Sunday, May 19, 2024

2024 Sci-Fi Summer Readathon - Sign up!


Time for a month of science fiction...and fantasy! As always, a shout out to the person who originally inspired this event...Mallory (The Haunted Reading Room). It's our 9th year! I look forward to it every year. I don't read enough science fiction so this helps me broaden my horizons. It might be the same for you. 👽

We start at 12:00 am eastern time on June 1st and end at 11:59 pm eastern time on June 30th. (There is a handy link to a time zone converter in the sidebar menu.) 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.

Since science fiction is a very specific genre, this will be strictly reading science fiction during the event. However, since fantasy is so closely related to the genre (often grouped together), if you feel more comfortable reading fantasy, that is also fine.

Our social media hashtag is #SciFiJune
Our other social media:
Facebook group
Facebook page
Goodreads group
Instagram
Discord (this is an invite link. If you're already a member, you should still be able to access the server.)

All links to our social media are also in the sidebar menu.

Some orders of business...
  • There is a giveaway during every readathon. I offer two prizes. The first prize is a $15 social justice charity donation ( I was doing this at the beginning of the event, but I have now moved it back to the end of the event). The second prize is a $5 Amazon eGift card. Both giveaways are open internationally (for the Amazon gift, wherever Amazon is available). There will be a form on the wrap-up post where you can select which giveaway (one or both) you would like to enter. Details on how the giveaway works are on the Guidelines page.

  • New this year...we are now having one 24-Hour readathon during each month-long event. The Sci-Fi Summer 24-Hour event will be on Saturday, June 15th at 10:00 am EDT. I will be doing most of my updates and check-ins on Discord (invite link to our Discord). It's free to join and it would be cool to have some lively chats over there. There will be a post here when the 24-Hour event starts Full details about the 24-Hour event on the Guidelines page.

  • I will post a mid-event check-in here on the blog.

  • Grab the button and spread the word! There’s a grab code in the 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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Wednesday, May 1, 2024

2024 Spring into Horror Readathon - Wrapping up


Another readathon at an end. They really do go by too fast.

I hope everyone enjoyed the readathon. Also, sending out a big thanks to those who joined in on the 24-Hour readathon this past weekend. Going forward, we are still going to do one 24-Hour readathon during each month long readathon. June's 24-Hour readathon during SciFi Summer will be on June 22nd at 10:00 am EDT.

Wrapping up
To wrap up, go to the link for the wrap-up and giveaway 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 which prize(s) you would like a chance at winning 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 Monday, May 6th 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.

Stay tuned for SciFi Summer coming up in June. I will have sign-up posted by mid-May. I hope you will join us.

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

Wrap-up form:
https://forms.gle/UqSHHUAKN6meN4qv7

(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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Friday, April 26, 2024

2024 Spring into Horror Readathon - Join us for our 24-Hour Readathon!



Tomorrow is the day! We will start at 10:00 am eastern time. Find out what time that is in your time zone by using the time zone converter in the sidebar menu (just click the link).

I'll be updating and checking in on our Discord. If you haven't joined, just visit this invite link: https://discord.gg/e6uAmXtGqA
If you would rather not join us on Discord, feel free to post updates on Instagram, and/or in our Facebook group or Goodreads group. We also now have a group (book club) on StoryGraph. If you're on there, send me a follow request and I'll invite you to the group. My user name is truebookaddict. Here's the link to the group: https://tinyurl.com/seasonsreadingSG

Any questions? Leave a comment or contact me via the link in the menu. 

Hope to "see" you there!

truebookaddict

Thursday, April 18, 2024

2024 Spring into Horror Readathon - A bit past mid-event check


Sorry I'm a couple of days late! 

How is it going with the reading? Let me know your progress, or leave a link, in the comments.

Our 24-Hour readathon is set for Saturday, April 27 at 10:00 am EDT to Sunday, April 28 at 10:00 am EDT (read according to your time zone. If you need to check, there is a time zone converter in the sidebar menu). 

