Thursday, December 3, 2015

Sixth Annual International HOLIDAY #READATHON

Sixth Annual International 
HOLIDAY #READATHON

DECEMBER 4th-6th, 2015




This is the NO PRESSURE, READ AS MUCH AS YOU WANT #Readathon

I'm Joli, your new host and I'm overjoyed that you've joined me here to participate. This #readathon is one of my favorite book events of the year and I was more than happy to takeover when Liza at WhoRuBlog asked me to host this year. (She has a new book out, HELLO?, you may have heard of it, and it is keeping her SUPER BUSY). I've participated in the Holiday #Readathon every year and want to keep the tradition going!

To participate: SIGN UP using Mister Linky below and READ. 
That's It!!
You can use your blog, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter accounts to join.

BONUS:
Everyone who signs up through Mr. Linky below is entered for a chance to win a fantastic giveaway from Books of Wonder. One winner will have the opportunity to select two signed books from Books of Wonder http://www.booksofwonder.com/  (Total value not to exceed $40.00)



(If the winner is outside of the US, the prize will two books from The Book Depository - not to exceed $40)

BONUS 2.0
When we have 100 participants sign-up, a second giveaway will be offered.


You do not need to participate in the mini-challenges to qualify.

 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 - See more at: http://www.whorublog.com/category/readathon/#sthash.rTBseGvy.dpuf

 If you have any questions about the #Readathon or if you are an author or blogger who would like to host a mini-challenge, please send an email to: actinupwb (at) gmail (dot) com.
 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 - See more at: http://www.whorublog.com/category/readathon/#sthash.rTBseGvy.dpuf

MINI- CHALLENGES
(I'll update the mini-challenges as they are confirmed)


1. My Mini-Challenge - Prize: a $20.00 gift certificate to Amazon, Barnes and Noble or The Book Depository. To enter: GIVE
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!
(again, you do not have to participate in this mini-challenge to participate in the readathon)

2. Hosted by Liza Wiemer - author of Hello? (challenge is live)


The Hello? Inspired Challenge (submit entries here - WhoRuBlog)

A holiday tradition in Emerson's family is everyone receives a book. Essentially, that's the only "physical" gift they will get. Their big gift is a family activity, like a road trip to the caves of Kentucky or a trip to Memphis to see the Civil Rights Museum or a trip to Chicago to explore museums.

My mini-challenge is: what book would you give as a holiday gift and why?

Extra entry: If you chose to pass on other holiday gifts and instead decide to take a road trip within reasonable distance of your home (so it's affordable) where would you take a few days off to spend quality time with your loved one(s)?

PRIZE: International - 2 random winners will receive an annotated copy of my debut YA novel Hello? (US/CAN). International winners will receive non-annotated copies from The Book Depository.

3. Hosted by Meg and Kassiah of Swoony Boys Podcast
If you've been to our site before you know we are all about the swoon. So what could be better than combining the Holidays AND swoon? Nothing! For our mini-challenge we want you to tell us which fictional boy you would want to kiss under the mistletoe and why!

One lucky winner will receive a swoon-worthy prize pack from us!


To enter, Tweet your swoony-worthy fictional boy to @SwoonyBoys with #Readathon any time during the readathon to be entered in giveaway. One winner will be selected at the end of the readathon on December 6th.

4. Hosted by Alexa of Alexa Loves Books 
NOT-SO-SECRET SANTA MINI-CHALLENGE - begins Dec. 4th

Happy Holidays, my friends! For this mini-challenge, there are only two things (and a bonus!) you need to do in order to be entered to win the $25 worth of books on Amazon or Book Depository. I wanted to keep things sweet and simple, and bring some Christmas cheer to this bookish event, so here we go:


1. Pick a book character. (Or two.) (Or three.)

2. Tell me what gift(s) you'd like to give him or her in a comment on this post.

3. You can get a bonus entry if you write a post for this challenge. Just leave a link in your comment!


That's all there is to it! You'll automatically be entered to win the prize. Please note that this giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY through 12/6. I will be verifying every single entry, and the winner will be chosen randomly.  Have fun Christmas shopping for your favorites!

Submit entries here: http://www.alexalovesbooks.com/2015/12/not-so-secret-santa-mini-challenge.html 

5. Hosted by Karen Ann Hopkins - author of the Temptation series, Serenity's Plain Secrets series, and The Wings of War Series
Prize - A set of Embers and Gaia from The Wings of War Series 

For my challenge, I want you to share your favorite comfort read with me. Tell me the book that you return to time and again or the book that holds a special place in your heart. 

