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I so need this.  I have been, not only a reading slump, but just too busy to take the time to read, which I am missing.  I am hoping that participating in these Read-A Thons will turn things around for me and get me started for a productive and enjoyable year of reading!   Once the Read-A-Thon starts, I will be keeping a record of my progress on a sticky post that will go up on Jan 7th for bout of books.     Want to join me?   Details below:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 6.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books 6.0 team

  • Bout of Books is a week long read-a-thon, run from 12:01am on Monday, January 7th through 11:59pm Sunday, January 13th in whatever time zone you are in.
  • Bout of Books is low pressure, meaning participants are only asked to push themselves to read more than they normally would during any given week. There is no competition between readers.
  • How much time a reader wants, and can commit, to read, tweet, or network with fellow bloggers is left to individual preference. All challenges and giveaways are optional.

And I will also be signing up for:

Hosted by Michelle at Seasons Of Reading

It’s here! The official sign up for A Winter’s Respite Read-a-Thon! It’s just a month away on January 21 – 27! It will start at 12:00am Monday and end at 11:59pm on Sunday.  Times are central standard time so adjust your times accordingly.  Of course, like most read-a-thons, the books read must be novels or novellas, adult or young adult are fine, and you can read children’s books too (as long as you do read some novels too).  You DO NOT have to participate the entire week.  Join in when you can, start in the middle, end early…whatever works best for your schedule.  As long as you sign in at the sign-in post and do some kind of wrap up post, you’re in for the big giveaway at the end.  As with my previous read-a-thons, it will be a week of relaxed reading during which we can personally challenge ourselves and whittle away those ever looming TBR piles/shelves/libraries.  I hope you will join me! I will not be hosting any mini-challenges, as we learned from my last two read-a-thons, focusing on the reading rocks. However, if anyone else would like to host a mini-challenge, you are more than welcome. We will have a few scheduled Twitter chats again (and perhaps some more reading sprints). Our twitter hashtag is #WintersRespite

Sign up in the linky below. You do not have to do a post now, unless you want to help spread the word (hint, hint…) If you don’t have a blog, use Facebook, Twitter or Goodreads. Having a blog is not required. Be sure to grab the button at the top of this post. (Don’t forget that this is just the sign-up linky. There will be starting line sign-in and wrap-up linkies during the read-a-thon and doing both is required to be eligible for the giveaway).

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  3 Responses to “January Read-A-Thons”

  1. I’m not in a slump but have no time right now. I don’t see things letting up until the new year.

  2. Thanks for posting these Read-A-Thons. I will be joining, even though I never do as well as I plan in Read-A-Thons, but I need something to help the year start off with a bang.

  3. I’m so glad you signed up! I hope both read-a-thons will help you get caught up on some reading. Me too! Now, I need to go sign up for Bout of Books!

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