Saturday, July 21, 2012

High Summer Read-a-Thon--Starting Line


Welcome to the starting line! Be sure to sign in here, at the beginning or when you start reading.  Remember, you do not have to have a blog to join us.  You can sign in linking to Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads...wherever you will be updating from.  And you don't have to start at the beginning.  Start on any day this week, or if you're working all week, join us for the weekend.  People can sign in up until Friday night at 11:59pm CST.  I'll be stopping by and visiting you so I hope you will have your book piles/reading lists posted. *hint hint*  

Join us on Twitter using the hashtag #HSreadathon  We are going to have three Twitter chats this week.  I know that the majority voted for two, but I want to have one on Sunday mid-day so that International people can join us.  Here's the Twitter chat schedule:

Wednesday from 4 to 5pm CST
Friday from 8 to 9pm CST
Sunday from 12 to 1pm CST

At other odd times on Twitter, we might even have some reading sprints throughout the week.  There won't be any prizes if/when we do, but you will get bragging rights.  Just remember to have fun this week.  Again, my read-a-thon credo is "a week of relaxed reading during which we can personally challenge ourselves and whittle away those ever looming TBR piles/shelves/libraries."  I have done away with mini-challenges so we can focus more on the reading, but please do stop by and visit your fellow read-a-thon-ers if you get a chance...and again, we will also be on Twitter for social interaction.  =O)

PRIZES/GIVEAWAYS
I will have the prize and giveaway page posted during the day on Monday so come back here to find it.  I will also have easy access links at the top of the blog.  There are going to be couple of easy mini-challenges with prizes hosted by two of our participants.  I will indicate next to the person if the challenge is live or not.


Laura at Book Snob  LIVE NOW

Okay, I think that's about it.  I hope you all have fun this week.  I will be posting my updates at my blog, The True Book Addict, so stop by and visit me.  Happy Reading!

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33 comments:

  1. First! Hahaha! Looking forward to reading A LOT this week. Eric is on vacation, so he can keep the kids occupied (and away from me). :D

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  2. I am going to try really hard to see what I can do!! :) Looking forward to another fun time.

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  3. Ok, linked up :)

    I won't start reading until later today, I'll be busy, but I'll try to squeeze some ;)

    Happy reading everyone!!!

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  4. I'm in! I'll be squeezing in as many HF Short stories as I can!

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  5. Happy Reading Everyone!!

    I started this morning at 4.30am but didnt get very far! Will make up for it later though!

    I cant wait for this R-A-T has to be said! It's come at a very good time for me!

    I will be making posts on my site too as the week goes along with progress, reviews, mini contest entries and such! =)

    My first post goes up today at 1pm UK time. I do have the page for it too (which is what i signed in with)

    Hope to see everyone around this week!

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  6. Yay! Thanks again for hosting, Michelle!

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  7. I'm working all week, but I'm going to spend the time in the evenings that I'd normally spend watching Stargate SG-1 reading instead. :P

    Good luck on your reading goals, everyone!

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  8. Right, sent my first ever Tweet so I'm ready to go!

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  9. LInked up and ready to read! Thanks so much. This will be fun!

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  10. First time I've done a challenge like this one, so I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes. Another great excuse to spend time reading!

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  11. Looking forward to my first online reading challenge!

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  12. Looking forward to getting some major reading done this week & to hopping along to everyone's blogs. :)

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  13. I am currently at work, but will be getting a bit of reading time in. I will get more info posted on my weekly chatter post this evening. Until then, happy reading to everyone and best of luck!!

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  14. Thanks! This is exactly what I needed this week to do some reading!

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  15. Ummmm....I don't have a place to update from. I'd just planned on leaving a comment.

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  16. Started today, and am looking forward to watching my TBR pile get a bit smaller. Thanks for hosting the Read-A-Thon.

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  17. I've got my starting post up on my blog, but I'm going to have to update it wit the statistics -- books and page counts -- sometime after midnight since I'm not through reading today.

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  18. Started after work, but my kick-off post was scheduled to appear in the wee hours of Monday morning. :D

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  19. All signed in and reading reading reading!

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  20. I thought i was signed up but i wasn't. I am now hehe :) Im in uk, meant to start yesterday but not well, i'm gnna try more reading today :) x I'm on twitter @beccaxx03 x

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  21. I'm excited to be participating in my first read-a-thon!

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  22. Managed to make some headway on my first day. Books is definitely good, but I'm just too knackered to continue! Happy reading!

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  23. I'm all signed up! Now time for me to get reading!

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  24. By the way, I'll be posting my reading list on my Goodreads profile as a comment. (Is that lame? It probably is, but I don't really have any other place to update from, and I don't know how else to update on Goodreads xP)

    Well, that's it. Good luck and happy reading everyone!

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  25. I heard about this event through Vasilly and it's perfect timing for me to join in: thanks for hosting!

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  26. A book and a half done-already more successful than most of my readathons!

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  27. Hey everyone, sorry to be signing in a couple days late, but just wanted to say hi and let you all know I am reading with you! I have a wonderful TBR list and right now I'm almost finished with The Number by Sheenah Freitas. It is book 2 of her Zincian Legend series. Happy reading and have a blessed day!

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  28. I'm a little late. Got too busy in PR but I have some time now to get some reading in :)

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  29. My update! http://hookofabook.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/update-on-whats-up-with-me-and-summer-high-read-a-thon-news-hsreadathon/

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  30. I tried linking my post mid-week but it wouldn't let me and then I was busy the rest of the week and forgot to link. =( Sorry I have been MIA this time around! I have been busy with my niece who is visiting for a while but I have been reading. Hope everyone is doing well!

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  31. Thank you for the amazing week Michelle! It was awesome and i cant wait until the next one xxxxx

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