Thursday, April 1, 2021

Spring into Horror #Readathon - Time to start...let's read! #SpringHorror


Let's get this party started, shall we? Just one quick note. Someone had asked it there was a group chat, which we do have our Facebook group, and our Goodreads group, but not everyone may be on those platforms. However, we do have our Slack group for when we have movie watch-alongs so I thought...why not have this option open for every readathon? Then anyone can chat together whenever they want. Slack is free so all you have to do is visit this link (https://join.slack.com/t/seasonsofreading/shared_invite/zt-ok63sxb8-FSjhen3BEWXBg8dynApS5Q), sign up on Slack, and you're in. Just be sure to join the Spring-into-Horror channel. You can see it in the left sidebar in the Slack group. 

Just 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). Since we are doing a month long, I hope you will indulge the scary a bit more, but that is entirely up to you. It is all about the reading after all. After you've read your "scary" title (or before...you don't have to read the scary one first), you can read whatever you want in any genre. Novels, novellas, comic books, children's books, non-fiction. Anything goes!

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. Also, Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon (April 24) will be going on so that will be a fun addition to our month of reading bliss.

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).

>>>>IMPORTANT...PRIZE INFORMATION...IMPORTANT<<<<
New for this readathon and going forward for every event - The charity donation prize will be awarded at the beginning of the readathon. How that will work is anyone who signs up in the linky AND leaves a comment on the STARTING LINE post (post will be live at midnight on April 1) will be entered in the draw for the charity prize. Be sure to leave your email address with your comment in order to be entered. I need to be able to contact you if you win. Prize details are....

I will make a $15 donation to the winner's choice of a social justice organization, such as the ACLU, Boys and Girls Club, Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, Amnesty International, It Gets Better, 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.

I hope you will consider having your donation made to one of these organizations fighting on the front lines of the Black Lives Matter movement (click each link to learn more).

Unicorn Riot
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Campaign Zero
Movement for Black Lives
BYP100
TGI Justice Project
Audre Lorde Project
Metro Atlanta Mutual Aid Fund
National Bail Fund Network
The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights


Note: No one chose the charity donation for Winter's Respite so the amount will be $30 this time.

I will have a couple more prizes, unless I receive more donations. Prize page will be posted by the end of the first week.

Our hashtag for social media is #SpringHorror Also, don't forget about our Facebook group, Facebook page, our Goodreads group and our Instagram. You can also access via the links in the sidebar menu.

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12 comments:

  1. I can't wait to figure out what I'm reading!

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  2. I'm unprepared but I'm ready! Like that makes sense...lol

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  3. Looking forward to delving into some more horror coinciding with your "I Read Horror Year-Round" reading challenge. Let's spring into horro as a great distraction that we all need right now! Thanks for hosting this event Michelle!

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  4. Looking forward to this! Need to dig out some scary books!

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  5. Always a fun month! Can't wait!

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  6. Started at midnight with My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing! livingreadgirl@yahoo.com

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  7. If I Run, T Blackstock suspense/thriller series + mysteries underway.
    Email contact as requested..TY Michelle!

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  8. I am reading a mystery now so, that is probably as good as it will get. lol I never know though.

    nailamoon1968 at gmail dot com

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  9. I'm debating whether The Phantom of the Opera, which I'm reading now, counts for the I Read Horror All Year Long "Monster" prompt. He's included as a Universal Monster, but I don't know...

    Anyway, email addy: katenab (at) gmail

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    1. I would say yes. You know I'm very loose with "rules." :)

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  10. I wasn't sure I'd have time to read a scary book and then realized I was in the middle of reading one!

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