Tuesday, June 14, 2016

High Summer Read-a-Thon - Time to sign up! #HSreadathon


High Summer is just over a month away! It has been read-a-thon mania this summer. I'm loving it!

This is the official sign up for the High Summer Read-a-Thon! Dates are July 18 - 24, starting at 12:00am Monday and ending at 11:59pm on Sunday. That's central time (U.S.), but you can adjust your times according to your time zone. Of course, like most read-a-thons, the books read must be novels or novellas, adult or young adult are fine, and you can read children's books too (as long as you do read some novels too). Note: Non-Fiction is also okay! 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 with all of my read-a-thons, it will be a week of relaxed reading during which we can personally challenge ourselves and whittle away that ever looming TBR. 

Guidelines for the read-a-thon can be found HERE or you can access in the tab at the top of the blog. Any information you need about the read-a-thon can be found there. Please do be sure to check the guidelines to make sure you're following along correctly. There are specific rules regarding signing up and wrapping up, especially in regards to the giveaway. Also, regarding the giveaway, I'll be again adding a Google form to capture names and email addresses so if you're interested in winning a prize (and you've met the sign up and wrap up criteria), I will ask you to fill in that form which will be located on the prize page.

I will not be hosting any mini-challenges. However, if anyone else would like to host a mini-challenge or giveaway, you are more than welcome. I am also looking for prize donations so if anyone would like to contribute, let me know. Authors, this is a great way to promote your book! (Contact me via the contact tab in the menu). 

Our hashtag for social media is #HSreadathon ...and we have our wonderful Facebook group that has become quite the social club (there is also an access tab in the menu).

Sign up in the linky below. You do not have to do a post now, unless you want to help spread the word (much appreciated). If you don't have a blog, use Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Instagram, YouTube. Having a blog is not required. Be sure to grab the button at the top of this post (there's also a grab code below the button in the sidebar).

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Sci-Fi Summer Read-a-Thon - Time to Wrap Up #SciFiSummerJune


Well, I think Sci-Fi Summer was a true success, and so we will be back again next year! I will now have six official read-a-thons each year...A Winter's Respite, Spring into Horror, SciFi Summer, High Summer, FrightFall, and Christmas Spirit! Exciting!

I hope everyone enjoyed this inaugural event and met your goals, and if not that, at least had loads of fun. I'd like to thank you all so much for joining me. Be sure to add your wrap-up link below and please double check that your name is listed in the sign up/starting line linky at this post so you will be eligible for the giveaway. You will also need to fill out the form on the midweek check-in page if you would like to enter (if you haven't already). You have until Friday, June 10 at 11:59pm CST to add your wrap-up link and to fill out the form. I will email the winner within a few days following the deadline so keep a look out in your email inbox (or spam folder, just in case) for an email from truebookaddict AT gmail DOT com.

Hope to see you next time at the High Summer Read-a-Thon, coming in July (18 - 24). Sign up coming soon!


Good luck in the giveaway to all...and thanks again for joining me!

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Sci-Fi Summer Read-a-Thon - Midweek Check-in #SciFiSummerJune


Is it midweek check-in time already? Wow! This week has been so weird. I apologize for not stopping by and visiting everyone yet (although I have interacted a bit in our Facebook group). I am slowly making my way through the linky as of tonight (or this morning, since it's after midnight now).

I have not had a chance to read my book choice, Contact by Carl Sagan, but hoping to catch up this weekend. Be sure to leave an update in the comments, or a link to your blog update, or stop by the group, (or Twitter) and update us.

GIVEAWAY!!!

I'm giving away your choice of 3 books for $10 from the Bargain Bin at BETTERWORLDBOOKS.COM to one winner. (Please keep in mind these are used books...generally.) They have a great selection and it's one of my favorite places to shop for books because 1) great prices 2) free shipping, even internationally, and 3) because this...."We've re-used or recycled over 216 million pounds of books and raised over $18 million for global literacy and local libraries. Every book you buy or donate expands our collective impact." Win-Win!
(This giveaway is open internationally) Fill out the form below if you'd like a chance at the giveaway.




