Who Wants a Read-a-Thon?!?!?

Posted February 19th, 2012 by in Bookish Events / 34 comments

You know what makes me sad? Seeing that my GoodReads 2012 Reading Challenge button is gray. Not. Green. Over the past several years I have set some pretty lofty goals for myself and fallen abysmally short of them. I’m a great list maker and goal setter but my follow through game sucks hardcore. Currently I am 3 books behind being on pace to reach my goal. (I was 5 so I’m patting myself on the back right now.) Anywho, I decided that I am going to do a read-a-thon to help me catch up to my goals!

GoodReads Readathon

*Will run from 2/24 (12:01 AM) to 3/1 (11:59 PM).

*If you are a blogger, please do a post announcing your participation. If you want to do all of your updating from one post, that is completely fine by me. (You can also grab the smaller button below.)

*I will be having mini-challenges throughout the week. Two for US residents and one for my international friends!

*I can’t stress this enough: HAVE FUN with the read-a-thon! 🙂

*Please fill out the form to sign up!

If you would like to grab the button for your post or blog:

GoodReads Readathon Button

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I do not pretend to be an expert in all this html/java script stuff so if the html for the picture doesn’t work, email me and I’ll send you a jpg file. 😀 I’ve tried it so you should be okay!



34 Responses to “Who Wants a Read-a-Thon?!?!?”

  1. Amanda

    Sadly, I am seven books behind. And I'd love to participate, but I can't. This falls the week before my spring break (where I will, hopefully, get a lot of reading done). Hope everyone has fun, though, and I love this idea! 🙂

    • OUAC_Stephanie

      Stink! Well I'm sure this won't be the last time I get behind on my GoodReads goals! I hope that you enjoy your spring break and get lots of reading done!

      Thanks for sending Hannah this way! Hopefully everyone will have fun! 😀

  2. Alexa

    I'm game even though this is Johnny's birthday weekend so it will be a busy weekend but the weekdays is probably where I will shine. Can't wait! 🙂

    • OUAC_Stephanie

      Wow! For whatever reason that last comment went to the wrong person! lol. Anyway! Tell Johnny happy birthday and I hope you two have an awesome weekend! Hopefully you'll be able to read during the week. 😀

  3. booktravels2

    This year I'm ahead of schedule 20 books, but never leaves a read-a-thon behind, so I'm in.

  4. Hannah

    I've just been going through a massive burn out induced reading slump and I've signed up for the Review Copy Cleanup next month so I really want to finish a handful of books before March. As such I'm going on a self-imposed read-a-thon anywayz and this just happens to fall vaguely around that so yeah, hello! Thank Amanda for sending me too, haha.

    • Hannah

      PS. My sign up post just went up – yay! And now I'm off to read. Hoping to have finished Bite Club and My Soul to Take at least, before the read-a-thon starts. *fingers crossed*

    • OUAC_Stephanie

      Go you! I was ahead for all of a week or two! I hope you decide to join us but if you have a busy schedule, I completely understand! Read-a-thons shouldn't be an added stress. 😀

  5. Kate

    I'm totally in, even though I'm ten books ahead and four reviews behind. I love read-a-thons though, so this should be fun! I just need there to be a review-a-thon after the read-a-thon lol

  6. TrueBookAddict

    I found out about this from Mariana at Book Travels. Yay! Thanks for hosting. This is just what I need. =O)

  7. Grace

    I just posted my starting line. I hope to get at least ahead of pace to my 500 for 2012. I have no idea what to read but I'm working on it.

  8. Danie

    I’m definitely going to be participating! I’m at work right now, doing this on my phone, so I’ll do my start-up post in a few hours! I’m actually right on schedule with my reading but love readathons, so I’m in!

  9. Nancy

    I would love to join but I work is pretty tight in the next two weeks or so. I'm now following you via email so if you have future readathons, I might be able to join by then.

  10. Cheryl "Mash"

    Thank you for hosting. I just found out about it via Michelle @ The True Book Addict and came right over to sign up. I do have somethings going on this week but am going to try and get as much reading in as I can.

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