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:  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 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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