Holiday #Readathon Wrap Up
December 10th, 2013 by Liza Wiemer



December 6-8, 2013


Wow, what an amazing THREE DAYS! We set a record number of 130 participants! We had 20 mini-challenges and giveaways from 5 authors and 15 bloggers.

Thank you authors:

Tamara Ireland Stone (Time Between Us and Time After Time), Cylin Busby (Blink Once and The Year We Disappeared), Laurie Viera Rigler (Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict and Rude Awakenings of A Jane Austen Addict), Alan Day (The Horse Lover), and Lenore Appelhans (The Memory of After and Chasing Before)

Thank you bloggers:

Erin and Jaime (Fic Fare), Kassiah and Meg (Swoony Boys Podcast), Gaby (Queen Ella Bee Reads), Katelyn (Kate’s Tales of Books and Bands), Jenny (Supernatural Snark), Kai (Fiction State of Mind), April (Good Books, Good Wine), Courtney (Stiletto Storytime), Heidi (YA Bibliophile), Jen (Jenuine Cupcakes), Stacy (Girls in the Stacks), Monica (The Fuma Files), Joli (Actin’ Up With Books), and of course, ME!

Huge thank you to Books of Wonder – the best INDIE bookstore for purchasing signed books from your favorite children’s and YA authors.


And we burned up the Twitter feed during the Twitter party – #Readathon was TRENDING!!!!!!

Thanks to author Laurie Viera Rigler for emailing me this screenshot!

Thanks to author Laurie Viera Rigler for emailing me this screenshot!

Twitter Party Winners:




The winners of the general drawing for the Books of Wonder signed books are:

Katelyn @KatelynTorrey

Kimberly of @kimbacaffeinate

Lisa @heylisarenee

The winners of one of my favorite books read in 2013:

Beckie: @SyCo4Twilight

Cheyenne: @chaiann77

Books I read:17228280

Started before the Readathon and finished during:

PAWN by Aimee Carter – My review here: Goodreads

BRADLEY WIGGINS: My Time – An Autobigraphy

WHAT THE MOON SAID by Gayle Rosengren – My review here: Goodreads

Started and finished during the Readathon:

JUST ONE YEAR by Gayle Forman – My review here: Goodreads

PLAYING DIRTY by Jennifer Echols

BETTER OFF FRIENDS by Elizabeth Eulberg – My review here: Goodreads

YOU KNEW ME WHEN by Emily Liebert – My review here: Goodreads

2 Responses  
Hannah @ The Irish Banana Review writes:
December 11th, 2013 at 10:59 am

EEEP! I am so glad this was such a great success! You are so amazingly organized, Liza, it blows me away. Sorry I was less particapatory and more sick (blech). But I loved seeing the #Readathon tweets! Pat yourself on the back – you did a fabulous job hosting this!

Christina (A Reader of Fictions) writes:
December 12th, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Awww, that’s amazing! So many participants. I was really looking forward to making some serious readathon progress over the weekend, but I got sick, so I only ended up getting to finish two audiobooks, because reading print was too exhausting. I wasn’t even on Twitter much. 🙁 So sad to have missed it.

You did so well, though! I read Just One Year recently too. It wasn’t what I was hoping for, but I’ll be holding onto my hardback to revisit later, because I might grow into it, as one sometimes does.

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