Wicked Wildfire Read-a-Thon 2014

Wicked Wildfire Read-a-Thon 2014#WWReadathon is back with the 8th edition: Wicked Wildfire Read-a-Thon!

Whether you are a regular WWReadathoner or a new one, you are extremely welcome to sign up an join in on the fun. Information and the sign up linky will be found below and April will be available for further questions via myshelfconfessions@gmail.com.

We hope to see you all there! ♥


The  Wicked Valentine’s Read-A-Thon is a time when we all get together to dedicate the days of July 14-24 to as much reading as possible. You read as much as you can in order to get yourself a little further through that huge to-read pile! We know real life gets in the way and even if you can’t participate more than one day, you’re welcome to join in on the fun!

In the meanwhile, we will be hosting book-related challenges where you can win some awesome prizes and have a Twitter party at the hashtag #WWReadathon! You can posts updates on your blog, Twitter, Goodreads or Facebook — as long as the profile is public and we all can enjoy your reading progress!

Sign up now!

  • Whether you can join us one, two, three, four or ALL days of the event, you are very welcome to sign up! It’s all up to you when, what and how much you read.
  • How to sign up? Just fill out the linky below with the URL where we can find your updates! Blog, Twitter, Goodreads or Facebook profile/pages
  • The linky will be open until July 22, 11:59PM EST to give as many interested as possible a chance to join in on the fun!
  • Afraid you’ll forget about it before it’s time? Don’t worry! We’ll be sending out a reminder & intro e-mail to everyone signed up on the linky.
  • When participating, you only have to readHowever, it’s always fun reading starting posts and updates on your progress throughout the event! Even settling with a wrap-up post only to show how the reading went when it’s over, is fine if you want to share with us.
  • The Read-A-Thon will officially start Monday, July 14th at 12:0oam EST and end Thursday, July 24th at 11:59 PM EST.
  • Find other participants’ updates through the linky below or at #WWReadathon on Twitter!
Here’s the schedule for the challenges that will be held during the week. Every challenge will go on for the entire week from the time that challenge goes up [most will go up the first day.] Most,  if not all challenges are also open to internationals. :) 


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Want to host a challenge? Well email April at myshelfconfessions@gmail.com and let her know! When the challenges are scheduled we will post them here.

 Twitter Party! #WWReadathon

Continuing this edition are the Twitter Parties! We’re having two parties:

Schedule to Come


    1. I hope I can participate at least a little bit.
      Christy @ Love of Books recently posted..Top 10 of 2012: My favorite books

    2. This is going to be fun! A Valentines Day read-a-thon is a fantastic idea, both as a theme and as a way to beat those mid-winter blahs. Going to need to pick out some books with care for this to make sure I use its theme in all the right ways. ;) I really need to do something about my e-mail settings–this ended up in my junk folder. O.o Good thing I expect things to do that, I guess? *shrugs* Ah well. Let’s see what January brings, then it’ll be time to start counting down the days!
      Kathy @ I Write, I Read, I Review recently posted..Review: Enclave by Ann Aguirre

      • We thought it’s be the perfect time too, those mid-winter blah’s are the worst! What better way than to spend them away reading and meeting new friends :D So glad you were able to get the email despite it ending in the junk folder! So glad to have you with us :D

    3. Yay! I have a Goodreads challenge read-a-thon the exact same week so I’ve got TWO reasons to read like a demon! Thanks for hosting lovelies!
      Kat (AussieZombie) recently posted..Review: Every Day by David Levithan

      • Yaya! That’s awesome, it’s always cool to have more than one read-a-thon challenge at the same time, double the motivation! :D Thanks for joining us, we’re excited already! :D

    4. Yeah, so excited for this! Can’t wait to read along with everyone. :)
      Brooke (Brooke Blogs) recently posted..{Blogger Opp} Get Fit by Gaming!

