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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  1. Can't wait to see how many books I read my first full month as a mom. 😂

  2. Hopefully I did that right. Can't wait to participate.

  3. Elyse, you may be doing solely Audio lol! Congrats again!!

    1. haha no kidding! But I did buy a stand and a Kindle page turner so hopefully those will come in handy. Just no physical books for awhile! Thanks!

    2. I saw on IG he hasn't decided to come yet. My older son was like that. Excited for you and can't wait to hear the official news!
      Now what pray tell is a Kindle page turner? Intrigued!

    3. Wow! Now that is a game changer! I wonder if it works with a Kindle Fire? It didn't mention it at all on the product page. Still adding to my wishlist though. lol Thanks!

    4. Not sure but there are other ones too so you can just search 'Kindle Fire page turner' and see what comes up!

  4. Just signed! Hello from Italy!

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