2014 ARC August Sign Up

Hello my loves! Yesterday I shared with you some of the changes coming to this year’s ARC August challenge. I was still working out the rules so I didn’t post the sign up but after a little brain storming I think we’re good to go!

For those of you who are new to ARC August first let me say WELCOME AND HAVE FUN!! I started ARC August last year because I really suck at keeping my NetGalley and Edelweiss ratios in the green. I’m so bad in fact I do believe my ratio at the start of ARC August 2014 was around 26%…

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But that’s besides the point. I wanted ARC August to be a month full of encouraging other folks who were drowning in ARC’s (and some who weren’t) to put some sort of dent in that pile. A month for us to focus on getting through those ARC’s, but also have some fun. And this year will be no different!

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So here’s the deal:

  • Type up a post saying you’re participating in ARC August!

This can be done on your blog, tumblr, Facebook, Goodreads, twitter or instagram. I seriously don’t care as long as it’s easy for you, and possible for me to go cheer you on at. Within that post share your ARC August goals with us! Are you shooting to read 3 book? 8? 27? TELL US!

  • Link that post in the linky below! Make sure it’s the direct post so we can come visit you!!
  • Grab the official ARC August button!

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  • Go vote on what I’ll be reading and what YOU’LL be winning! I don’t have any ARC’s I have to get to so I’m letting you all pick through my BEA haul, and whatever I finish goes in a GIANT prize pack!
  • Vote on what Shelly will read and giveaway too!! My beautiful co-blogger is joining in on the fun and has a few ARC’s she needs to read and giveaway too! So hop on over to the voting page and see all the goodies that could be in the runner up prize pack!
  • Mark your calendar for our very first twitter chat, August 4th @ 8:00PM EST!!  #ARCAugust when chatting!

HAVE FUN!!!!

This challenge is all about having fun and reading all those shiny ARC’s you have sitting in your lap! So no pressure on what you don’t read, or “have” to read or any of that craziness. Just have fun with it!

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52 thoughts on “2014 ARC August Sign Up

  1. Pili

    YESSSS!!! I’m gonna have my post up tomorrow!! =D Need to see what ARCs I’m gonna be reading!
    Btw, is it me or the linky doesn’t work??
    Pili recently posted…Mark This Book Monday: Shadows by Paula Weston!!!My Profile

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    1. Octavia

      All fixed my dear! And good luck on hitting that 80% ratio!! I know you can do it!! 😀
      Octavia recently posted…Interview with Nikki Kelly (author of Lailah)!My Profile

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  2. Olgia

    This is such a wonderful idea! I’ve used July to read physical books and using August to catch up on ARC’s is such a smart idea! A perfect end to summer reading 🙂
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    1. Octavia

      Thank you! We had a ton of fun with ARC August last year and I really want to keep that up!
      Octavia recently posted…Interview with Nikki Kelly (author of Lailah)!My Profile

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  3. Christy

    Definitely going to have to participate in this, I feel like I’m drowning in review books! I’ll have my post up in the next few days 🙂
    Christy recently posted…DNF Review | The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn AndersonMy Profile

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  4. Jess @ Such A Novel Idea

    YAY I’m glad you are doing this again! My biggest goal is to clear out some Netgalley books I’ve been sitting on.
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  5. Brittany t

    Ohhh this looks so fun! What a perfect way to get excited about all those arcs I requested. You’ve got some gems in your list too can’t wait to see your reviews.
    <3 Britt
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  6. Mo

    I’m not sure how many ARCs I have to finish. I may participate depending on how many I have.

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  7. Loren @ Such A Novel Idea

    This will be my first year participating and as I told Jess, I am a little intimidated by it BUT I am up for the challenge! 🙂
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  8. Jess @ Such A Novel Idea

    Hey Octavia,

    Both my coblogger and I are participating, but it won’t let me link up separately b/c it’s the same link. Just wanted you to know so she can take part as well.
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    1. Octavia

      Thanks for the heads up!! 🙂
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  10. Scott Reads It!

    Last year, somehow I managed to read a book for ARC August, but I don’t think I can manage that this year! I NEED to cut down my BEA pile and this will do the trick, thank you for this! It was amazing to finally meet you 😉
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  11. Lauren @ Bookmark Lit

    Hello! I’m new to the book blogging world but am very interested in ARC August. What does ARC mean??
    Thanks for the help!
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    1. Octavia

      Hi and welcome Lauren!!! An ARC is and Advanced Reader Copy. Sometimes, when we ask nicely and prove we’re worthy ( 😉 ) publishers will grant us access to an early copy (typically months in advance) of a book we want. I was lucky enough to attend BEA (Book Expo America) this year so I have a ton of books I really need to get through and then get rid of. But I know of other bloggers who have honestly just fallen behind and ARC August is my attempt to get them caught up!
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  18. Amber @ Casual Readers

    So thankful to stumble upon this challenge. I really needed a swift kick to the Kindle to catch up on my reading! Good luck, everyone. 😀
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  20. Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun

    I think I’ll be participating but I want to double check something. A couple of the ARCs I plan to read in August won’t be reviewed until later – maybe as late as November – because of release dates. Is that ok?
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    1. Octavia

      That’s fine! I won’t formally ask anyone to submit “proof” since this is more for your benefit than anyone else’s so I trust you all’s word!

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  21. Nikki

    This should be useful! I respond well to little pushes like readathons. Thanks for running it!
    Nikki recently posted…ARC AugustMy Profile

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    1. Octavia

      No problem! And I wish you luck!

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  22. Michelle @ Book briefs

    Here is my direct link to the post.

    http://bookbriefs.net/2014/07/28/reading-challenge-arc-august-arcaugust/

    (it wouldn’t let me update the linky)
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    1. Octavia

      All updated! Thanks for letting me know and GOOD LUCK!

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  27. Katie @ The Logonauts

    Sorry if this is a stupid question, but how does one get their hands on ARCs? (I’m new to teacher blogging.)
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    1. La La in the LiBrArY

      I got my first ARCs from the Goodreads First Reads giveaways and I was hooked. Next I started a Twitter account to follow my favorite book bloggers and authors, and they tweet about contests for ARCs all the time. Awhile ago I joined Edelweiss and Netgalley to get eARCs. I don’t have too large of a follower base with my blogs yet, so I don’t get too many of the popular ARCs I request, but I have read some really great books from the approved for everyone lists from both sites. I hope this helped! 🙂
      La La in the LiBrArY recently posted…ARC AUGUST FIRST WEEK UPDATE:My Profile

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      1. La La in the LiBrArY

        I just followed your blog via Bloglovin’and I am going to follow you on Twitter.

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