ARC August!

Hi everyone! I’ve been working on a “super top secret” project and I’m so happy to finally share it with you!

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Tada!

ARC August Banner

 

No I’m not unveiling an awesome (and some what amateur) banner. I’m unveiling a kick butt, month long challenge!

ARC August!

If you’re like me you are probably up to your ears in ARC’s and review request. Scratch that. If you’re like me then at this point there is a giant pool somewhere filled with all the ARC’s and review request you currently have. And I know what your saying…

“Octavia there isn’t enough hours in the day”

“Octavia I’m just not in the historical-paranormal-high-fantasy-fiction mood today”

“Octavia! I just want to be lazy today!!

I know this is what’s going through your mind because I say the same things! But today I’m giving you a chance to get over your excuses and make a dent in that giant ARC pile. So here’s the skinny on this challenge:

You: “Octavia how long will ARC August last?”

Me: “Umm…all of August. From the 1st – 31st.”

You: “Octavia what kind of ARC counts?”

Me: “That’s a better question! All ARC’s count. NetGalley’s, Edelweiss’s, physical copies, upcoming releases….past due releases (yes I’m looking at you).

You: “What’s my motivation?! I just want to be lazy today!”

Me: “Isn’t getting through that giant pile motivation enough?!”

You:  Say What

Me: “Ok ok! In addition to helping you get through that pile (YOUR WELCOME!) I’ll also throw in a $20 gift card to a book dealer of your choice. Because what’s the point of reading all those books if you can’t buy more?!

You: “20 bucks?! Alright I’m in! How do I sign up?”

Me: That’s the really easy part. Type up a post just saying you’re participating then add your link in the linky below! The post can be as detailed (how many ARC’s you have, etc.) or as simple as you want just make sure your mention this post so other people can join! At the end of ARC August I’ll use Random.org to pick a winner. See! Easy peasy lemon squeezy! So go on! Start sorting through that review pile, get that post written, and sign up!

You are more than welcome to use this button! I made it all by myself!

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  1. Reply

    Yes! Count me in! I’ll get my post up as soon as I can!
    Michelle @ In Libris Veritas recently posted…Sunday Post (61)My Profile

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      WooHoo!!!! thanks for wanting to participate! 🙂
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    I love this!!! What a fabulous idea, AND great incentive! Being able to buy more books is always incentive!

    by the way… just an odd question. I keep seeing little cute animations like the Jon Stewart one you have here. Where do you guys get this great stuff?! (Don’t tell Jon Stewart that I called him cute, he’d be appalled, I’m sure!)

    Thanks again! Cute blog too! I think I’m following by email, but if not I will be!
    Nova Reylin recently posted…Book Review: Love & Zombies by Eric ShapiroMy Profile

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      Thanks!

      And their called GIFs…I get most of mine from tumblr. I just google “confused gif” and tada. 🙂
      Octavia recently posted…Cover Madness Giveaway!My Profile

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        Ha! Easy… 😀 Thank you!
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  3. Reply

    Totally in. My post goes live tomorrow but I linked it up already because I’ll forget otherwise. WOOP!
    Shannon @ Twilight Sleep recently posted…Book Review: Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa MeyerMy Profile

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      Woohoo!!!! Thank you ma’am!
      Octavia recently posted…Day 2 of Summer Lovin’!My Profile

  4. Reply

    Awesome, I’m going to join soon. =D
    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile recently posted…Review: The Distance Between Us by Kasie WestMy Profile

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      Wooho!!! Thanks! 😀
      Octavia recently posted…Breaking Up is Hard to Do….NOT!My Profile

  5. Reply

    WHOA THIS IS SUCH A COOL IDEA. CAPSLOCK BECAUSE THIS IS SUCH A COOL IDEA!!!
    Getting my post up ASAP.
    Rebecca H recently posted…REVIEW: Uprising by Jessica TherrienMy Profile

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      lol! THANK YOU!!!!
      Octavia recently posted…Brownies and Broomsticks by Bailey CatesMy Profile

  6. Reply

    Count me in – I love reviewing and post on several sites. It is something I give back to the authors. Would love to be entered to receive ARC.
    I love getting to know new authors and pass on books after reading.

    1. Reply

      Ummm, I’m not giving a ARC away though. O_O This is more of a challenge than a giveaway. Get through as many of your ARC’s as you can for the month of August. Maybe re-read the post?

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  10. Reply

    I’m in! Just need to get a post up. 🙂 Great idea!

    1. Reply

      Woohoo!! Thanks Meg!
      Octavia recently posted…~ARC August Goals and Rules~My Profile

  11. Reply

    OMG I so need this. My shelves are a little insane.
    Katrina @ Bookish Things recently posted…ARC August Sign Up PostMy Profile

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      Girl I feel your pain! I’m surprised I haven’t been banned from NetGalley yet! 🙂
      Octavia recently posted…~ARC August Goals and Rules~My Profile

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        Me too! I just can’t stop requesting! haha
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  13. Reply

    Great idea! I will get my post up tonight and link-up. I am assuming that review copies of audiobooks also count, since you said all ARCs count!

