Monday, March 12, 2012

Announcing the Spring into Horror Read-a-Thon....Sign-Up!

It's coming...to shake up your peaceful spring. ;O)  Yup, it's the Spring into Horror Read-a-Thon, April 23 at 12:00am CST to April 29 at 11:59pm CST (adjust times according to your time zone).  Now don't let the word 'horror' scare you away from this read-a-thon.  You do have to read at least one scary book during the duration of the read-a-thon.  That book can be horror, paranormal, thriller, mystery, etc.  The rest of the read-a-thon, you can read whatever you want.  More horror/scary stuff or just your regular reading repertoire.  As always, this is a week long read-a-thon, but you can join in and read whenever it's convenient for you.  It's all about being laid back and getting some reading done...with a little bit of scary thrown in.

I really want to do this read-a-thon a bit differently this time.  Meaning, more focus on the reading and less focus on mini-challenges.  What I'm thinking is possibly some short reading sprints or something along those lines.  If anyone has any suggestions, please feel free to leave me a comment.  I'll also still be looking for prize donations (or anyone who would like to host a giveaway or something), but I'm not going to be seeking them as intensively as previously.  I know many people that joined my previous read-a-thons have expressed a desire to focus more on the reading and I'm thinking I'm of a like mind.  Whatever prize donations I do receive will be awarded in participant giveaways mostly.  So if you know someone who would like to donate a prize, or authors, if you would like to promote your book through the read-a-thon, please contact me at truebookaddictATgmailDOTcom.

You do not have to have a blog. You can sign up using your goodreads, Twitter, or Facebook accounts. We will be tweeting during the read-a-thon at #SpringHorrorRAT

If you are planning on joining me (I hope so), please sign up in the linky below.  You don't have to do a starting post now (unless you want to), but if you would like to help me spread the word, that would be great.  As is usual in my read-a-thons, there will be a starting line post for participants to sign in when they start reading for the read-a-thon, whether they start at the beginning, the middle, or towards the end.

You can grab this smaller button (with code) or, if you'd like a larger button, use the one at the top of this post.


 


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31 comments:

  1. Looking forward to it! Should help with my post Dewey and post vacation double whammy let down!

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  2. love to join...received a review book this week that will be perfect for this :)

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  3. That's the week of my birthday and what better way to celebrate than with a readathon! Count me in :D

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  4. I'm looking forward to this. I think that I shall pick up something by Stephen King for the scary portion :)

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  5. Can't wait for it. I enjoyed your last read-a-thon, didn't do any of the challenges so I enjoyed the reading along part of it more. I like the idea of reading sprints. I'm still new to all this so will be learning :)

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  6. LOL YES SCARED TO DEATH lolol ANYWAY I accidentally did my linky wrong so delete the one with just my name! MWAH!

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  7. Ooooooh, Michelle...I love horror!

    I love reading challenges but have always shied away from read-a-thons because I have young kids and don't have much sit-down time to just read and read! I'm afraid that I won't be able to accomplish more than just 1 book, probably! Is there a minimum requirement?

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  8. Darlene, would love to have you join us. Believe me, I know about the kids! Luckily, I'm a stay at home mom and both kids are in school so I can get some good reading in then. When they're here, it's a different story.

    The minimum requirement is one book and it must be a scary one. See the guidelines above. So you're in with your one book. =O) If you get a chance to read more, go for it, but it's up to you how you challenge yourself.

    Let me know if you have any more questions.

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  9. Yay! Ok, I'm in :)

    I'll do my blog post and link-up later today.

    Thanks for the low-stress read-a-thon :)

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  10. Super Cool Love Love this challenge! Love your blog, new follower!

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  11. I have never done anything like this before, but it sounds wicked fun!!

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  12. I am back again. I think the first of your read-a-thons I took part in was the Christmas one. I will try and keep my eye on you, so I can keep taking part in your read-a-thons. Thank you for hosting. :-)

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  13. Great read-a-thon, my first one, I think I will start with the second book to Bram Strokers Dracula, I've been dying to read it :)
    New follower, love your site.
    nattie :)

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  14. Really excited! :)

    -- Justice

    cheapblackpens.tumblr.com // @cheapblackpens

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  15. Looking forward to hosting a giveaway at www.hookofabook.wordpress.com during the read-a-thon!!

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  16. Me too, Erin! And thanks again for being so generous!

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  17. Really excited for the read along!

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  18. Super excited about this fabulous idea! Definitely joining in on the fun! Late nights with a scary book and popcorn! YAY!

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  19. I can't believe it's taken me so long to sign up, you know I love me some readathons! Thank you for hosting!!

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  20. Here is my first post about the read-a-thon, make sure you stop by my blog each day during the fun and try to win some free books!!

    http://hookofabook.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/sign-up-for-spring-into-horror-read-a-thon-springhorrorrat-and-im-hosting-giveaways/

    Talk to you soon!

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  21. Only just seen this now. I cant believe I almost missed it. I dont have any horror's on my readingpile at the moment, but I am sure I can make a plan :-) Maybe time to try Anne Rice.

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  22. This is my first time doing this read-a-thon. I'm a huge mystery fan so happy to see that counts! Hmmm, I'm halfway through a book...do I count that?

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  23. Tracy--so glad you didn't miss it! Anne Rice is always good. =O)

    Jenn--it certainly does count. I do that all the time for read-a-thons.

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  24. Well, I don't read *horror*, but since you say that paranormal suspense is good enough (and my pal Shaunesay is pushing me to sign up), I think I can find ONE book that qualifies. I'm on a road trip all week, and will spend plenty of time reading in the car.

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  25. I am so ready for this awesome event....:)

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  26. A little late to the party, but count me in!

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  27. This is so cool!!! I'm going to read Rhiannon Frater's Fighting to Survive as my "horror" read! ;)

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  28. Very cool event! ;) Btw, if my comment shows twice, I'm sorry...pc redirected me :/

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  29. Signed in and ready to go - Happy reading!!

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