Where reading is a way of life

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Beat the Heat Read a Thon!

Phantasmic Reads

I was so bummed that I missed the BookTube Readathon.  I didn't do it because it was the same week as my county fair, and being a 4H leader of 2 clubs, plus 4 kids involved in the fair and 4H, I knew I wouldn't have enough time!

So I was thrilled when I found this readathon!  So pumped!  Deets below!

  • The Beat the Heat Readathon runs from July 29th through August 11th. What does this readathon entail, you ask? Well, read as much or as little as you want – the main point is to READ! You set your own goal, and for two weeks you read as many books as you can/want to reach your goal!
  • There will be mini-challenges throughout the Readathon for participants, along with a grand prize giveaway at the end!
  • Sign up at Auntie Spinelli Reads or Phantasmic Reads. You may join whenever you like, but to be eligible for our grand prize giveaway, you must sign up by August 5th.
  • To join, all you have to do is make a sign-up post – even if it’s just a “Let’s do this!” thing – and add your post URL to the linky below! You can put your goals and progress (will be required for the final giveaway) in your sign-up post, or you can make it separate. Totally up to you! Feel free to copy and paste this handy little list for your post. We don’t mind. :)
  • In order to enter for the grand prize, you must have a post to keep track of your progress so we can see that you participated.
Sign up Here

I don't know what I'll be reading yet, but I will make a TBR list a little later!

My Progress

Monday July 29th
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E Smith-404 pages-- 4 stars
Rise by Anna Carey--212 pages

Tuesday July 30th
Rise by Anna Carey--last 98 pages--3 stars
The End Games by T. Michael Martin--last 149 pages--3 stars
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan--308 pages--4 stars
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz--audiobook--45 min listening time = 29 pages (reread)

Wednesday July 31st
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz--audiobook--1 hour listening time= 38 pages (reread)
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer--last 156 pages--4 stars

Thursday Aug. 1st
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (reread)--59 pages
Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo--356 pages--5 stars

Friday Aug. 2nd
Wool by Hugh Howey--56 pages--4 stars
Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl--261 pages--4.5 stars

Sat. Aug. 3rd
Crossing the Line by Katie McGarry--67 pages--4 stars
Stormbringers by Phillipa Gregory--327 pages--4 stars

Sun. Aug. 4th
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak--last 250 pages--5 stars
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz--45 min listening time=29 pages
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (reread) 114 pages

Mon Aug. 5th
Quarantine by Lex Thomas--404 pages--4 stars
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz(reread)  45 min listening time=29 pages

Tues Aug 6th
The Sun Dwellers by David Estes--122 pages
Pivot Point by Kasie West--192 pages
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz(reread)--1 hour listening time=38 pages to finish

Wed Aug 7th
Pivot Point by Kasie West--151 pages--5 stars
The Sun Dwellers by David Estes--248 pages--5 stars
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson--45 min listening time=30 pages
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood--267 pages--4 stars
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (reread)--62 pages

Thurs Aug 8th
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater--200 pages

Fri Aug 9th
Fear by Michael Grant--65 pages

Sat Aug 10th
Fear by Michael Grant--235 pages

Sun Aug 11th
Leisl and Po by Lauren Oliver--307 pages--4 stars
The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket--214 pages--3 stars
Fear by Michael Grant--200 pages--5 stars
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater--204 pages


  1. I participated in Booktube readathon but it didn't went that well so I'm hoping to get much reading done during these two weeks ^^
    Good luck :)
    Here's my progress: http://www.bookbunnys.com/2013/07/29/beat-the-heat-read-a-thon-progress-wrap-up/


I love reading your comments, and will try to respond as much as possible!