    Thanks for hosting!
    Darlene recently posted…Deadly Memories Book Tour: Guest Post and Giveaway with S.D. O’DonnellMy Profile

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      Yes ma’am! If you got it for review then go on and knock it out! 🙂
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  18. Reply

    JUST WHAT I NEED! SERIOUSLY. My ARC pile is really bad. I need to get on it! Thank you so much for this. 🙂

    Leigh
    Little Book Star
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      No problem! I hope you decide to sign up! 🙂
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    Amazing idea! I was just wondering what ARC’s are. I figured it has something to do with books to be read. I would love to join but the books are the ones that have been on my list for too long,no ones with review requests. Is that alright?

    Lillian
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      Hi Lillian! An ARC is an Advance Reader Copy. In other words a book that you get before it is released, with the expectation of giving a honest review of it. This could be a book that a author contacted you about personally, or one that a publicist sent you in the mail unsolicited, or one that you are approved of via NetGalley or Edelweiss. So people who have ARC’s, be it a hard copy, e-book copy, or audiobook will definitely benefit from ARC August, since it gets that number of “books to read for review” down. Does this answer your question?
      Octavia recently posted…Frigid by J. LynnMy Profile

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    This is such a great challenge, Octavia! Thanks for sharing it with us. I definitely need a little more motivation to get through my pile of ARCs. My post is going live on Monday so I’ll link it up then. 🙂
    Leanne @ Literary Excursion recently posted…Book Haul for {7.21.13 to 7.27.13}My Profile

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      Thanks! I hope it helps you get through those ARCS! 🙂
      Octavia recently posted…A Treat for You ~ ARC SpreadsheetMy Profile

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    Octavia, thanks for hosting such a fantabulous event! I’m also participating in the Netgalley Knockout so this is really an overlap but nonetheless, it’s encouraging me to do more because that way I succeed in not one but TWO challenges LOL

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      Two bird one stone right?! Woohoo!!! 😀
      Octavia recently posted…A Treat for You ~ ARC SpreadsheetMy Profile

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  26. Reply

    Yay! I love this! Count me in. 🙂 My sign-up post will be up on Wednesday, so I’ll be sure to link here!

    Thank you for hosting!
    Kristilyn (Reading in Winter) recently posted…Oryx and Crake Read-Along: Post One (Introduction)My Profile

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      Woohoo!!! Thanks for signing up and good luck!! 😀
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    Cool! This couldn’t have come at a better time – I was already planning on devoting this month to catching up on my arcs. This is going to be fun! 🙂

    1. Reply

      Woohoo!!! And now you have that extra push! Good luck! 🙂
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    Well, I’m in! Typing up my post now!
    Megan recently posted…Cover Compare (6): Zombies Don’t CryMy Profile

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      Woohoo! Woohoo!!
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    I’m swayed-working on my post so I’ll be back later tonight!
    Bookworm1858 recently posted…The Wells BequestMy Profile

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      Well I can be pretty persuasive. 😉
      Octavia recently posted…My Anticipated August Releases!My Profile

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  34. Reply

    This is a cool challenge. I came back with a ton of ARC’s from ALA Annual too! I just started a Tumblr. Can I keep track and post on there for the challenge?
    Libraryhooker recently posted…PhotoMy Profile

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      Of course you can! Just link it up and I’ll drop by! 🙂

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    What a fantastic idea!
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      Why thank you! And I adore your “name”!
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    I’m in. Hopefully my ARC pile will be much less shameful at the end of the month!
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      This is a shame free and judge free zone! We’ll show those ARC’s who the boss is and then we can finally request more! lol 😛
      Octavia recently posted…A Treat for You ~ ARC SpreadsheetMy Profile

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    The linky was still open, so I’m hoping it’s not too late to join up! I don’t usually do challenges because I’m awful at them, but I’m always susceptible to a bookish bribe. Oh…maybe I shouldn’t announce that…

    Anyway, I’m on vacation the majority of this month, so it’s a great time for me to concentrate on catching up with my reading. I just have to–as you said–stop coming up with reasons to read other stuff. And I always have reasons!

    Thanks for the challenge–I think it’s a great idea!
    Ruby’s Reads recently posted…Announcement: ARC AugustMy Profile

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      Nope your definitely not late! Thanks for signing up and woohoo to vacations!
      Octavia recently posted…A Treat for You ~ ARC SpreadsheetMy Profile

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    just the motivation needed! thanks Octavia ;))
    Sharon @ Faith Hope & Cherrytea recently posted…Austen in August: Wordless Wednesday 7.8.13My Profile

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      No problem! Good luck!!

  47. Reply

    Just joined this challenge! I’m a little late, but I’ll still try to read as many as I can this month 🙂 It’s always a good feeling to get the pile down a little!
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