Monday, November 28, 2016

Christmas Spirit Read-a-Thon - Wrap Up #CSReadathon


Time to wrap up! I hope you all enjoyed the readathon and that it got you into the spirit. If you want to continue on with your Christmas reading this season and you're up for a challenge, why not sign up for my Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge at my Christmas blog (if you haven't already)? Would love to have you! It lasts through January 6.

Add your wrap-up post to the linky by Wednesday, November 30 at 11:59pm CST to be eligible for the prizes. Be sure that you entered via the form on the Prize Page.

Thanks for participating! I hope you will join me for the Winter's Respite Read-a-Thon, coming January 16 - 29. Yup, you noticed right. Starting in 2017, all Seasons of Reading seasonal readathons will be two weeks long, except for FrightFall, which will run the entire month of October. Christmas Spirit and SciFi Summer Readathons will stay at one week. I will have a button for Winter's Respite ready soon.

Thank you for joining us! I hope everyone has a magical holiday season!

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

#Christmas Spirit Readathon - Prizes! #CSreadathon


We just have a few of prizes for the read-a-thon this time. Check them out below. If you are interested in entering to win a prize, and you have fully particpated in the readathon (including completing a wrap-up post), fill out the Google form below. Full giveaway details can be found below, after the prize descriptions.

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A big thanks to Coraline for offering some awesome discounts on her handmade bookmarks for two of our prizes.


First prize: 50% off on her new Creepy Doll bookmark set (5 bookmarks), shipped anywhere for free.


Second prize: 50% off on the Addams family/ Frankenstein coloring bookmarks which is an instant download and printable at home

Aren't they divine!?

CoraL is a French mixed-media artist. She likes to work with ink,soft pastels and watercolors. Her creations speaks to children as well as adults. She is also an eager reader and writer. She now lives in Prague with her family. 

Visit her Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CoralineArts

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Prize from your host:
I will make a $15 donation to the winner's choice of a human rights organization, such as the ACLU, Boys and Girls Club, Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, Amnesty International, It Gets Better, Planned Parenthood, or another human rights organization of your choice, perhaps your local chapter or a local organization. This giveaway is open internationally.

Note: Going forward, this is going to be my standard prize for readathons. In this current world situation (I say world because certain recent events do affect the world), I feel I must do what I can to make a difference, even if it's in a small way.

Giveaway Details
This is a read-a-thon participant only giveaway. To be eligible, you must have signed up, participated and added a link to the official read-a-thon wrap-up post (I will give everyone until Wednesday {11/30} at 11:59 pm CST to complete their wrap-ups) AND filled out the Google form below to show your interest in winning. We have a total of 3 prizes. This means there will be 3 winners. I will award prizes on a first come, first served basis. I will draw the 3 winners with random.org and email all 3 at the same time. The first person who emails me back with their choice gets that prize. I will mark off the prizes as they are taken. Winners will be chosen after the wrap-up post deadline (see above). Coraline will provide coupon codes for her prize offerings.




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Monday, November 21, 2016

#Christmas Spirit Readathon - Kicking off! #CSReadathon


Well, we kicked off a little over 45 minutes ago (in Central time zone). Running behind...I dozed off while watching TV. The cold whether is finally here (Yay!), but it makes me want to nap.

If you're joining us, remember these things:
  • Try to read at least one Christmas book...it is a Christmas read-a-thon, after all. But I won't arrest you if you don't. *wink* 
  • You do not have to have a blog. Join us from Twitter, Facebook or Goodreads...or in our Facebook group
  • The linky below is the same as the sign-up linky so if you've already signed up and now want to link up your reading plans, just add your link and put reading plans in parentheses (ex. Michelle (reading plans) 
  • If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via the contact form, or visit the read-a-thon guidelines page for answers (you will also find out how we do the read-a-thon giveaway) here: http://seasonsreading.blogspot.com/p/guidelines.html
Have fun!
    If you're checking in on social media (Twitter, Instagram, etc.) our hashtag is #CSreadathon

    If you haven't already, why not join us for the Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge, which runs all season long, you can do so at my Christmas blog, Christmas Spirit. Would love to have you! Also, my season long Christmas event kicks off over there on November 25. I'm looking for guests so if you love Christmas and want to be my guest to tell us why (anything goes...favorite movies, books, family memories, traditions), please stop by over there and leave me a message in the contact form. Can you tell Christmas is my favorite time of year? Yup, I love it!!!

