Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge May 2013


Today I am excited to announce the
 Clean Sweep ARC Challenge for May 2013

Together with Kimberly @ The Windy Pages we will be helping you clean up those ARCs. The challenge begins on May 1 and ends on the 31st. 

The goal: to read and review as many ARC's as we can. We will have fun challenges each Saturday hosted by some wonderful bloggers and a prize for two luck participants at the end of the challenge. So gather your ARCs and your brooms and lets have some fun! 

Rules
  • Must be read during May 1st and May 31st, 2013
  • Starts and ends at midnight in your local time zone
  • Physical and digital ARCs are eligible, in any length and genre!
  • Linky will close on May 15th so sign up before you miss out!
  • When you join, please add the challenge button to your blog. When you post your goals be sure add button and links back to hosts.
  • Challenges will be hosted each Saturday with a chance to win additional prize
  • Grand Prize- TWO winners will be chosen to pick a book of their choice from The Book Depository. (Up to $15 value per book)
  • Please post your recap by June 3rd. This is the day that the Rafflecopter will close. Recap post should include a link to the review or Goodreads review with date it will be posted on your blog. (This is for readers who may be reading books way ahead of schedule and don't want to post a review yet!)
  • Rafflecopter entries will be awarded for each book review linked, posting about challenge, recap post, participation in challenges, and following.
Challenge Schedule and Rafflecopter will post on April 30th at 4pm (EST) Rafflecopter will  close on June 3 at 11:59 (EST)


Grab the Button and Link Up! 







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At March 11, 2013 at 10:47 AM , Blogger Angelica @ Paperback Princess said...

Oooh will definitely be ok for this one :D Excited!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:09 PM , Anonymous Paperback Princess said...

Kim the last rule states that you get extra points for each review linked, recap post, posting about the challenge…how do you guys know if we posted? Does that mean each challenge that I participate in I've got to do a whole new blog post about it?

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:34 PM , Anonymous Leah Woods said...

Looking forward to this! :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:55 PM , Anonymous sarah elizabeth said...

Can you just clear up the whole release date thing? Do ARCs have to be published after May 1st 2013 to count? Or do other books that we received as ARCs, but have since been published count?

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:55 PM , Anonymous sarah elizabeth said...

Cool! Thanks!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:57 PM , Anonymous Ula ϟ said...

Great challenge, just right to give me a kick to clean up :D

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:05 PM , Anonymous Pnrurbfantasyreviews said...

I need a kick in the ARSE , lately with reading and my ARC pile. So hopefully I will rise to this challenge. :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:59 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

no, if you respond in comments of blog challenge, just put link to that challenge in rafflecopter and we will verify your response. If you want you can respond on your goals/update post and use that link..its not complicated, we want you to have fun and not stress.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:08 PM , Anonymous Celine said...

Yup, I definitely need this challenge. Hopefully it'll be the kick in the butt I need to clean up all those review copies. Thanks for hosting (:

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:08 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

welcome:)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:08 PM , Anonymous Jen @ Under a Gray Sky said...

I need someone to come over and take over my parenting responsibilities so I can just sit and read! Who's offering?? You just need to help my a sassy 10 yr old girl and an ADHD/gifted 12 year old boy! Easy Peasy.... ;)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:08 PM , Anonymous Jen @ Under a Gray Sky said...

So happy to join the challenge! I have long list/stack of ARCS that need reading!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:29 PM , Anonymous Cheli Derry said...

I'd already planned that May was going to have to be my month to catch up on reviews of my ARCs so this is perfect!
The pile has been getting bigger, I just hope I can get them all done!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:29 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Sweet, we are going to have fun, and hopefully will free up some reading time for beach books :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:48 PM , Anonymous Jennifer said...

Hmmm, also a good excuse to go get some of those ARCs on Edelweiss I was eying up. >=D

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:48 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

oh you naughty vixen!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:48 PM , Anonymous Jennifer said...

