The Beat the Heat Readathon Kicks Off!

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 29 July, 2013 | 18 Comments



BeatHeatRAT bannerWelcome to the start of the Beat the Heat Readathon! We are excited to be hosting this readathon and are thrilled that so many of you decided to join us! Here’s a quick overview for the next two weeks:

  • The readathon runs from July 29th at 12:01 AM to August 11th at 11:59 PM.
  • There will be three mini challenges  – a cover challenge, an author challenge, and a matchup challenge. The challenges will contain YA titles on Auntie Spinelli Reads and  NA/adult titles on Phantasmic Reads. They will start on different dates and the giveaways will only be open for a few days, so be sure to check the challenge schedule (bottom of this post).
  • Feel free to tweet about it with us and start a discussion! Use hashtag #BtHReadathon when tweeting.
  • There will be a grand prize drawing that will go live on August 10th and stay open until the 17th. This should allow you enough time to do a wrap up post if you choose.
  • Remember, to participate in the mini-challenge and grand prize giveaways, you MUST be signed up for the readathon. Readathon signups will stay open until August 5th. Sign up HERE or HERE.

  • Some sort of progress post will be required for the grand prize giveaway. You can add your progress to your sign-up post if you made one, or make a new post.
  • All challenges are optional. Feel free to participate in as many (or as few) as you’d like. The main goal of Beat the Heat is to READ and enjoy yourself!

Mini Challenge Schedule

Thursday, August 1st: Name That Cover 

Monday, August 5th: The Matching Game

Thursday, August 8th: Who’s That Author  

 

Grab a button!

goals

I’m not sure how much time I’ll actually have to read with work, but ideally – and this is really pushing it – I’d like to read 10 books total in the 2 week span. It’s a pretty high goal for me, but that’s what I’ll shoot for. Even if I can’t make it, I’d be happy reading more than 6 books. I usually give some ideas for books I’m going to read, but not only am I far too lazy, I don’t actually know right now. I have my awesome TBR-Jar to make the decisions for me. I’ll read whatever books I draw from the jar!

progress

Here’s where I’ll track my progress for the duration of the readathon. Feel free to use this format for your own progress post!

Monday 7/29
Currently reading: Through the Ever Night, Everbound
Pages read today: 365
Time spent reading today: 4 hours 10 minutes
Books completed today: Through the Ever Night

Tuesday 7/30
Currently reading: Everbound
Pages read today: 56
Time spent reading today: 30 minutes
Books completed today: none

Wednesday 7/31
Currently reading: Everbound
Pages read today: 37 
Time spent reading today: 20 minutes
Books completed today: none :(

Thursday 8/1
Currently reading: Everbound, Prodigy
Pages read today: 465
Time spent reading today: 4 hours 45 minutes
Books completed today: Everbound

Friday 8/2
Currently reading: Prodigy
Pages read today: 96
Time spent reading today: 1 hour 15 minutes
Books completed today: Prodigy

Saturday 8/3
Currently reading: Nothing…
Pages read today: 0
Time spent reading today: 0 minutes
Books completed today: none
Note: I went to an author signing today and spent time with my boyfriend. No time to read =/

Sunday 8/4
Currently reading: Bone Season
Pages read today: 2……..
Time spent reading today: Like, a minute? >.>
Books completed today: NONE
Note: I worked a 13 hour work shift today. Sigh…

WEEK 1 SUMMARY
Total # pages read this week: 1,021
Total time spent reading this week: 11 hours
Books I completed this week: 3 – Through the Ever Night, Everbound, Prodigy

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Monday 8/5
Currently reading: Bone Season
Pages read today: 7…
Time spent reading today: Maybe 5 minutes
Books completed today: None. AGAIN.
Note: I worked ANOTHER 13 hour work shift. Damn life for getting in the way of reading -___-

Tuesday 8/6
Currently reading: The Bone Season
Pages read today: 382
Time spent reading today: 5 hours 30 minutes
Books completed today: none

Wednesday 8/7
Currently reading: The Bone Season, Chaos of Stars
Pages read today: 360
Time spent reading today: 3 hours, 45 minutes
Books completed today: The Bone Season, Chaos of Stars

Thursday 8/8
Currently reading: Not a Drop to Drink, 3:59
Pages read today: 320
Time spent reading today: 3 hours, 40 minutes
Books completed today: Not a Drop to Drink

Friday 8/9
Currently reading: 3:59
Pages read today: 107
Time spent reading today: 1 hour
Books completed today: none

Saturday 8/10
Currently reading: 3:59
Pages read today: 177
Time spent reading today: 1 hour 30 minutes
Books completed today: none

Sunday 8/11
Currently reading: 3:59, Tumble & Fall
Pages read today: 73
Time spent reading today: 45 minutes
Books completed today: 3:59

WEEK 2 SUMMARY
Total # pages read this week: 1,426
Total time spent reading this week: 16 hours, 15 minutes
Books I completed this week: 4 – Bone Season, Chaos of Stars, Not a Drop to Drink, 3:59

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Monday 8/12
Currently reading: Tumble & Fall
Pages read today: 160
Time spent reading today: 1 hour
Books completed today: Tumble & Fall (DNF)

Tuesday 8/13
Currently reading: Burning Sky
Pages read today: 40 pages
Time spent reading today: 30 minutes
Books completed today: none
Note: I had today off but didn’t get much reading in because I had to catch up on reviews!

Wednesday 8/14
Currently reading: Burning Sky
Pages read today: 40 pages
Time spent reading today: 30 minutes
Books completed today: none

Thursday 8/15
Currently reading: Find Me, Avalon
Pages read today: 307
Time spent reading today: 3 hours 30 minutes
Books completed today: Find Me

Friday 8/16
Currently reading: Avalon
Pages read today: 43
Time spent reading today: 30 minutes
Books completed today: none

Saturday 8/17
Currently reading: Avalon
Pages read today: 0
Time spent reading today: none :(
Books completed today: none
Notes: I went to King’s Island today!

Sunday 8/18
Currently reading: Avalon
Pages read today: 70
Time spent reading today: 45 minutes
Books completed today: none

WEEK 3 SUMMARY
Total # pages read this week: 660 (ouch!)
Total time spent reading this week: 6 hours 45 minutes
Books I completed this week: 2 – Tumble & Fall (DNF), Find Me

 

3 WEEK FINAL SUMMARY
Total # pages read: 2,517
Total time spent reading: 28 hours
All books completed:  9 – Through the Ever Night, Everbound, Prodigy, The Bone Season, Chaos of Stars, Not a Drop to Drink, 3:59, Tumble & Fall (DNF), Find Me

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We can’t thank you all enough for joining us. We hope the next two weeks are filled with fun and books! It’s time to BEAT THE HEAT!

Jessi (Geo)

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18 Responses to “The Beat the Heat Readathon Kicks Off!”

  1. Yay for wanting to read 10 books this week. I wish I had time for 10 books but I’m going to just try for 7. Hmm a TBR jar is an interesting idea. I should try that sometime.

    Happy reading and thanks for hosting!

  2. Thanks for creating this read-a-thon :) I just need to read 50 more pages then I’m done with my first book! I’ve been reading since I woke up lol. Hope you accomplish all your goals.

    Leigh
    Little Book Star

    • Nice!!! I wish I could have read all day since it was my day off, but sadly I had chores and errands to take care of. Plus I kept getting distracted by the internet >.<

  3. Ange

    Good luck with your goal… looks like your on a roll already! A TBR jar is an awesome idea… that might actually help me put a decent dent in the books I haven’t read =)

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