*runs around the house while screaming* okay, hello! If you can’t tell, I am so extremely excited because BOUT OF BOOKS IS BACK. Bout of Books 10.0 was my first BoB read-a-thon and I’ve been impatiently waiting for this one ever sense. Are you wondering what BoB is? Well here is the official blurb from their website:
“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. – From the Bout of Books team”
I’m not sure if the grand prize is going to be the same as last time, but I do know it’s going to be a good one. (I should know, I won last time!) But seriously, Bout of Books is low pressure and so much fun. I met so many awesome people, did fun challenges, pushed myself to read more books, and just had fun and was reminded why I love reading.
If you have Twitter, that’s probably the easiest way to interact with other people. Twitter, Goodreads, your blog, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr are all great ways to meet other readers that are participating. I was constantly checking the #BoutofBooks tag on every social media site I was on during the last read-a-thon.
So join me and many other readers for a week of reading and fun! The official dates are August 18-August 24. To enter to be an official participant, make a post similar to mine (or you can just say something like “hey I’m signing up”) and post the DIRECT LINK to the post in the sign up thingy they have on this post.
Of course, if you have any other questions you can find Kelly and Amanda on Twitter. They are super nice and will answer questions that you may have. Hope to see even more people participating this year!