Monday, May 16, 2011

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon Sign-ups 2011

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon

It's time for sign ups for the second annual Once Upon a Readathon! This Readathon is hosted by Lori at Pure Imagination, Candace at Candace's Book Blog, and myself. It runs from 12:01 AM on July 11 to 11:59 PM on July 13th.

What is a Readathon?

A Readathon is where you set a goal for yourself to read more books that is beyond your average number of books you read. There is no minimum, it's all up to you! Push yourself to get some of those books read that have been sitting on your shelves for awhile!  You can read any type of book you choose!

What you do:

To participate in the Once Upon a Readathon you FILL OUT THE FORM below, which is to enter you for the prizes, and ENTER INTO THE LINKY so we can visit you! The form and linky is the same on all of our blogs so you only need to enter once!  Then, from 12:01 am on July 11th to 11:59 pm on July 13th you read, read, and read some more! Make sure you do at least one update post (if you don't have a blog you may do this on facebook and/or twitter) and participate in at least one challenge. Don't forget to add the button to your sidebar!!

What you get:

Many participants will receive prizes. We have swag packs as well as books for giveaway. These will go to random participants and we will list the winners on our blogs when the Readathon is finished. These prizes will be shipped from us, from authors, or from publishers. You are only eligible if you do at least one update post and participate in at least one challenge. We will check!  We have a few giveaways that are international, so international readers are welcome to sign-up as well!


Here is a pic of just some of the things I will be giving away.  Candace and Lori also have goodies to giveaway!!!
Thanks SOOO much to all of the following:
Michele Bardsley - Various Items
Leah Clifford - Signed copy of A Touch Mortal and Swag
Holly Cupala - Signed copy of Tell Me a Secret and Swag
Elizabeth Eulberg - Signed copy of Prom and Prejudice
Jennifer Laurens - T-Shirts, Book Totes and Other Items
Michael Northrop - Signed copy of Trapped
Sarah Ockler - Swag
Jesse Peterson - Two complete copies of 'Living With the Dead' Series
Mara Purnhagan - Signed copy of One Hundred Candles and Swag
Beth Revis - Swag
Lisa and Laura Roecker - Signed copy of The Liar Society and Swag
Ty Roth - Signed copy of So Shelly and Swag
Holly Schindler - Copy of Playing Hurt and Swag
Jeri Smith-Ready - Copy of 'Bring on the Night' and Swag
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  1. We just signed up for this! Excited for this.

  2. Aww...oh no! I would have totally done this but it's my daughter's 2nd birthday on the 13th. I need a good read-a-thon sometime this summer though.

  3. Awesomeness! Can't wait. :D

  4. Ok I am being really brave here. I have taken the step to signup for this read-a-thon. I am in the process of setting up a facebook and at this time my son is stuck between rolling his eyes and being scared, really scared, although he is offering to help, so maybe I will figure out how to put the button and all. Will we receive reminders of the date - at least I have a little time to get ready!

  5. So far, I have signed up for two read-a-thons! Ack, so hard to keep track, lol! :)

    But I need this so it will keep me reading during the summer! Can't wait!

    BTW, AWESOME prizes!

  6. I have signed up, but I have a question, at the top it says we have to do at least one challenge. Is this a challenge we choose for ourself, or that you have chosen for us. I know you said we could choose how we want to do the readathon, but is there another challenge with it? (Sorry Im dyslexic and soemtimes I need total clarification!)

  7. Wow, I'm totally psyched, because this will be my first Read-A-Thon that I will be participating in, plus it will get me a chance to get some of those books read for read/review, as well. lol. Fantastic.

    Oh, by the way, I just wanted to give you a heads up. I am over 18, but I clicked the Under 18 OR Only Want YA Books - the reason I did that is because I really only want YA books. It depends on the genre of the adult books, ya know. Just thought I'd let you know. :)

  8. Sounds like FUNN!! :D
    My first time doing a Read-a-thon, but considering how lazy I've got with my reading I really need this!!
    Thanks for hosting! So excited!
    Great prizes!!

  9. Just signed up - Hope I'll do things right. Are you going to send out an instruction email just days before the event with help hints for us newbies? Don't have a blog so I'll be trying to use Facebook & I always seem to fight with it.

    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  10. I'm always afraid to enter Read a Thons. Don't seem to have the endurance. I feel good about this one. I'm going to try it. Hope I gave the Twitter address in the right way.

  11. Looking forward to this!

    ~Asheley @ Into the Hall of Books

  12. This is going to be my first read-a-thon! I've been meaning to participate in one for a long time, but never have!

  13. New follower :) super excited for the read-a-thon! I haven't participated in one for ages!

  14. Ooh! I'm so excited! Can't wait!

  15. So what are the challenges going to be??

  16. Aww, I can't participate, I'll be studying for an exam then! (It's on the 12th.) Too bad, cause I really need the extra push. I'm falling behind on my reading.

    Have fun!

  17. This sounds like a lot of fun!

  18. I signed up but now I have a camp to go to that whole week so I can't participate. :( I am #174 if you'd like to remove my name from the list.


  19. I signed up, I'm number #277!
    Check out my challenge and updates on the Blog-a-thon!
    I'm excited! wooo, help me decide which books to read during the book-a-thon! Let me know what your own personal challenges are!

  20. Hi!
    I forgot I already signed up. I AM in the linky!!! But, I might have filled out the name and address form twice?? I don't know?? I can't remember!!! LOL!!!
    Just in case I am Laurie Carlson
    laurieisreaading at gmail dot com

  21. I'm so excited! This is my second read-a-thon this year so I can't wait to read a bunch of books=) Thanks for putting this together.

    Happy Reading Everyone!

  22. just signed up on Candaces blog..I love your blog BTW. It rocks! Happy Reading to all my fellow book fiends, book reviewers/bloggers..
    My first will be..IDK!!!!I have a few to pick from so i am gonna go crazy until 12 am!
    Ya'll stop by my blog and say hi! Ya hear?!

  23. Too late to sign up? I filled out the form, but it looks like the Linky is closed? :(

    Jen @ Larkin's Book Bloggers


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