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)

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!