Book Events – April 2013 Read-A-Thons

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Is there a book you’ve wanted to read for quite some time? Is your TBR pile starting to grow unmanageable? If so, this is your week to catch up as the blogosphere is bursting with Read-A-Thons!

Here are the events I’m participating in this week, and the books I anticipate reading and reviewing. Which events will you be participating in and which of these books interests you the most?

Random Read-A-Thon – #WWReadathon

Random Readathon April 19

This event was held as part of festivities to celebrate My Shelf Confessions’ blogaversary! The celebration continues all month – so stop by and visit!

Book Selection
Tales Of The Defended
Review Date – April 27, 2013

Tales of the Defended Ones

Spring Into Horror Read-A-Thon – #SpringHorrorRAT
Monday thru Sunday, April 22-28, 2013
One of Four Seasonal Read-A-Thons Hosted at Seasons Of Reading

Spring Into Horror April 2013

Don’t let the word “horror” scare you off! The hostesses assure me that you only have to read one scary book during this read-a-thon – but they define the word “scary” loosely, allowing you to include horror, paranormal, thrillers, mysteries and the like in the mix! Once you read your “scary” book, you can read whatever else you like (any genre)!

Book Selections

I’ll be focusing on a book that delves into the “mysteries” of one family’s past for my required read.

Sands Of Time
Review Date April 26, 2013

Trails In The Sand

I’ll also be reading:

Book Selection
Review Date – April 27, 2013


Weekday Read-A-Thon – Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Weekday Read-A-Thon 4-24-13

Are you too busy to read on the weekends? Can you squeeze just a little time for reading into your weekday? If so, join co-hosts Allison at The Book Wheel and Rebecca at Love at First Book at this inaugural event!

Get Back Up
Review Date – April 25, 2013

Get Back Up

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon – Saturday, April 27, 2013

Deweys 24 Hour Read-A-Thon April 2013

This event is considered to be one of the premiere read-a-thons in the blogosphere! As of this writing, there are close to 300 people signed up and recruitment for cheerleaders, prizes and hourly challenges. You can feel the excitement brewing!

Freefall To Fly
Review Date – April 29, 2013

Freefall To Fly

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27 Responses to “Book Events – April 2013 Read-A-Thons”

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  1. Allison @ The Book Wheel
    Twitter: thebookwheel

    What a great compilation! I know which one I’m definitely doing 😉

  2. Michelle @ The True Book Addict
    Twitter: truebookaddict

    Are you ready? Spring into Horror starts in less than two hours! I can’t wait!

    Thanks again for signing up. 🙂

  3. Faith Hope & Cherrytea
    Twitter: _eHope

    I’m usually involved in Dewey’s annual events . not any interest in horror reads – too many others to invest my time..
    No shortage of great reading opps.. enjoy 🙂

  4. Kristen says:

    I love the Dewey Readathon! I just love them in general. I need to figure out what I’m reading this time around. Great stash!

    The Monster Report

  5. Annie
    Twitter: thebookhour

    Ooh. Keep seeing this read-a-thon everywhere. Off to check it out now… Enjoy your reading!

  6. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Twitter: laurelrainsnow

    Great list of events! Thanks for sharing…and enjoy.


  7. Arnebya
    Twitter: whatnowandwhy

    This is so exciting! I’ve never even heard of the read-a-thon before, but I love a good book recommendation.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I was so excited when i first heard about them too!
      I hope you can join – as you can see there are events geared for everyone’s time schedule and reading tastes –
      and there are more to come – so if you can’t make these, stay tuned for future events –
      and be sure to cheer us on!

      (And yes, it is always fun to see what everyone is reading!) 🙂

  8. Tanya @Moms Small Victories
    Twitter: momsvictories

    Good luck with your read-a-thon week! As you know, I am doing all of these also! I didn’t do as well this weekend, we were unexpectedly out of town but hopefully things settle down so I can get some good reading done this week with Michelles read-a-thon

  9. Rebecca @ Love at First Book
    Twitter: RebeccaScags

    I love having all of the bookish events in one place! You & Tanya @ Mom’s Small Victories help to keep me up to date! 🙂

  10. Sarah says:

    I really love to read but I don’t always make the time for it unfortunately. There just aren’t enough hours in the day (or enough energy in my tired eyes!)

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      That’s the nice thing about some of these events. The shorter ones encourage those who only have short periods of time to pop in when they can.
      When you’re ready, that might be a perfect place to start (or, you can always stop by and cheer us on!)

      Have a fab week Sarah!

  11. Dana
    Twitter: kissmylist

    I’m fairly new to blogging and have never heard of these read-a-thon events – I’ll have to check them out! Any excuse to read for me 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Dana, I hope you have the chance to participate – these read-a-thons are fantastic!
      This is my first year of doing them and I am totally hooked!
      I have read more, met some wonderful bloggers and connected with some awesome communities as a result.

      If you are on Twitter, there are often chats and parties associated with them as well.
      Some events have prizes, challenges, and games – which can add to the fun.

      I’ll be sharing more in the future so if you can’t make these – the next one is just around the corner!

  12. Vasilly
    Twitter: Vasilly

    I can’t wait for this week’s read-a-thons to start! I still have no idea what I’m going to read though. 🙂 Freefall to Fly looks interesting. Happy reading!

  13. Charlotte says:

    Just finished reading Knots and Crosses and started Haunted Ground.

  14. Elizabeth
    Twitter: login4108

    ENJOY your books.

    I just got back in to town and missed all the fun. Going to try to visit everyone…better late than never I guess. 🙂

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  15. I wasn’t going to participate in Dewey’s Readathon since the weather is supposed to be nice and I really need to do yard work. The closer the readathon gets, the more I think I may change my mind and participate! I hate missing out on the fun! Good luck to you!


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