Sunday, July 21, 2019

High Summer #Readathon - Sign up! #HSreadathon


Welcome to the official sign up for the High Summer Readathon! Yes, that's right. We have officially moved High Summer to August. Since Sci-Fi Summer in June is now a month long, I thought it made sense to have a month buffer between two month long readathons. I hope everyone is okay with the change. We start at 12:00 am on August 1 and end at 11:59 pm on August 31. Times are set for the central time zone so adjust your times accordingly (you can use the link to the time zone converter in the sidebar menu).

You DO NOT have to participate the entire month. Join in when you can, start in the middle, end early...whatever works best for your schedule. As with all of my readathons, it will be an event of relaxed reading during which we can personally challenge ourselves and whittle away those ever looming TBR piles/shelves/libraries. Also, Dewey's 24 Hour Reverse Readathon is coming up August 2nd through August 3rd so that will be a fun addition to our month of reading bliss.

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 signing up and wrapping up, especially in regards to the giveaway. We no longer use a wrap-up linky and we are now use a 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).

As is typical, I will not be hosting any mini-challenges. However, if anyone else would like to host a mini-challenge or giveaway, you are more than welcome. I am also looking for prize donations so if anyone would like to contribute, let me know. Authors, this is a great way to promote your book(s)! (Contact me using the contact form link in the sidebar menu).

Our hashtag for social media is #HSreadathon Also, don't forget about our Facebook group, our Goodreads group and our Instagram. You can also access via the links in the sidebar menu.

Sign up in the linky below. You do not have to do a post now, unless you want to help spread the word (much appreciated). If you don't have a blog, use Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Instagram, YouTube...or any social media. Having a blog is not required. Be sure to grab the button at the top of this post (there's also a grab code below the button in the sidebar).

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

#ChristmasinJuly #Readathon - It's a wrap!


Well, this four day readathon went by as fast as this year is going! I hope you enjoyed your Christmas reading, or whatever you decided to read. I have not finished 12 Days at Bleakly Manor, but it's still Christmas in July so I'm going to keep reading. Intriguing so far. Not overly Christmas-y though.

Just add your wrap up link to the linky (it's the same linky) and add 'wrap-up' beside your name. I'll draw a winner for the prize I mentioned on the starting line post. If you don't want to be included in the giveaway drawing, please leave a comment saying so below. Thanks!

High Summer is coming up in just over two weeks! I'll have the sign-up post up in the next couple of days.

Thanks for joining me for another readathon!

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Friday, July 12, 2019

#ChristmasinJuly #Readathon - Commence festive reading!


It's time for the four day Christmas in July Readathon, today through Monday July 15 (today at 12:00 am through Monday 11:59 pm Central Time).

Are you ready? Are you sticking with strictly Christmas reading, or are you going to mix it up?

This is a short and sweet starting line post. I'm not going to have a wrap up form for this short readathon. Instead, we will just use the same linky we used for sign up, starting line, and wrap up. Just place your name with each link and add the appropriate title, like so: Michelle @TrueBookAddict - Wrap Up (or starting line).

Prize
I'm offering one Christmas book of your choice (one winner) from Better World Books ($5.00 or less) to everyone who participates. They ship free internationally so anyone can win. (Please keep in mind these are used print books.)

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Sci-Fi Summer #Readathon Wrap-Up #SciFiJune


Well, I extended Sci-Fi Summer to a month long event and I think it was a success. How about you? I was able to read three science fiction books, Parable of the Sower, Childhood's End, and The Gone World (audio), as well as a horror novel, the excellent The Dark Game by Jonathan Janz (highly recommend). I'm also almost finished with Atwood's Oryx and Crake (it's almost 400 pages). Not too bad. How did the reading go for you?

Fill out the form below to share your wrap-up link, and indicate if you want a chance at a prize by selecting yes or no. Also, double check that your name is listed in the sign up/starting line linky at this post so you will be eligible for the giveaway. You have until Friday, July 5th at 11:59 pm CST to fill out the form. I will email the winners within a few days following the deadline so keep a look out in your email inbox (or spam folder, just in case) for an email from my truebookaddict gmail account. (Prize page is here - they're on the mid-event check-in page)

In case you missed the news, the High Summer Readathon has been officially moved to August. Sign up will be posted for that soon. People were asking if we were still going to have a Christmas in July readathon so I set up a poll and the consensus was a 4-day weekend readathon, mid-month. The official dates are July 12-15. You can sign up for the Christmas in July Readathon here.

Thanks again for joining me for Sci-Fi Summer! Hope to see you at the next readathon!

(If you would like others to visit your wrap-up post, please leave a comment below with the link to your wrap-up, or you can visit participants via the starting line post linky here.)




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