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5th Annual International Holiday #Readathon, December 5-7, 2014
Oct 27th, 2014 by Liza Wiemer

FIFTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONALwhoru_dec_readathon-2014

HOLIDAY #READATHON

December 5 – 7, 2014

To all who have signed up: THANK YOU!

Sign up open thru Sunday night.

Read as much or as little as you want. Even a minute counts!

Because of the tremendous enthusiasm and spirit of those who participated over the last few years, it is my pleasure to once again host the Annual Holiday #Readathon! Together, we will make it even BETTER this year!

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BONUS: SIGN UP & YOU’RE AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED for a fabulous prize:

For everyone who signs up below through Mr. Linky, you are automatically entered for a special holiday drawing. One winner will have the opportunity to win two signed novels from Books of Wonder, http://www.booksofwonder.com (Total value not to exceed $40.00) A SECOND winner will choose one book. (Value not to exceed $20.00)

(Browse books. If BoW has a signed copy, it will say it next to the book’s information page. IF WE HAVE MORE PARTICIPANTS THAN LAST YEAR, (130) I will select another winner to receive one signed novel! Value not to exceed $20.00)

WHEN WE REACH 131 PARTICIPANTS: Two additional winners will get to choose one of my fav reads from 2014! 

If you are from outside of the US, the prize will be a $40 gift certificate either to The Book Depository, Amazon, or BN.com

You do NOT need to participate in any other mini-challenge to qualify.

Sign up for the Holiday #Readathon is below – Fill in the simple Mr. Linky form! You can use a Twitter or Facebook URL if you don’t have a website.

 If you have any questions or you are an author/blogger who would like to offer a mini-challenge, feel free to contact me (Liza) at whorublog@aol.com

Minichallenges:

I will be updating the list of CONFIRMED bloggers/authors who are participating in giveaways as they come in as well as their mini-challenges/giveaways.

1. Joli from Actin’ Up with Books: Mini-challenge – available NOW!

On Joli’s blog: “Share the Perfect Book”

“I love to give books as gifts, whether it is for a birthday, a holiday, or just a special surprise. Tell me the book that you would like to give to a friend or family member, what the book means to you, and why you think it would make the perfect gift.

Prize: ONE Book valued up to $15.00 from Amazon, B&N, or The Book Depository

2. Jaime and Erin from Fiction Fare:

Choose a book character you want to spend the holidays with and tell us what you would be doing!

Prize package:

So we’re giving away a couple things here… for international followers, we’re giving away one book of choice from The Book Depository and for you US followers we’re giving away two hardcovers – Pawn by Aimee Carter & The Strange & Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender! 

3. Jenny from Supernatural Snark:

Jenny will be sharing her favorite book covers with you on her blog. She wants you to share your favorites with her!

Winner will get a book of YOUR CHOICE, up to $20.00 

4. Kassiah and Meg from Swoony Boys Podcast: Mini-challenge

Around here Christmas is all about good deeds and mistletoe. We want you to do a good deed by telling us all about the best kiss you’ve ever read. Of course if you want to get personal, we’d love to hear all about the best kiss you’ve ever had too! We are giving away a MEGA SWOON PACK to one lucky winner!

MEGA SWOON PACK

  • A Copy Of Anna and the French Kiss

  • A Sparkly Cover For Your Kindle

  • And Swag (stocking stuffers for any book lover!)

5. Kai from Fiction State of Mind:

Good Will Towards Men.

Challengers Will leave a comment on my blog listing one good deed they have done or will do this Holiday Season : Buy a stranger Coffee at a drive through, Take a donation to Goodwill or a Food Bank, Donate to Toys for Tots etc.
One Winner will Receive a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card.

6. Katie from Mundie Moms: Final details to come – Pay it Forward. You could win a book in 2015 worth up to $20. Details here: Mundie Moms

7. Paper Lantern Lit: During the event, participants tweet: @paperlanternlit & holiday #Readathon with your fave holiday-themed book titles!

A prize-pack of PLL books (The Fury Trilogy, The Venom Trilogy, and The Truth or Dare series= 9 books, plus one bonus secret title!) to anyone who tweets #Readathon @paperlanternlit with their favorite Holiday-themed book titles! 

8. Laurie Viera Rigler, author of Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict, Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, & contributor to: Jane Austen Made Me Do It. 