To enter, Tweet answer to @KarenAnnHopkins with #Readathon any time during the readathon to be entered in giveaway. One winner will be selected at the end of the readathon on December 6th.

6. Hosted by Katie Kacvinsky - author of the Awaken series and First Comes Love series

PRIZE: I'm going to giveaway an autographed copy of First Comes Love.


To enter, tell me what your favorite romantic comedy movie is (and share mine). Tweet answer to @TheWeirdests with #Readathon any time during the readathon to be entered in giveaway and win one an autographed copy of First Comes Love.


7. Hosted by Adam of Roof Beam Reader

The Mini-Challenge:
“Silver Bells” is a classic Christmas song, one I love to hear every year. Something about it just helps me get into the spirit of things. So, YOUR task is this: Leave a comment telling us about a book that resonates with you around the holiday time.
Is there a seasonal favorite you read every year? One you received as a gift for Christmas or Hanukkah or even Festivus, and now always reminds you of the holidays?  This one’s pretty open to interpretation – just be sure to share the book and the reason why it represents the holidays to you.

Prize: The winner will receive one book of his/her choice, priced less than $20 USD, to be shipped from The Book Depository. This is an international prize, but be sure to check that The Book Depository ships to your location! Good luck & happy holidays!

Submit your entries here: http://roofbeamreader.com/2015/12/04/holiday-readathon-silver-bells-mini-challenge/

8. Hosted by Brooke of Brooke Blogs 
Prize: $5 Amazon gift card
The Mini Bookmas Tree challenge. :) 

To enter, Participants can make a mini book tree out of some of their favorite books (decorations/lights optional) and share a picture of it on their blog, twitter, facebook, etc. with the #BookmasTree and tag me - 
Twitter - @xbrookeb28x
Instagram - @xbrookeb28x
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BrookeBlogs

You can also submit links to your entries here: http://www.brookeblogs.com/holiday-readathon-mini-bookmas-tree-challenge/

9. Hosted by Cylin Busby - author of The Year We Disappeared, Blink Once, and the upcoming middle-grade novel The Nine Lives of Jacob Tibbs

Prize - A YA book by Cylin Busby
“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 YA books.

10. Hosted by Roger Charlie Publicity

Prize - a selection of fantasy and mystery books by authors Mark Stevens - The Allison Coil Mystery SeriesLinda Joffe Hull - The Mrs. Frugalicious Mystery Series, 
Frog Kisses, and C.R. Richards 

To enter: Tell me your favorite holiday drink or sweet treat. Fill out the rafflecopter 
a Rafflecopter giveaway






11. Hosted by Deb of Read Write Tell
Prize: ENTER TO WIN up to 30.00 worth of books from Book Depository.


The Challenge(s):
First Entry 

Let me know one or some favourite all time book/s. 

Extra Entry

Donate to your local support group. Your choice of what and how! A simple donated is all I need, but do share who and what if you like.

Extra Extra Entry

Reading Slump Tips. My teen book club members and I have been talking book reading slumps lately  What do you do to end the slump? Relax and wait it out? Keep on trying? I'll share your tips.

You have until the end of the read-thon (Dec. 6). I will draw for a winner Monday morning (Dec. 7) Be sure to leave me an email or link to your twitter or blog so I can contact you! 

Submit your entries here: 





Mini-challenges/giveaways end on Sunday, December 6th 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 6th, 9 - 10 p.m. EST. Follow along using #READATHON. We'll talk about the books we're reading and holiday memories. There will be several giveaways during the party, so make sure to join in the fun!

This readathon is meant to be a fun, no pressure event. Read as much or as little as you want and you can start any time during the weekend. I'll be cheering you on!! 

Sign Up Here with Mister Linky:


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!

- See more at: http://www.whorublog.com/category/readathon/#sthash.AVDXfSoG.xol4AnPB.dpuf

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.

- See more at: http://www.whorublog.com/category/readathon/#sthash.AVDXfSoG.xol4AnPB.dpuf

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.

- See more at: http://www.whorublog.com/category/readathon/#sthash.AVDXfSoG.xol4AnPB.dpuf

54 comments:

  1. I'm excited to participate in this event! Love readathons, and I particularly love ones held during this time of the year :)

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    1. I am so glad you've signed up and that you are hosting a challenge!

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  2. I will be donating books to a women's shelter! Thrilled to be participating. Thank you so much for all the hard work it takes to put this together. You are AMAZING! xx,Liza

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    1. YOU are amazing! And it's my pleasure to keep the tradition going!

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  3. Great idea! I'll donate some books to the library.

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    1. That is fantastic! Thanks for joining the readathon! I love it because it's a great way to connect with other readers.

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  4. Does it have to be holiday books only?