We now have a group (book club) on StoryGraph. If you're on there, send me a follow request and I'll invite you to the group. My user name is truebookaddict. Here's the link to the group: https://tinyurl.com/seasonsreadingSG

Enjoy the rest of the readathon!

truebookaddict

Monday, April 1, 2024

2024 Spring into Horror Readathon - Time to start!


Time for some scary spring reading! Are you ready?!

Remember, The one main"rule"of Spring into Horror 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.

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).

Our social media hashtag is #SpringHorror
Our other social media:
Facebook group
Facebook page
Goodreads group
Instagram
Discord (this is an invite link. If you're already a member, you should still be able to access the server.)

All links to our social media are also in the sidebar menu.

Reminders:
  • There is a giveaway during every readathon. I offer two prizes. The first prize is a $15 social justice charity donation ( I was doing this at the beginning of the event, but I have now moved it back to the end of the event). The second prize is a $5 Amazon eGift card. Both giveaways are open internationally (for the Amazon gift, wherever Amazon is available). There will be a form on the wrap-up post where you can select which giveaway (one or both) you would like to enter. Details on how the giveaway works are on the Guidelines page.

  • New this year...we are now having one 24-Hour readathon during each month-long event. The Spring into Horror 24-Hour event will be on Saturday, April 27th at 10:00 am EDT. I will be doing most of my updates and check-ins on Discord (invite link to our Discord). It's free to join and it would be cool to have some lively chats over there. There will be a post here when the 24-Hour event starts Full details about the 24-Hour event on the Guidelines page.

  • I will post a mid-event check-in here on the blog.

Welcome back (or welcome to any newbies)! Enjoy the readathon!

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Monday, March 18, 2024

2024 Spring into Horror Readathon - Sign-up time!


What do you do when you can't have a second Halloween? Why, Spring into Horror, of course! I love this event, second only to FrightFall. Plus, April 30 is halfway to Halloween!

We start at 12:00 am eastern time on April 1st and end at 11:59 pm eastern time on April 30th. (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 Spring into Horror 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 #SpringHorror
Our other social media:
Facebook group
Facebook page
Goodreads group
Instagram
Discord (this is an invite link. If you're already a member, you should still be able to access the server.)

All links to our social media are also in the sidebar menu.

Some orders of business...
  • There is a giveaway during every readathon. I offer two prizes. The first prize is a $15 social justice charity donation ( I was doing this at the beginning of the event, but I have now moved it back to the end of the event). The second prize is a $5 Amazon eGift card. Both giveaways are open internationally (for the Amazon gift, wherever Amazon is available). There will be a form on the wrap-up post where you can select which giveaway (one or both) you would like to enter. Details on how the giveaway works are on the Guidelines page.

  • New this year...we are now having one 24-Hour readathon during each month-long event. The Spring into Horror 24-Hour event will be on Saturday, April 27th at 10:00 am EDT. I will be doing most of my updates and check-ins on Discord (invite link to our Discord). It's free to join and it would be cool to have some lively chats over there. There will be a post here when the 24-Hour event starts Full details about the 24-Hour event on the Guidelines page.

  • I will post a mid-event check-in here on the blog.

  • Grab the button and spread the word! There’s a grab code in the 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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Friday, March 1, 2024

2024 Winter's Respite Readathon - That's a wrap


Is that spring I hear around the corner? Not too much longer. I'm a fall/winter girl, but trying to stay more positive about the warmer months. Wish me luck!

I hope everyone enjoyed the readathon. Also, sending out a big thanks to those who joined in on the 24-Hour readathon on the 17th. Going forward, we are still going to do one 24-Hour readathon during each month long readathon. However, I will designate the date, as they do with Dewey's 24-Hour event. Since Dewey's is in April on the 13th, we will do our 24-Hour event during Spring into Horror on April 27th at 10:00 am EDT.

Wrapping up
To wrap up, go to the link for the wrap-up and giveaway 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 which prize(s) you would like a chance at winning in the form (the charity donation prize will now be done at the end of the readathon). 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 Wednesday, March 6th at 11:59 pm EST 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. 

Stay tuned for Spring into Horror coming up in April. I will have sign-ups open soon. I hope you will join us.


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

Wrap-up form:
https://forms.gle/UqSHHUAKN6meN4qv7

(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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