Thursday, June 14, 2012

High Summer Read-a-Thon: Information and Sign-Up


I'd like to welcome you to the new dedicated blog for my seasonal read-a-thons! The first official order of business here at Seasons of Reading is to announce sign-ups for the High Summer Read-a-Thon, coming your way Monday, July 16 through Sunday, July 22.   Times are central standard time so adjust your times accordingly.  I'll be hosting this read-a-thon (and all others in the future) at this blog from now on so be sure to follow (there is a multitude of ways in the right sidebar) so you can stay up do date on all the news.  Now, let's get down to brass tacks on the read-a-thon details:
  • books read must be novels or novellas, adult or young adult are fine, but no children's books.  Of course, non-fiction is fine too.
  • 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.
  • I will not be hosting any mini-challenges during the read-a-thon.  Trying to keep it more about the reading here by eliminating time spent completing mini-challenges.
  • There will be a participant giveaway at the end of the read-a-thon for those who sign in at the starting line and complete a wrap-up post.  Number of winners will be determined by the number of prize donations I receive.
  • Other participants may host their own mini-challenges/giveaways, but participation in these is entirely optional.
  • You do not have to have a blog to participate. You can sign-up, sign-in, and wrap-up...all from Facebook, Twitter, or Goodreads. You can also do updates from those locations, if you do not have a blog.
  • we will be on Twitter during the read-a-thon, tweeting under #HSreadathon  We had some nice little reading sprints last time on Twitter.  No prizes, just bragging rights.  Fun!
As usual, I'm putting the call out to any authors who would like to sponsor a giveaway or donate a prize to promote your book(s).  Also, any participants who want to host a mini-challenge or giveaway are more than welcome.  If you do opt to host something, make it as simple as possible so people can focus more on the reading.  You can contact me at truebookaddictATgmailDOTcom  Any and all help will be greatly appreciated!

As with my previous read-a-thons, this will be a week of relaxed reading during which we can personally challenge ourselves and whittle away those ever looming TBR piles/shelves/libraries.  

I'm not posting a linky for sign-up.  Just leave your intention to participate in a comment below.  No blog post is necessary at this point, unless you just want to help get the word out.

You can grab the read-a-thon button at the top of this post or in the left sidebar.  The Seasons of Reading button is in the right sidebar, if you want one.  There is a grab code for that one.  Dates are set for all future read-a-thons up until next spring.  You can see the buttons in the left sidebar or in the tab below the header.  I may create more buttons to give more of a variety.  We'll see.

Please let me know if I've forgotten anything.  If you have any questions, please contact me at the email address in the bold paragraph above.  

I hope you will join me!

78 comments:

  1. I'm in, thanks for hosting again.

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  2. I'm in. Thanks for inviting me. :)

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  3. Yay!! Yes, I'm in! I had so much fun in the Spring Into Horror Read-a-Thon, and I've been eagerly anticipating this one!

    Thanks again for organizing and hosting!

    http://darlenesbooknook.blogspot.ca

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  4. I'm in!! Thank you for hosting. Looking forward to it.

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  5. I'm in too!

    http://bookgeekblogger.blogspot.com/

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  6. I'm in, of course, and looking forward to the week long reading spree!

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  7. I am with you as well: http://jaynesbooks.blogspot.com/2012/06/high-summer-read-thon.html

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  8. Never done one of these before. I'm in.

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  9. I'm in. Have much "required" reading to do this summer and hope this week I'll be able to get in some pleasure reading.

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  10. I almost missed this! Off to plan...

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  11. Hi Michelle,
    I'm in, and I'll toss in a giveaway copy of my historical novel, Rebel Puritan!
    Thanks, Jo Ann Butler
    joann(at)rebelpuritan(dot)com/

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  12. I'm in, Michelle! Thank you for hosting!!

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  13. Of course I'm in! I will post in side bar and calendar over at http://bitsybling.blogspot.com -- I also repinned at Pinterest :)

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  14. I'm in...got a sign up post all set too.

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  15. Count me in! Seems like most of the other ones are 2 day ones in the middle of the work week, so provide not extra time for those of us working. I like this one much better =D

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  16. I'm in. Like Sarah I much prefer these week long ones, but any incentive to read more (as if I need one) is good by me.

