Read-a-thon with BoutofBooks

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Dream library. Le sigh

I have a need. A need…to read. I have been concentrating a lot on writing things, but you have to get your reading mojo going too. It’s helpful in getting new ideas, and reading well-written pieces helps to influence your writing as well. It’s a package deal. I am joining the Read-a-Thon through #boutofbooks.  I pledge to read 125 pages per day.  I remember the last read-a-thon I did. It was in elementary school. Every so many books you read, you got a certificate for free pan pizza from a local pizza a joint. Mom, why didn’t you get the pizzas? Why? *tear*

Ok, enough going down memory lane. See you guys soon. There’s another thing I’m trying out these days. Me and this blog are getting active in the blogosphere.

If you wanna know more about the read-a-thon, here’s some info that I copies and pasted. But you can also check out BoutofBooks blog.

This schedule can also be found on the Schedule page.

Challenges/Giveaways

Monday1/7
Scientific Discovery - The Book Barbies

Tuesday 1/8
Guess the Cover - Never Too Fond of Books
Favorite/Funniest Cover - Ms. Buff’s Blog

Wednesday 1/9
Page 48 Challenge - Booking In Heels

Thursday 1/10
Book Spine Poetry - Escape Through the Pages
Vampires in Popular Fiction - The One with Rachel’s Book

Friday 1/11
Rewrite the Synopsis - A Daydreamer’s Thoughts

Saturday 1/12
Name Your Book Crack - Bookgoonie
Bookish Dress Up - Nyx Book Reviews 

Sunday 1/13
The New Year Resolution Challenge - Ex Libris

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

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

FOR EACH DAY OF THE READ-A-THON, PLEASE COME TO THIS BLOG FOR ALL ANNOUNCEMENTS, LINKS TO CHALLENGES OR GIVEAWAYS, AND A PLACE TO SHARE YOUR UPDATES.  EVERYTHING WILL BE PUBLISHED AT MIDNIGHT CST (TZC).

Some frequently asked questions regarding participation and giveaways:

  • I don’t want to participate in the giveaways/challenges/Twitter chats, can I still participate in the read-a-thon?
    • YES!  Like the About page states, all giveaways and challenges are optional.  This is a read-a-thon.  The only thing you actually need to do is read.  As for Twitter, we understand that not everyone is a fan, and so it can – or cannot – be used however best works for YOU.
  • Why aren’t there more international/CA giveaways?
    • All giveaway and challenge hosts are volunteers, and they are almost always paying out of their own pocket.  We try to make sure the majority of giveaways are open to our international participants, but sometimes it’s just not possible.  A lot of it depends on who volunteers to host the giveaways and challenges.

Please visit our FAQ page for answers to many of your burning questions. If we haven’t addressed a specific issue, feel free to tweet us using the #BoutOfBooks hashtag. (note:@boutofbooks will not be actively monitored on a regular basis until closer to the read-a-thon. For questions that require a quick response, direct your tweets to @BookBender or@soulswallo or email us at boutofbooks [at] gmail [dot] com.)

Aloha ya’ll!

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