I feel like I fell a little behind, because I am only at 4 ARCs completed out of the 12 I originally had. I just added one to my DNF pile because I just couldn’t get through it, but I am still counting it as “tried” for #ARCAugust. And I am no longer planning on doing 2 of the original ones I had listed, but am leaving them there until or unless I make it to two others I still have to read for future dates. Otherwise they are just going to be counted in the “did not read for ARCAugust even though I meant to” pile. Updated #ARCAugust list here
I just found this suggestion on how to push forward in your already-owned TBR over on twitter by @MissDahlELama and decided to try my hand at making one! Now I’m probably not actually going to start until #ARCAugust is over, because that’s my current priority, but I’ve been falling behind on Beat the Backlist and need to get a move on with that.
The rules are simple: pick 25 books that you already own and haven’t read yet, and every time you see one mentioned on social media or on a shelf, pick it up and read it! (I’m thinking by ‘shelf’ it means like in a bookstore or on someone’s shelfie or something because I see mine every day and that’s too easy). Cross it off on your bingo card, and once you hit bingo, treat yourself to a new book or read an ARC!
So it’s the second week of August and so far I have read 3 of the 12 ARCs and egalleys I have planned for this month. Not bad, if I say so. I am worried though because I do want to try and finish reading A Conjuring of Light but that will take time away from reading ARCs. Also, I am very behind on Beat the Backlist but that’s another story altogether.
Who else is participating in #ARCAugust? How are you feeling so far about your reading goals? What are you doing to keep on track this month?
So I read for about 6 hours and 48 minutes today, but considering I only just found out about this read-a-thon this morning, I am going to go ahead and be okay with that. Also I got distracted midway through when my LitJoyCrate arrived and I ended up doing an unboxing.
Anyway, I read The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski, and got to about 82% done with it (I started the day at 10%). I have about an hour left according to my Kindle reading time calculator, but I’m getting tired and easily distracted so I’m just going to go to sleep and finish it tomorrow (I also have work in the morning so there’s that too). I was originally really intrigued by the story in The Wood, but the relationship drama was a little predictable from the get-go, so that’s kind of making me a little disinterested in it.
Anyway, that’s all I did for the read-a-thon unfortunately. I might get a few more hours in tomorrow, but I’m working an 8 hour shift so I doubt it will be much if I do.
So luckily for me, I just discovered the #24in48 read-a-thon this morning! I mean, it would have been better if I had discovered it earlier, but hey it’s never too late, right?
Last night I had told myself I needed to spend more time reading today, and look, incentive!! So I decided to sign up!
The goal of the read-a-thon is to read for at least 24 hours in a 48 hour window of time (from Saturday Jul 22nd to Sunday July 23rd.) I can guarantee now that I probably won’t be getting all 24 hours in because I have work tomorrow, but I can try. Sadly it’s also almost 11am where I am right now so that puts me a little behind.
Anyway, I am planning on reading The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski for the most part, and hopefully some more of A Conjuring of Light and Just One Damned Thing After Another.
Now to answer to the intro survey questions:
- Where in the world are you reading from this weekend? I am from New Jersey, USA!
- Have you done the 24in48 readathon before? Nope! First Time! I’ve done a 24 hour read-a-thon though! Don’t think I finished that one….
- Where did you hear about the readathon, if it is your first? I saw it trending on twitter!
- What book are you most excited about reading this weekend? Probably The Wood and A Conjuring of Light (if I get to it)
- Tell us something about yourself. Um…I’m a full-time bookseller and freelance lighting designer who is inconveniently afraid of heights 🙂
- Remind us where to find you online this weekend. Here, twitter, instagram, and sometimes tumblr!
I’m looking forward to all the reading I am hopefully going to get done this weekend!!
I’ve never participated in an ARC month challenge before, but it’s never too late to start! And considerinig my TBR, I think it might be necessary…
Read.Sleep.Repeat is hosting their 5th Annual #ARCAugust, in which you, the participant, set a goal to read a certain number of ARCs you have yet to read, whether they be backlist or not yet released! So here is my TBR:
This is Not the End, by Chandler Baker (8.8.17) Shimmer and Burn, by Mary Taranta (8.8.17) The Epic Crush of Genie Lo, by F. C. Yee (8.8.17) Wicked Like a Wildfire (Hibiscus Daughter #1), by Lana Popvic (8.15.17)
- Dress Codes for Small Towns, by Courtney Stevens (8.22.17)
- All Rights Reserved (Word$ #1), by Gregory Scott Katsoulis (8.29.17)
Zero Repeat Forever (The Nahx Invasions #1), by G. S. Prendergast (Pub. 8.29.17)DNF at 30%
- All the Dirty Parts, by Daniel Handler (8.29.17)
- The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding, by Alexandra Bracken (9.5.17)
- They Both Die at the End, by Adam Silvera (9.5.17)
- Black Bird of the Gallows, by Meg Kassel (9.5.17)
- Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicles #2), by Jay Kristoff (9.5.17)
Let’s see how many I get through in August, because I doubt I will get through them all!