Thursday, December 1, 2016

Seventh Annual International Holiday #Readathon - Sign-Up

Seventh Annual International 

DECEMBER 2nd-4th, 2016


I'm Joli, your 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 in 2015. 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.


Everyone who signs up through Mr. Linky below is entered for a chance to win $25.00 (US) in books from The Book Depository.


For every 50 participants to sign-up, an additional giveaway will be offered.

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

Share the news about the #Readathon
and have a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card
(click Rafflecopter link below)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 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 - See more at:
 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 - See more at:

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

1. My Mini-Challenge - Prize: a $15.00 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.
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?

The Hello? Inspired Challenge The Hello? Inspired Challenge (Link to enter mini-challenge (

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)?

PRIZES: US- An annotated copy of HELLO?. 

International: A copy of HELLO? from The Book Depository

3. Giveaway Prize provided by Karen Ann Hopkins - author of the Temptation series, Serenity's Plain Secrets series, and The Wings of War Series

Mini-Challenge: Since I have a few series out and my prizes are books from each of these series, I want to know your favorite book series.

Tweet the book title @karenannhopkins #readathon or post a photo of the series on Instagram with #KarenAnnHopkins #Readathon and a winner will be selected.

Prizes: Three Winners!
Prize 1 - Signed copies of Embers, Gaia & Tempest 
Prize 2 -  A signed copy of Rachel's Deception
Prize 3 - A signed copy of Lamb to the Slaughter, along with a free audio experience with Audible for Lamb.

4. Hosted by Joanne Rock
Mini-Challenge -  Just name your favorite holiday movie for a chance to win the Holiday Prize pack with a copy of Whispers Under a Southern Sky by Joanne Rock, plus travel sized coloring book, pencils and notepad. Please give the page a "Like" while you're at it so it's easy for me to tag you when you win! My winner will be announced 12/4 at midnight... no purchase necessary!

Visit Joanne Rock's Facebook Page to enter!
Prize: Holiday Prize pack with a copy of Whispers Under a Southern Sky by Joanne Rock, plus travel sized coloring book, pencils and notepad

5. Hosted by Holly Cromer Photography

The Mini-Challenge: Readathon snacks: When I'm settling in for a day of reading, I like to have a snack handy - usually it's some kind of chocolate and a cup of coffee. For my challenge, I'd like you to share your readathon snacks and the title of the book you are currently reading. You can share on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Make sure to include #readathon and #readathonsnacks. If you share a photo of your snacks and book, you'll receive an extra entry.

Shares beginning 12/2/16 12:00 a.m. - 12/4/16 11:59 EST will count. You CAN submit entries for each day of the readathon. 

Prize: $5.00 Amazon gift card

6. Hosted by Brooke of Brooke Blogs 
Challenge - to be announced 
Prize -  Christmas themed adult coloring book prize package (or
they can choose a $5 Amazon GC).

7.  Giveaway Prize provided by Workman Publishing
Mini- Challenge: Retweet, Share, or Repost about Boss Babes Adult Coloring Book 

Prize - #BossBabes Adult Coloring Book

8. Hosted by Clara Kensie - Author of Aftermath and Run to You
Mini-Challenge -
Take a photo of yourself with the book(s) you're reading for the Holiday Readathon, and share it on your social media with the hashtag #ReadathonSelfie, and tag me: 
Instagram: @clarakensie
Twitter: @ClaraKensie
Facebook: Clara Kensie Author
Prize: A personalized signed hardcover copy of my November 2016 release, Aftermath (US). If the winner is international, the prize is a hardcover copy of AFTERMATH from The Book Depository.

9.  Giveaway Prize provided by Novl
Mini- Challenge: Share a book on your wishlist.
Share in the rafflecopter form (extra entries too!)
Prize - NOVL tote filled with ARCs, hardcovers, and swag


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.

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 4th, 8 p.m. - 9 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:


  1. I'm pledging to donate a penny per page read and purchase books for my local non-profit charity that helps families in need.

  2. I'm pledging to donate a penny per page to a local non-profit animal rehabilitation center, donate books to my local library, and donate cans of food to local shelters.

    1. Thanks for participating! I'm sure your donations will be appreciated.

  3. I'm pledging to donate a penny per a page to the Christian Missionary Pilots at my church for Operation Christmas Stocking. It's an organization where you fill a drawstring bag with essentials for a child or teen in need. :)

  4. I pledge to donate a penny per page to my local Humane Society.

    Kendra @ Making Sense of the Stars
    kendrastephaniekaryn (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. I pledge to donate 5 cents per page to Manna Cafe (a local soup kitchen in my area) and 5 cents per page to True Colors a charity that helps homeless LGBTQ youth around the country.

    1. Thank you again for participating and continuously sharing this readathon with others. I appreciate the support.

  6. I'm planning a pledge of 5 cents per page read to a local charity, Belmont Community Organization. I'm hoping to have a successful readathon weekend and cover a lot of pages and books. In case something happens and I don't read as much as I hope, I will make a minimum $50 donation to the BCO.

    1. What a generous donation! Thanks for participating. I hope you reads LOTS of pages!

  7. I will pledge a penny per page and donate it to Operation America Cares. They send packages to deployed service men and women.

  8. Around this time we always donate to the Red Cross and the local pet shelter.

  9. I'm so excited for this! I'm in the process of moving and need to donate some books. (:

  10. I always donate some of my books to the out of school children who lives near my place and last week, I just did that. I gave away some of my books to them.


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