Sunday, January 4, 2015

Let it begin! Bout of Books '12' Read-A-Thon! NOW to 1-11-15!

                Special thanks to Bout of Books for Sponsoring this Read-A-Thon!

This is the 12th Bout of Books Read-A-Thon! This is my 2nd time participating in this Read-A-Thon. I LOVE the Challenges and meeting other people! I do have many books on my TBR list, but I AM going to do this 'stress free', just like the Hosts say to do! There is not a "Goal Post" that we do either, (I LOVE these Hosts!!!) although we CAN post one or something like I am doing now, but there are not ANY link-ups to fill out after I do this! The ONLY LINK-UP WE MUST DO IS TO SIGN UP - BUT IT'S VERY DIFFERENT! Further down in this post I ask you if you still want to do this, and the LINK is there to sign up along with the directions as to HOW to add your link. You do NOT need a blog to do this, either! ONLY a Twitter handle! You'll see that further down.
I do have one goal, and that is to finish one book and choose another to read and finish during the week. The Hosts say to read like normal! So if I do finish that book like I would normally do, I'll pick up a third, but I'm not going to kill myself if there is a book that is a tough one to get through. The Hosts don't even want us to kill ourselves trying to cram in as much reading as we possibly can. Remember, stress-free! I'm not even going to 'name' the books I will be reading!

REMEMBER - THERE ARE "NO LINK-UPS" for this Read-A-Thon!!! 

You do what you want at whatever pace you want!

The Read-A-Thon will takes place mainly on Twitter using the hashtag #BoutofBooks. The only time we would be posting on our blogs would be to do the Challenges, and I'm not even sure we have to do that??? Again, it might only be a Tweet we are required to do!
So put that hashtag, #Boutofbooks in the Search Bar and ALL of the Tweets that use that hashtag will show up!

Want to participate? You have until Tuesday at midnight to sign up to participate! Click HERE to do so!

So far, there are 460 blogs and individual people participating!

ALL YOU NEED TO PARTICIPATE IS A TWITTER HANDLE! If you want to do this, go ahead and sign-up! Let me know in the Comments section if you do and we can Tweet to each other! I'd LOVE that!

Here is the SCHEDULE for the Read-A-Thon which can be obtained by clicking on the word SCHEDULE just above, but for MY EASE I am copying and pasting it HERE, below, on my blog so I don't have to go back and forth.

***Challenges/Giveaways - These blogs that are listed are each holding their own Individual Challenges and/or Giveaways that ANY of us who want to participate in can as long as we have signed up to participate in this Read-A-Thon. 
Participation in the Challenges and/or GiveawaysIt is NOT REQUIRED, but fun!

Monday 1/5
Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt -- Caught Read Handed
New Year's Resolutions -- The Book That...

Tuesday 1/6
Top 10 Recommendations -- Trees of Reverie

Wednesday 1/7
Character Coupling -- Writing My Own Fairy Tale

Thursday 1/8
The Synopsis Challenge -- LuLo Fangirl
Create a Playlist -- Daring Damsels

Friday 1/9
Describe Your Book in Pictures -- The Book Monsters

Saturday 1/10
Literary Quote Challenge -- Gone with the Words
Rewrite the Story -- A Daydreamer's Thoughts

Sunday 1/11
My (dysfunctional) Book Family -- Auggie Talk
#insixwords Challenge -- Falling Down the Book Hole

Twitter Chats
(chats last approximately one hour)
TZC = Time Zone Conversion

Monday: 1pm CST (TZC)
Wednesday: 8pm CST (TZC)
Saturday: 10am CST (TZC)

Upcoming Read-a-Thons at Bout of Books 

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Bout of Books 13 - 5/11/2015 -- 5/17/2015
Bout of Books 14 - 8/17/2015 -- 8/23/2015 
Bout of Books 15 - 1/4/2016 -- 1/10/2016

1 comment:

  1. Yes I am doing this! Almost done with my first book already. :)


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