Monday, May 16, 2022

Sci-Fi Summer Readathon 2022 - Boldly go!


As always, a shout out to the person who originally inspired this event...Mallory (The Haunted Reading Room). Here we are at year seven! I can hardly believe it, but I'm so glad I started this. I look forward to it every year. I don't read enough science fiction so this helps me broaden my horizons. It might be the same for you. 👽

Details:
  • As with all our readathons, Sci-Fi Summer is also a month long readathon! June 1st at 12:00 am EDT to June 30th 11:59 pm EDT (adjust your time zone accordingly...there's a time zone converter in the sidebar menu).

  • 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 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 group, our Facebook page, our Goodreads group, and we're on Instagram.

  • Our Discord server for Seasons of Reading can be accessed via this invite link: https://discord.gg/e6uAmXtGqA The link is also in the sidebar menu.
    You can pop in and chat during our events at any time, or even outside of events. We will not be doing live chats (like Zoom), just typing in the text channels. Introduce yourself in the #general channel, and look for the readathon specific channel for the current readathon.  The link is also in the sidebar menu.
  • 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. 
  • Every readathon, I offer a charity donation prize (currently Ukraine relief charities) 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. Hopefully, I will get some prize donations (see above). If I do, I will post the prize page during the first week of the event.
Any questions at all? Leave me a comment, or send me a message via the contact me link in the sidebar menu.

Follow the instructions on the form below to add your name/link to the linky.

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Sunday, May 1, 2022

Spring into Horror Readathon - Wrap-Up


Thank you so much for joining me for another readathon! I hope you were able to get lots of great scary reading in...and maybe some not so scary too. 

Click the link below and fill out the Google form to indicate whether you would like 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, May 6 at 11:59 pm EDT 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. Take a look at our prizes again on the Mid-Event Check-In post.

Click here for the Readathon wrap-up form.

Once again, thank you for joining me and I hope to see you for our Sci-Fi Summer Readathon in June. Sign-up will be posted soon.

(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, April 16, 2022

Spring into Horror Readathon - Mid-Event Check-in and Prizes


How is it going with the reading? Let me know your progress, or leave a link, in the comments.

If anyone wants to chat in real time, remember we now have a Discord here. If you haven't joined yet, you can join via the link above as well.

Congrats to the winner of the charity prize, Mallory. Her chosen charity was World Central Kitchen for Ukraine relief. 

PRIZE

Winner's choice of any book title from the bargain books (these are generally used books) section of Better World Books. They ship internationally (priced at $3.98 or less) OR a $3.00 Amazon eGift card. (One winner)

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 at the end of the readathon (I will give everyone until Friday, May 6th at 11:59 pm EDT to complete their wrap-ups). We no longer use a linky for wrap-ups. The Google form link 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. I will choose the winner of the above prize by random selection using random.org Winner will be chosen after the wrap-up post deadline (see above).

Enjoy the rest of the readathon!

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Thursday, March 31, 2022

Spring into Horror Readathon - Time to start...bring on the scary!


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).

Prizes - I always give away two prizes...a charity donation (see below) and a small prize at the end. I may have one prize donation from an author as well. Depending on how many prizes we end up with, I will either post a prize page, or I will list the prizes in the mid-event check-in post (details below). 

I will post a mid-event check in post at the halfway point. Our hashtag for the readathon across social media is #SpringHorror. Stop by our Facebook group, Goodreads group and check out our Instagram. I also forgot to mention we also now have a 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 also have a Discord. 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 for Ukraine relief. (Going forward, all charity donations will be for Ukraine relief until the crisis is over.)

I will make a $15 donation to the winner's choice of a Ukraine relief charity from the list provided at Global Citizen here. Visit the form at the link below to enter.

Charity giveaway (Google form): 
https://forms.gle/oxDM4EHsMLBaauK47

(I will draw the winner at the end of the first week)

Welcome and enjoy the readathon!

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Spring into Horror Readathon - Time to sign up!


Spring is right around the corner and you know what that means at Seasons of Reading...time for some horror!

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 We have our outstanding Facebook group and our Facebook Page, and don't forget our Goodreads group and our Instagram. (There are also access tabs in the sidebar menu.)

Some orders of business...
  • Since Goodreads stopped the events feature, it has become a bit more difficult to spread the word, and to obtain prize donations. I would appreciate help in spreading the word. Also, if you know anyone (authors, etc.) who would like to donate a prize, have them message me via the contact form in the sidebar menu. Thank you!
  • 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. Hopefully, I will get some prize donations (see above). If I do, I will post the prize page during the first week of the event.
  • We now have a Discord server for Seasons of Reading. You can pop in and chat during our events at any time, or even outside of events. We will not be doing live chats (like Zoom), just typing in the text channels. Introduce yourself in the #general channel, and look for the readathon specific channel for the current readathon. Here's the invite link: https://discord.gg/e6uAmXtGqA The link is also in the sidebar menu.

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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Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Winter's Respite Readathon - Wrap-Up


Thank you so much for joining in on some much needed winter reading. Now more than ever, reading really is an escape. I hope you were able to get lots of great reading in. 

Click the link below and fill out the Google form to indicate whether you would like 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 Saturday, March 5 at 11:59 pm EST 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. Take a look at our prizes again. Prize page is here.

Click here for the Readathon wrap-up form.

Once again, thank you for joining me and I hope to see you in April for Spring into Horror. Sign-up will be posted soon.

(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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Monday, February 14, 2022

Winter's Respite Readathon - Mid-Event Check-in and Prizes



How is it going with the reading? Let me know your progress, or leave a link, in the comments.

If anyone wants to chat in real time, remember we now have a Discord here. If you haven't joined yet, you can join via the link above as well.
 
Congrats to the winner of the charity prize, Elyse. Her chosen charity was the
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
.

PRIZES

Prize One

I recently purchased this book and quickly realized I already owned it. My mistake is your gain!




Wicca For One: The Path Of Solitary Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland (One winner - U.S. only)

The practice of Wicca is more popular than ever. While some Wiccans are unable to find a coven, others simply prefer to practice alone. Either way, solitary practice is a wholly authentic choice, steeped in traditions even older than those of organized covens.

Known as the Father of American Wicca, Raymond Buckland provides this indispensable, comprehensive guide to the solitary practice of Wicca through every season of life. From becoming a Witch to improving your life through magic to mastering spells, rites, traditions, and celebrations, this thoroughly modern handbook includes information on:

· The advantages and drawbacks of practicing solitary Wicca
· Constructing the tools and sacred space needed to create magic every day
· Using dreamwork, tarot cards, crystal balls, astrology, and other divinations
· Maintaining ethics without the guidance of a coven
· Developing the power to heal and to ward off negativity

Let Wicca for One be your guidebook and inspiration as you travel the time-honored path of the solitary practitioner. (Goodreads)

WINNER - MALLORY
Prize Two (One winner) 
Winner's choice of any book title from the bargain books (these are generally used books) section of Better World Books. They ship internationally (priced at $3.98 or less) OR a $3.00 Amazon eGift card.

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 at the end of the readathon (I will give everyone until Monday, September 6th at 11:59 pm EDT 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. I will choose the winner of the above prize by random selection using random.org Winners will be chosen after the wrap-up post deadline (see above).

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