Tuesday, September 19, 2023

2023 FrightFall Readathon (and Something Wicked Fall) - It's spooky time again!

It's my favorite time of year! 🎃 I hope you guys are ready for some scary reading!

We start at 12:00 am eastern time on October 1st and end at 11:59 pm eastern time on October 31st. (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 FrightFall 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 #FrightFall We have our Facebook group and Facebook Page, and don't forget our Goodreads group and our Instagram. (There are also access tabs in the sidebar menu.) Our Discord is always open. There are channels for FrightFall and Something Wicked Fall in the sidebar. Stop by and chat any time!

Some orders of business...
  • 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, $5 Amazon which is awarded after all wrap-ups are in.
  • We use a 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. 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).
  • Grab the button (handy embed code in sidebar, or save image at the top of the post).

has officially been a part of Something Wicked Fall for five years now. The event runs September/October over at my horror blog, Castle Macabre. We are doing a read-along of Stephen King's If It Bleeds, a collection of four novellas, through the end of October. We started September 1st so there's still time to join in. The reading schedule is posted on the event post, linked above and below. The discussion post for the first novella, Mr. Harrigan's Phone, is here

Get all the details for what's going on during Something Wicked Fall here.

Any questions at all? Leave me a comment, or send me a message via the contact me link in the sidebar menu.

FrightFall sign-up linky...

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Friday, September 1, 2023

High Summer Readathon 2023 - It's a wrap

I hope everyone enjoyed High Summer and that you were able to get a lot of reading in. Thank you all so much for joining me for another readathon!

To wrap up, go to the link for the wrap-up form at the end of this post and fill it out, including a link to your wrap-up (whether it's a blog post, a Goodreads shelf, social media status...anything goes, as long as I can see you did indeed participate). You will also indicate if you want a chance at a prize by selecting yes or no in the form. Be sure to 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, September 8 at 11:59 pm EDT to fill out the form. I will email the winner 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. The prize is listed here on the mid-event check-in page.

I have not received a response from Michele, who won the charity donation prize at the beginning of the readathon. If she doesn't see this and respond, I will draw a new winner. I will notify you via email. 

Today kicks off Something Wicked Fall! The event post is up at Castle Macabre with all the details here. The highlights...a read-along of Stephen King's It It Bleeds, Gothic and horror reading, movie and book reviews, and more! Of course, all this will go along nicely with FrightFall coming up in October. I'll have sign-ups ready for that soon. In the meantime, check out the readathon button below (I will add a grab code in the sidebar shortly).

That's it! Thanks again for joining in on another readathon!

Wrap-up form:

(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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