It’s that time of the year! ARC August sign ups are now open! As always here are the rules: Any Advanced Reading Copy counts as part of this reading challenge; your backlist books count No blog necessary to participate, but you’ll need to include some form of social media as part of your sign up Use the #ARCAugust on social media to check-in Twitter Chat We will be hosting TWO twitter chats one on August 7th and one August 28th. Both chats will start at 8pm EST and of course we’ll be using our #ARCAugust tag. Interviews/Giveaways We will be hosting a few authors for interviews and giveaways so make sure to check back our blog regularly for that! Of course, we’ll be tweeting about all of it so make sure to follow the #ARCAugust tag. Special Note From Octavia Remember, ARC August has always been about having fun first and finishing ARCs second. Remember this as you tackle your… Read more »
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After a much needed break RSR is back and, I hope, better than ever! Shelly, Angie, and I have been busy brainstorming ways to make RSR fun and engaging again and I can’t wait to share with you guys. And the first thing I want to share involves my second favorite season….summer! I don’t know about you but when I hear the words “Summer Time” two things instantly come to mind. One, the infamous Summertime song by Will Smith…. and the second thing is my childhood library summer reading program. Now my county (while huge) was pretty under funded so our library program wasn’t about fancy prizes. We participated for something even better. Bragging rights. Who read the most books. Who read the most pages. Who crushed the non-fiction list. It wasn’t a fancy contest but we worked so hard during it. So I wanted to bring something similar to RSR this year. We often get caught up… Read more »
Now that it is officially 2017, I’ve decided to do a little post sharing some releases I’m definitely reading this year as well as my tentative goals. There’s still time to join the challenge as it’s running all year and I won’t close sign ups until the end of 2017! Because the challenge is completely personal and based on your own reading, I’ve decided to just share my goals and then a few books that I am making the time for on my list! My Reading Goals In 2016, I’ve read around 150 books (not including comics) with 65+ of them being diverse books. For 2017, I want that number to be at least 75, half of my average reads for the year, but I am hoping to get to 90 or higher. On twitter, I also said that for every mediocre white dude I have to read for my classes, I would read 2 diverse books (and one has to… Read more »
2017 is nearly here and that means it’s time for that age old tradition of making resolutions for the New Year. The only personal resolution I have is to be 100% in charge of my happiness. I don’t want anyone to have the power to make me feel or think anything negative about myself. So….yay personal goals! But when it comes to bookish goals I have one HUGE resolution…… FINISH SERIES! I know I know. I’m not alone and there’s a challenge for this but for me this is bigger than either of those points. I realized I’m a commitment-phobe when it comes to series. Even series I love more than all the stars in the sky, I just never finish. And it’s not because I don’t have them or because they haven’t released. Oh no. Most of the series I’ve never finished I own. They’re sitting on my shelves silently judging me…..JUDGING ME. I know Jessi… Read more »
Mishma and I decided to team up again and host the Diverse Reading Challenge for another year! This time around, we’re dividing each month into specific sections for a more guided reading but we are leaving it totally open to readers who don’t want to follow the schedule we have as well. Once again, the 2017 Diverse Reading Challenge is all about setting your own personal goals to read more diverse books. Any diverse book will count towards this challenge, it’s all about setting personal challenges to read widely. We’re also looking to feature some authors for some interviews. If you have a diverse book releasing in 2017 and would like to be featured, please fill out this form! If you’d like to participate, you can sign up below! our monthly (optional) mini-challenges: January– diverse folklore/mythology (e.g. South Asian mythology, Russian folklore, Japanese folklore, Greek mythology, Chinese folklore, etc.) February– POC Main Character / Biracial / Multiracial March– main characters with a… Read more »
Can you believe it’s September already? August has just flown by! While I did read a lot of ARCs in the first few weeks, I completely forgot about reading my ARCs by the time the last week hit. Here are the ARCs I’ve read this month: Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter Keeping Her Secret by Sarah Nicolas The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barhill Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde Timekeeper by Tara Sim Iron Cast by Destiny Soria Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard How to Make Out by Brianna Shrum As I Descended by Robin Talley My goal was 6 books so 10 ARCs isn’t bad at all! Don’t forget to leave your wrap up below!
The tenth and final mini-challenge for the #VASRP is here! This week is hopefully a vacation week for many of you! That is why next Monday, September 5th there will be no mini challenge post! You may get a chance to pick up a book or go to a movie. But now the real challenge is to let us know what is better! The Challenge: Book vs Movie Who does it better? Why? If you could go back in time and not experience one (the book or the movie) and only experience the other (book vs movie) what would you pick and why? Don’t forget to share using the #VASRP hashtag! Last and Final Twitter Chat: Will be held on Tuesday September 6th at 8 ET. Hope to see you there! Don’t forget to use the #VASRP hashtag to follow along!
Ahh can you believe we’re in our last week-ish of ARC August? How was your reading this week? This week, I read: Iron Cast by Destiny Soria Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard How to Make Out by Brianna Shrum How has your reading been this week? What’s on your TBR for the last week of August?
Hey everyone! Today marks the start of week 3 meaning we are halfway done with ARC August! I finally finished my last exam this weekend meaning I can finally start really getting into all these ARCs. In terms of other news, our #ARCAugust Twitter chat was last night! I’m feeling extremely lazy so here’s a list of the books I’ve read this week! – Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi (4/5 stars!) – Queens of Geek by Jen Wild (5/5 stars!) I’m 80% through Timekeeper by Tara Sim so I’ll see if I finish it before this post goes live! How are you doing so far? What books have you read this week?
The seventh mini-challenge for the #VASRP is here! We want to know how your progress is going! Let us know. The Challenge: Show us your bookish locations What is the place you love to go? Or do you prefer to stay at home in your own reading space? Let us see your bookish paradise! Share with us your answers on social media using the hashtag #VASRP! Twitter Chat: We will be hosting our first twitter chat for the month of August on Tuesday the 9th at 8 ET! Follow us using the #VASRP! Hope to see you there!