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    Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    Sign Up for the Christmas Spirit #Readathon #CSReadathon


    Sorry to be SO late with this! November is flying by.

    We are once again kicking off the Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge over at Christmas Spirit, with the annual Christmas Spirit Read-a-Thon!

    Details:
    • Read-a-Thon dates: Monday, November 21 at 12:00am CST until Sunday, November 27 at 11:59pm CST (adjust your time zone accordingly) 
    • You do not have to be signed up for the Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge to participate (but I sure would love for you to join us!) 
    • I am not requiring that you read only Christmas/holiday books during the read-a-thon, but I hope you will pick up at least one holiday tale, even if it's just to read some children's books with your kids or some holiday short stories 
    • to check in on Twitter, we'll use hashtag #CSreadathon 
    • 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. AND interact with us in our Facebook group


    If you're interested in joining us for the Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge, which runs all season long, you can do so at my Christmas blog, Christmas Spirit. Would love to have you!

    I will announce prizes on Tuesday. We won't have many this time around, but for me, the present is Christmas reading. :-)

    Hope I haven't forgotten anything. If you have any questions or notice something I've left out, please feel free to contact me via the contact tab.

    SIGN UP!

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    Monday, October 10, 2016

    #FrightFall Read-a-Thon - Wrapping up


    FrightFall is at an end. It was great fun and I hope everyone got a lot of good reading in this week. 

    I'd like to thank you all for joining me. Be sure to add your wrap-up link below (I want to stop by and see how you did with your reading) and please double check that you were signed up HERE so you will be eligible for the giveaway. You have until Wednesday, October 12 at 11:59pm CDT to add your wrap-up link. I will draw giveaway winners as soon as I can. Please be sure to note the system of drawing winners in the giveaway details on the prize page and fill out the Google form at the bottom). And now for a big round of applause for the authors who so generously donated our prizes. Thank you!

    Some news that came about this read-a-thon. Shaunesay @ The Space Between put a bee in my bonnet over in the Facebook group about extending FrightFall for the whole month. While I couldn't really do it this year, that bee was buzzing so I put the poll out to the group. How about making FrightFall a month long next year? And guess what...the votes were overwhelmingly YES! So next year we will be going the whole month. Yay! I may have to get a helper or two to assist me in visiting blogs, but other than that, I think it's a great idea. I generally read scary all October anyway. Win!

    Up next, we have the Christmas Spirit Read-a-Thon which will be November 21 - 27. The read-a-thon helps kick off my yearly Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge, hosted at my Christmas blog, which runs from November 21 through Twelfth Night, January 6, 2017. I will have a button made with grab code in the sidebar this week and sign-up will be the first week in November.  I hope you will join us.

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

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    Thursday, October 6, 2016

    #FrightFall Read-a-Thon - Midweek Check-In


    So, we are at mid-week. Where did the time go!? I hope everyone is getting some good (scary) reading in. My week of reading did not start off well, but I'm going to try to really dig in the rest of the read-a-thon. I have some really great scary ones going. I will be posting in the Facebook group tonight.

    Speaking of our Facebook group, it is awesomely active so if you haven't joined yet, be sure to. We interact pretty regularly, even when a read-a-thon isn't going on. :-)

    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 let me know how things are going. I promise I plan to make the rounds today/tonight. 

    NEWS!
    I have created a new group on Facebook for book bloggers to post about reading events/challenges they are/will be hosting. Check it out and join here: Sleep Less, Read More


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    Wednesday, October 5, 2016

    #FrightFall Read-a-Thon - Prizes!


    This is the prize promotion page for all the prizes being given away for the read-a-thon. We have several amazing book prizes donated from some very generous authors...and me! At the end of this post, you will find details regarding how the prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the read-a-thon. You will also find the form to fill out if you're interested in winning a prize.

    Note: The fine authors who so generously donated books would greatly appreciate a review, if you win, on your blog and/or on Goodreads and Amazon. Thank you!


