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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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Friday, June 28, 2019

Sign up for the #ChristmasinJuly #Readathon


It's time to sign up for our four day Christmas in July Readathon coming July 12 - 15!

Of course, I hope you will read Christmas books during the readathon (at least one), but I'm not going to be a stickler about it. 🎅

I hope everyone is on board with my moving the High Summer Readathon to August. I think it works out great so we can have this separate little Christmas festivity in July. I hope you think so too.

Of course, I'm hosting my annual Christmas in July event over at my Christmas site, Christmas Spirit. Be sure to stop by. 🎄

Sign up below. Times are as usual. 12:00am on July 12 through 11:59 pm on July 15 central time (adjust times according to your time zone. There's a time zone converter in the sidebar menu if you're not sure). Grab the button from above, or it's in the sidebar with a handy grab code.

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Sci-Fi Summer #Readathon - Mid-Event Check-in (sort of) and some news

Take the Christmas in July Readathon Survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NC5RWYF  Closed


So, how is your sci-fi (fantasy) reading going? I hope all is going well. I'm halfway through Childhood's End and really enjoying it.

Share your progress, or a link to your update, in the comments. Now on to the...



I've been hearing this statement (or close to it) here and there around our social media..."This needs to be a month long event!" Well, you spoke, and I listened. Sci-Fi Summer is officially extended throughout June, and future Sci-Fi Summers will now always be month long events. Since it is now a month long, the rules will change a bit. Yes, you still need to show that you are/have been reading science fiction (or fantasy), but you can also read in other genres as well. I've updated our current button to reflect our extension to the entire month. Woot!


Now for the next bit of news. I like to have at least a month buffer between each month long readathon. Since Sci-Fi Summer is now a month long event, that would lead us straight into High Summer in July. So, I'm moving High Summer to August! It will work well for me because I'm doing Camp NaNoWriMo next month (I often participate each summer). I hope everyone is okay with the change.

Sci-Fi Summer Prizes

Winner - Tara O.
From your host
Winner's choice of any print book title from the bargain books (these are used books) section of Better World Books. They ship internationally. (priced below $5.00) OR a $5.00 Amazon eGift card. One Winner

Winners - Kai, ...
Prize from Elyse LeMieux, moderator at the 75 Books Goodreads group, and a member of our Goodreads group

(1) (2) $5 or less Amazon Kindle Books 2 Winners

Giveaway Details
This is a readathon participant only giveaway. To be eligible, you must have signed up, participated and added a link to the official readathon wrap-up post (I will give everyone until Friday, July 5th at 11:59 pm CST to complete their wrap-ups). We no longer use a linky for wrap-ups. The Google form on our wrap-up post is where you will enter your info, your wrap-up link, and answer yes/no on whether you want to win a prize or not. 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).


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Saturday, June 1, 2019

Sci-Fi Summer #Readathon - Make it so! #SciFiJune


It's time. Cue The X-Files theme...



Two weeks of science fiction reading (or fantasy, if that's your poison)! Exciting!

Don't forget that you can participate even if you don't have a blog. Just link up with your Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (and just post your updates from whichever venue you choose) AND don't forget to interact with us in our groups on Facebook and Goodreads, and Instagram! If you have any questions about updates, etc., feel free to ask. I will be posting a mid-event check-in here, and I will do my best to interact across social media.

I have not received any prize donations, but I will be offering a small prize. Because of this, I will not be posting a prize page this time around. I will post my prize offering on the mid-event check-in post. 

Social media hashtag across all platforms - #SciFiJune (you can also use #Readathon).

If you have any questions about how things work, check out the guidelines tab above or the sign up post, or you can always leave me a comment. This is the same linky used for sign-ups so if you do a starting line/goal post, just add your link again, but be sure to put "goal post" beside your name, i.e. Michelle/True Book Addict (goal post). Note: If you're just signing up, you can do it here on this post. It's the same linky.

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Sci-Fi Summer #Readathon - Sign up #SciFiJune


As always, a shout out to the person who originally inspired this event...Mallory (The Haunted Reading Room). Year four, people! I'm super excited that this event goes over so well each year.

Details:
  • Read-a-Thon dates: Saturday, June 1 at 12:00am CDT until Friday, June 14 at 11:59pm CDT (adjust your time zone accordingly...there's a time zone converter in the sidebar menu). We do a different day configuration (rather than starting on a Monday and ending on a Sunday) to go along with the quirkiness of science fiction. 👽
  • Since science fiction is a very specific genre, this will be strictly reading science fiction during the event. However, since fantasy is so closely related to the genre (often grouped together), if you feel more comfortable reading fantasy, that is also fine.
  • to check in on social media, our new hashtag is #SciFiJune
  • 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. Also, we have our Facebook and Goodreads groups, and we're on Instagram
  • As always, please refer to the Guidelines page (link also in the sidebar menu) if you have any questions. For any newbies, there are specific guidelines we use for wrapping up and the giveaway. You can always contact me via the contact me tab if you have any questions. 
  • Grab a button! You can get it from the sidebar using the handy grab code, or save the image to your computer to share.
I'm not sure I will be able to procure any prize donations this time, but I will be offering a small prize myself. If anyone would like to donate a prize, just let me know.

That's it! Sign up in the linky below.

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