Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Winter's Respite Read-a-Thon--Sign Up Here!


It's here! The official sign up for A Winter's Respite Read-a-Thon! It's just a month away on January 21 - 27! It will start at 12:00am Monday and end at 11:59pm on Sunday.  Times are central standard time so adjust your times accordingly.  Of course, like most read-a-thons, the books read must be novels or novellas, adult or young adult are fine, and you can read children's books too (as long as you do read some novels too).   Note:  Non-Fiction is also okay! 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.  As long as you sign in at the sign-in post and do some kind of wrap up post, you're in for the big giveaway at the end.  As with my previous read-a-thons, it 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 hope you will join me! I will not be hosting any mini-challenges, as we learned from my last two read-a-thons, focusing on the reading rocks. However, if anyone else would like to host a mini-challenge, you are more than welcome. We will have a few scheduled Twitter chats again (and perhaps some more reading sprints). Our twitter hashtag is #WintersRespite

Sign up in the linky below. You do not have to do a post now, unless you want to help spread the word (hint, hint...) If you don't have a blog, use Facebook, Twitter or Goodreads. Having a blog is not required. Be sure to grab the button at the top of this post. (Don't forget that this is just the sign-up linky. There will be starting line sign-in and wrap-up linkies during the read-a-thon and doing both is required to be eligible for the giveaway).

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! Email me--truebookaddictATgmailDOTcom


Photobucket

39 comments:

  1. I was cleaning up my google reader when this just popped up. Heck yes I'm first!!! I'm a read-a-thon addict!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yay! Looking forward to another one of your RATs, Michelle!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'm loving read-a-thons right now! I'm in!! I'll write a post about it in the am. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thank you for hosting. Hope this jump starts my year of reading. I left my progress linky above and here is the link for the announcement: http://cmashlovestoread.com/2012/12/21/january-read-a-thons/

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is my first time participating in this read-a-thon. Thank you for hosting!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi there, Michelle! Am looking forward to this. Have signed up with my FB page since I figured it would be easier for me to post updates there than on my blog. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Looking forward this! Thank you so much for hosting.
    Kimberly
    http://www.kimberlysbookshelf.com/

    ReplyDelete
  8. I hope I can participate. That's only a week before my due date! lol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh wow, Julie! I hope you can too. You might be fine if you don't go early. Congrats, by the way!

      Delete
  9. I'm looking forward to this! Gonna be fun!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Count me in, thank u for hosting again :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. I'm looking forward to this. The end of January is usually so blah. The idea of brightening it up with a good book or two sounds fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I'm looking forward to participating.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I have writing to do, but a week of reading in between the writing will be nice.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I signed up and FORGOT last years!!! Can you believe that??? WHERE was my head?? I WON'T forget this year! I NEED this!
    Thanks for hosting this!!!
    Laurie

    ReplyDelete
  15. This is my firs read-a-thon. I hope I can whittle down my TBR list! It's HUGE!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hi, thank you for the invitation I will be here....;)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Thank you I will be here, will be a pleasure, I do not know if I will be able to finish the book but I will try...;)

    ReplyDelete
  18. I'm gonna be there for sure =)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Thanks for hosting this! It's been a while since I've done a readathon and I really need one!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thanks for hosting this again. I'll give it another try.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Yay! I'm excited for this read-a-thon! My TBR pile is HUGE!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I am absolutely joining it! And it's perfect timing too, as the Man will be on a work trip for a few weeks and my fall semester just ended. Hurray, I'm excited! I'll share it on my blog and FB too this weekend :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. I like a no pressure read-a-thon! Thanks for hosting!

    ReplyDelete
  24. This will be my first read-a-thon. I'm excited! But the post says the books must be novels or novellas, does that mean no non-fiction? If so, I'd better get the non-fiction I'm in the middle of read in the next couple days!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad you're joining us! I'm so sorry...non-fiction is fine too. I don't know why I stipulated things that way. It was because I didn't use to allow children's books, but now I do if people read full length books too. So, yes, go ahead and read your non-fiction. I have a ton of non-fiction I need to catch up on too, but may not for this read-a-thon. Again, welcome! I'll change the post to reflect the allowance of non-fiction. =O)

      Delete
  25. So I got completely lazy with you last couple readathons but I have diddly squat going on next week so I am in!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I am ready to take part again. I do enjoy your Read-a-Thons Michelle. Thanks for hosting.

    I just linked to my blog as I haven't made a sign up post yet.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I'm ready! I was worried I'd missed it. Good thing I remembered to check the dates today!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I would like to join in, this is my first read a thon. It sounds like fun! Noelle

    ReplyDelete
  29. I'm in ;) Now to figure out goals and do a post!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Yay! I need a good readathon! Just signed up with my goodreads profile!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Getting in at the last minute, but I certainly have a lot to read stacked up! Count me in. :)

    ReplyDelete
  32. Jumping in at the VERY last second, but I'm so excited!

    ReplyDelete
  33. I am going to finish Les Miserables and read two more books additionally.Thats the goal.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Sorry I missed this read a thon but look forward to spring. I guess horror books are the theme? Would magic or mystery thrillers or classics (like Sherlock Holmes) or vampires count? I'm sure I can find something that fits the bill.

    ReplyDelete
- See more at: http://www.techtrickhome.com/2013/02/show-comment-box-above-comments-on.html#sthash.SyglVmdY.dpuf
- See more at: http://www.techtrickhome.com/2013/02/show-comment-box-above-comments-on.html#sthash.SyglVmdY.dpuf