The Hedgeathon is Over

This summer has gone by much faster than I would have liked. The Hedgeathon Summer Reading Challenge is officially over. The time to validate your win is over.

Here are the books that I read for The Hedgeathon. I hope to have my reviews up for these books soon. As embarrassing as it is, I did not finish the challenge. I tried really hard to, but I ended up having to spend way more hours at school getting my classroom ready than I thought I would, and when I wasn’t at school I was at home working on school. Nonetheless here are the books I read.

1.. Expired.
This was the first Wattpad novel I have ever actually read and finished

2. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.

3. A Court of Thrones and Roses

4. Paper Towns


Click on the link to their blog to check out their Hedgeathon wrap up posts.

Jodie at For the Novel Lovers

Theresa at The Calico Books

I will be mailing prizes out soon.

Hopefully I will have my July recap post up later this week along with a book review.

The Hedgeathon: Awards

The Hedgeathon is almost over, which means it’s time to talk about prizes and how to claim your win.  If you don’t know what the Hedgeathon is, read this post. This post is a long time coming, but I was waiting until I had the prizes in hand to show you, which was supposed to be two weeks ago. Since then I have had to change my plans for prizes.

Long story short, the Etsy store that was supposed to be making my printable bookmarks and such dropped out. They told me they couldn’t do it after all, that they just had too much on their plate; which I understand completely, it happens. But I wish I had been given more notice. Because of that, I talked to a few other Etsy stores to see what they could do for me, but they couldn’t guarantee anything in the short time I needed it. So I have had to change my plans, and actually I am more excited about this new plan than my old one.

Now on to claiming your win.  I messed with a few different options on this, but I think this will be the best solution.

Fill out the forum below with your name, email, mailing address, list of books you read, and if you posted one, a link to your blog post about the hedgathon.

You have until August 5th to submit your win. I will email you once your prize has been mailed, sometime during the second week of August after the winning period has ended. 

Also, I am sorry for disappearing again. I will do much better once school starts and I have some sort of schedule and I might actually be able to know what day it is without looking on my phone. Right now the days are sort of just running together, which makes the weeks run together. And the next thing I know I’ve missed a bunch of blog posts. Also, my old computer crashed so I have been without a computer for a few days.

How are you doing on the reading challenge? Are you having fun with it? Are you scrambling to finish? I know I am!

Hedgeathon Starts…Now!

This post was supposed to go up yesterday on June 1st, but of course that would be the day that my internet decides to take a break.

If you missed the original post about The Hedgeathon Summer Reading Challenge check it out here. That post gives you all of the details you need to know. It isn’t too late to join, you can this challenge at any time. As of yesterday you can start reading books off the list of guidelines and let them count towards the challenge. The challenge ends on July 31st.

I hope that you will be participating and please go ahead and join the Facebook group  here and Goodreads group here. The Facebook group a closed/private  group but if you send a request I will accept it. I just wanted to be able to remove someone if they started causing problems by intentionally hurting others.

Are you participating in the Hedgeathon, if so have you already started reading? I haven’t but I hope to tomorrow.


The Hedgeathon Summer Reading Challenge

I thought it would be really fun to do a reading challenge this summer. I am trying to catch up on my goal to read 100 books in 2016, and I really need to catch up on my “To Read” pile. Thus I came up with The Hedgeathon. (Get it? Hedgehogs. Readathons. Hedgeathon)



Details you need to know.

  1. The challenge will start on June 1 and end on July 31
  2. Reading will be involved, you will need some books to read, (big surprise there I’m sure).
  3. Below is a reading list, not of books but of guidelines to follow.  You must read 8  books that meet the guidelines in order to officially win the challenge. That means you can pick four of the guidelines to skip.
  4. Each book can only be applied to one of the guidelines. So you can’t read one book that covers four different guidelines and mark off all four guidelines, you can only mark off one.
  5. There is no set order that you have to follow
  6. In order for the books to count you must have finished them.
  7. Have fun and don’t put much pressure on yourself.

Now you don’t have to do this next step but I would really appreciate it if you did, I think it will make the challenge a whole lot more fun.

8. Join the Facebook group for the challenge here, and the Goodreads group here. You don’t have to join these groups but I think that it could be a lot of fun. You can post pictures of the books you are reading for the challenge and links to blog posts about the challenge. And who knows you might just make a new friend. It can happen. I think this is where most of the interaction will happen. In addition to that if you make blog posts, vlogs, take pictures, etc. That have to do with this challenge please post a link to it in the comments so I can see it, and use the hashtag #hedgeathon I can’t wait to see what everyone does.

The challenge part:

Pick a book that is…

  1. A classic- This needs to be an older book, and one that is generally classified as a classic.

2. Overly-hyped- You know what I’m talking about. Pick one of those books that no one can seem to stop gushing over and talking about. They aren’t bad books they are just hyped.

3. By an indie author–  This could be a self-published book, one written by a less well known author, or even a novel you found on Wattpad, the possibilities are endless.

4. Something you normally wouldn’t read-Try a new genre or format.

5. Actually a novella– Shorter than a novel and less popular but just as good.

6. Over 400 pages- Finally time to tackle that long book you never pick up.

7. A movie as well– either book that has a movie based off of it or one that is based off a movie.

8. A true story– Time to bust out the non-fiction!

9. Recommended by a friend– Or me, or someone one else in the challenge

10. A retelling– These are super popular right now, and I have yet to read one.

11.One you bought only because of the cover– Don’t lie, we all do it at some point.

12. About a road trip- Because we can’t all actually go on one this summer.


The awards:

I will post the details on claiming your prize once I have all of the details worked out, so keep an eye out for that. I am also still in the process of gathering prizes,  at the moment anyone that completes the challenge and claims their win will get some really cute hedgehog themed printables, like bookmarks and such.

Please share this with your friends so that they can join as well.

If you have any questions or suggestions you can comment, or send them to me via the Facebook or Goodreads group.

I hope that you guys are as excited about this as I am. Will you be participating?