Thursday, August 11, 2011

Read Dangerously Read-A-Thon - Starting Line

Good morning everyone. It's 10:00 a.m. on August 11, which means the Read Dangerously Read-A-Thon has officially begun! Well, for the east coast anyway. But don't worry, my non-eastern time readers, the read-a-thon will start in your area soon enough.
Okay, so here's some stuff you need to know.

Mini Challenges
  • On each day of the read-a-thon there will be 2 mini challenges. These are just an excuse to take a break from reading every few hours and go online.
  • The mini challenges will be posted at noon and 6 p.m.
  • Each mini challenge will be open until midnight of the day it's posted, so you can only do the day 1 challenges on day 1, etc.
  • You can do the mini challenges any time of the day, as long as it's before the deadline. You can do as many or as few challenges as you like.
Giveaway
  • The $15 Book Depository giveaways is open anywhere the book depository ships (this was stated in the sign-up post last month)
  • You must be 13 years or older, and have a parent's permission if you're under 18.
  • To be eligible for the giveaway, you must post at least one end of day report during the read-a-thon. This is just a quick summary of what you read that day, how much you read, and any other info you'd like to include. This is just to prove that you are actually participating in the read-a-thon, and didn't just sign-up to enter the giveaway. Not that I don't trust you, I just want to be sure.
  • The winner will be picked using random.org, and announced on August 14.
  • The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to reply with their mailing address. They will get one book of choice from Book Depository with a maximum price of $15 (US).
Okay, I think that's enough of the boring details. Now, let the read-a-thon begin! Don't forget to check-in in the comments when you start reading, and I'll add you to the list under the starting line.

By the way, the read-a-thon hashtag is #RDreadathon, in case you're interested in tweeting about it.

     STARTING LINE     
Ren @ All By MySHELF

7 comments:

Amanda said...

This is great, I needed one last read-a-thon before school begins once again. I'm starting out with Pregnant Pause by Han Nolan.

Lyssa Anne said...

So, I'm in the Central Time Zone. Do I wait to start till 10AM my time, or can I start now? (Since it's after 10AM your time.)

Well, first thing I'm going to do is finish reading a book I've already started, The Darkest Kiss by Gena Showalter. Not sure what I will read next though.

Book Lady said...

I started now :) but I am at work for another hour so I won't get too much done yet! I am ready though!
http://mustreadfaster.blogspot.com/2011/08/read-dangerously-read-thon-day-one.html

JP said...

Here is my starting post!

http://elle-lit.blogspot.com/2011/08/read-dangerously-read-thon-starting.html

Orchid said...

Finally starting (well kinda). Will do a starting post later this afternoon. =)

Let's Evaluate said...

Hope it is okay that my starting post is turning into an update for the whole read-a-thon that I will continue to update. Hopefully that will save people's feeds from going crazy.

Erin @ Let's Evaluate
my updates and starting post here

Zombie Girrrl said...

Better late than never, I suppose!
Zombie Girrrl @ Crackin' Spines & Takin' Names