Saturday, March 30, 2013

#boutofbooks Chat TODAY!


Today. 1pm CST. Be there.

This chat will function just like other #boutofbooks chats. It will last one hour. I (@BookBender) will host the chat. You do NOT have to follow me. If I get stuck in Twitter jail, I'll take over the @boutofbooks handle.

The questions are below. We will use the Q1/A1 system. I ask the question using Q1, Q2, and so on. You respond using A1, A2. EASY!

Need the best way to follow along? Join the #boutofbooks TweetChat room.

Q1. Introduce yourself! Tell us who you are and where you’re from.
Q2. Describe yourself in six words.
Q3. Complete the sentence: “I am proud of my blog (or Twitter account) because....”
Q4. Recommend a book that surprised you (in a good way) recently. Give us the author and genre.
Q5. Do you have reading or blogging goals? What are they?
Q6. What are you hoping to accomplish during the next #boutofbooks?
Q7. Let’s talk challenges. What challenge would you like to see in #boutofbooks 7.0?
Q8. Look into your crystal ball and make a prediction: How many participants will #boutofbooks 7.0 have?

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Bout of Books 7.0 is Coming!

Mark your calendars for MAY 13 through MAY 19.

(On April 15th, we'll be making a call for YOUR help with hosting challenges.)

I know you're probably thinking, "Yay! Another Bout of Books! But, May? That's too far away!"

What if I told you that you didn't have to wait until May for some Bout of Books fun?

Don't worry. I'm not teasing you.

We're going to have a Twitter chat 

on Saturday, March 30th at 1pm CST.


Yup. We know how much you love Bout of Books, and we're looking for ways to keep you connected to the read-a-thon even when you're in between fixes. We love you THAT MUCH.

And since we love you so much, you will get your wish of a welcome video. What we WON'T tell you is who will be on camera. You'll have to come back here and watch to find out.

Other important housekeeping items to note:


  • Bout of Books is moving to a SET schedule. No more waiting in agony to find out when the next read-a-thon is. We'll be having THREE every year.
    • January: first full week 
    • May: second full week
    • August: third full week
  • The Bout of Books website will be under going some changes. We're looking to streamline everything so that it is easy and fast to find the information you're looking for.

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. We keep you updated there, too!