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  5. Yay, Joli!!! Love this idea. I think I signed up... my name was on the list for a minute and then it went away again . I'll try to remember to check back later to see if it stuck! xo and thank you for thinking of me for this!

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  6. I'm really looking forward to this. I have so many Holiday books in my que to read!

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    1. Great! I'm so glad you can join us. Make sure to fill in the linky about to be eligible to win the readathon grand prize!

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  7. I forgot to share my pledge . . .
    I'm donating $20 worth of books to centers in my community. I've asked friends to sponsor me in my readathon effort with the goal of donating $120 in books!

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    1. Thanks for signing up! I hope you get to read some great books!

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  9. I can't wait for this readathon! I'm donating some books to my local Women's Shelter. :) Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Thanks for joining and your donation. This is a great way to give back to your community!

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  10. What a great idea .... always looking for excuses, I mean ways, to put more reading in my day ;-) ~ Terry

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  11. What a great idea .... always looking for excuses, I mean ways, to put more reading in my day ;-) ~ Terry

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  12. Hi! I'd love to join again this year and for each book I read I'll make a donation to the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists from Venezuela :)

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    1. Thank you for continuing the readathon tradition and pledging a donation. It warms my heart to be a part of such a giving community.

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  13. Just signed up, hoping to get some reading done this December! :D Thank you guys for hosting this!

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  14. Thank you guys so much for hosting! Not sure how much i'll be able to read this weekend but I'll do my best! I'm donating a box of kids books to my local elementary school. :)

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    1. I bet the kids will love the books! Thanks for participating. A remember you can read as much or as little as you want. Just read something :)

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  15. This is so fun! I actually have a lot of time to read this weekend, so I'm definitely in!

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  16. I'll go through my books, and donate what I can--ie, those I can let go of (there are plenty ("HELLO?" is most definitely NOT one of those!)) and donate them to either my local library, the Salvation Army, or a local alcohol/drug rehab center (patients there often read to escape and keep their obsessions at bay). Thank you for hosting!

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    1. Hello? is fantastic isn't it! I read it right before Thanksgiving and I'm already ready for a reread.

      Thanks for participating and giving back!

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  17. I am participating in the Give mini challenge hosted by Joli of Actin Up With Books
    For this challenge I will be donating 1 book to the library for every book I read :)

    You can read more about my participation in this challenge on my blog. https://novelcravings.wordpress.com

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  18. Spending the morning participating in mini challenges! so much fun! thanks for hosting such a fun Readathon!

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    1. I'm glad you're having fun. I love these challenges because they are pretty easy and a great way to connect with other readers.

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  19. My pledge: I am donating the Monster High books series (boxed set) to the Children's Cancer Center hospital in Milwaukee. They had a giving tree at my local mall (Gurnee Mills) and you pick a child's name and then buy them something off their wishlist. I also bought some princess themed gifts to go with the books for my child's name. just dropped off the package!
    #minichallenge1

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    1. I love this! Thank you for your generosity. Have you read the Monster High books? My friend's daughter loves the dolls and show, but I don't know if she's read the books yet.

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  20. I regularly donate YA bks to my local library, so I plan to do more of that! Like Emily we have a giving tree at our local mall that has holiday wishlist for local kids in need. Plan to shop for a few of those kids.

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    1. Awesome! I bet you help make their book drives incredible (knowing the books you read). Thanks for joining the readathon!

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    1. Me too! It's a great way to meet new readers and clear some books from my TBR piles!

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  22. Thanks for hosting, Joli!

    I will donate two more gifts to our school's WE Team Toy Drive. Was going to donate two, but will make it four.

    Happy Reading!

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    1. Thank you for your generosity! I'm sure the children receiving the gifts will be very happy.

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  23. So excited to be participating!

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    1. Thanks for joining up! I hope you've read some great books :-)

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  24. Thank you for hosting this cool event. I've donated money and a gift to 2 local orphanages in Jakarta, can I read 2 books for this?
    Plus: I will give one of the books I read to a stranger in Singapore next 2 weeks.

    Yuska @ lustandcoffe
    Twitter: @yuska77

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    1. I love reading about everyone's generosity. Thank you for giving!

      Yes, you can read as much or as little as you want. I hope you are having fun with the readathon!

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  25. I'm pledging a penny per page. :) I'll give to our local Salvation Army.

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    1. I'm cheering you on! I hope you read lots of pages :)

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  26. I'm donating $100 to a local animal shelter!

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  27. I donated toys for the Wear star wars share star wars event & donated boojs to my library Ksi ( Fiction State of Mind)

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    1. Thank you for sharing. I'm sure your generosity is appreciated!

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