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Friday, December 4, 2009

New Year Read-A-thon




Hey guys!

I've been meaning to work on the official sign-up post for the New Year Read-a-thon, but have been a bit busy. So, here it is!

Now, what is the Read-a-thon all about? Promoting reading in the new year - 2010!

Starts: 5 pm on Thursday, December 31st
Ends: 10 pm on Sunday, January 3rd

You can read as little or as much as you want! Also, I'm planning on having a smaller event called Reading Into the New Year - where us bookworms can read as it turns midnight! I will be posting the sign up for that event next. Please partake in either or both!!!

So, to start off. My goal is to read at least 24 hours. I'm going to see what books I get through closer to the date and then post about the pile of books I want to get through. As you're thinking about what books you want to read, consider the following:

-Shorter books are easier to push through and you may want to include a few of those
-You don't have to read a crazy amount of hours - whatever you can fit in!
-This is a no stress readathon, so if you don't meet your goal - no big.
-Think about any new challenges your starting and what books are on those lists.

I'll also be posting a New Years Resolution post towards the end of December, so if you're thinking about posting your Resolutions on your blog you can link them up there!

Sign up below with your post about the Readathon. I'm looking forward to seeing what books you want to read and how many hours you think you can!

Feel free to steal the button above to put in your post.

Also, one random participant will win a book or two from my pile of books to giveaway. (Yes, we all need extra incentive!)

Leave any suggestions or questions in the comments section!

Big thanks to Drea for her help on the button!

36 comments:

  1. This sounds excellent! I will have to see what our plan is over that long weekend... usually we are just hanging out at home so this may be a good fit!

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  2. Can't wait Kristen! Signed up and getting my books ready! Thanks for hosting this!

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  3. Good luck. Dont know if I can sign up yet but will definitely try. Im wishing everyone that does it fun and luck though.

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  4. This is so cool. I'll definitely be taking part!

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  5. Its a great idea. I might take part too, still comtemplating it.

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  6. Great idea. I will have a change to read the books I hopefully get for Christmas. :)

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  7. I wasn't paying attention and I copied your Start and End dates onto my blog and someone pointed out that it says Dec 31 to Dec 3 when it should say Jan 3rd right?

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  8. I just signed up!! I'm not sure how much I'm going to read, but I'm definitely shooting for a good amount.

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  9. I want to, but I have to see what I work. I'll come back & post if I can!

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  10. I can't wait for this! It's going to be so much fun!

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  11. Oh man! I so want to do this..I have to think about it though - with a 3 year old I don't get much me time during work breaks...maybe I can stay up all night new years and read! :)

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  12. Is the time above in PST or is it an open timezone? Like for example, 5pm on Dec 31st even on my timezone?

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  13. Sounds like fun. Not sure if I can do it though. Will have to see as we get closer.

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  14. This sounds like so much fun! I'd love to participate in this - not sure if I can yet, but fingers crossed!

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  16. Love the idea, I linked to your read-a-thon on my blog this morning... http://genewashere.com/2009/12/15/new-years-read-a-thon/

    I'm working on reading 120 books within a year, and I think this is just the thing to motivate me to read more over the holidays!

    Hope you have a great holidays.

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  17. Such a good idea but... my birthday is January 1st and my father's is January 3rd! I'll be at New Year's eve parties on the 31st, my birthday, and my fathers. So that just leaves the 2nd. So, maybe another reading challenge later in the year.

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  18. I sign in! Can't wait...Thanks.
    Gliceria
    gliceriaong@hotmail.com

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  19. Sounds like fun! I don't have a blog, but I want to participate so I left my Goodreads account link. I'll be posting/reviewing/rating what I read there. Hope that's okay!

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  20. Sounds interesting, no blog, but I'll get what I can up on Goodreads account.

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  21. I'll be participating for sure. This is just what I need. My post is here:
    http://smsbookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/12/new-year-read-thon.html

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  22. My post is linked and I am excited to bring in the New Year reading!

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  23. I love this idea! Sadly, my schedule doesn't want me to. Everyone of those days has a large chunk taken out by something.

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  25. I at first thought I couldn't do this...but then I realized I can make a do-able goal. So my goal is to read 10 picture books, 1 novel, and 1 chapter book in that time. Here's to new goals!

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  26. I will definitely be taking part in a portion of the weekend event! Since I will have to report to school on Monday the 4th, I want to try to get in as much personal reading as possible before that deadline.

    Thanks so much for hosting this great New Year celebration.

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  27. exciting. I found this post through Galley Smith and decided to join in the fun. Thanks for hosting.

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  28. Count me in! I'm just over 100 books read this year and plan to try for 150 in 2010. This is a great way to jumpstart my goal.

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  29. Just started reading your blog and decided I would join in the fun! What a great way to start off the New Year.

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  30. Didn't know there were two events you were hosting xD My bad. Oh well, count me in for this one as well! :D

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  31. I've got a book to finish and then will start a new YA book to ring in the new year! I'll also listen to my daughter finish reading War Horses (Michael Morpurgo)

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  32. Just realized I actually have time to participate on Saturday! A little late, but I'm in :)

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  33. Better late than never! I can do this and I'm shooting for 10 hours in honor of 2010.

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