Monday, October 3, 2011

Frightful Fall Read-a-Thon: Information and Sign-In


Welcome to the Frightful Fall Read-a-Thon! I hope everyone is ready to read and to have a ton of fun this week.  I'm am so appreciative of the massive outpouring of prize donations from authors and offers from other bloggers to host giveaways and mini-challenges.  This is going to be my funnest read-a-thon yet!

First, I want to get some details out of the way.  Since I have such a large amount of prizes this time, I'm doing things a little differently.  Instead of doing a participant giveaway at the end with one or a few prizes, I'm going to do a participant giveaway every day.  So, at the end of each day, I will draw two winners from the sign in page (that's why it's so important to sign in when you start reading).  Also, I will have three mini-challenges during the week and each mini-challenge will have three winners (selected randomly from anyone who participates in them).  I'm going to emulate Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon's method for prizes.  I will have a prize page and winners will be able to go to the page and select what prize they want.  International and U.S. only prizes will be stipulated by each prize and the prizes will be awarded on a first response basis.  I will have the winner email me with their prize selection and then I will mark that one off the list.  I hope this is to everyone's satisfaction. =O)  PRIZE PAGE

Now for the mini-challenges and giveaways at other blogs! Here's the list:

Melissa @ Must Read Faster (U.S. only)
Julie @ Knitting and Sundries
Sherri @ Urban Girl Reader
Julie @ My Book Retreat (International)
Back of the Book Reviews (International)

SenoraG @ Telly Says (U.S/Canada)
Kai @ Fiction State of Mind (U.S. only)
Midnyte Reader (International)

Some of them may not have their posts up yet, but they will soon.  I will update the links to the direct posts as they go live.  Have fun!

American Horror edited and introduced by Scott Nicholson
Decayed Etchings by Brandon Ford
Invisible Sun by Sarah Davis Brandon
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Under the Dome by Stephen King

Not sure what else...nothing's set in stone!

SIGN IN AT THE LINKY BELOW.  Be sure to add your link to your post letting me know what you're going to be reading (if you don't have a blog, you can link to Facebook, Twitter, or Goodreads).  Remember, what you list is not set in stone, but be sure that at least one book is a scary one.  If you talk to someone else who is doing the read-a-thon, be sure to ask them if they've signed in.  We don't want anyone to miss out on all the goodies! Don't forget about our Twitter hashtag...#frightfall



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  1. I hope to finish my list this week - happy reading everyone! Thank you, Michelle, for hosting!!!

  2. I'm feeling a bit icky this morning plus I have work all day, but I will plug away as best I can! I hope I can finish at least two books! :)


  3. Ok so I gathered the scariest/scarier books I have on my list for this read-a-thon. It'll be the Fright Reviews Week I guess, lol.
    So I can include less scary titles too, aside the scarier ones? :D Some vampires maybe? lol

    Good luck everyone!!

  4. Everything I'm reading for the month is for this challenge so I vlogged about it :] Already finished one on the list, working my way through 2 others!

  5. I'm utterly rubbish at reading horror books and am a massive wimp - I'm using this as a motivator for being braver this year! I'm so easy to freak out it's just silly! Can't wait to get stuck into this Read-a-Thon - it sounds amazing! :)

  6. Hey all! I'm reading Solom by Scott Nicholson and Deadly Treats by Anne Frasier and Heather Dearly. I'll be watching for the winners so I can send them the ebook horror anthology Playing With Fire by Chryse Wymer and Coral Russell and/or the creepy ebook thriller Brilliant Prey by me. :)

  7. Okay, so it's 6:9 pm EST and I'm starting my Read-a-Thon. I'm halfway through with The Haunting of Hill House, so I don't know if that really counts. The Name of the Star will be next!

  8. I just got home from work and signed in. I haven't done my post yet I am off to do that now. This is going to be fun!

  9. Very happy to see so many spooky readers!
    Good luck all.

    Thank you to everyone who is contributing, we really appreciate it.

    Great job, Michelle!

  10. Starting off by finishing Variant by Robison Wells. Not quite "spooky" but definitely weird! Good luck to everyone participating!

  11. Have read "Cleopatra Brimstone" by Elizabeth Hand. Now have started "An Autumn Story" by Tommaso Landolfi.

  12. Welcome, everyone! It's so great to have so many wonderful people joining me this time...some regulars and some newbies. Happy Haunted Reading to you all!

  13. Getting a late start on this due to an unexpectdly crazy work schedule. :( I read Pumpkin Man, and I am currently reading The Evil Inside by Heather Graham. If I can squeeze it in, I am reading Season of the Witch.

  14. I forgot to do a kick off post (thought I already did, but I guess I signed up for the readathon and not the challenge even though I posted the button). I did read and review my first book though! Off to try a mini challenge!

  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog and reminding me to sign in. I've already read a book and a half from my stack for the week!

  16. Hey! Sorry for the late joining! I have classes M-W and they make it difficult to do much else. I'll be starting off with Rot & Ruin tomorrow. :)

    Nikki @ Books Most Wanted

  17. I am going to participate through my second blog I don't read horror, but I am going to read Chris Bohjalian's scary new book THE NIGHT STRANGERS. BOO!

  18. I love October and always set aside creepy, scary, mysterious, wonderful books to read for this month! I am currently reading The Night Circus and rereading Fevre Dream by George RR Martin. Happy October to all!

  19. I am lovin this r-a-t! I am making my way through two short story books as i have been plagued with headaches again! Stupid heat! The books im reading are: - on pg 62 - on pg 51

  20. Under the Dome is HUGE, but SO GOOD! Good luck!

  21. I was going to do DK thing but behind on reviews
    Witch that should not be,
    The Reign of the nightmare Price,
    The Pentacle Pendant, and
    Shamons blood

  22. Oopsie,
    I'm a little late joining in but gonna start tomorrow =)

  23. Thank you Michelle for reminding me about the read a thon. Sorry I don't know if it is the season or what I am just feeling not as interested with reading this month but I am still going to try these next three days. My post is up!:-)

  24. I just finished my first book for the month. I'm thinking I need to try to go a bit scarier on the next one. This is so much fun already. I just love this time of year.

  25. Hi, I'm reading Shutter Island for the read-a-thon :) Thanks for hosting!

  26. C.C.--glad you're enjoying it!

    Bookworm--you're welcome! Shutter Island is a great book!

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