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  17. I'm definitely in!
    kaylasreadsandreviews.blogspot.com

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  18. I'll be participating in this! Can't wait until it starts! :)

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  19. I'll participate!

    http://bibliophilesthoughtsonbooks.blogspot.com/

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  20. I'm in worthreadingit.blogspot.com

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  21. In

    http://reviewingshelf.wordpress.com

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  22. I'm in! I wrote a blog post about it to spread the word: http://thetoweringpile.blogspot.ca/2012/07/high-summer-read-thon.html

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  23. I'm in... I LOVE to read and I have a TBR list a mile long to get through for Kindle Romance Review... SO yay! :) will be hosting this on eawestwriting.com since that's my reader site.

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  24. I'm in, I'm in, I'm in! So excited that I'm going to be able to do this one. Plus it'll be a week where I'm getting to read pretty much whatever I want and not have to concentrate on review commitments.

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  25. I'm in! I have a ton of books on my to-read list!!

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  26. I am loving this idea!!! I'm in!!

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  27. I would love to try this! Maybe I will finally use Twitter, heh.

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  28. Totally in. Will be busy with selling cherries during that time, but will still find some time to read. :)

    Am gonna do up a blog post about it today - if I remember :p

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  29. Count me in! I'm busy every day that week - six days at work and my sister's graduation day - but in a way that makes it even more important for me to find some quality reading time in there somewhere!
    Ellie @ Musings of a Bookshop Girl

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  30. I'm definitely joining this one. I really want to knock out a ton of books from my library and TBR piles.

    TFrances @ Wading Through the Ocean of Life

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  31. I am in and looking forward to it. ;D

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  32. You know I'm in, I always am :) For me the reading will start at 7 am :) so at least I'll get some sleep ;)

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  33. Count me in! Not sure how much time I'll have to read, but I cannot pass up a readathon. =)

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  34. Not sure if I already replied or not, but of course I'm in! :D

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  35. I'm in! You knew I would be! :P
    http://mustreadfaster.blogspot.com/2012/07/high-summer-read-thon-intro-post.html

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  36. I'm in! I have so much reading to finish!! Glad to have an excuse to sit around and read all week!

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  37. Thank you for the reminder via Goodreads. I'm in!

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  38. I almost forgot! I'm going to be participating this next week. It will be fun to see what everyone else is reading.

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  39. oh go on why not haha.

    I'M IN!!!!! haha. Will be slow reading mind as really busy BUT i'm contemplating challenging myself to either 3 or 4 books. lol.

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  40. I dont know if i have signed up already however i am stating i will be doing this now lol!!

    Looking forward to this one actually as its come at a good time for me!

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  41. I'm in: http://btweenthecovers.com/2012/07/15/high-summer-read-a-thon-master-post/

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  42. I'm in! :) My first read-a-thon, yay!

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  43. This sounds like fun, I'm in! (:

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  44. I will join in. Though I probably won't be able to read as much as I'd like. Hopefully I can read at least 2 books.

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  45. Hi Michelle, I'm attaching the link to my start-up post. Thanks for the fun r.a.t.

    http://axeforfrozen.blogspot.com/2012/07/high-summer-read-thon.html

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  46. I will be participating! Thanks for hosting all of these wonderful read-a-thons, Michelle!

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  47. I've been having a really hard time getting into reading recently. I don't know what the deal is, but maybe signing up for a week-long reading binge is the way to go! So count me in. :)

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  48. How can I resist?! I thought that I might be able to but then I saw everyone having fun on Twitter and want to join in!

    Can't wait :)

    Charlotte @ Lit Addicted Brit

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  49. I am participating, too! I just realized I forgot to officially say so!

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  50. My updates and mini challenges are up for today =) http://read2review.com/2012/06/24/high-summer-read-a-thon/

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  51. I'm in too. I'm too lazy to blog so I'll start a note on FB instead.

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  52. Startup Note:

    https://www.facebook.com/notes/erika-millen/high-summer-read-a-thon/10151062361703081

    More to come...

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