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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Sci-Fi Summer Read-a-Thon - Starting Post #SciFiSummerJune


It's here! The new, exciting event here on Seasons of Reading. A big thanks once again to Mallory (The Haunted Reading Room), who suggested it in the first place. Here are the details again from the sign up post:

Details:
  • Read-a-Thon dates: Wednesday, June 1 at 12:00am CST until Tuesday, June 7 at 11:59pm CST (adjust your time zone accordingly). I wanted to try out a different day configuration this time.
  • Since Sci-Fi is a very specific genre, this will be strictly reading science fiction during the event. However, since fantasy is so closely related to science fiction, if you feel more comfortable reading fantasy, that is also fine.
  • to check in on Twitter, we'll use hashtag #SciFiSummerJune  (You can also use the hashtag on Facebook.)
  • as usual, you do not have to have a blog to participate...feel free to link up and check in from Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, etc. These days, it seems most of our activity goes on in our Facebook group which I love. The interaction in our group is fabulous!
If you have any questions about how things work, check out the guidelines tab above or the sign up post, or you can always leave me a comment (or send me a message via the contact form). The linky below is the same one as the sign up linky. If you do a starting line/goal post, just add your link again, but be sure to put "goal post" beside your name, i.e. Michelle/The True Book Addict (goal post).

I'm offering one prize this time and I might have another prize donation. I'll let you know when I post the mid-week check in on Saturday. 

That's it! Good luck and have fun. I'm pretty excited to finally be focusing on some Sci-Fi reading. Long neglected.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Special Event! Sci-Fi Summer Read-a-Thon #SciFiSummerJune


The idea for this event was inspired by Mallory (The Haunted Reading Room) when she asked in the comments, "Can we do a sci-fi readathon sometime? I thought to myself, "Why not?" After all, I do host the Christmas Spirit Read-a-Thon in between my four other read-a-thons, AND I am sorely behind on my Sci-Fi reading. So, here we are...Sci-Fi Summer!

Details:
  • Read-a-Thon dates: Wednesday, June 1 at 12:00am CST until Tuesday, June 7 at 11:59pm CST (adjust your time zone accordingly). I wanted to try out a different day configuration this time.
  • Since Sci-Fi is a very specific genre, this will be strictly reading science fiction during the event. However, since fantasy is so closely related to science fiction, if you feel more comfortable reading fantasy, that is also fine.
  • to check in on Twitter, we'll use hashtag #SciFiSummerJune
  • as usual, you do not have to have a blog to participate...feel free to link up and check in from Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, etc. These days, it seems most of our activity goes on in our Facebook group which I love. The interaction in our group is fabulous!
Since this is a spur of the moment event, I'm not sure I will be able to secure any prize donations, but I will offer a small prize from me. 

I hope you're as excited as I am! If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me via the contact tab.

SIGN UP!

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Spring into Horror Read-a-Thon - It's a Wrap! #SpringHorrorRAT


Another read-a-thon is at its end. I hope everyone had a relaxing read-a-thon and met the goals you set for yourselves. Even if you didn't meet your goals, if you had fun, that's all that matters. I'd like to thank you all for joining me. Be sure to add your wrap-up link below and please double check that your name is listed in the sign up/starting line linky at this post so you will be eligible for the giveaway. You will also need to fill out the form on the prize page if you would like to win a prize. You have until Wednesday, April 27 at 11:59pm CST to add your wrap-up link and to fill out the form on the prize page. I will draw giveaway winners in the following few days after the wrap-up deadline so keep a look out in your email inbox (or spam folder, just in case) for an email from truebookaddict. Please be sure to note the system of drawing winners in the giveaway details on the prize page). 

How about a big round of applause for the authors who so generously donated our prizes. Bravo! And thank you!

Hope to see you next time at the High Summer Read-a-Thon, coming in July (18 - 24). 

Good luck in the giveaway to all!!! And thanks again for joining me!

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Spring into Horror Read-a-Thon: Mid-Week Check-in #SpringHorrorRAT


Hi everyone! So, how's the reading going? I have really been enjoying actually having time to participate AND interact this time! No crazy illness or other catastrophe interfering this time, as has been the theme during my last few read-a-thons. *knock wood* 

We are at mid-week and we're just a couple days away from Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon. Who else will be joining in on the 24 hour shenanigans? I am, although I doubt I'll be reading the entire day. Promised my sons we would go see The Jungle Book on Saturday. If you're participating on Saturday, let's keep the interaction going in the group on Facebook. I think that would be fun! By the way, I'm loving the enthusiasm and interaction I'm seeing over there this time. Our Facebook group has been such a success!  

If you are doing daily updates on your blog, or have done a mid-week update post, feel free to leave your link in the comments...or just leave a comment on how things are going. You can even leave a link to your tweet or Facebook group post.  

Have you checked out the prize page yet? We have some AMAZING prizes this time so be sure to take a look here, or via the link in the menu up top.

Happy continued scary (or not) reading!

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