Monday, April 1, 2024

2024 Spring into Horror Readathon - Time to start!


Time for some scary spring reading! Are you ready?!

Remember, The one main"rule"of Spring into Horror 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). I hope you will indulge the scary beyond the one book, but that is entirely up to you. It is all about the reading after all.

If you have any questions about how things work, check out the guidelines in the sidebar menu or the sign up post, or you can always leave me a comment (or send me a message via the contact form). The linky below is the same one as the sign up linky. 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 (goals or reading goals).

Our social media hashtag is #SpringHorror
Our other social media:
Facebook group
Facebook page
Goodreads group
Instagram
Discord (this is an invite link. If you're already a member, you should still be able to access the server.)

All links to our social media are also in the sidebar menu.

Reminders:
  • There is a giveaway during every readathon. I offer two prizes. The first prize is a $15 social justice charity donation ( I was doing this at the beginning of the event, but I have now moved it back to the end of the event). The second prize is a $5 Amazon eGift card. Both giveaways are open internationally (for the Amazon gift, wherever Amazon is available). There will be a form on the wrap-up post where you can select which giveaway (one or both) you would like to enter. Details on how the giveaway works are on the Guidelines page.

  • New this year...we are now having one 24-Hour readathon during each month-long event. The Spring into Horror 24-Hour event will be on Saturday, April 27th at 10:00 am EDT. I will be doing most of my updates and check-ins on Discord (invite link to our Discord). It's free to join and it would be cool to have some lively chats over there. There will be a post here when the 24-Hour event starts Full details about the 24-Hour event on the Guidelines page.

  • I will post a mid-event check-in here on the blog.

Welcome back (or welcome to any newbies)! Enjoy the readathon!

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Monday, March 18, 2024

2024 Spring into Horror Readathon - Sign-up time!


What do you do when you can't have a second Halloween? Why, Spring into Horror, of course! I love this event, second only to FrightFall. Plus, April 30 is halfway to Halloween!

We start at 12:00 am eastern time on April 1st and end at 11:59 pm eastern time on April 30th. (There is a handy link to a time zone converter in the sidebar menu.) 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.

The one main "rule" of Spring into Horror 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). I hope you will indulge the scary beyond the one book, but that is entirely up to you. It is all about the reading after all.

Our social media hashtag is #SpringHorror
Our other social media:
Facebook group
Facebook page
Goodreads group
Instagram
Discord (this is an invite link. If you're already a member, you should still be able to access the server.)

All links to our social media are also in the sidebar menu.

Some orders of business...
  • There is a giveaway during every readathon. I offer two prizes. The first prize is a $15 social justice charity donation ( I was doing this at the beginning of the event, but I have now moved it back to the end of the event). The second prize is a $5 Amazon eGift card. Both giveaways are open internationally (for the Amazon gift, wherever Amazon is available). There will be a form on the wrap-up post where you can select which giveaway (one or both) you would like to enter. Details on how the giveaway works are on the Guidelines page.

  • New this year...we are now having one 24-Hour readathon during each month-long event. The Spring into Horror 24-Hour event will be on Saturday, April 27th at 10:00 am EDT. I will be doing most of my updates and check-ins on Discord (invite link to our Discord). It's free to join and it would be cool to have some lively chats over there. There will be a post here when the 24-Hour event starts Full details about the 24-Hour event on the Guidelines page.

  • I will post a mid-event check-in here on the blog.

  • Grab the button and spread the word! There’s a grab code in the sidebar or download the image at the top of this post.
Any questions at all? Leave me a comment, or send me a message via the contact me link in the sidebar menu.

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Friday, March 1, 2024

2024 Winter's Respite Readathon - That's a wrap


Is that spring I hear around the corner? Not too much longer. I'm a fall/winter girl, but trying to stay more positive about the warmer months. Wish me luck!

I hope everyone enjoyed the readathon. Also, sending out a big thanks to those who joined in on the 24-Hour readathon on the 17th. Going forward, we are still going to do one 24-Hour readathon during each month long readathon. However, I will designate the date, as they do with Dewey's 24-Hour event. Since Dewey's is in April on the 13th, we will do our 24-Hour event during Spring into Horror on April 27th at 10:00 am EDT.

Wrapping up
To wrap up, go to the link for the wrap-up and giveaway form at the end of this post and fill it out, including a link to your wrap-up (whether it's a blog post, a Goodreads shelf, social media status...anything goes, as long as I can see you did indeed participate). You will also indicate which prize(s) you would like a chance at winning in the form (the charity donation prize will now be done at the end of the readathon). Be sure to 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 Wednesday, March 6th at 11:59 pm EST to fill out the form. I will email the winner 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. 

Stay tuned for Spring into Horror coming up in April. I will have sign-ups open soon. I hope you will join us.


That's it! Thanks again for joining in on another readathon!

Wrap-up form:
https://forms.gle/UqSHHUAKN6meN4qv7

(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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Saturday, February 17, 2024

Winter's Respite 2024 - The 24-Hour Readathon starts now!