Yesssss, I will be a reading machine while on vacation in May!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:49 PM , Anonymous aishao1122 said...

OMGosh I can't wait, this is right before BEA too, so i will be able to clean up before I go!!!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:49 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

sweet!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:49 PM , Anonymous Jen Ryland said...

This is a great idea. So, e-ARCs and e-galleys count? This could help me get some reviews banked for the summer!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:50 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

you figured out my diabolical plan!!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:50 PM , Anonymous kimberlybuggie said...

Super excited about this! Good luck everyone!!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:50 PM , Anonymous GRgenius said...

Ooh.. Good luck everyone! I'll be cheering you on from the sidelines. =)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:50 PM , Anonymous Christy (Love of Books) said...

I'm in. Always have ARC to read...

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:50 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

*nods head*

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:50 PM , Anonymous Sharon - Obsession with Books said...

I am definitely eager to participate in this challenge! My ARC pile is crazy..

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:50 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

hahaha...you are not alone cupcake!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:50 PM , Anonymous kindlemom1 said...

This is going to be so much fun and a challenge I definitely need in May! There are a ton of ARCs out that I already have that are released in June!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:50 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Sweet and my hope is it will free us all up for the warmer weather!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:50 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

welcome it should be fun!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:50 PM , Anonymous Christine @BucklingBookshelves said...

I so need this! I'm going to write my sign-up post when it gets closer to May, but definitely count me in! I actually might see how many I can knock off before then, and then challenge myself to completely clear the pile of what is left come May -- that might be a little too ambitious, but I figure it's worth a shot!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:50 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

glad you are joining and you can do write up post whenever. I clarified rules

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:50 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

i changed the rules to clarify that bit...you only need to grab button now, and link back to us when you do your goal post in May. It was the wording because you were not the only one to voice concern..LOL

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:50 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

no need to commit to an amount...just commit to reading only ARC's :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:50 PM , Anonymous Giselle Cormier said...

Gah! I really should do this! haha. My blog schedule is crazy balls that month though but i'll be rooting for you to sweep and stuff! haha

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:50 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I hear you, I actually review a month ahead of time, for example my reviews except one are done and scheduled for March, and I am reading/writing for April. I am hoping to get a jump on reviews scheduled over the summer.. for more sun time!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:50 PM , Anonymous Candace's Book Blog said...

Oh this is a good idea! I have loads of ARC's from ALA so I'll have no lack of ones to read.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:50 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Sweet

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:50 PM , Anonymous thegeekyblogger said...

Bookmarking because I am participating but won't have a post up until this weekend :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:50 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

You can do it whenever..and yeah Flea's joining

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:50 PM , Anonymous Heidi said...

Another great challenge. I will be signing up and doing a post closer to May, I am trying to do March right now!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:50 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

You can post the day of, just grab the button and go lady!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:51 PM , Anonymous Paperback Princess said...

Kim is my blog thinner than the usual "3 column" blog width? Even if I've got a design on it, can I still change the width?

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:51 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Yes you can still change width.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:51 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

There are a couple of ways to do it. You can re-size your blog width this can be done by going to customize and then adjusting width. I would try making the blog 1200 width and adjusting the sidebar, since this is probably a problem you run into a lot since your blog is narrow with two sidebars. You can also resize images using photobucket or flicker. Simply copy image to computer, upload to photobucket or flicker, resize and then copy and paste direct url code into button code. The third option is to copy this code:





and just change #'s for width and height till it fits your existing sidebar.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:51 PM , Anonymous Paperback Princess said...

Kim how do I change the border size of the buttons as it's going over the sides on my blog :( Thanks!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:56 PM , Anonymous Kelly said...

This sounds awesome! Just one question - apologies if this is a stupid question - but what do you mean by ARCs? Galleys? (Advanced Reader Copies)?? Thanks for your help!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:56 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

It is not a stupid question. ARCs are advanced reader copies or galleys. Blogger's can begin obtaining them through netgalley and edelweiss.

 

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