LIVE NOW!

Holiday Readathon Giveaway (& De-Stress Central)

We’ve all said it: “This year is going to be different. This year I refuse to get stressed out during the holidays.” 

We at Austen Addict Central would like to help you keep that promise.

We’ve got tips to help you melt away the stress of the holidays. We’ve also got a HOLIDAY READATHON DE-STRESSING PRIZE PACK that may just have your name on it. 

FOR A SUPER-FAST WAY TO ENTER, CLICK HERE: Go to Laurie’s website

FOR 5 MORE CHANCES TO WIN: 

  • Choose the “Leaving a comment” option in the Rafflecopter below.
  • Then, scroll down to the comments and share:
    • ***Your go-to, feel-good read; and/or
    • ***Your favorite way to pamper yourself; and/or
    • ***Your favorite way to shine a little happiness on others.

9. Meghann from Becoming Books: Mini-challenge

Cover guess. The giveaway is a book of choice up to $15 open internationally as long as the Book Depository delivers for free. (Goes live midnight, December 6th.)

10. Lisa Amowitz, author of Vision, Breaking Glass:

In both my novels my main characters overcame huge obstacles. What challenge do you hope to meet this coming year? Tweet your answer with #Readathon to @Lisa_Amowitz for your chance to win one of her books!

11. Holly Schindler, author of A Blue So Dark, Playing Hurt, The Junction of Sunshine and Lucky, and Feral. 

One lucky winner will win his or her choice of THE JUNCTION OF SUNSHINE AND LUCKY or FERAL. 

What’s the most out-of-the-box, non-traditional activity you ever participated in that gave you a sense of the Christmas spirit or put you in the holiday mood? TWEET your answer to #READATHON @holly_schindler 

12. Joe Roper, author of The Hunter Awakens: Book One of the Morus Chronicle  

Tweet the title of your favorite middle grade or YA book to @jrroper holiday #Readathon and/or like my FB page and post your favorite middle grade or YA book title there with holiday #Readathon. Please tweet at the book’s author as well if they are on twitter to share the love and promote them :)

FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorjrroper

One lucky winner will win a copy of Joe’s MG novel (US only.)

13. (See my mini-challenge below.)

14. Cylin Busby, author of The Year We Disappeared: A Father – Daughter Memoir and Blink Once: Mini-challenge

“What would you give your favorite fictional character for the holidays?” Tweet answer to @cylinbusby with #Readathon any time during the readathon to be entered in giveaway and win one of Cylin’s books listed above.

9. Heidi from YA Bibliophile Mini-challenge –

Here’s your chance to win the DAUGHTER OF SMOKE & BONE TRILOGY – two of the books are SIGNED. On Heidi’s blog, comment onWhat do you need to make curling up with a book the perfect way to spend a day? After leaving your comment, fill in the Rafflecopter. It’s that easy!

 

My mini-challenge:

(You do not have to sign up for my mini-challenge to participate in this readathon! All are welcome!)

Prize: All Participants for my Holiday #Readathon Challenge are automatically entered for a $20.00 gift certificate for Amazon.com or BN.com  or The Book Depository– your choice! Just list your participation in COMMENTS! Give :) and you have a chance to receive! Winner will be randomly chosen.

1. Pledge a penny or two or three (or any amount you want!) per page that you read.  Put a minimum number that you will pledge.  For example:  100 pages – $1.00. And then donate the amount to your favorite charity.

OR

2. ANY type of donation for the holiday season – a can(s) of food, book to a library, Toy for Tots, gently used books or clothes donated to a shelter, school – qualifies. OR volunteer your time at, for example, a soup kitchen or food bank.  Just list it. (Feel free to come up with your own ideas!)

3. Click on comments below and share your pledge/donation. THIS IS ON THE HONOR SYSTEM!

Mini-challenges/giveaways end on Sunday, December 8th at midnight PST. Please note that all the bloggers/authors have their own rules for their challenges.

Please share what you’re reading and your progress during the Readathon on Twitter by including in your tweet – Holiday #Readathon.

Twitter Party

SundayDecember 7th9-10PM EST, which can be accessed by entering #Readathon. We’ll talk about the books we are reading and holiday memories and anything else you’d like to share. I will be hosting several giveaways during that time.

