The 3rd Annual Beat the Heat Readathon Kicks Off!

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 24 August, 2015 | 3 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 a third year and are thrilled that you all decided to join us! Here’s a quick overview for the next two weeks:

  • The readathon runs from August 24th at 12:01 AM to September 6th at 11:59 PM.
  • There will be four mini challenges  – a cover guessing challenge, an author guessing challenge, an unscramble challenge, and a book guessing challenge. There will be two challenges a week and the challenges will only be open for 7 days, 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 September 6th and stay open until September 14th. 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 28th. 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

8/25-8/31 (Tuesday thru Monday)
Guess the Title @ Latte Nights Reviews
Guess the Author @ ChaptersPagesWords

 

8/31-9/6 (Monday thru Sunday)
Cover Challenge @ Bookish Lifestyle
Title Unscramble @ In Wonderland

Grab a button

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My goals

I’m going to set my goal fairly low and go for 6 books – 3 books a week shouldn’t be too hard for me! Ideally I’d like to make it to 8 books – 4 books a week – but with the crazy reading I’ve done this month 6 books is much more realistic!

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 8/24
Currently reading: n/a
Pages read today: none
Time spent reading today: none
Books completed today: n/a

I had to work 12 hours!

Tuesday 8/25
Currently reading: Invaded, Kiss of Deception
Pages read today: 370
Time spent reading today: 3 hrs, 30 min
Books completed today: Invaded, Kiss of Deception (DNF)

Wednesday 8/26
Currently reading: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Pages read today: 192
Time spent reading today: 2 hours 10 min
Books completed today: n/a

Thursday 8/27
Currently reading: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Pages read today: 315
Time spent reading today: 3 hours 30 min
Books completed today: n/a

Friday 8/28
Currently reading: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Pages read today: 226
Time spent reading today: 2 hours 20 min
Books completed today: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Saturday 8/29
Currently reading: Praying for Rain, Uprooted
Pages read today: 188
Time spent reading today: 2 hrs 45 min
Books completed today: Praying for Rain

Sunday 8/30
Currently reading: Uprooted, We’ll Never Be Apart
Pages read today: 265
Time spent reading today: 2 hours 30 min
Books completed today: Uprooted

Week 1 Summary:

Total # pages read this week: 1,556
Total time spent reading this week: 16 hrs 45 min
Books I completed this week: Invaded, Kiss of Deception, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Praying for Rain, Uprooted

Week 2

Monday 8/31
Currently reading: The Last Stormdancer, We’ll Never Be Apart
Pages read today: 115
Time spent reading today: 1 hour
Books completed today: The Last Stormdancer

Tuesday 9/1
Currently reading: We’ll Never Be Apart, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Pages read today: 340
Time spent reading today: 3 hours
Books completed today: We’ll Never Be Apart

Wednesday 9/2
Currently reading: Order of the Phoenix
Pages read today: 68
Time spent reading today: 50 min
Books completed today: n/a

Thursday 9/3
Currently reading: n/a
Pages read today: none
Time spent reading today: none
Books completed today: n/a

Friday 9/4
Currently reading: Order of the Phoenix
Pages read today: 278
Time spent reading today: 2 hr 40 min
Books completed today: n/a

Saturday 9/5
Currently reading: Order of the Phoenix
Pages read today: 281
Time spent reading today: 2 hrs 30 min
Books completed today: n/a

Sunday 9/6
Currently reading: Order of the Phoenix, The DUFF
Pages read today: 464
Time spent reading today: 3 hr 40 min
Books completed today: Order of the Phoenix, The DUFF

Week 2 Summary:

Total # pages read this week: 1,546
Total time spent reading this week: 14 hrs 10 min
Books I completed this week: The Last Stormdancer, We’ll Never Be Apart, Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix, The DUFF

2 week final summary

Total # pages read: 3,102
Total time spent reading: 31 hours
All books completed: Invaded (finished the last 50 pages), Kiss of Deception (DNF @ 360 pages), HP & the Goblet of Fire, Praying for Rain, Uprooted, The Last Stormdancer, We’ll Never Be Apart, HP & the Order of the Phoenix, The DUFF

Jessi (Geo)

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