Monday, January 30, 2012

A Winter's Respite: Post Your Wrap-Up and Final Winners

Winners of the Mega Mini-Challenge...the Covet/Cherish Challenge:


Risa @ Bread Crumb Reads

Ashleigh Oldfield

Daily Winners for the Final Day:


Julie @ Knitting and Sundries


Bev @ My Reader's Block   Bev asked me to pass her win on to another read-a-thon participant so I chose another winner and that is:

Tracy @ Just another bookworm's blog


Head over to the PRIZE PAGE and pick your prize and then email me your choice at truebookaddictATgmailDOTcom  Prizes are awarded on a first response basis.  Congratulations!


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I hope everyone enjoyed the read-a-thon and I'd like to thank you for joining me.  I'm still reading...extending my read-a-thon into the wee hours...and since I'm not eligible for any of my prizes, I guess that's okay.  I'll post my wrap-up tomorrow.

I'd also like to thank all the authors, bloggers, etc. who donated prizes and who hosted mini-challenges/giveaways.  Thank you for helping to make the read-a-thon a success.

Be sure to post your wrap-up with the number of books you read because Kate's (Read 2 Review) giveaway of Fallen in Love by Lauren Kate is for the person who read the most books during the read-a-thon.  Please place the link to your post in the linky below.

Looking forward--Many of you know that I host these read-a-thons seasonally and in the Fall I hosted from my brand new horror/speculative fiction blog, Castle Macabre.  It was a read-a-thon with a scary theme and it was a big success and a lot of fun.  So I decided to make my Spring read-a-thon scary themed.  The Fall and Spring read-a-thons will have a spooky/scary theme yearly and the Winter and Summer ones will be with a regular theme.  I have asked my readers to help me pick the name for the Spring read-a-thon.  You can vote on the poll at Castle Macabre HERE.  It's at the top of the left sidebar.  Now I know some people aren't in to horror.  No worries! My only requirement for a scary read-a-thon is to read at least one scary book and that does not have to be strictly horror.  It can be a mystery, thriller, paranormal, etc.  I'm also thinking about focusing this read-a-thon more on the reading and so the mini-challenges might be reading sprints or pages read in chunks of time or something like that.  I mean that is usually our goal during a read-a-thon...to get a lot of reading done, if possible.  Any input would really be appreciated.

Again, thank you for joining me for A Winter's Respite.  I hope you will think about joining me in the Spring or Summer...or both!

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14 comments:

  1. Seasonally? Cool! Not sure about the scary, oh, what the heck, I like paranormal :)

    Thanks for hosting! off to think of a name....Oh! I think I have one. I was going to host a spring time reading challenge but never got the details nailed down.

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  2. Michelle:

    Thanks so much for hosting again and for choosing me as a winner. But, honestly, I didn't participate for the prizes--just for the motivation to read--and I'm not seeing anything that just grabs me. So, I'd like to bow out and let you choose another winner if you'd like.

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  3. Thank you so much for hosting this readathon. It was very fun and made me start my week on a "get reading" note. I didn't get as much read as I hoped due to some unforeseen family stuff, but I very much enjoyed this challenge. :-)

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  4. Thanks so much for hosting, Michelle! Please don’t include me in any prize drawings, if they should happen; I read only for the joy of it and would prefer the prize go to someone else, should my name be drawn. Also, I read a few hours beyond the end of the readathon. :-D

    Happy week!

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  5. Thank you very much Michelle for hosting this read a thon, I enjoy been part of it but I enjoy more my reading, because is something that I love, I start reading another one yesterday, have a good day and talk to you later...
    xoxo...p...:)

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  6. Michelle, Thanks for hosting a wonderful read-a-thon! I've linked up too!

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  7. Thanks for hosting! Definitely got me squeezing in reading anytime I could! :D

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  8. You did great! (at least you got to the mini-challenges, which is something that I didn't do this time around!)

    Thanks for the win, too! I'll look through my email today and get to you - I'll be choosing Pandora's Reading Room :)

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  9. Thanks for hosting - it was fun! :)

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  10. I totally failed *sigh* Only read 1 book, Divergent, of the 3 I had set out to read. Gah.

    *trudges away in shame*

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  11. Thank you for hosting, Michelle! I was hoping to have started the trilogy I had mentioned, but at least I finished the first book on my list. Have a MERRY day :D

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  12. I sort of mid-fail the challenge, haha. I'm still reading the book at set for the event. Thanks for hosting. :D

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  13. Thanks for hosting! I was able to get a little more reading in than normal!

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  14. I'm finally getting my wrap-up post up. I had to shuffle my schedule last week, so I didn't get to read or participate as much as I would have liked, but I still really enjoyed the read-a-thon. I'm definitely looking forward to the Spring Read-a-Thon and thank you so much for hosting this one.

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