Remember, this is a set-your-own-pace/start-whenever-you-want #readathon. Don’t wear yourself out. I’ll be cheering you all on and checking up on your progress. Have FUN!

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Third Annual INTERNATIONAL Holiday #Readathon – December 7-9, 2012
Oct 14th, 2012 by Liza Wiemer

THIRD ANNUAL

HOLIDAY #READATHON

December 7-9, 2012

You can sign up until the very last minute! Join us!

Thanks to the tremendous enthusiasm and spirit of those who participated last year, it is my pleasure to once again host the 3rd Annual Holiday #Readathon! Together, we will make it even BETTER this year!

BONUS: SIGN UP & YOU’RE AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED! Winner randomly chosen: Andrea Payan

For everyone who signs up below through Mr. Linky, you are automatically entered for a special holiday drawing. One winner will have the opportunity to choose any two signed novels from Books of Wonder, http://www.booksofwonder.com/departments.asp?dept=2 not to exceed a pre-shipping cost of $40. As of today, signed books are available from such authors as Maggie StiefvaterDavid LevithanCassandra ClareBeth RevisLauren OliverRick Riordan and many more! Please check the site, selection is based on availability only. No guarantee of a title or author. If you are from outside of the US, the prize will be a $40 gift certificate either to The Book Depository, Amazon, or BN.com You do NOT need to participate in any other mini-challenge to qualify. To be announced soon.

Sign up for the Holiday #Readathon is below – Fill in the simple Mr. Linky form! You can use a Twitter or Facebook URL if you don’t have a website.

I will be updating the list of CONFIRMED bloggers/authors who are participating in giveaways as they come in as well as their mini-challenges/giveaways. Here is are the bloggers/authors we have so far:

1. Stacy, Shannon, Nancy from Girls in the Stacks

Challenge: Do something nice – an act of loving kindness for someone else (honor system) and enter to win a stack of books. <3 this ladies!!!

http://www.girlsinthestacks.com or Tweet to @girlsinthestack #Readathon w/ what you did!

2. Author Laurie Viera Rigler:

Challenge: Which of your favorite characters would you love to have as a friend, and how would you spend your time together? TWO winners will receive a signed set of Laurie’s Austen Addict novels, CONFESSIONS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT and RUDE AWAKENINGS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT, and a signed copy of JANE AUSTEN MADE ME DO IT, the anthology that includes my short story INTOLERABLE STUPIDITY. ( I’m a HUGE FAN! <3)  

 http://blog.janeaustenaddict.com/2012/12/holiday-readathon-challenge-giveaway.html  or Tweet your answer to @austen_addict #Readathon

3. Courtney from Stiletto Storytime: See Heather’s challenge below! http://www.stilettostorytime.wordpress.com

4. April from Good Books & Good Wine:

Challenge: Find a GIF to represent your feelings about one of the books you’ve read & you might win an ARC! To answer, send a tweet to April @booksandwine #Readathon

http://www.goodbooksandgoodwine.com/

5. Joe Roper:

Challenge: What’s your favorite novel, TV, or movie mystery? Enter to win a signed copy of one of Joe’s fav books: THE DETROIT ELECTRIC SCHEME by D.E. Johnson (See a special interview with the author on Joe’s blog!)

http://joerroper.com/ or tweet your answer @jrroper #Readathon

6. Kai Charles from Fiction State of Mind:

Challenge: Scents Of The Season. The challenge is to share your favorite scents of the season by sharing a comment, recipe etc. The prize is a book up to $10.00 from The Book Depository – International  – Yummy!  :)

http://fictionstateofmind.blogspot.com/ You must use the Rafflecopter – it’s easy!

7. Cassay from Vamps, Weres, and Cassay:

Challenge: What is your favorite holiday movie?  Which fictional character (TV/movie/novel) you would like to be your “Santa Baby”? Prize: 1 *signed* paperback copy of RELEASED by Megan Duncan and $10.00 to Book Depository. Open International. (Wow! Soooo awesome!)

http://vampsweresandcassay.blogspot.com/ or tweet answer to @CassayC #Readathon

8. Jen Fisher from Jenuine Cupcakes:

Challenge: What book has been the biggest surprise for you this year and why? For me it was Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo! I don’t usually read a lot of fantasy and I almost never fall head over heals for the alleged bad guy but I LOVED this book! Prize: Enter to win a copy of Shadow and Bone from The Book Depository

(I still haven’t read this! Maybe for the Readathon!) Thx so much Jen!!! <3 <3 <3

jenuinecupcakes.blogspot.com or tweet answer to @cupcakegirly #Readathon

9. Author Wendy Delsol:

Challenge: Describe your favorite handmade holiday decoration or item. (Brings back soooo many memories!)

