Wednesday, April 13, 2016

2016 ARC April | The ARCs + Week One Progress

The ARCs & Week One ARC April
Soo I'm late on this post, possibly cause I have the worst memory ever... (It's definitely that) I really need to get on my ARC reading, that's the main reason I joined challenge (but since I'm reading like 6 books at once I'm reading each one pretty slowly) If your interested in joining ARC April, info (from Read.Sleep.Repeat) can be found below. [ARC April is a challenge hosted by Read.Sleep.Repeat]

(This Info is Taken From Read.Sleep.Repeat) ARC April, like ARC August is all about YOUR personal goal in regards to YOUR ARCs! This was made as a “low pressure” but maximum benefits kind of challenge and Octavia really want to continue that! The only real rule for ARC April is any books you count towards the challenge MUST be an ARC. It can be an e-ARC or physical ARC. It can have a 2017 release date or an overdue date of 2010! As long as it is an ARC they won’t judge you or take that accomplishment lightly.

*Update* If you decide to read a finished copy of an expired eARC that is FINE. HOWEVER this is straight honor system. Meaning they TRUSTING you to be honest that you read a finished copy of an ARC you were once granted. Ok? Ok.

Sign ups will open below March 15th and will close April 15th. Sign up and find more info here.

(This Info is Taken From Read.Sleep.Repeat) Traditionally Shelly and Octavia create a linky and just let you participate until your heart in content and pick a random winner from that initial sign up post. But Octavia wanted to try something different this year! This year sign ups will close April 15th and there will be NO exceptions made. In addition they are going to implement a point system! Now remember the goal is to make a dent in those ARCs of yours but they understand that a prize is always a helpful way to get a goal accomplished right?! Right! So the point system will go as follows:

1-4 ARCs read for the month = The Bronze Reader Level

5-9 ARCs read for the month = The Silver Reader Level

10-15 ARCs read for the month = The Gold Reader Level

16+ ARCs read for the month = The Diamond Reader Level

Now each tier puts you in a different prize bracket.

Bronze =  Shelly & Octavia are headed to BEA this year and Octavia's sure they could score some pretty cool totes and swag for this tier!
Silver = $10 Bookoutlet gift card. This is open INT!
Gold = $20 TBD gift card This is open INT!
Diamond = 1 ARC signed IF POSSIBLE of your choosing, from Book Expo America 2016. This giveaway is open INT and requires further clarity and details:

1. Authors that require a ticket MAY NOT BE SIGNED. The cost to get a ticket is really expensive and those lines are normally the craziest. They will do everything they can to get you the book of your choice signed but in the event that is not an option please understand they truly did try their best.

2. Once BEA releases the list and schedule of books that will be at BEA they will post said list on their blog. Once a winner is selected THEN, and only then, will they be able to submit their prize request. We all hear rumors of what “might” be at BEA and they don’t want someone getting all worked up and excited about a book just for the publisher to show up and it only be a sample. Cool? Cool.

3. This is open INT. Meaning they will ship it to you no matter where you live. They will supply a tracking number but you must be PATIENT. There’s a 90% chance they won’t be able to ship it until Octavia back home. Octavia will not ship anything while Octavia's in Chicago since she has no idea if she’ll have the time.

The ARCs
{The Books I Intend To Finish In April}

Once Upon A Dream | Playing Defense | The Masterpiecers | Love Fortunes and Other Disasters | Love Charms and Other Catastrophes | A Viper in the Forest | Alice in Wonderland 


The Bookish Progress
{How I'm Doing At The Challenge So Far}


  • ONCE UPON A DREAM 0% I haven't started this one, but I'm extremely excited to.
  • PLAYING DEFENSE 63% I started this one awhile ago but have yet to finish it. It's pretty good so far, but honestly nothing too special. 
  • MASTERPIECERS 18% Basically the same story for this one as Playing Defense.
  • LOVE FORTUNES & DISASTERS 5/5 So far this is the only ARC I've finished. I received it cause I'd signed up for a Love Charms & Catastrophes Book Tour but hadn't read the first book, so I got sent both the second book and the prior. The best possible way to describe this book was cute. Extra freaking cute. I loved it especially cause sometimes I need some fluffiness.
  • LOVE CHARMS & CATASTROPHES 16% This one's pretty interesting so far!!!
  • VIPER IN THE FOREST 0% This is actually the first hardcopy ARC I've ever received which is beyond exciting! I love retellings so this one has a lot of promise.
  • ALICE TAKES BACK WONDERLAND 7% Awhile back I tried reading this book, but I didn't really get into it, but I'd like to give it another chance.