Wicked Valentine’s Read-A-Thon

Valentine Readathon

I was looking forward to a peaceful weekend. After spending the past few weekends catching up on blogging tasks at the Winter Biannual Blogathon and reading my heart out at the Mini-Bloggiesta, a little time-out sounded glorious!

And then it happened. I received the following tweet from my friend Tanya at Mom’s Small Victories:

@CreateWithJoy1 did you see the Wicked Valentine Read-a-Thon? I signed up!

What’s that, you say? A Read-A-Thon? Just last weekend, Tanya and I were chatting about how fun it would be to join our first Read-A-Thon!

Before I could stop myself, I found myself adding yet another event to my calendar!

Wicked Valentine’s Read-A-Thon Details

The Wicked Valentine’s Read-A-Thon (#WWReadthon) is hosted by April at My Shelf Confessions and is now in its fourth year. The dates for this event are February 7-14, 2013 and sign-ups are open now through February 11.

The purpose is to encourage you to read as much as possible during the event – but even if you can only participate for a day, you are still invited to join! There are also Mini-Challenges, Twitter Parties, and prizes!

Wicked Valentine’s Read-A-Thon Goals

Here are my current goals for the Wicked Valentine’s Read-A-Thon:

  • Read as much as I can during what is shaping up to be a very busy week!
  • Attend the Saturday Twitter Party.
  • Connect with as many book bloggers as possible via Twitter and/or their blogs!
  • Update my 2013 Reading Challenges lists.

If you’d like to cheer me on or keep track of my progress during this event, stay tuned to THIS post as I”ll be posting my updates here!

If you are participating in the event – be sure to let me know so I can encourage you too!

Wicked Valentine’s Read-A-Thon Updates

Friday, February 8, 2013

  • Wrote participation post.
  • Signed up for the Read-A-Thon.
  • Signed up for the Twitter Parties.
  • Visited & commented on 5 blogs.
  • Signed up for the GoodReads 2013 Reading Challenge.
  • Posted my 2013 reviews to GoodReads.
  • Read & Reviewed 1st Book: She Speaks by Michelle Clark Jenkins

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

  • Read 2nd book: Fear, Faith, and a Fistful of Chocolate by Debora M. Coty.
  • Wrote review for upcoming Book Tour on Feb 23rd.
  • Identified several more Reading Challenges to join.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

  • Attended the Twittter Party & connected with more fabulous book bloggers!
  • Compiled a list of upcoming events to research.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

  • Completed the Character Crush Mini-Challenge!
  • Read 50 pages in current book.

The Read-A-Thon is now over. I had a blast and look forward to participating in this event in the future!

16 Responses to “Wicked Valentine’s Read-A-Thon”

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  1. Looks like a lot of fun. I just feel like I never have time anymore other than when I am working out (when it comes to reading). I hope that you rock this read-a-thon’s socks off. It really does look like a blast. I’ve always wanted to do one. 🙂 I’m dropping by from the Linking with my Ladies blog hop at Dysfunction Junction. I hope you can stop by for a hello.


  2. April @ My Shelf Confessions
    Twitter: shelfconfession

    Welcome! So glad you’re able to join the #WWReadathon! We’re not exactly in our 4th year (we wish!) but this is our 4th #WWRAT. We usually host about two a year, depending on our schedules – and interest of course. 😀

    Our sole focus of the WWRAT is to create a fun and inviting environment for FUN FUN FUN and meeting new friends and new reads. Reading is of course part of it too – as well as the challenges and twitter parties – and who can forget the prizes, but most of all we want everyone to walk away with a sense of friendship and solidarity with their fellow readers and be able to say they had a lot of fun during the week.

    See you around Twitter and the blogosphere! SO glad you found us! 😀

    April @ My Shelf Confessions

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Dear April,

      Thank you so much for the clarification (I’ll try to update that when I update my next post!)
      Since I am a social butterfly at heart, this sounds like my type of event! 🙂

      Can’t wait until tomorrow’s Twitter party. Would like to do Tuesday too but will not know until that day.
      Tuesday is always my craziest day of the week!

      I look forward to getting to know you better this week! 🙂

  3. Good luck with your first read-a-thon. They are so much fun. I just did Bout of Books last month. I figured since I’m snowed in this weekend I’ll join this one too lol.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you Melissa – I think it will be fun! I’m delighted to meet you and look forward to visiting you when my Internet connection is a tad more stable!

  4. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
    Twitter: momsvictories

    Yay! Glad you signed up Ramona, I thought you might like it. I love that it’s a week long instead of just a crazy weekend. I hope to make the twitter party this afternoon, at least part of it, kids willing. Its always easier for me to get quality reading and blogging time in once they are in bed. You’ve accomplished a lot already on your first day. Thanks for the shout-out to my blog and I look forward to keeping up with your progess, cheering you on and chatting it up on Twitter later. Happy reading!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Happy to do it Tanya – thanks for keeping me in the loop – hope to see you at today’s chat –
      Tuesday’s are always crazy days for me, so I will have to play the Tuesday Twitter chat by ear!

  5. Kathleen says:

    Thanks for sharing! I love readathons. I’m two days late but I’ll see if I can join in. I can’t only read as I have tons to do online and in real life but I do need to do some catch up reading and would like to reconnect with book bloggers so this would be perfect.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Kathleen, thanks for stopping by – I hope you can join, if even for a bit!
      I’m doing what I can during this time but it’s also a busy period for me!

      Also – I knew you had multiple blogs but this one is new to me!
      I am heading over for a visit in a bit! 🙂

  6. Melissa B
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    Sounds like fun! I missed the twitter party last night.. =(
    but..Ive doing some reading this weekend. =)

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Awesome – are you participating in the Read-A-Thon?
      I hope to get more reading done over the next few days but we’ll see how it goes.
      This is a very busy week. Right now I’m trying to get organized with all of my challenges.
      I just found 1 more I want to add to my list!

      There is also a Twitter party on Tuesday night. Hope to stop by but we’ll see.
      Tuesday is always my busiest blogging day of the week!


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