    5. Signed up! This looks so much fun :-) I love read-a-thons!

    6. This looks like fun! I’ve signed up, since I don’t have anything going on in February yet… I participated in my first blogging read-a-thon earlier this month and didn’t do as well as I’d hoped but still MUCH better than any normal week…

    7. I think I participated in one of these a while back, but couldn’t see it through to fruition because of some pressing matters that popped up, but I’d love to try again. :-)

      • Woohoo! Happy to have you on board! It’s nice to have a week so that you don’t feel pressured but it’s still fun! We’re all about the fun with out readathons and meeting new friends :D

    8. Woah, this sounds AWESOME! I’m really considering the idea of entering. That’s such a great idea! :D

      • You should join us! It’s tons of fun and you meet a lot of new friends :D It’s nice because you find cool people, new books, fun challenges (that are optional) and you don’t have to obligate yourself everyday – it’s whatever is fun for you. :)

    9. I’ll join!! Probably not the whole week, but I have a couple of free days before Valentine’s Day (Carnaval!!), and it would be great to read :P

    10. I’m so glad you guys are doing this again! I can’t believe this will be #4! :-)

    11. Alright, I’m in! :D I’ve only done one Read-A-Thon so far and that was so much fun. I hope to participated every day, but I will see how far I can get. Thanks for hosting :D

      • Woohooo!! So glad to have you! I hope you’re able to participate everyday but no stress if you can’t! We’re more about the fun and meeting, greeting & reading than pressure :D

      • Woohooo!! I hope you’re able to participate everyday but no stress if you can’t! We’re more about the fun and meeting, greeting & reading than pressure :D

    12. I thought I had signed up, but I guess I didn’t! So now I have!

    13. Woo-hoo, definitely need the read-a-thon to get me through some books. :) Excited to be participating!

    14. Hi this is the first time I’m participating in a Wicked Readathon. Hope I do better in this Readathon than the last readathon I participated in (shame) LOL here’s my My #WWReadathon intro post.

    15. Yippeee *happy dance* I found out about a read-a-thon before the last day!

      *skips away happily*

    16. Glad to have found you from Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf. Excited to be participating in my first read-a-thon and have 3 books I wanted to get done this week (which is a lot for me amidst normal life as a working mom of 3 boys). I see a lot of late-night reading ahead of me this week.

    17. Thank you for hosting April – this is my first time participating in your event, and my first Read-A-Thon ever! Tanya from Mom’s Small Victories tweeted me about the event, and I also saw it listed on Michelle @ True Book Addict’s site.

      This is a busy week for me but I look forward to tweeting with you tomorrow and to reading as much as possible before the event closes!

      Have a fabulous day and I hope you’ll have a chance to stop by for a visit!

      Create With Joy

      • I’m so stoked you found us! I hope you have a fabulous time meeting new people and finding new books to read – as well as reading some good books this week! :D We love Read-a-Thon newbies :D See ya around!

    18. I’m already doing the reading so it will be fun to be signed up. My Twitter handle is @BrendaPerrott

    19. I planned to sign up but then totally forgot. When I remember the RAT has started for a few days already, and I thought oh well… next time. But just can’t resist being #100. : D

      • haha i wouldn’t be able to resist either! woohoo! Glad you signed up! We’re glad you’re with us for however many days! Never be hesitant to sign up even a few days in to the WWReadathons, we purposefully leave them open for latecomers – we love it even if people can only join us for one or two days, it’s just about the fun :D

    20. Just found out about this! I didn’t link my start up post- http://aboveaveragebelowspecial.blogspot.com/2013/02/wicked-valentines-read-thon.html!
      Excited to get down to some reading :)

    21. Linky’s closed, but I’ll do what I can! I was away in Atlanta as the matron of honor for a wedding from Thurs before the sun rose to Sunday night, and then yesterday was a day full of laundry and catching up! So I’ll start now!

      My goals are to finish the short story book I’m reading, read at least 20% more of Quiet by Susan Cain, and start reading The Twelve Tribes of Hattie! I also need to write a few blog posts!

    22. Thanks for hosting the read-a-thon April, it was such fun. I can’t believe I won the prize and got all my 3 books read in a week! I look forward to joining up in future read-a-thons! I loved meeting new bloggers at the twitter parties and have lots of new book blogs to visit.

    23. This was so much fun! :D

    24. Awesome! Looking forward to some Wicked Fun!!

    25. This is great…and such perfect timing at the start of my vacation :-)

    26. I can’t wait to get started! Lord knows I have more than enough reading to go through this summer.

    27. I’m not sure if I have much time, but I’m still going to participate in Wicked Wildfire :D I’m looking forward to it!

    28. Can’t wait! I love read a thons! And I really need to get through this To Read Pile. My husband is looking at it like I’ve lost my mind!!

