Thursday, February 1, 2024

Winter's Respite 2024 - Starting line

Time to begin!

If you have any questions about how things work, check out the guidelines in the sidebar menu or the sign up post, or you can always leave me a comment (or send me a message via the contact form). The linky below is the same one as the sign up linky. 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 (goals or reading goals).

I'm offering the charity donation prize (see below) and I will be giving away another prize. I will post the second prize I'm offering on the mid-event check-in page. 

I will post a mid-event check in post at the halfway point. Our hashtag for the readathon across social media is #WintersRespite. Stop by our Facebook group, Goodreads group and check out our Instagram. We also have a Seasons of Reading Facebook page. If you haven't already, stop by and give us a like. Thanks! (You can also access all our socials via the links in the sidebar menu.) We have a Discord too. If you would like to stop by and chat anytime during the readathon, here’s the invite link:

Win a $15 donation to a social justice charity of your choice!

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

Charity giveaway (Google form):

I will award both prizes after the end of the readathon.

New addition starting this year. We will have one 24-hour readathon during the month long readathon. This will work much like Dewey's 24-hour Readathon (if you're familiar). It will be on a Saturday, but will start at 10:00 am eastern time instead of 8:00 am (you start according to your time zone...there's a time zone converter link in the blog menu) and will go for a full 24 hour period. You can participate as much or as little as you like. Leave your vote for which Saturday in the comments below. I'm not including this coming Saturday since it's only a couple of days away.

Saturday, February 10
Saturday, February 17
Saturday, February 24

Here's the linky again. Happy Reading!

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  1. February 17 (I'm fine with any of the dates).

  2. February 17th! Thanks for doing this!

    1. You're welcome! I thought it would be a nice way for all (or most) of us to get together during the month. :)

  3. I like the 10 or 24th but am fine with date

  4. I would prefer the 10th or 17th for the readathon.

  5. Now that baby is here, I've only finished one audiobook I started before giving birth. But I may actually finish the e-book this week that I started before giving birth! Lol. I've not been on Goodreads since before either. Too much work and where is the time? Bastien does not like being laid down. Lol

  6. That was me. Guess I've never commented on my phone before so it wasn't hooked up to my Google account. Lol