The Midsommar Watch-Along will be this Saturday, October 19 at 10:00 pm Eastern/9:00 pm Central. We will be using Slack for discussion while we watch (It's free!). Get the invite link in our Facebook or Goodreads group, or send me a message via the contact form.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

#FrightFall Pre #Readathon (Sept 29 - 30) is a go! #SomethingWickedFall


The pre-readathon started a bit over 45 minutes ago! We're kicking off FrightFall 2018!

Remember, no special requirements. If you're signed up for FrightFall, you're in. Now what do you do? Just read!

FrightFall sign up is here.

Facebook group is here. Goodreads group is here.

Let's do this! Happy Reading!

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

#FrightFall #Readathon - Time to sign up! #SomethingWickedFall


Fall is here! And yes, I'm really late with this sign-up post. So sorry! October is right around the corner and you know what that means. It will be time for FrightFall! A full month of nothing but scary reading (for me anyway)!

We start at 12:00am central time on October 1st and end at 11:59pm central time on October 31st. (There is now a handy link to a time zone converter in the menu above) I hope you're ready to get your scary on! Guidelines for the readathon can be found HERE or you can access in the sidebar menu. Any information you need about the readathon can be found there. Please do be sure to check the guidelines to make sure you're following along correctly. There are specific rules regarding sign up and wrap up, especially in regards to the giveaway.

This year we're having a pre-readathon on September 29-30 and a post-readathon on October 31 - November 1. These will be 48 hour readathons. No special sign-ups needed for these. If you're participating in FrightFall, you're automatically in (if you want to be).

Just a reminder, I have eliminated the wrap-up linky and we are now just using the Google form for wrap-ups (since I require your wrap-up link there anyway). That way you don't have to do two steps at the end of the readathon. The wrap-up Google form will be on the wrap-up post instead of the prize page. I will have a yes/no so you can let me know if you're opting out of winning a prize. (If you want to visit people who participated, you can do so via the sign-up/starting line linky. I will have a link to it on the wrap-up post).

Just remember...the one main "rule" of FrightFall is that you must read at least ONE scary book (which can be a thriller, mystery, Gothic novel, or similar for those who are faint of heart). Since we are doing a month long, I hope you will indulge the scary a bit more, but that is entirely up to you. It is all about the reading after all.

Our social media hashtag is #FrightFall and we have our outstanding Facebook group which is the BEST reading community. Of course, I'm biased! Don't forget our our Goodreads groupand our Instagram  (There are also access tabs in the sidebar menu.)

Two orders of business...
  • 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! Contact me via the contact form in the menu. If you know of an author who might be interested, pass along a message. Thanks!



This year, our FrightFall is part of my Something Wicked this Fall Comes event at Castle Macabre. During the readathon, we are doing a read-along of Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes and a watch-along of the movie on October 27. All the details for the read-along/watch-along can be found here.

Sign up in the linky below. Be sure to grab the button at the top of this post (I'll have a grab code in the sidebar soon).

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Monday, September 3, 2018

#SomethingWickedFall 48 Hour Kick-Off #Readathon - It's a wrap!


I can't believe how fast the 48 hours went by! I was bummed, but then I remember Elyse's readathon is still going on through tomorrow. Yay!

How did you do? Whether you read a lot, or not, don't despair because you know FrightFall is coming up in October and we're having 48 hour pre and post readathons for that as well. Stay tuned for all the details and sign-ups coming soon.

Meanwhile, the Something Wicked Fall event is still going on at Castle Macabre through October's end. In September, we're reading Gothic short stories. Read any spooky stories, with a Gothic theme, you like. I will have a master post up over there for people to share their reads in the comments (this will be up tomorrow). We are also going to be having a watch-along of the movie Hereditary within the next couple of weeks...and will probably watch a couple more. Frances had the excellent idea to watch Something Wicked This Way Comes since we will be doing a read-along of Bradbury's book in October. That watch-along will most likely be at the end of the month, after we've finished the book. Get all the details for the scary Fall events at this post at Castle Macabre.

Thanks for joining in this weekend! Hope your scary (or not) Fall reading is off to a great start!

Note: If you add a wrap-up to the linky, this is the same linky so include the words "wrap-up" or "wu" with your name/blog in the linky. Thanks!

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

#SomethingWickedFall 48 Hr Kick-Off #Readathon is a go!!!


It's just past midnight here in the central (U.S.) time zone and we are starting our 48 hour readathon. Are you in? You can join in at any time during the 48 hours this weekend. We will end at 11:59 pm CDT Sunday. Adjust the times according to your time zone (you can use the time zone converter link in the sidebar menu).

We're playing fast and loose with this one so no real rules, no prizes, no hoops to jump through. Read scary, or not. It's up to you. Just read and enjoy! Share with us on social media, your blog, Goodreads, etc. Don't forget about our Facebook group, our Goodreads group and our Instagram.

If you're wondering about Something Wicked This Fall Comes, hop over to Castle Macabre for all the details.

We're going to use the same linky that we used for sign ups so if you do a starting line post, include that with your name, like so...True Book Addict (starting line). We will also use this linky for wrap-ups so same as above...True Book Addict (wrap-up). Easy peasy!

Okay, that's it. Have fun...happy reading!

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