Saturday, September 22, 2018

#FrightFall #Readathon - Time to sign up! #SomethingWickedFall


Fall is here! And yes, I'm really late with this sign-up post. So sorry! October is right around the corner and you know what that means. It will be time for FrightFall! A full month of nothing but scary reading (for me anyway)!

We start at 12:00am central time on October 1st and end at 11:59pm central time on October 31st. (There is now a handy link to a time zone converter in the menu above) I hope you're ready to get your scary on! Guidelines for the readathon can be found HERE or you can access in the sidebar menu. Any information you need about the readathon 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 sign up and wrap up, especially in regards to the giveaway.

This year we're having a pre-readathon on September 29-30 and a post-readathon on October 31 - November 1. These will be 48 hour readathons. No special sign-ups needed for these. If you're participating in FrightFall, you're automatically in (if you want to be).

Just a reminder, I have eliminated the wrap-up linky and we are now just using the Google form for wrap-ups (since I require your wrap-up link there anyway). That way you don't have to do two steps at the end of the readathon. The wrap-up Google form will be on the wrap-up post instead of the prize page. I will have a yes/no so you can let me know if you're opting out of winning a prize. (If you want to visit people who participated, you can do so via the sign-up/starting line linky. I will have a link to it on the wrap-up post).

Just remember...the one main "rule" of FrightFall is that you must read at least ONE scary book (which can be a thriller, mystery, Gothic novel, or similar for those who are faint of heart). Since we are doing a month long, I hope you will indulge the scary a bit more, but that is entirely up to you. It is all about the reading after all.

Our social media hashtag is #FrightFall and we have our outstanding Facebook group which is the BEST reading community. Of course, I'm biased! (There is also an access tab in the sidebar menu.)

Two orders of business...
  • I am 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 form in the menu. If you know of an author who might be interested, pass along a message. Thanks!



This year, our FrightFall is part of my Something Wicked this Fall Comes event at Castle Macabre. During the readathon, we are doing a read-along of Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes and a watch-along of the movie on October 27. All the details for the read-along/watch-along can be found here.

Sign up in the linky below. Be sure to grab the button at the top of this post (I'll have a grab code in the sidebar soon).

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Monday, September 3, 2018

#SomethingWickedFall 48 Hour Kick-Off #Readathon - It's a wrap!


I can't believe how fast the 48 hours went by! I was bummed, but then I remember Elyse's readathon is still going on through tomorrow. Yay!

How did you do? Whether you read a lot, or not, don't despair because you know FrightFall is coming up in October and we're having 48 hour pre and post readathons for that as well. Stay tuned for all the details and sign-ups coming soon.

Meanwhile, the Something Wicked Fall event is still going on at Castle Macabre through October's end. In September, we're reading Gothic short stories. Read any spooky stories, with a Gothic theme, you like. I will have a master post up over there for people to share their reads in the comments (this will be up tomorrow). We are also going to be having a watch-along of the movie Hereditary within the next couple of weeks...and will probably watch a couple more. Frances had the excellent idea to watch Something Wicked This Way Comes since we will be doing a read-along of Bradbury's book in October. That watch-along will most likely be at the end of the month, after we've finished the book. Get all the details for the scary Fall events at this post at Castle Macabre.

Thanks for joining in this weekend! Hope your scary (or not) Fall reading is off to a great start!

Note: If you add a wrap-up to the linky, this is the same linky so include the words "wrap-up" or "wu" with your name/blog in the linky. Thanks!

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

#SomethingWickedFall 48 Hr Kick-Off #Readathon is a go!!!


It's just past midnight here in the central (U.S.) time zone and we are starting our 48 hour readathon. Are you in? You can join in at any time during the 48 hours this weekend. We will end at 11:59 pm CDT Sunday. Adjust the times according to your time zone (you can use the time zone converter link in the sidebar menu).

We're playing fast and loose with this one so no real rules, no prizes, no hoops to jump through. Read scary, or not. It's up to you. Just read and enjoy! Share with us on social media, your blog, Goodreads, etc. Don't forget about our Facebook group, our Goodreads group and our Instagram.

If you're wondering about Something Wicked This Fall Comes, hop over to Castle Macabre for all the details.