    29. I’m so excited to do this! I’ve never done a read-a-thon before but I’ve always wanted to. I’ll be doing update videos on my youtube channel. I’m also new to this blog and I adore it by the way:)

      • Thanks for stopping in and joining! We’ve never ad a YouTube updater so that will be loads of fun! I hope you have a blast with us and meet a lot of new friends! :D

    30. This is my first read-a-thon, I’m so excited!!

    31. I’m squeaking in under the wire!

    32. Oh dear, why on Earth did I not see this post until now?! :o I’ll need to make a starting post and sign up ASAP :)

    33. Harry Dresden here I come!

      • Wohoo yes – I’m sure you’ll read a ton – Dresden is like CRACK. I swoon for him. The hubs is lucky we are married already or I’d be throwing myself at some fictional character haha

    34. Julie L says:

      Pretty cool – the June 2013 Wicked Wildfire Read-a-thon overlaps with the MotherReader 48 Hour Book challenge http://msyinglingreads.blogspot.com/2013/06/48-hbc-instructions.html #48hbc

      I found out about the WWReadathon from someone participating in the 48 HBC. Hope some of you decide to make it a double barrelled book frenzy weekend.

    35. April for some strange reason the link that is posted up on the linky above is my last #WWReadathon participation post, I didn’t actually sign up to this one but when I went to sign up I saw that I already had a link, I clicked on it, and it was the last #WWReadathon, can you pls delete my link so I can add a new link.

    36. Hey, I’m just letting yous now that the end form says “Crossword Challenge” but there never was a Crossword Challenge! :)

    37. Yay, sounds awesome!! I can’t wait. :)
      Brooke @ Brooke Blogs recently posted..{Guest Post} Right and Left Grand by Rosalee Richland

    38. A Read-A-Thon is what I am doing every day. I will have tp look into the details later.

    39. I am so excited! This will be my first ReadAThon (:
      Trinity recently posted..Hush, Hush – Book Review

    40. So, I am not sure what happened in my signup but my blog link didn’t work. So, here it is again! This is my first read-a-thon ever so I am super excited. I am a full-time student and part-time worker so I hope I will be able to push myself to read a lot more than I usually do.

      • Hi Cheyenne, thanks for signing up! Not sure what happened but you’re all signed up on the Linky with your link to your blog now :D Excited you’re joinign us! I’ll just delete the comment with your blog URL since it’s in the linky and working :)

    41. I had totally forgotten about this since it was a while ago I signed up. Thanks for the reminder. ;)
      Beckie recently posted..Cover Reveal + Book Excerpts: What Remains by Nicole R. Taylor

    42. So excited to be doing another Read-a-Thon! Bring on the reading and the challenges :)
      Chene Sterckx recently posted..~ Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-Thon II Start up post & Progress~

    43. Woohoo! This is going to be so much fun!!! =D
      Trinity @ The Little Bookworm Girl recently posted..Wonderfully Wicked Readathon: Start & Goals

    44. I’m a self-proclaimed read-a-thon addict, so I’m SO excited to start. Who doesn’t love an excuse to put reading on the to-do list?!

      Britney Gulbrandsen recently posted..October Madness: Challenge #5 and Thursday Progress

    45. I’m excited to start this read a thon! Thank you for hosting, I just posted my goals!
      Ariel recently posted..Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-Thon

    46. Hallo April,

      Don’t forget to remove my name/blog as I had to bow out of WW this year! :( I do look forward to participating in other read-a-thons you will host and am thankful to be on the email list! I noticed someone had visited me today via this list and I didn’t want anyone to be disappointed finding out had to step out! :(

      • Thanks for letting me know – are you on the Mailchimp list – I forget, or was it just the reminder list that I sent around for people on this linky? Let me know if you aren’t on the Mailchimp list and I’ll add you to that one so you get a heads up about all future WWReadathons :)

    47. I don’t have a “real” website, but a Goodreads….Tressa at Tressa’s Wishful Endings posted about this on her blog, and I am SUPER excited! I don’t need a reason to read, but I need a reason to read A LOT! hehe! I am so excited about this!

