A Very Arc-ish Readathon: Announcement & TBR

a very arcish readathon

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Hello, everyone! Today, I come to you with an announcement for a readathon that I’ll be hosting in April. Us bloggers have the privilege of getting our hands on ARCs – whether those are physical ARCs or digital ARCs through Netgalley and Edelweiss and such. And sometimes, we go overboard and request too many at the same time, or sometimes life gets in the way, throwing off our reading schedules and we fall behind on all those ARCs that we need to get to. I’m way behind on the review copies that I need to read – my ratio is falling behind, and I really need to get my shit together. I thought that I’d spend the month of April clearing out my shelf – and then I thought, why not get others to join in?

W H E N

The readathon runs from 12:01 AM (your time) on April 1st to April 30th, 11:59 PM (your time).

G O A L S  A N D  C H A L L E N G E S

This is a low-pressure, low-key readathon, and so it doesn’t really have any challenges. The only goal is to read as many ARCs as possible; if you’re feeling ambitious, and are trying to catch up on your 80% ratio goal on Netgalley, aim for that. If your goal (like mine) is to just read as many ARCs as possible, and hopefully read everything on your shelf, you can do that. Take it easy – I know reviewing and blogging can be stressful as it is; you don’t need to add more pressure on yourself by adding unnecessary challenges.

H A S H T A G

I’ll be tracking my progress on social media, specifically Twitter, using the hashtag #AVAReadathon. You can join the conversation by using that hashtag; it’ll be fun to engage with other users more readily!

G I V E A W A Y

At the end of the month, I will randomly pick two winners who will both win a pre-order of a book of their choice. This can be a pre-order of an ARC you read and really enjoyed, or it can be anything else – as long as it’s a pre-order. The giveaway is open internationally (as long as The Book Depository ships to you), and if you’re an international participant to whom TBD does not ship, you will be able to choose an eBook pre-order that will be gifted to you.

H O W  T O  E N T E R

You must put up a post on your blog (or Instagram, or Twitter, or Tumblr – literally just anywhere on the Internet) announcing the readathon, and if you’d like, make a TBR. You can link your posts in the linky at the end of this post. Please also link this post in your own posts so that other people who want to participate can easily find this information.

And that’s about it for what the readathon is and the prizes. If you’d like to know more, or have any questions, feel free to leave a comment on this post and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.


W H A T  I ‘ L L  B E  R E A D I N G

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A D D  Y O U R  L I N K S

Comments

  1. I’m a few days late with entering, but I’ll be joining too! I have requested a lot of ARC’s and then I moved out, and everything got thrown off schedule 🙁

  2. I’m a bit late to this game (I’m so behind on blog hopping!) but this is a great idea! I will definitely join up and try to whittle down my list. It’s just soooo extensive. I hope this helps get me back closer to the coveted 80% on NetGalley!

  3. This is SUCH a great idea, and sounds like so much fun, so I’m joining in! I don’t know how strictly I’ll be sticking to my tentative reading list but either way all I’ll be reading are ARCs probably (because ARCs run my world!) so thank you SO MUCH for putting this together!

  4. Ooh, this is just what I need Aimal to get through those review copies! I’m struggling for motivation and have a stack of over twenty review copies on my shelf at the moment. And you’ve got an Aussie title in there too, How to Be Happy! I have that one on my shelf as well. Looking forward to casually joining along (not participating in your giveaway so others can win) but brilliant concept and looking forward to seeing everyones progress! <3

  5. Sounds like fun! I have a few ARCS that I want to get through too, so I’ll love to jump into this. I don’t have an ARC of When Dimple Met Rishi, but I can’t wait to read it when it comes out. It sounds like such a cute book :3

  6. This is an awesome readathon! I just started my TBR post I have It Started With Goodbye from netgalley as well I couldn’t go past that pretty cover xD I really enjoyed Holding up the Universe so I hope you love it, also I am green that you have When Dimple met Rishi *heart eyes* I can’t wait to read it 😀 Thank you for putting this readathon together

  7. This sounds like a fabulous idea! I have way too many ARCs to read (not to mention other random review requests) and this will definitely help me put a chink in it! 🙂
    -Amy

  8. I’ll definitely be joining in as well! I have more than a few physical ARCs and at least 5 Netgalley ARCs I need to commit to this month. I’m excited to join in! I’ll make my post and link it here in the next week 🙂

  9. This is such a good idea!! 😀 I have to read The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley too! WANNA DO A READALONG ? 😉

  10. I’ve just signed up to NetGalley and already got five ARCs to read so this sounds like a fun readathon! Definitely going to take part 🙂

  11. I definitely need this, I have ARCs from last year that I still haven’t gotten too 🙈😂!!! Will be participating for suuure. Also, quick question! Is it okay to include review copies that aren’t technically Advanced copies? In Australia we seem to receive finished copies more than actual ARCs and I have a pile of them, haha.

    • I feel you – I used to be so good at keeping up with my advanced copies, but I have some pending that have already been released and that’s just 😳 And for sure – as long as it’s been sent to you for review, it should count.

  12. I am so going to be joining this Aimal! I need to clear out my NetGalley to read list and have to get my reviewer ratio up so hopefully I’ll be compiling a list very soon to either upload on my blog, instagram or twitter! Great idea and I can’t wait to start reading!

    xx Anisha @ Sprinkled Pages

    • Bahaha, I’m so behind on my reviews oh my gosh. I’m really excited that people are going to be joining in on this! Good luck with the TBR. 😀 x

  13. I’ve got a ton of eARCs to read as well so I’ll probably be on this journey right along with you. 😀 I’m not sure of an exact TBR, but I’ll be aiming to get my NetGalley shelf down as much as possible.

  14. I think this is a great idea! Yay! I’m so deep in ARCs and I am simultaneously doing the 2017 Netgalley/Edelweiss challenge, so this will help up my game! I’m going to have to do this…I’ll make a post before April 1st…TBRs are hard for me, so maybe I’ll just showcase what I have on my shelf to read and go for as many as I can!
    Thanks for doing this, and I love the giveaway idea! Really cool! 😘
    @TeacherofYA

    • Thanks, Stephanie! ARCs are such a blessing and a curse – you get to read so many great books but then you’re also drowning in them. 😛 As for your TBR – that’s basically what I did too. I just grabbed the books that were pending and made a semi-decent TBR. Good luck! x

      • Thanks! Damn, with your new blog address I don’t get the notifications that you respond to my comments! So I’m sorry if I get them late! (I don’t use my Google + too often)

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