ARC August Update #2!

August 11, 2013 Challenges 29

We did it lovelies! We made it through our first FULL week of ARC August! I think you all deserve a round of applause!


I know I’ve been stalking and judging you via twitter, Facebook and Goodreads but I do it because I can out of love. And look at you! A lot of you have demolished 3,4, 7, and more books! So suck it up! Because we have 20 days to go!

So let’s move on to the cool stuff!

This week I finished a total of 5 books! Woohoo to me!!! 5 books in one week is unheard of for me lately so I’m really proud of myself. Of purse most of 3 of them weren’t even on my list but who cares about that?! I don’t! So here are the 5 I got to!



.5 Stars out of 5

Review went live Aug. 8th, 2013. View it here!


The Sweetest Dark

4 stars out of 5 stars.

Review to go live tomorrow, Aug. 12, 2013.


Born of Illusion

2 stars out of 5 stars.

Review to go live Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013



4 stars out of 5 stars

Review to go live Friday Aug. 16th, 2013 forΒ Reading After Dark.



DNF!!! Ahhh it happened! A DNF! Welp, shit happens! Moving on!


This week’s goal!

Crown of Midnight HBTen Tiny BreathsBlushStungThe Bookstore HR


So I also want to spotlight @bokhi_blog who (last time I checked in) has finished an amazing 8 books so far for ARC August!! Woohoo to you! Everyone make sure you tweet your congrats to @bookhi_blogΒ to show your support!

And moving on again! Thanks to my good friend, Jon, over at Scott Reads It, I am proud to announce that ARC August will be having it’s very first twitter chat this Saturday (Aug. 17th)!!!


WOOHOO!!!!! Now many of you are probably looking at me like I’ve grown a 2nd head but trust me this shall be fun! What better way to met other awesome bloggers, hear about other’s accomplishments and fails (yes you!), AND have your ARC August questions answered?! So let me give you a little info about twitter chats!

  • A twitter chat is just that. We chat…via twitter…sort of like sending group text.
  • The twitter chat will start at 8pm (EST) and will last for one hour. I’m not good at the whole “time conversion” stuff so google it.
  • During the twitter chat we will be using the #ARCAugust hashtag. If you don’t use the hashtag I CAN’T SEE YOU!
  • Go on and google and TESTTweetChat” and “TweetDeck” to see which one will be easiest for you to manage. I personally use tweetdeck because I can just add a column dedicated just to “#ARCAugust”. Tweetchat is cool to because it’s just a screen of tweets showing the #ARCAugust tweets but I’m easily overwhelmed so that doesn’t work for me. If you need help with either system tweet me BEFORE SATURDAY and I’ll help you.

If you have specific questions you can leave them in the comments here or you can just tweet them during the chat. I will be asking questions and talking gibberish during the chat so…. yeah. Be afraid!

But enough of that! I know you all have made some progress this week and I want those links!

29 Responses to “ARC August Update #2!”

  1. Bec @ Ransom Reads

    You had a really good week it seems! 5 books is amazing. Hopefully you can keep this up for the rest of the month and blitz your goal πŸ˜€ I just finished off my first ARC last night and am hoping to start the second today.

  2. Kristen@My Friends Are Fiction

    Thank you for coming up with this idea! I think it is really helping me focus on a goal and get through those ARCs! I can feel some of the stress slipping away. I actually forgot a book on my update for week 1 so I’ll add it to week 2. I can’t believe I FORGOT to add a book! And it was CRESS.

    You did a great job! I am excited to see your upcoming reviews of The Sweetest Dark and Born of Illusion.
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  3. Sharon @ Faith Hope & Cherrytea

    wishing I had progress to report ;))
    working on 1 arc recvd end of week, so will probably get thru it by end of tomorrow??? will post asap [did complete 1 1/2 bks at the moment, just not ARCs!]

    BIG opp to deal with some social injustice issues jumped into my schedule & I must needs jump into the fray.. time taken!

    CHEERS to you, Octavia, for 5 down!! party hardy :))
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    • Octavia

      Thanks! I wish I could have read more but, what can ya do? And it’s not too late to sign up and get through some of your ARC’s!

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