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 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th 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 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.
Basically this event is an excuse to do what we’ve all secretly wanted to do and completely blow off the world for a day and just read. Last year I stayed up for all 24 hours and it was fantastic. Recommendations for having a good time include: periodic breaks to get snacks and stretch, some short books, and participation in mini-challenges and twitter chats. Sign-ups are here.
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Congrats to the winner of a $10 Amazon Giftcard, Kai at Fiction State of Mind!
It’s hour 20! We made it! Well, actually, I’m scheduling this in advance, so you and the minions definitely made it. I might be asleep by now! Either way, welcome to the hour 20 Let’s Get Social challenge 🙂 Here’s what we’re going to be doing… Read more »
Bloggiesta – September 20-22
Bloggiesta is a larger version of the mini-bloggiesta that happened this summer, with more challenges, more giveaways, more twitter chats, and a lot more advice on ways to improve your blog. I’m hoping to host a challenge and will definitely be participating. Read more »
Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!
Today is the first day of Bout of Books! Woo! So for my musing today I’m thinking about my goals for this delightfully laid back read-a-thon and would love to hear about yours. Read more »
You guys! I love all the great book blogging events that people are awesome enough to host. Here are some exciting ones that are going on now or happening soon… Read more »
Hello all and welcome to the 24 hour read-a-thon! To check out the status updates, mini-challenges and other participants, check out our host’s website here. Personally, I’m getting a bit of a late start today after sleeping off a particularly exhausting work week and I’ll probably be doing some work on and off today as well as reading. But I’m very excited about the upcoming mini-challenges so I’ll be doing as many of those as possible and updating this post as I go. Read more »
Bloggiesta – Sept 28th-30th
The first exciting event coming up is this year’s Bloggiesta, which is basically a blog improvement party. Lots of bloggers write mini-challenges and articles with tips and tricks for other bloggers. If you’re interested in meeting new people and doing some work on your blog, you can sign up here.
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