

Thursday 8/16 
A Book for Every Season: Reading in Winter
Candy Challenge: BookSmartie
Contemporary: Books with Cass

Friday 8/17 
Book Spine Poetry: bookgoonie
Most Looking Forward To: Pages of Forbidden Love

Saturday 8/18 
Page 99 Test: My Seryniti
Virtual Travels or Reading Around the World: Ex Libris

Sunday 8/19 

Twitter Chats (more info here)

Monday: 1pm CST
Wednesday: 8pm CST
Saturday: 10am CST

For more information about the read-a-thon, the rules and links of the challenges/giveaways, etc.  please go to the official Bout of Books blog.

You can find some FAQs here.

Or you can ask them on Twitter, just use the #BoutOfBooks hashtag, or direct your tweets to either @boutofbooks or @BookBender or @soulswallo or send an email to boutofbooks [at] gmail [dot] com.

So ready steady, go! 

Or at least soon, the event starts tomorrow, still time to make all those last minute preparations (=what to read).

I will also host a mini challenge and have an international giveaway for participants of the read-a-thon, so I hope to see you there!

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