Monday, July 25, 2011

High Summer Read-a-Thon: Starting Line!

It's time! The read-a-thon has officially started.  If you signed up beforehand (or even if you didn't) be sure to sign-in at the linky when you start reading.  You can link your post about what you're reading or just link to your blog.  No blog?  Link from Facebook, Twitter, or Goodreads.  Remember, you can join in at any time during the week.  You do not have to sign in until you start reading.  As long as you sign in at some time during the week and complete a wrap up post (and link it) at the end, you will be eligible for the participant giveaway.  Periodic updates would be nice, but that is not set in stone either.  We will also be tweeting at #HSreadathon.  You can link your updates there too if you want.  Check back tomorrow because I will be listing all the giveaways and prizes and I will post my mini-challenge details and any mini-challenges be hosted by other blogs.

I'm going to try to stay offline as much as possible this week, except for what pertains to the read-a-thon.  I will post my TTBA Weekly News/Mailbox Monday, possibly a review, Cat Thursday, and I have to continue with my Christmas in July over at my The Christmas Spirit blog.

Here's what I'm planning on reading this week:

--Catch up on To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf for a read along
--Finish The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks for a read along
--read Vlad:  The Last Confession by C.C. Humphreys
--read part III of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson for TuesBookTalk
--might do some reading in a couple of writing books


Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment. It means so much.

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  1. Have signed up!:) Thanks for hosting this, Michelle. Happy reading!!

  2. I am really excited! :) I have posted my reading list.

  3. We both have Larsson on our book list! I have a problem with Woolf .. I've started Mrs. Dalloway probably three times and haven't been able to finish it (but I've promised myself that I WILL finish it this year!); hopefully, To The Lighthouse is easier to get into! :) Thanks for hosting!

  4. I'm here. So excited I can't stand it. Have linked up. Bye, I'm going to read.

  5. Oh, my gosh ... I want YOUR books to read! I'm getting ready to bite the bullet and pick up the George R. R. Martin books as soon as there's room for them to fit on my TBR bookshelf. The Lantern - I recently read about this one, and it looks GREAT. Good luck! Your college opens much earlier than my daughter's - she doesn't go until the third week of August!

  6. I read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo last year and loved it! I hope you do as well.
    Well, off to read now, thanks for hosting.

  7. Hi Michelle,

    I'm on page 50 of Their Eyes... by Hurston. Just checking in. Added my Harry Potter....

  8. Hi!
    Mine list is posted. I'm off to read. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  9. Michele, I'm sorry. I'm withdrawing from the ReadaThon. Thanks for having me.

  10. This is my first readathon and I am really excited to be here! I don't have a blog so I linked to my Facebook page, where I will be posting my updates. I'm also on Twitter (@jwitt33) so if I have time, I may post there as well. I have SO many books on my TBR lists (200+ on my Kindle alone!) and at least 15 books I have to review, so I am going to use my time wisely:) Thanks so much for having me!
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  11. Good luck on your readathon!

  12. I have to withdraw before I sign up. Something came up that will take most all of my week. Thanks, Michelle for the info.

  13. Just posted my list and I'm ready to go! :)

  14. Signed up, and ready to hunker down & read for a few days, but couldn't find the guidelines for this readathon. What are we supposed to do?

  15. In the absence of understanding, I'm creating my own commitment:
    * Finish Roots, but break up the posts for Laura @ Booksnob's read-along.
    * Read two sections of Tolstoy to get ahead on my own War & Peace read-along.
    * Read all of Deerskin, in honor of my pal, Dana.
    * Finish Blessing of the Animals, written by another pal, Brenda Miller.
    * Read 3 graphic novels: Marvels, The Odyssey, and Dante's Divine Comedy.
    I'm figuring 3-6 hrs./day (at least) of just sitting here reading...
    Hope that works.

  16. I'll be finishing The Faith Club and starting a Thich Nhat Hanh title.

  17. Thanks for putting together another awesome readathon.

    I'll try to get a post up some time tomorrow (I'm so tired at the moment after volunteering today). I've an epic fail when it came to reading today...and yesterday as well. =/

    The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

  18. Thanks for inviting me Michelle!! Its nice to share my passion for reading with someone else :)

  19. Thanks to all who are joining us!

    Stephanie--glad you're reading with us. =O)

    Orchid--you're pleasure. You do your post whenever you feel up to it.

    Chelsea--you're welcome! I'm just so glad you're reader. I wish my nieces were readers. =O(

  20. Thanks for hosting an awesome read-a-thon! I've joined.

  21. Posted my list, and Kate's up at our blog!!

  22. Okay, posted my link (I think!). I've also linked my blog to this (I think!). Yay for read-a-thons!

  23. Hi Michelle-

    Just blogged about your Read-A-Thon at my blog


  24. I am a new follower & I am very happy to be part of the read a thon. I am following on twitter too. I think your blog looks fab & I am excited to start reading ツ I have soooo many books to read! I better brew sum java up & charge my tabs battery, we r in 4 a long night w good books ツ ☆thanx again★

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