Two Read-a-Thons

January 5, 2012 Whitney read-a-thon 2 Comments

  • Bout of Books will run from 12:01am 1/9 through 11:59 pm 1/15 (your time zone)
  • However, all posts on this blog and the challenges at the co-hosts’ blogs will publish at midnight CST (or UTC-6).
  • Read as much as you can whenever you can. The only person you
    are competing against here is yourself. There is no pressure.  Commit
    to the entire week or a few hours – whatever works best for your
  • Bout of Books should be about networking with fellow bloggers in addition to reading.
    You were going to read that week anyway, right? Bout of Books gives
    you the opportunity to share your reading experience with other readers.
  • Use #boutofbooks on Twitter to update people on your progress and what you are reading. Feel free to follow me (@BookBender)
    and your co-hosts (links in the side bar) for Bout of Books
    information, but please do NOT @ me (or the co-hosts) with all your
    updates. Using #boutofbooks should suffice. I will try to repopulate
    the Bout of Books Twitter list.  For ideas for using Twitter to your advantage during the read-a-thon, visit our Twitter Tips page.
  • All challenges and giveaways are separate, meaning you can participate in any challenge even if you are not interested in the prize that day.  All giveaway information can be found on the Giveaway page.
  • Help spread the word!  Grab the button in the side bar and
    post it on your blog.  Tweet.  The more people we have participating,
    the more fun it will be.
 Michelle Says:
The read-a-thon is January 23 through January 29! It will start at 12:00am Monday and end
at 11:59pm on Sunday.  Times are central standard time so adjust your
times accordingly.  I plan to host a mini-challenge (or two or more) and
there will be a giveaway for every one who signs in at the starting
line and completes a wrap up post at the end.  Of course, like most
read-a-thons, the books read must be novels or novellas, adult or young
adult are fine, but no children’s books.  You DO NOT have to participate
the entire week.  Join in when you can, start in the middle, end
early…whatever works best for your schedule.  As long as you sign in
at the sign-in post and do some kind of wrap up post, you’re in for the
giveaway.  As with my previous read-a-thons, it will be a week of
relaxed reading during which we can personally challenge ourselves and
whittle away those ever looming TBR piles/shelves/libraries.

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