    48. I don’t really have a goal other than to read AS MANY as possible during this time! Yeah!!!

    49. I’m in, this looks like a lotta fun. I’m only shooting for 2 books since I’m getting a late start but maybe I can do more than that if all goes well! Thanks for hosting this!
      Greg recently posted..Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-thon

    50. I haven’t been doing so hot on the reading, it’s been a crazy week! What I am reading I am really enjoying! I finished the second book to “The Virals” series, and have loved it! I am almost done with “I Hunt Killers” which is a little dark and twisty which I like sometimes! I am loving participating, and am loving following your blog! Happy reading!

    51. We are getting there! Everyone I have seen has been doing really great! I only have one more class tomorrow and then hopefully, I can marathon through the weekend. Let’s finish strong, everyone!
      Cheyenne recently posted..The Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon Update: Days #5 and #6

    52. Thanks for hosting the read-a-thon! Had a great time and enjoyed the challenges! Here’s my wrap up post.
      Tressa @ Tressa’s Wishful Endings recently posted..Weekly Update #36

    53. Woohoo, I am in for February! I already scheduled my post. I feel accomplished :D
      Leeanna @ Leeanna.me recently posted..Book Review: Silent Harmony (Vivienne Taylor #1) by Michele Scott

    54. Very excited to do this! I don’t know how much I’ll participate but I’m doing it either way! I know I can do a few days minimum. Too much fun to miss!

      Yay <3
      Diamond recently posted..#ReadingCram Wrap-Up Post

    55. I love this read-a-thon. I did want to check… the Va Va Voom Read-a-thon runs into yours, do allow for book crossover between them? I figured id ask. And this time instead of Goodreads like I usually use I will be using my BookLikes blog!
      Lindsey Greer-Smith recently posted..photo

    56. Ohhh Yay! I love read-a thons, this will be my first time with this one though :)

    57. What a fun thing to do, thanks for hosting!
      Carolyn Brown recently posted..COVER REVEAL – REBORN BY CHERIE REICH

    58. Hi April, I have just signed up. Looks like its going to be a lot of fun! This will be my first time. So expecting the best!
      Sathishkumar recently posted..Valentines Day Wallpapers: Top Wallpapers Expressing Love

    59. Thanks for hosting!

    60. jen7waters says:

      Hi girls!
      So this new edition of the WW is for this year right? Meaning, it starts next week, yes?

    61. Hi girls!
      I really want to join in but I only have a Goodreads account is that ok?

      Thanks :)

    62. I am so going to do this! ^^ It is going to be my very first read-a-thon so I am pretty excited
      Michelle recently posted..Wicked Valentine’s Read-a-Thon Vol. 2

    63. Crap, I missed it. The sign-up linky is gone! :(
      LuAnn Braley recently posted..Author Interview: Karen Snow

    64. Come back, Linky! Come back!

    65. Thanks for hosting, looking forward to it :)
      Piper recently posted..Carnegie 2014 Longlist

    66. Shouldn’t the link be available until day 13?
      Thannya recently posted..Wicked Valentine’s Read-a-Thon Vol. 2 – My Goals

      • Yes, there was an unfortunate WordPress glitch where the Linky was temporarily disabled and not visible, it will be up and available until the 13th, and it’s back up now. I got it back up as soon as I was aware that it was down (I get online later than my blog partner Tabs and she didn’t have access to the Linky since i built it originally) Sorry for the inconvenience.

    67. I’m so glad I found this blog post . I love readathons and have done the Dewey one three times now , and plan to do it again, but this readathon is a great way to spend and celebrate the Valentines Day period and the run up to it, I’m always reading anyway so I hope it’ll be easy for me. I’m hoping to keep going with my books from the Goodreads Reading Challenge
      Katherine recently posted..Wicked Valentine’s Readathon, Vol. 2

      • Thanks for joining us, glad you found us too! We like to make all our readathons at least an entire weekend – if not over a week long so that plenty of people can join in when they want to, on their own busy schedules :)

    68. Well, I missed the boat on this one! I’m signing up and starting late. Hope I can get some reading in. :)
      Michelle Miller recently posted..The Classics Spin #5

      • No problem on starting late, this is a lomg one so I’m sure you’ll be able to get at least a little bit in, if not extra reading, your normal reading :D glad you could join us!

    69. Haha, to get even one in this week would be a miracle! Work + other demands = reading about 3 chapters! sigh
      Heather S recently posted..Waiting on Wednesday: Dorothy Must Die – Danielle Paige

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