Thursday, August 7, 2014

Bout of Books & Beat the Heat Readathon

Since I'm going to be reading as much as I can this month anyway, it wouldn't hurt to join a few readathons!

Bout of Books
I'll post my goals when the readathon begins, but for now, here's some information from the Bout of Books blog! 
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
(Button created by Jessi)

I signed up for this one last year, but since I'm always horrible at keeping up with readathons, I don't think I did much for it. I'm determined to get better at updates and challenges, though! Below are the rules from the sign up post on Phantasmic Reads. I'll have a separate goals/updates post in a couple days.☺
Ze Rules!
  • The Beat the Heat Readathon runs from August 11th to September 1st. What does this readathon entail, you ask? Well, read as much or as little as you want – the main point is to READ! You set your own goal, and for three weeks you read as many books as you can/want to reach your goal!
  • There will be mini-challenges throughout the Readathon for participants, along with a grand prize giveaway at the end!
  • Sign up here at Phantasmic Reads or Novel Heartbeat. You may join whenever you like, but to be eligible for our grand prize giveaway, you must sign up by August 24th.
  • To join, all you have to do is make a sign-up post – even if it’s just a “Let’s do this!” thing – and add your post URL to the linky below! You can put your goals and progress (will be required for the final giveaway) in your sign-up post, or you can make it separate. Totally up to you! (You are welcome to use the template we provide as well.)
  • In order to enter for the grand prize, you must have a post to keep track of your progress so we can see that you participated.

I encourage all of you to join either (or even both) of these readathons. It's always fun to have more people! 

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