Beat the Heat & Bout of Books Goals


The Beat the Heat Readathon conveniently takes place for the last three weeks of ARC August (which I’m also taking part in), so it just makes sense to take part 😉

I’ve been doing okay on my ARC August goals: I’ve so far finished 2 of my target of 5 ARCs.  (My reviews are a totally different thing but they don’t count as part of Beat The Heat so for now I can forget about them)

My goals for the Beat the Heat Readathon are mostly about keeping my ARC August progress going, but I’d also like to read at least one book off my shelves, as I’m pretty behind on my TBR Pile Challenge.

Beat the Heat Goals: 4 or more ARCs /At least one book off my shelves

Bout of Books
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


Okay, so you might be wondering why I’m signing up for Bout of Books when I’m already taking part in ARC August AND Beat The Heat – I mean how many readathons can one girl need right?
Well okay, I admit, some of it is just because I didn’t want to choose between them but there’s also a twisted logic here….


ARC August and Beat The Heat are great because I can get so much done over the space of a month and because taking a day or two off doesn’t throw off my goals the way it can with a short readathon.  BUT short readathons are great because I can really devote a few days to making reading my priority.  I can’t realistically keep that up for a few weeks or a month at a time without burning out, but I really love the buzz and achievement of a few days of just dedicated reading.  Hence, signing up for all the readathons!


Bout of Books isn’t great timing for me this time around as I’m working and Matt’s home for the first half, but for Thursday-Sunday at least I plan to just read as much as I can.


Bout of Books goals: 7 hours + / 600 pages+ / 2 books / Daily updates

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