Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Winter's Respite Read-a-Thon 2012--Information and Sign-Up

The Winter's Respite Read-a-Thon is just a bit over a month away on January 23 through January 29! 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 (or two or more) 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 #WintersRespite.

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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45 comments:

  1. Sorry, I'm still reading on the books I started or was reading in October and I hate to be pressed. Good luck.

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  2. I'd definitely like to take part! I'm not sure that I'll be able to read the entire week as towards the end of Jan there's going to be a lot of music practice for Don Moen's concert on the 29th (I am SO SO EXCITED!!).

    I also would love to hose a mini-challenge. But I need to time to think about it. I'll get back to you and confirm if I would be able to. :)

    Oh! And I've just put the link to my blog in the Linky. Will have an official sign-up post when the time comes...:D

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  3. I will give it my absolute best shot, although I'm working 6 days that week :( It will be good to tackle my TBR list again!

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  4. Thanks for the invite, I just signed up! I desperately need to get some reading done because I'm way behind with review copies so it's a perfect opportunity! Can't wait! xxx

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  5. I'm in! and I'm sure no one will be surprised by that! lol!

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  6. I am in for the read-a-thon. My post is scheduled for Tuesday so I liked to my blog. Which has moved BTW cause blogger hates me. LOL

    Happy Holidays

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  7. Thank you for posting. I am hoping that THIS read-a-thon I accomplish a lot. For some reason every time I sign up for one, RL interferes lol. I put my new address in the linky as I will be moving as of 1/1 but my announcement post is here.
    Happy Holidays!!

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  8. I have never joined a read-a-thon before, so decided to join. January is a month with nothing better to do than cuddle up with a few good books and read the week away. So as of today, I see no reason why I can't take part in the read-a-thon. I will post about it today.

    Thanks for hosting the read-a-thon.

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  9. post is up and linked

    tweeted too ;-)

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  10. Michelle you know i love a good read-a-thon! =)

    Hopefully i will get some of the team to join me on this one =)

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  11. My post is up and linked. Very excited for my first ever "mini challenge". That's a busy week for me already, but hoping to get at least 1 book or more read from my TBR pile that grew quite quickly this past year.

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  12. My second readathon for 2012! Really excited to be taking part - I'll be moving country midway through the challenge, so that will make it extra interesting.
    Thanks for hosting!

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  13. I love any excuse to do more reading- looking forward to it!

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  14. I'm in - I agree, any excuse to do more reading is Welcome!

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  15. I just found this on GoodReads and so glad I did! We just had our first snow storm and the rest of the month isn't looking any better..I'm ready to do some serious reading!
    Kimberly
    http://reading-after-midnight.blogspot.com/

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  16. I'm in! I love your read-a-thons. Also, I wanted to thank you for the books, I can't wait to read them.

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  17. Thank you for hosting this reading challenge!

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  18. This will be my first read-a-thon, but I'm very much looking forward to it! I'm not a blogger, so I'm linking to my read-a-thon shelf on Goodreads and I'll probably use Twitter as well.

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  19. I am excited to be a part of this read a thon! I would love to do a challenge, but I don't know what to do, so i would love it if I could get some suggestions! I will post when it gets a bit closer to the date! Thanks for doing this!
    Charla
    http://booktalkswithcharla.blogspot.com

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  20. Hi Michelle. Thanks for hosting this Read-a-Thon and making me aware of it. I enjoyed your Christmas spirit Reading challenge a lot, so I am of course back to take part in this one. I have your button on my blog and have posted a sign up post.

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  21. Uuuu, how awesome!! I love read-a-thons, so I'm totally in!!

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  22. I hope to read more books on my list this time - lol. Thank you for hosting and happy reading!

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  23. I'm in! I'll post about it next week. Thanks for hosting this :)

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  24. I'm going to go for it and try another one. :D Thanks for inviting me.

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  25. I just signed up and I'm looking forward to my first read-a-thon!

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  26. I'm super excited for this...it shall be fun and hopefully I'll get lots of reading done :)

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  27. Hi, Michelle - Thank you for hosting this challenge. I am still a blogging newbie and have signed up for 2 year long challeges (Being brave), but this is my first small challenge.
    I am going to give it a whirl!
    The details don't mention any particular number of books we need to read - is it any amount?
    Thanks again, Michelle
    Patricia

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  28. Hi! Mypost is up for the read a thon and I am doing a mini challenge for a $25 Sephora Gift card! Here is the link, but it will not open for entries until midnight! http://booktalkswithcharla.blogspot.com/2012/01/winters-respite-read-thon-january-23-29.html

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  29. My psot is up! http://booktalkswithcharla.blogspot.com/2012/01/winters-respite-read-thon-january-23-29.html I am hosting a mini challenge for a Sephora Gift Card!

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  30. I'm in! Trying to read through my TBR this year anyway and already on a roll :) I will post through Twitter though b/c I probably won't blog. Thanks!

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  31. I am very exited to be in this read-a thon, be here....:)

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  32. I SO need this! I haven't gotten off to a very good star twith my reading. I'm hoping this will give me a jump start.

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  33. Thanks for hosting this readathon. I hope to get to some of my review books and this just the little push that I need. I will be updating on Twitter - @ActinUpwb

    Bring on the books!

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  34. Found out about this at the prefect time. I am on vacation for most of the week, and I would love to get some of my planned reading for this year out the way.

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  35. Only a couple more hours! I'm off to see The Descendants, but plan on reading into the wee hours when I get back!

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  36. I'm in. Going on a bit of a holiday do will try to do some extra reading during that time!

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  37. Definitely still planning to join in, Michelle, but I think I'll be posting on my new blog and tweeting instead of using a shelf on Goodreads! :)

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  38. I'm in and giving away a signed print copy for one of the lucky participants!

    http://www.mystiparker.blogspot.com/2012/01/read-thon-participants-stop-here-for.html

    Have fun!!!

    Mysti

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  39. I have just seen this and would love to join in!

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  40. Woo! I love read-a-thons! Count me in :)

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  41. Yay for a week-long readathon!! This is awesome! I'll be reading Shakespeare mostly. Thanks so much for hosting, Michelle! :D

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  42. I found your blog and readathon through Jillian! Thanks for hosting-this is just what I need this week!

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