Prize: Win your choice of one of Wendy’s excellent YA novels STORK, FROST, FLOCK! (Lucky you!)

Answer via Twitter @wendydelsol #Readathon or to Wendy’s Facebook Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/wendydelsolauthor

10. Heidi from YA Bibliophile:

Challenge: What book do you hope to acquire this holiday season?

Look at this CASSANDRA CLARE prize Package!  https://twitter.com/hmz1505/status/276832914774302720/photo/1

http://www.yabibliophile.com You must use the Rafflecopter – it’s easy!

11. Author Cylin Busby:

Challenge: What holiday gift would you give your favorite fictional character & why? Prize: A copy of Cylin Busby’s latest YA novel BLINK ONCE! (I absolutely <3 it! Perfect for guys and girls!)

 http://cbross.livejournal.com/  or tweet your answer to @CylinBusby & #Readathon

12. Book Blogger Deb A. Marshall:

Challenge: Give a book to help others and get a book being reviewed for the Cybil’s Award. (<3 this!!!) Details here!

http://www.debamarshall.com/2012/12/holiday-readathon-and-cybils.html?spref=tw

13. Author Heather Frederick:

Challenge: What’s your favorite holiday tradition? Prize: A boxed set of autographed paperback copies of the first five books in my Mother-Daughter Book Club series! (Looks amazing!!)

http://www.heathervogelfrederick.com/blog/2012/12/holiday-readathon/

My mini-challenge: 

(You do not have to sign up for my mini-challenge to participate in this readathon! All are welcome!)

Prize: All Participants for my Holiday #Readathon Challenge are automatically entered for a $20.00 gift certificate for Amazon.com or BN.com  or The Book Depository– your choice! Just list your participation in COMMENTS! Give :) and you have a chance to receive! Winner Randomly chosen: Kayla from Caught Between the Pages

1. Pledge a penny or two or three (or any amount you want!) per page that you read.  Put a minimum number that you will pledge.  For example:  100 pages – $1.00. And then donate the amount to your favorite charity.

OR

2. ANY type of donation for the holiday season – a can(s) of food, book to a library, Toy for Tots, gently used books or clothes donated to a shelter, school – qualifies. OR volunteer your time at, for example, a soup kitchen or food bank.  Just list it. (Feel free to come up with your own ideas!)

3. Click on comments below and share your pledge/donation. THIS IS ON THE HONOR SYSTEM! 

Mini-challenges/giveaways end on Sunday, December 9th at midnight PST. Please note that all the bloggers/authors have their own rules for their challenges.

Please share what you’re reading and your progress during the Readathon on Twitter by including in your tweet – Holiday #Readathon.

Twitter Party, Sunday, December 9th, 9-10PM EST, which can be accessed by entering #Readathon. We’ll talk about the books we are reading and holiday memories and anything else you’d like to share. I will be hosting several giveaways during that time.

Remember, this is a set-your-own-pace/start-whenever-you-want #readathon. Don’t wear yourself out. I’ll be cheering you all on and checking up on your progress. Have FUN!

 

Second Annual Holiday #Readathon, December 2-4, 2011
Oct 28th, 2011 by Liza Wiemer


Second Annual Holiday #Readathon

December 2-4, 2011

Bonus: EVERYONE who signs

up for this Readathon will be entered into a random drawing to win a SIGNED first edition copy of Cassandra Clare’s Clockwork Prince. Novel will be sent from Books of Wonder after December 6, 2011

 Thanks for being a part of this! 😀 Winner was Kayla from Caught Between the Pages 

It is with great excitement that I’m hosting the Holiday #Readathon once again, thanks to the incredible encouragement and enthusiasm from those who participated last year. Together, we’ll make it even BETTER this year.

Join us ANY TIME during the #Readathon!  