We're going to use the same linky that we used for sign ups so if you do a starting line post, include that with your name, like so...True Book Addict (starting line). We will also use this linky for wrap-ups so same as above...True Book Addict (wrap-up). Easy peasy!

Okay, that's it. Have fun...happy reading!

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Something Wicked This Fall Comes - 48 Hour Kick-Off #Readathon #somethingwickedfall


Woo hoooo! Kicking off a new scary event at Castle Macabre, Something Wicked This Fall Comes, with a 48 Hour Readathon sounds like fun to me. How about you?

No real guidelines for this one...just read. Read scary, or not (but scary is the whole point. lol). Join us from your blog, Facebook, in our Facebook group, from Twitter, from Goodreads, etc...and we now have a Seasons of Reading Instagram!

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

High Summer #Readathon - Wrap it up! #HSreadathon


Oh my, but the months are flying by! Summer is halfway over, and it's pretty much all over for me, as my sons go back to school next Tuesday! And look at us...we have another readathon under our belts.

I hope everyone enjoyed High Summer and that you were able to get a lot of reading in. We also had our four day Christmas in July Readathon at the end. I hope those of you who read Christmas-y titles felt a little bit of the spirit, as I did. Thank you all so much for joining me for another readathon!

Remember, our process has changed for wrap-ups. No more linky for wrap-up posts. Fill out the form below and indicate if you want a chance at a prize by selecting yes or no. Also, 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 have until Monday, August 6 at 11:59 pm CDT to fill out the form. I will email the winners 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 my truebookaddict gmail account. (Prize page is here)

Looking forward, of course we have the month long FrightFall Readathon in October, but I'm also working on adding some extra fun (since we do love our scary...a good bit of us anyway). Every year I host two events at my horror blog, Castle Macabre. Gothic September and Season of the Witch in October. Well, the wheels are turning and I'm trying to come up with an all encompassing event that will take Castle Macabre and Seasons of Reading through a spooky autumn. Stay tuned!

Once again, thank you for joining me and I hope to see you next time.

(If you would like others to visit your wrap-up post, please leave a comment below with the link to your wrap-up, or you can visit participants via the starting line post linky here.)




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Saturday, July 28, 2018

#ChristmasinJuly 4 Day #Readathon Starts Now!


It's time for our four day Christmas in July Readathon! I can't believe July has flown by so fast. Of course, I say that every month.

What are your plans? Will you read all Christmas? Will you continue on with strictly High Summer reading (which also lasts for four more days), or will you do a little of both?

I'm thinking I might squeeze in one small Christmas read, after I finish To Kill a Mockingbird. I've certainly been in a festive mood, watching Christmas movies on Hallmark and I even listened to Christmas music in the car yesterday! I've been sharing a few things over a my Christmas site, Christmas Spirit. Not as much as I wanted to, but I have four more days so will try to add a couple more Christmas-y posts. I hope you'll stop by to visit.

I hope everyone is enjoying High Summer and will enjoy the Christmas readathon as well. Happy reading, whatever you decide to read the last four days!


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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

High Summer #Readathon - Mid Event Check-in #HSreadathon


I'm a few days late with this check-in post. Sorry! My month has not gone as planned, and my summer is pretty much over now that my younger (15 year old) son has a job and my older son has football practice every day. I'm now a glorified taxi driver and school hasn't even started yet. Not long to go though. They go back August 7th.


How is your reading going? I hope you're picking up some books that you're really enjoying. Seems like there are a lot of  other exciting readathons going on this month too. There's the 24in48 Readathon this weekend, July 21 and 22. Then there's the Dewey's 24 Hour Reverse Summer Readathon starting Friday, July 27 at 8 pm ET and ending Saturday, July 28 at 8 pm ET. Fun! Will you be joining in on either of these?


Don't forget about our Christmas in July Readathon at the end of High Summer, during the last four days (Saturday thru Tuesday, July 28-31). Just a reminder...you do not have to participate if you're not IN to Christmas, but if you are, this is for you.

In case you missed it, the High Summer prize page is here.

Let us know how you're progressing with High Summer. Leave a comment and/or leave a link to an update post if you like.

Let's keep going! Happy Reading!

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