Monday, January 27, 2014

A Winter's Respite Read-a-Thon: Starting Line #WintersRespite

Welcome to the starting line! Are you ready for some relaxing winter reading?

Be sure to sign in here, at the beginning, or when you start reading this week. 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. Also, a reminder that I do allow children's books. Any books are allowed. In my opinion, it's the quality of what we read that counts, not the quantity so no pressure to read vast amounts, unless you just really, really want to, or if that's how you roll (you know who you are!). If you want to read the original sign-up post, you can take a look HERE.

Join us on Twitter (and Facebook) using the hashtag #WintersRespite. We are going to have three Twitter chats this week. I tried to have a good variance of time. Hope one of the slots will work for everyone. Here's the Twitter chat schedule:

Thursday from 8:00 to 9:00pm CST
Saturday from 9:00 to 10:00pm CST 
Sunday from 1:00 to 2:00pm CST Time change: 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST

I will be checking in on Twitter on and off throughout the week too. 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. I will also post a mid-week check-in on Thursday so you can share your progress if you like.

I will have the prize page posted during the day on Monday (or Tuesday) so come back here to find it. Unfortunately, I only received a couple of prize donations, but I will also offer a prize, as usual. Be sure to sign in and complete a wrap-up to be eligible for the giveaway. I will have easy access links at the top of the blog to the prize page, the sign-in post, etc. 

Okay, I think that's about it. I hope you all have fun this week. If you have any questions, please leave me a comment below, or contact me via the form by clicking the 'contact' tab at the top. I will be posting my updates at my blog, The True Book Addict, so I hope you will stop by and visit me. 

Happy Reading!

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  1. Thanks for hosting again Michelle :D


  2. Thanks for hosting! My official post is coming... but wanted to let you know you are featured on Inspire Me Monday this week to help spread the word! :-)

  3. Thank you for hosting! =)

  4. Thanks for hosting!

  5. Looking forward to it--thanks for hosting. I hope to finish two of the following books:

    Fear, Anatoli Rybakov
    Third Reich at War, Richard Evans
    Magic Mountain, Thomas Mann
    Autobiography of a Corpse, Sergei Krzhizhanovsky

    I'm pretty sure I'll pick up something randomly at some point during the week as well!

  6. Featured the Winter's Respite @FHC and my reading to begin -
    Many thanks for hosting and your twitter chat lineup =)

  7. thanks so much for hosting!

    looking forward to using twitter as a sort of commonplace book as i read this week...

    peace keep you.

  8. Welcome, everyone! So glad to see so many of my regulars here. And some new people too. Yay!