Sign up is below – Fill in the simple Mr. Linky form! You can use a Twitter or Facebook URL if you don’t have a website.

My mini-challenge is below (You do not have to sign up for my mini-challenge to participate in this readathon! All are welcome!)

I will be updating the list of CONFIRMED bloggers/authors who are participating in giveaways as they come in as well as their mini-challenges/giveaways. Here is are the bloggers/authors we have so far:

1. Kai from Fiction State of Mind: Mini-challenge is so simple – just visit her blog and enter to win a novel of your choice (up to $10 from the Book Depository) http://fictionstateofmind.blogspot.com

2. Deb from Just Deb Reading and Writing for Children and Teens: Mini-challenge is to read  (or donate) a Middle Grade Novel, let me know what it is, what you did and I will enter you to in a giveaway for  a book of your choice, up to 20.00 value. Making this international so you can make your pick from the Book Depository.  http://www.debamarshall.com/

3. Author Laurie Viera Rigler: Mini-challenge – We all like to escape into a good novel and enter the lives of our favorite characters, especially during the holiday season. But did you ever wonder what your favorite characters read when they feel like entering another world? Let your imagination soar, and visit Laurie Viera Rigler’s blog (http://blog.janeaustenaddict.com/2011/11/holiday-readathon-double-giveaway.html) to enter this fun and easy challenge. You could win two books: THE JOURNEYS OF JOHN AND JULIA: GENESIS by Aurelia and RUDE AWAKENINGS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT by Laurie Viera Rigler.

4. Heidi from YA Bibliophile: Mini-challenge is what was the best gift you ever received or gave? One person will win a signed paperback copy of Anna & the French Kiss, chapter sampler of John Green’s newest The Fault in Our Stars (chapters 1&2) and Magnetic poetry set from Maureen Johnson. http://yabibliophile.blogspot.com/

5. April from Good Books and Good Wine: Mini-challenge – Create a 5 song playlist pertaining to a book you are reading for the readathon. You can do this in a post just leave me a link in the comments, or just leave me your playlist in the comments. One entrant will be randomly selected to win a prize pack of three 2012 ARCs! Black Boy, White School by Brian F. Walker, Lovetorn by Kavita Daswani, Forbidden by Syrie James and Ryan M. James http://goo.gl/fb/LNyvk

6. Melissa from YA Bookshelf: Mini-challenge is to name your favorite boy narrator & what makes him so great. One lucky person will win iBoy, The 13th Plague, & The Underdogs.  http://www.yabookshelf.com/

7. Courtney from Stiletto Storytime: Mini-challenge is to share a favorite holiday read & why that book, be it classic or modern, means so much to you. My giveaway is a prize pack from author Heather Vogel Frederick w/a copy of Home for the Holidays, a Betsy Tacy Treasury & tote bag!  http://www.stilettostorytime.wordpress.com

8. Author Wendy Delsol: Mini-challenge- 1. Make a good faith pledge to donate this holiday season. 2. Make a character-name suggestion (see notes below) for me via Twitter (@wendydelsol), a facebook comment, or comment on my blog post – http://www.wendydelsol.com/holiday-readathon  

So about the character name I’m looking for: My work in progress is a modern day retelling of Pride and Prejudice. In the Jane Austen classic, Elizabeth Bennet’s mother is simply Mrs. Bennet. I’m looking, therefore, for a first name that fits this matriarch’s personality. As in the original, Mrs. Bennet is a shallow woman. The adjectives that best describe my version of the character are temperamental, vapid, and shrill. (Austen showed the character no sympathy. I probably won’t, either.) So … let’s hear some suggestions. You could win your choice of Stork, Frost, or The McCloud Home for Wayward Boys  http://www.wendydelsol.com/holiday-readathon

9. Author Audrey Hart: Mini-challenge is if you could ask the Greek god Zeus any question, what would it be? Win the YA novel Zoe and Zeus (ebook edition). Post your answer on Twitter with the #ZoeandZeus  or http://www.ZoeandZeus.com or  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13014354-the-dig

10. Rani from Perks of Being a Bookseller: Mini-challenge is what fictional character would you want to kiss under the mistletoe? Prize is a copy of Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi.   http://perksofbeingabookseller.blogspot.com

