Wednesday, June 23, 2021

A quick update for the Seasons of Reading community

You may have heard that Feedburner's follow by email function is going to be discontinued next month. At first I was in panic mode, but soon found there were easy solutions to the problem. Thankfully! So, I decided to switch over to which is a free email subscription service. If you were already subscribed via Feedburner's service, you won't have to worry about missing any email updates from this blog. New visitors can now subscribe via email at any time so you won't miss any of my future posts. You can subscribe now by filling out the form below, or on the form in its regular home in the sidebar.
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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Sci-Fi Summer Readathon - Mid-Event Check-In

How is it going with the reading? Is your reading out of this world? (I'll show myself out. lol) Let me know your progress in the comments, or leave a link.

If anyone wants to chat in real time, remember our Slack group. There's a Sci-Fi Summer channel (channels are in the left sidebar). Here's the invite link again (Slack is free...don't worry):

Congrats to the winner of the charity prize, Joshua. His chosen charity was the NAACP.

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, July 5th at 11:59 pm EST 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 Winners will be chosen after the wrap-up post deadline (see above).

Happy (continued) reading!


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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Sci-Fi Summer Readathon - Make it so! #SciFiJune

Time for a fun month of science fiction reading (or fantasy, if that's your poison)! Once again, I will be attempting to read Dune. 

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, Facebook Page, and we're on 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.

Check out our group on Slack. Slack is free so all you have to do is visit this link (, sign up, and you're in. Just be sure to join the Sci-Fi-Summer channel. You can see it in the left sidebar in the Slack group. Stop by any time to chat during the entire month!

I did not receive any prize donations this time, but I will be offering a small book prize, in addition to the charity prize (details below). I will not do a prize page this time. I will list my book prize on the mid-event check-in page. 

My 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 June 1st) will be entered in the draw for the charity prize. You must include your email address in your comment, or send it to me via the contact form (link in sidebar). Be sure to follow the directions, as I will draw the winner this Saturday.
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). Another great cause would be an indigenous persons charity. Here are some ideas.

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

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 in the menu 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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