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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Winter's Respite #Readathon 2021 - Sign up now! #WintersRespite


2020 is now behind us! I don't know about anyone else, but I sure have been in a reading slump. I read half as many books in 2020 as I did in 2019. Granted I did move house, but my reading still suffered. Odd, when you seem to have more time on your hands. The pandemic has just left me with so much restlessness. So, let's use these readathons to up our reading game in 2021!

In case you didn't notice, we have a new month for Winter's Respite. Since the Christmas readathon now extends throughout the holiday season, I thought it made sense to move WR to February. Hope everyone is okay with the move. 

We start at 12:00 am on February 1 and end at 11:59 pm on February 28. 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).

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! (Contact me using the contact form link in the sidebar menu).

Our hashtag is #WintersRespite Also, don't forget about our Facebook group, Goodreads group and check out our Instagram. You can also access via the link in the sidebar menu.

Sign up in the linky at the end of this post. 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).

I know many of my readathon participants like the scary, and look forward to the two scary readathons I host each year. Well, guess what?! I'm now hosting a yearly horror reading challenge over at Castle Macabre! Details and sign-up here. Join us!



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22 comments:

  1. It messes with my head to move it to February.
    Joking.
    I am in!

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  2. Glad to hear nonfiction is allowed (its all i read) although I almost didn't keep reading when it said novels or novellas only.

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  3. Hi Michelle! I'm in! Let's have some bookish fun.

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  4. I am in. Thanks for hosting the
    2021 Winter’s Respite Read-a-thon.
    Carol Smith
    penelope223@yahoo.com

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  5. Thanks for hosting.
    Count me in!
    Carol Smith
    penelope223@yahoo.com

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  6. Signed up! Might make my reading a Black author focus of Black History Month.

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  7. Looking forward to taking part in this event ! Enjoyed the holiday one

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  8. I’ve been waiting for this! Works better for me that it in February. Thanks for hosting this again!

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  9. Thank you for the invite, Michelle!

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  10. I'm in and looking forward to take part in one of your challenges again after a year of hardly any reading.

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  11. I'm in for my first readathon! Looking forward to it! Thanks, Michelle! Found out about you from the ladies at GIRLXOXO.

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  12. Will be reading my first Annie Dillard along with a nonfiction about karma.

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  13. Signed up for my first readathon ever! Not too sure what this fully entails but I think I get the gist.

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