11. Jen and Kellee from Teach Mentor Texts: Their mini-challenge – Share your favorite meme, find a meme you are going to join, or share a meme you would join if you had a blog and you will be entered to win one of three MG/YA ARCs. Three winners! http://www.teachmentortexts.com/

12. Cassay from Vamps, Weres, and Cassay OH My!: Mini-challenge is which reindeer is your favorite and why? One random lucky winner will receive a $15 shopping spree at the Book Depository! http://vampsweresandcassay.blogspot.com/

13. Courtney Rae from Courtney Reads: Mini-challenge is to share your favorite holiday dish or dessert and you’ll be entered to win a custom-made ornament by Courtney!  http://courtney-reads.blogspot.com/

14. Stacy, Shannon, Nancy from Girls in the Stacks: Here’s their mini-challenge or as Girls In the Stacks call it “The Good Deed Mini-Challenge”  

Are you up for our challenge? Or should we say our mini-challenge? We hope so, because it’s super easy and totally all good cheer. We challenge you to do something nice for someone, whether it be a genuine compliment on work well done, buying someone’s Starbucks, gifting a book to your local library, profusely declaring your love of a book on twitter, holding your tongue when you want to bite back with cutting sarcasm, working a toy drive or simply holding the door for a stream of people on the subway.  Or whatever, it’s your choice.

What you can win: One good deed-er will win a signed paperback of The Maze Runner by James Dashner, a signed ARC of Perfect by Ellen Hopkins, a signed hardcover of The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater treat. http://girlsinthestacks.com

15. Author Elizabeth Rosner: Mini-challenge – “Begin Again” is a repeating line in my novel, BLUE NUDE, a motto for perseverance in my own life too. What’s your motto? Enter your answer on Twitter – click here: http://www.twitter.com by putting in @elizabethrosner & #Readathon to your tweet or on my Facebook page – click here: http://www.facebook.com/elizabethrosnerbooks & post #HolidayReadathon or put your answer in comments below but add: Elizabeth my motto is _____ and your answer and you will be randomly chosen for a signed copy of your choice of one of my novels, National Bestseller THE SPEED OF LIGHT or BLUE NUDE.   http://redroom.com/member/elizabeth-rosner/blog

Mini-challenges/giveaways end on Sunday, December 4th at midnight PST. Please note that all the bloggers/authors have their own rules for their challenges.

I will be on Twitter using the hashtag #Readathon. Please feel free to let us know what you’re reading and how you are doing!

Also, we will have a Twitter Party on Sunday, December 4th night at 9PM EST, which can be accessed by entering #Readathon. We’ll talk about the books we are reading and holiday memories and anything else you’d like to share. I will be hosting several giveaways during that time. Here’s just a preview of what you could win – beautiful handmade book thongs by Briana McNair (@TheBookPixie on Twitter) http://tinyurl.com/66nlnc4

You can participate in this #READATHON without doing my challenge below.

All Participants for my Holiday #Readathon Challenge are automatically entered for a $20.00 gift certificate for Amazon.com or BN.com – your choice! Just list your participation in COMMENTS! Give :) and you have a chance to receive! YES!

My Holiday #Readathon Challenge: Winner was Gaby from Oh My Books

1. Pledge a penny or two or three (or any amount you want!) per page that you read.  Put a minimum number that you will pledge.  For example:  100 pages – $1.00. And then donate the amount to your favorite charity.

OR

2. ANY type of donation for the holiday season – a can(s) of food, book to a library, Toy for Tots, gently used books or clothes donated to a shelter, school – qualifies. Just list it. (Feel free to come up with your own ideas!)

3. Click on comments below and write down your pledge/donation. THIS IS ON THE HONOR SYSTEM! 

Remember, this is a set-your-own-pace/start-whenever-you-want #readathon. Don’t wear yourself out, I will be cheering you all on and checking up on your progress. I hope you all have a lot of fun!

Holiday #Readathon December 2-5 Join Us!
Nov 4th, 2010 by Liza Wiemer

December 2,3,4,5 Holiday #Readathon!

Come join us ANY TIME during the #Readathon!  Sign up is below – Fill in the simple Mr. Linky form!

The bloggers listed below will have great giveaways. My mini-challenge is below (You do not have to sign up for my mini-challenge to participate in this readathon! All are welcome!)