Here we go! I'll be posting updates and checking in over on our Discord server. Just look for the "Winter's Respite" channel in the left menu. Here's the invite link, if you haven't already joined: https://discord.gg/e6uAmXtGqA

I'll also stop by Instagram and our Goodreads and Facebook groups to check in with those who don't join us on Discord. 

This is a first for Seasons of Reading. I'm excited! Happy Reading!

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Friday, February 9, 2024

Winter's Respite 24- Hour Readathon - The date is set!

The votes are in! By a slim margin, Saturday, February 17, 2024 is the date for our 24-Hour readathon. We will start at 10:00 am eastern time. Find out what time that is in your time zone by using the time zone converter in the sidebar menu (just click the link). 

I was thinking our Discord would be a good place to post updates so if you haven't joined, just visit this invite link: https://discord.gg/e6uAmXtGqA
If you would rather not join us on Discord, feel free to post updates on Instagram, and/or in our Facebook group or Goodreads group.

Any questions? Leave a comment or contact me via the link in the menu. 

I'm excited! Our first 24-hour readathon within a readathon! 

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Thursday, February 1, 2024

Winter's Respite 2024 - Starting line

Time to begin!

If you have any questions about how things work, check out the guidelines in the sidebar menu or the sign up post, or you can always leave me a comment (or send me a message via the contact form). The linky below is the same one as the sign up linky. 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 (goals or reading goals).

I'm offering the charity donation prize (see below) and I will be giving away another prize. I will post the second prize I'm offering on the mid-event check-in page. 

I will post a mid-event check in post at the halfway point. Our hashtag for the readathon across social media is #WintersRespite. Stop by our Facebook group, Goodreads group and check out our Instagram. We also have a Seasons of Reading Facebook page. If you haven't already, stop by and give us a like. Thanks! (You can also access all our socials via the links in the sidebar menu.) We have a Discord too. If you would like to stop by and chat anytime during the readathon, here’s the invite link: https://discord.gg/e6uAmXtGqA

Win a $15 donation to a social justice charity of your choice!

I will make a $15 donation to the winner's choice of a social justice organization, such as the Ukraine relief, ACLU, Boys and Girls Club, Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, Amnesty International, It Gets Better, The Trevor Project, Planned Parenthood, or another social justice organization of your choice (food banks, homeless shelters, animal rights/rescue/shelters would also apply), perhaps your local chapter or a local organization. This giveaway is open internationally. Note: I will not donate to any organization that does not believe all are equal, regardless of gender, race or sexual orientation.

Charity giveaway (Google form): https://forms.gle/84yUz89G4A7aT7Et5

I will award both prizes after the end of the readathon.

New addition starting this year. We will have one 24-hour readathon during the month long readathon. This will work much like Dewey's 24-hour Readathon (if you're familiar). It will be on a Saturday, but will start at 10:00 am eastern time instead of 8:00 am (you start according to your time zone...there's a time zone converter link in the blog menu) and will go for a full 24 hour period. You can participate as much or as little as you like. Leave your vote for which Saturday in the comments below. I'm not including this coming Saturday since it's only a couple of days away.

Saturday, February 10
Saturday, February 17
Saturday, February 24

Here's the linky again. Happy Reading!

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Sunday, January 7, 2024

Winter's Respite 2024 - Sign up time!

Sign up is here! Time for a month of reading to decompress from the holiday season. Nothing better than some comfort reading.

We start at 12:00 am on February 1 and end at 11:59 pm on February 29 (we get an extra day this year!). Times are set for the eastern time zone so adjust your times accordingly (you can use the link to the time zone converter in the sidebar menu). Of course, like most readathons, the books read must be novels or novellas, adult or young adult are fine, and you can read children's books (as long as you do read some novels too). Note: Non-Fiction is also okay! 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.

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 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).

Prizes...
  • Every readathon, I offer a charity donation prize (to a social justice charity) to one winner. This prize is awarded at the beginning of the readathon. Details on how it works are on the guidelines page. I will also be offering another small prize. 
  • There will be a mid-event check-in post. If do not receive prize donations, I will share the additional prize I'm giving away on that post.
I alluded to something new coming this year and here it is! We are going to have a 24-hour readathon one time during each month long readathon! The 24-hour readathon will be on a Saturday during the readathon month. On the starting line post, I will put the call out for votes on which Saturday it will be. (Not sure if it will be a poll or just have you put your answer in the comments.) If you've done Dewey's 24-hour readathon, this will work similarly time-wise, though the start time will be 10:00 am eastern, U.S. time. 

Our social media hashtag is #WintersRespite

We have our Facebook group and our Facebook Page, and don't forget our Goodreads group, our Instagram, and our Discord (invite link: https://discord.gg/e6uAmXtGqA)
All social media links are also in the sidebar.

Grab the button and spread the word! Grab the code in sidebar or download the image at the top of this post.

Any questions at all? Leave me a comment, or send me a message via the contact me link in the sidebar menu.

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