Monday, November 28, 2016

Christmas Spirit Read-a-Thon - Wrap Up #CSReadathon


Time to wrap up! I hope you all enjoyed the readathon and that it got you into the spirit. If you want to continue on with your Christmas reading this season and you're up for a challenge, why not sign up for my Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge at my Christmas blog (if you haven't already)? Would love to have you! It lasts through January 6.

Add your wrap-up post to the linky by Wednesday, November 30 at 11:59pm CST to be eligible for the prizes. Be sure that you entered via the form on the Prize Page.

Thanks for participating! I hope you will join me for the Winter's Respite Read-a-Thon, coming January 16 - 29. Yup, you noticed right. Starting in 2017, all Seasons of Reading seasonal readathons will be two weeks long, except for FrightFall, which will run the entire month of October. Christmas Spirit and SciFi Summer Readathons will stay at one week. I will have a button for Winter's Respite ready soon.

Thank you for joining us! I hope everyone has a magical holiday season!

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

#Christmas Spirit Readathon - Prizes! #CSreadathon


We just have a few of prizes for the read-a-thon this time. Check them out below. If you are interested in entering to win a prize, and you have fully particpated in the readathon (including completing a wrap-up post), fill out the Google form below. Full giveaway details can be found below, after the prize descriptions.

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A big thanks to Coraline for offering some awesome discounts on her handmade bookmarks for two of our prizes.


WINNER - DARLENE
First prize: 50% off on her new Creepy Doll bookmark set (5 bookmarks), shipped anywhere for free.


Second prize: 50% off on the Addams family/ Frankenstein coloring bookmarks which is an instant download and printable at home

Aren't they divine!?

CoraL is a French mixed-media artist. She likes to work with ink,soft pastels and watercolors. Her creations speaks to children as well as adults. She is also an eager reader and writer. She now lives in Prague with her family. 

Visit her Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CoralineArts

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WINNER - GINA
Prize from your host:
I will make a $15 donation to the winner's choice of a human rights organization, such as the ACLU, Boys and Girls Club, Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, Amnesty International, It Gets Better, Planned Parenthood, or another human rights organization of your choice, perhaps your local chapter or a local organization. This giveaway is open internationally.

Note: Going forward, this is going to be my standard prize for readathons. In this current world situation (I say world because certain recent events do affect the world), I feel I must do what I can to make a difference, even if it's in a small way.

Giveaway Details
This is a read-a-thon participant only giveaway. To be eligible, you must have signed up, participated and added a link to the official read-a-thon wrap-up post (I will give everyone until Wednesday {11/30} at 11:59 pm CST to complete their wrap-ups) AND filled out the Google form below to show your interest in winning. We have a total of 3 prizes. This means there will be 3 winners. I will award prizes on a first come, first served basis. I will draw the 3 winners with random.org and email all 3 at the same time. The first person who emails me back with their choice gets that prize. I will mark off the prizes as they are taken. Winners will be chosen after the wrap-up post deadline (see above). Coraline will provide coupon codes for her prize offerings.




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Monday, November 21, 2016

#Christmas Spirit Readathon - Kicking off! #CSReadathon


Well, we kicked off a little over 45 minutes ago (in Central time zone). Running behind...I dozed off while watching TV. The cold whether is finally here (Yay!), but it makes me want to nap.

If you're joining us, remember these things:
  • Try to read at least one Christmas book...it is a Christmas read-a-thon, after all. But I won't arrest you if you don't. *wink* 
  • You do not have to have a blog. Join us from Twitter, Facebook or Goodreads...or in our Facebook group
  • The linky below is the same as the sign-up linky so if you've already signed up and now want to link up your reading plans, just add your link and put reading plans in parentheses (ex. Michelle (reading plans) 
  • If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via the contact form, or visit the read-a-thon guidelines page for answers (you will also find out how we do the read-a-thon giveaway) here: http://seasonsreading.blogspot.com/p/guidelines.html
Have fun!
    If you're checking in on social media (Twitter, Instagram, etc.) our hashtag is #CSreadathon

    If you haven't already, why not join us for the Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge, which runs all season long, you can do so at my Christmas blog, Christmas Spirit. Would love to have you! Also, my season long Christmas event kicks off over there on November 25. I'm looking for guests so if you love Christmas and want to be my guest to tell us why (anything goes...favorite movies, books, family memories, traditions), please stop by over there and leave me a message in the contact form. Can you tell Christmas is my favorite time of year? Yup, I love it!!!

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    Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    Sign Up for the Christmas Spirit #Readathon #CSReadathon


    Sorry to be SO late with this! November is flying by.

    We are once again kicking off the Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge over at Christmas Spirit, with the annual Christmas Spirit Read-a-Thon!

    Details:
    • Read-a-Thon dates: Monday, November 21 at 12:00am CST until Sunday, November 27 at 11:59pm CST (adjust your time zone accordingly) 
    • You do not have to be signed up for the Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge to participate (but I sure would love for you to join us!) 
    • I am not requiring that you read only Christmas/holiday books during the read-a-thon, but I hope you will pick up at least one holiday tale, even if it's just to read some children's books with your kids or some holiday short stories 
    • to check in on Twitter, we'll use hashtag #CSreadathon 
    • as usual, you do not have to have a blog to participate...feel free to link up and check in from Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, etc. AND interact with us in our Facebook group


    If you're interested in joining us for the Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge, which runs all season long, you can do so at my Christmas blog, Christmas Spirit. Would love to have you!

    I will announce prizes on Tuesday. We won't have many this time around, but for me, the present is Christmas reading. :-)

    Hope I haven't forgotten anything. If you have any questions or notice something I've left out, please feel free to contact me via the contact tab.

    SIGN UP!

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