The Beat the Heat Readathon Kicks off!

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 11 August, 2014 | 6 Comments



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You can still sign up HERE!

Welcome to the start of the Beat the Heat Readathon! Reanna and I are excited to be hosting this readathon another year and are thrilled that so many of you decided to join us! Here’s a quick overview for the next three weeks:
  • The readathon runs from August 11th at 12:01 AM to August 31st at 11:59 PM.
  • There will be four mini challenges  – a cover guessing challenge, a book blending challenge, an unscramble challenge, and a book guessing challenge. They will start on different dates and the challenges will only be open for a week, so be sure to check the challenge schedule (right below this section).
  • 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 31st and stay open until September 7th. This should allow you enough time to do a wrap up post if you choose to.
  • Remember, to participate in the grand prize giveaway, you MUST be signed up for the readathon. Readathon signups will stay open until August 24th. 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. (You’re welcome to use the format in this post!)
  • All challenges are optional, but there will be bonus entries for participating in them in the final giveaway. 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

Tuesday, August 12th: Unscramble challenge @ Book Haven

Friday, August 15th: Guess the Book Title Challenge @ Novel Heartbeat (guest post by Nikki Wang)

Tuesday, August 19th: Book Blending challenge @ Rosie Reads

Friday, August 22nd: Covers in the Sun challenge @ Fantasy is More Fun

Tuesday, August 26th: The Match Game @ Nick’s Book Blog

Grab a button!

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My Goals

I don’t want to aim to high – I have only read 3 books since April, after all – but I would like to get somewhat caught up. I’m WAY behind! I think I’ll aim for 6 books. That’s 2 books a week! I’d love to read at least 10, but with work and everything else I don’t think I’ll have time =/

My progress

Here’s where I’ll track my progress for the duration of the readathon. (I’ll probably post progress on Heartbeat Weekly, too.) Feel free to use this format for your own progress post!

Week 1

Monday 8/11
Currently reading: Deliverance by C.J. Redwine, Blackbird by Anna Carey
Pages read today: 100
Time spent reading today: 1 hr 30 min
Books completed today: Deliverance

Tuesday 8/12
Currently reading: —
Pages read today: none
Time spent reading today: none
Books completed today: N/A

I didn’t have time to read today, I worked 13 hours and then watched Divergent with some friends :)

Wednesday 8/13
Currently reading: Blackbird by Anna Carey
Pages read today: 206
Time spent reading today: 2 hours 30 min
Books completed today: Blackbird

Thursday 8/14
Currently reading: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Pages read today: 30
Time spent reading today: 20 minutes
Books completed today: N/A

Friday 8/15
Currently reading: Heir of Fire
Pages read today: 20
Time spent reading today: 15 minutes
Books completed today: N/A

Saturday 8/16
Currently reading: Trial by Fire
Pages read today: 103
Time spent reading today: 1 hour 30 min
Books completed today: N/A

Sunday 8/17
Currently reading: —
Pages read today: —
Time spent reading today: —
Books completed today: N/A…I worked all day!

I didn’t get much reading done this week :(

Week 1 summary

Total # pages read this week: 459
Total time spent reading this week: 5 hrs 50 min
Books I completed this week: Deliverance, Blackbird

Week 2

Monday 8/18
Currently reading: Trial by Fire
Pages read today: —
Time spent reading today: —
Books completed today: —

I spent the entire day moving my books into my new house!

Tuesday 8/19
Currently reading: Trial by Fire
Pages read today: —
Time spent reading today: —
Books completed today: N/A

I worked 13 hours today…no time for reading :(

Wednesday 8/20
Currently reading: Trial by Fire
Pages read today: —
Time spent reading today: —
Books completed today: N/A

I worked on my library and worked!

Thursday 8/21
Currently reading: Trial by Fire
Pages read today: 77
Time spent reading today: 1 hour
Books completed today: N/A

Friday 8/22
Currently reading: Trial by Fire
Pages read today: 112 pages
Time spent reading today: 1 hour 30 min
Books completed today: N/A

Saturday 8/23
Currently reading: Trial by Fire, Heir of Fire
Pages read today: 92
Time spent reading today: 1 hour 20 min
Books completed today: Trial by Fire

Sunday 8/24
Currently reading: Heir of Fire
Pages read today: 10
Time spent reading today: 10 min
Books completed today: N/A

Week 2 summary

Total # pages read this week: 291
Total time spent reading this week: 4 hours
Books I completed this week: Trial by Fire

Week 3

Monday 8/25
Currently reading: Heir of Fire
Pages read today: 51
Time spent reading today: 40 min
Books completed today: N/A

Tuesday 8/26
Currently reading: Heir of Fire
Pages read today: 33
Time spent reading today: 25 min
Books completed today: N/A

Wednesday 8/27
Currently reading: Illusions of Fate
Pages read today: 121
Time spent reading today: 1 hour 15 min
Books completed today: N/A

Thursday 8/28
Currently reading: Illusions of Fate, Heir of Fire
Pages read today: 184
Time spent reading today: 2 hours
Books completed today: Illusions of Fate

Friday 8/29
Currently reading: Heir of Fire
Pages read today: 29
Time spent reading today: 20 min
Books completed today: N/A

Saturday 8/30
Currently reading: Heir of Fire
Pages read today: 316
Time spent reading today: 3 hours 30 min
Books completed today: N/A

Sunday 8/31
Currently reading: Heir of Fire, Fiendish
Pages read today: 119
Time spent reading today: 1 hour 25 min
Books completed today: Heir of Fire

Week 3 summary

Total # pages read this week: 845
Total time spent reading this week: 9 hours 35 min
Books I completed this week: Illusions of Fate, Heir of Fire

3 week final summary

Total # pages read: 1,595
Total time spent reading: 19 hours 25 min
All books completed: Deliverance, Blackbird, Trial by Fire, Illusions of Fate, Heir of Fire

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

 

Jessi (Geo)

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6 Responses to “The Beat the Heat Readathon Kicks off!”

  1. Stephanie H.

    School starts back up for me two weeks from today. Summer is the time of year I catch up on any reading I may miss throughout the school year. Even with a month of summer school, I have already completed 23 book/novellas this summer. I would love to make it an even 30!

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