Sunday, June 26, 2011

TIME TO SIGN-UP FOR THE HIGH SUMMER READ-A-THON!

The High Summer Read-a-thon is one month away, July 25th through July 31st! It will start at 12:00am Monday and end at 11:59pm on Sunday.  Times are central standard time so adjust your times accordingly.  I plan to host a mini-challenge and there will be a giveaway for every one who signs in at the starting line and completes a wrap up post at the end.  Of course, like most read-a-thons, the books read must be novels or novellas, adult or young adult are fine, but no children's books.  You DO NOT have to participate the entire week.  Join in when you can, start in the middle, end early...whatever works best for your schedule.  As long as you sign in at the sign-in post and do some kind of wrap up post, you're in for the giveaway.  As with my previous read-a-thons, it will be a week of relaxed reading during which we can personally challenge ourselves and whittle away those ever looming TBR piles/shelves/libraries.  I hope you will join me!

You do not have to have a blog to participate. You can sign-up, sign-in, and wrap-up...all from Facebook, Twitter, or Goodreads. You can also do updates from those locations, if you do not have a blog. Also, to chat or update during the read-a-thon on Twitter, use hashtag #HSreadathon 


You do not have to do a post right now, unless you want to help get the word out.  Just post a link to your blog (or to your post, if you decide to do one) in the Mr. Linky below.

I'm putting the call out to anyone who would like to host a mini-challenge and/or giveaway.  Authors, if you would like to sponsor a giveaway or donate a prize, please let me know.  You can contact me at truebookaddictATgmailDOTcom  Any and all help will be greatly appreciated!

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24 comments:

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  1. Of course I'm in on this readathon. Will post in July about it.

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  2. You know I'm in! I put the button on my sidebar and will do a post a bit closer to the date! :)

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  3. Looking forward to the readathon! This is the first I will be participating in.

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  4. Perfect timing - I could really do with a week of catch-up reading and posting! :) Will also post in July and can't wait! Thanks!

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  5. Hi!
    I am joining in for this. I but the link and button on my sidebar. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Just Books

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  6. I don't think I've done a read-a-thon before but I really need one to play catch up. Looking forward to this!

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  7. Ack! I nearly forgot to sign up for this readathon...
    I am so ready for another one and cannot wait for this one (I'll do a post for it this evening when I get a chance). :)

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  8. Yay, you all! Great turn out so far. Thanks for signing up!

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  9. Hey Michelle!

    I am so in! I dont know how much reading I can do or how much I can be in contact as I am on holiday but I really want to support you in this.

    Also we can most probably donate a prize if you would like us too!

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  10. Yay! Read-A-Thon. Of course I'm in! :)

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  11. Yay! Anything to with reading and I'm there! I've never done a read-a-thon before, but I'll figure it out as we go along.

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  12. I am so looking forward to this! I'm not sure if I'll be able to participate in everyday of the readathon, but any day I can devote to reading is fine by me. Thanks for hosting.

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  13. This looks like fun. I've been wanting to spend more time reading this summer, but the time keeps getting away from me. In noticed you said that novels & novellas are what people are reading for this, but I've been reading a lot of nonfiction lately, as well as novels, so I hope that's ok too.

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  14. I am so glad to have everyone joining me for the read-a-thon! As I always say, the more the merrier!

    Marci--non-fiction is fine! I probably should say that in the post. I just want to make sure no one is reading children's picture books. Glad you're joining us!

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  15. Hi Michelle-

    I'm doing this for you because you have been so generous in supporting me. :)

    I will finish The Faith Club and start a Thich Nhat Hanh title, both of which I am reading with my local book group.

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  17. I'm in, though I'm not exactly sure what it is I'm supposed to do - except read...and I do that anyway! Cheers!

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  18. Better late than never, I'd love to try this. It'll be my first Read-A-Thon

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  19. I just saw this on parajunkee's daily so I am a little late but I hope it is okay if I join.

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  20. I'm in - so behind in my reading right now! Hope to do a bit of catching up this week. Happy reading to all participants!!

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  21. In! Does this count as signing in?

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  22. To Anonymous and Unknown,

    Thanks for joining us for the read-a-thon. The sign-in post is here: http://thetruebookaddict.blogspot.com/2011/07/high-summer-read-thon-starting-line.html

    Be sure to sign in there to be eligible for the participant giveaway.

    Happy reading!

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