    (WINNERS: JULIE, AUTUMN,  JENNY, SHANON, MICHAELA)
    Dragonfly by Julie Dawn  1  2  eBook copies {All formats - International} ) 

    A dragonfly spends most of its life beneath the water. 

    Seventeen year old Anna Page has lived her whole life at the bottom of a trailer park. The dreamcatcher in her bedroom was supposed to prevent bad dreams, but it doesn’t help when your whole life’s a nightmare. Instead of attending high school, she’s working at the local cafĂ© to pay rent when an Ahwahnee Chief walks in.

    He leaves a napkin on the table inscribed with one word, and the symbol of a dragonfly. A symbol Anna should’ve left alone. Instead, her new tattoo marks her as a target.

    She awakes from a colonoscopy to find the doctor cowering on the floor and someone banging to get in. While she was asleep, a plague flooded the medical center and now spills out, washing away everything she has ever loved—leaving her with powers she cannot control.

    A mysterious organization called Meadowlark will stop at nothing to capture her. With the help of a stranger, she can finally spread her wings and rise to become the Dragonfly. If his secret doesn’t get her killed first.


    About the author
    Julie Dawn grew up in southern Jersey, spending the summers collecting bee stingers in her feet. After graduating from Richard Stockton College, she dipped her toes in the environmental field for a few years, got married, moved to North Carolina, and finally got to become a mom. Four years of living in state parks was enough to make her relocate to the Oregon Coast. Under bright stars, she started writing again, determined to change the world one story at a time.

    Website

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    Books by Brick Marlin


    (WINNERS: CECILY, MALLORY, NADIA, RACHEL, CORAL, F. CRISTINA)
    Shadow Out of the Sky  ( 1  2  3 5 eBooks {ePub or mobi - International})
    An evil entity invades and terrorizes a small town by possessing children, forcing their hands to kill and slaughter each and every adult, while a small group fight to survive in this apocalyptic tale.
    The entity's plan is to shove the human race into extinction so a new world can Shift forward, a new world designed by four demons called The Reckoning that flying inside their own transparent spheres.


    (WINNERS: CAROL, ANNIE, ALLELUIALU)
    Ozarium  (2  3  4  5  eBooks {ePub or mobi - International})
    The Shift of the world transitioned without delusion. The Reckoning has molded a brand new world, beginning with a colony ran by a large corporation called Slader Corp which invents a bizarre lottery, randomly choosing a winner, awarding him or her with infamous amounts of BodyKredd to spend nearly however they wish; though, in turn, surrendering their bodies to the demi agents when they come calling.

    But what happens when a child wins the lottery?


    About the author
    Fed a daily diet of English grammar Brick Marlin lives in Southern Indiana with his lovely wife and their 3 dogs. Chained to his desk while Fudgesickles, his six-foot clown-shaped alarm clock pokes at his frontal lobe and giggles uncontrollably, Brick writes horror, dark fantasy, dark science fiction and somewhat of a bizarre nature. He is the author of 12 books and over 30 short stories.

    READ-A-THON HOST PRIZE

    INTERNATIONAL

    WINNER - RACHELLE
    1) A $5 AMAZON DIGITAL GIFT  (One winner) 

    WINNER - DARLENE
    2) YOUR CHOICE OF 3 BOOKS FOR $10 FROM THE BARGAIN BIN AT BETTERWORLDBOOKS.COM  (One winner)

    Giveaway Details
    This is a read-a-thon participant only giveaway. To be eligible, you must have signed up, participated and added a link to the official read-a-thon wrap-up post (I will give everyone until Wednesday {10/12} at 11:59 pm CDT to complete their wrap-ups) AND filled out the Google form below to show your interest in winning. We have a total of 17 prizesThis means there will be 17 winners. I will award prizes on a first come, first served basisI will draw the 17 winners with random.org and email all 17 at the same time. The first person who emails me back with their choice gets that prize. I will mark off the prizes as they are taken. In the event that we end up with left over prizes, you will have a chance to win a second (and perhaps third) prize. All eBook prizes will be sent to winner via email (or you will be given a coupon code) so please specify what format you require in your email. Winners will be chosen after the wrap-up post deadline (see above). 

    Good luck!





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