Sunday, January 7, 2024

Winter's Respite 2024 - Sign up time!

Sign up is here! Time for a month of reading to decompress from the holiday season. Nothing better than some comfort reading.

We start at 12:00 am on February 1 and end at 11:59 pm on February 29 (we get an extra day this year!). 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).

  • 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. 
  • There will be a mid-event check-in post. If do not receive prize donations, I will share the additional prize I'm giving away on that post.
I alluded to something new coming this year and here it is! We are going to have a 24-hour readathon one time during each month long readathon! The 24-hour readathon will be on a Saturday during the readathon month. On the starting line post, I will put the call out for votes on which Saturday it will be. (Not sure if it will be a poll or just have you put your answer in the comments.) If you've done Dewey's 24-hour readathon, this will work similarly time-wise, though the start time will be 10:00 am eastern, U.S. time. 

Our social media hashtag is #WintersRespite

We have our Facebook group and our Facebook Page, and don't forget our Goodreads group, our Instagram, and our Discord (invite link:
All social media links are also in the sidebar.

Grab the button and spread the word! Grab the code in sidebar or download the image at the top of this post.

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

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Monday, January 1, 2024

2023 Yuletide Spirit Reading Challenge and Readathon - Wrap-up

Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed your holiday reading. I managed to read two Christmas books. Plus, I finished a couple others I was reading.

The winner of the charity donation giveaway was Marla, who was first to post a review in our linky over at Yuletide Spirit. Her chosen charity was The Trevor Project.
Stay tuned for the Winter's Respite Readathon coming up next month. You might notice something new for 2024 on the button. Full details when I post sign-ups within the next week or so.

How did you do on the reading challenge/readathon? Share your wrap up link in the linky below. It's the same linky as the sign-up so just add "wrap-up" when you enter your name, like so "Michelle@truebookaddict-Wrap-up" (you don't have to put a blog name, you can just put your name).

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