Welcome to the Holiday Read-A-Thon! I want to thank the Lesley from Young Adults Books Reviews http://yabreviewed.blogspot.com/ and Jami from YA Book Addict http://yaaddict.blogspot.com/ for inspiring this readathon and for participating with their own giveaways!

SIGN UP WITH MR. LINKY IS BELOW OR YOU CAN ADD YOUR NAME AND E-MAIL ADDRESS IN COMMENTS IF YOU DON’T HAVE A WEBSITE!

I will be updating the list of CONFIRMED bloggers who are participating in giveaways as they come in as well as their mini-challenges to enter for their giveaways. Here is are the bloggers we have so far:

http://yabreviewed.blogspot.com/ (Mini-challenge: What’s your favorite holiday movie/song/book? – Win the novel iDracula)

http://yaaddict.blogspot.com/ (Mini-challenge: A Holiday Character – Tell Jami what your favorite book character will do for the holidays – prize from the Book Depository!)

http://thepageflipper.blogspot.com/ (Mini-challenge: Win the Louder than Words books – share your story or why you would want these books!)

http://readingvacation.blogspot.com/ (Mini-challenge: Tell the funniest holiday gift you ever received!)

http://www.reclusivebibliophile.com/giveaway-dash-and-lilys-book-of-dares
/
  (Giveaway of NEW YA novel Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares!)

http://fictionstateofmind.blogspot.com/ ( Mini-challenge – create your wish list of books! You might get to pick one!)

http://stilettostorytime.wordpress.com/ (Mini-challenge look for this challenge to relate to YA author Wendy Delsol’s STORK)

http://www.wordforteens.com/2010/12/holiday-readathon-giveaway-hunger-games.html
 (A Hunger Games book cover redesign is her mini-challenge – prize is copy of book and a swag item!)

http://www.sparklingreviews.com/2010/12/holiday-readathon-mini-challenge.html  (Mini-challenge: Name “Nicks” twins!)

http://www.yabookshelf.com  (Mini-challenge for Nina Lacour’s new YA novel, Hold Still)

http://www.courtney-reads.blogspot.com/  (Mini-challenge: If you could spend the holidays anywhere, where would you go? – The prize is a copy of the YA novel Anna and the French Kiss!)

http://janeaustenaddict.com/  (Author Laurie Viera Rigler is doing a mini-challenge: Name your favorite holiday comfort read and tell us why it works for you. Winner will receive signed copies of “Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict” and “Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict.”


The mini-challenges/giveaways start on Thursday, December 2nd and end on Sunday, December 5th with different bloggers on different days. When we get closer, I will list by date. Please note that all the bloggers have their own rules for their challenges.

I will be on Twitter using the hashtag #readathon. Please feel free to let us know what you’re reading and how you are doing!

Also, for those of you who are interested there is a Twitter party on Sunday, December 5th night at 9PM EST. We’ll talk about the books we are reading and holiday memories and anything else you’d like to share. I will give a random participant in the chat a special holiday gift. Your choice of a handmade bookmark made by Briana McNair (@thebookpixie on Twitter): Here’s a sneak preview: http://yfrog.com/gq6d4j 
You must be a readathon participant to enter the Twitter party prize.

All Participants for my Holiday Readathon Challenge are automatically entered for a $15.00 gift certificate for Amazon.com or BN.com – your choice!

My Holiday Readathon Challenge is the following:

1. Pledge a penny, or two, or three (or any amount you want!) per page for the books that you will read.  Put a minimum number that you will pledge.  For example:  100 pages – $1.00.

2. THIS IS NEW -I’ve been asked if any type of donation for the holiday season – a can(s) of food, book to a library, Toy for Tots etc. – qualifies. YOU BET IT DOES! Keep up the awesome work! :) Just list it. 

3. Click on comments below and write down your pledge per page and your e-mail address. Example:
I pledge 2 cents per page. 500 pages – $10.00. WhoRuBlog@aol.com
4. THIS IS ON THE HONOR SYSTEM! Donate the dollar amount to a charity of your choice to make a child happy over the holidays or use it to buy a toy or book for any holiday collection or donate a book to your local library.

Remember, this is a set your own pace/start whenever you want readathon. Don’t wear yourself out,
I will be cheering you all on and checking up on your progress. I hope you all have a lot of fun!

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