Monday, 17 March 2014

ARCs In April


 So, yet again I'm snowed under with e-ARCs from Netgalley and Edelweiss! A while back I managed to get my virtual review pile under control but there are so many fabulous books that I can't help but request and/or download it's got to the point where I need to do something about it again...

Thanks to my love of alliteration I came up with ARCs In April! Between April 1st and April 30th I'm going to read nothing but ARCs. Hopefully this will make a significant dent in my pile so I can stop feeling guilty about all the wonderful books that I have requested/downloaded, stop feeling guilty about reading books that aren't ARCs and increase my percentage on Netgalley again...

I'm not going to put a figure on how many books I'm going to read, I always seem to fail when I do that but given how many I have to read I'm going to try and aim for a minimum of three a week. Feel free to join if you too have gone crazy clicking those 'request' or 'download' buttons, it would be great to have some support. I'll put up a post on April 1st with a list of books I'm hoping to read, if you feel like joining in leave a comment and I'll start a list :)

8 comments:

  1. Ooh, good luck on your challenge! I pretty much ban myself from NetGalley for months at a time, which sucks, because I miss SO many good books, but at least I don't get drowned in them. ;) I'm hopefully going to get on top (and stay on top....har, har) of my ARCs next month, too! I'll be rooting for you.

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  2. This is a really great idea. If I just buckled down for a month I think I'd feel so much better about my pile. I'm not sure if I'll do it or not but I'll definitely be wishing you good luck with your pile!

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  3. I'm tempted to join you! I just went through my NetGalley profile, and found out I have 40 books in need of reading. Needless to say, I was ashamed. April sounds like the perfect time to get through them all!

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  4. This is a wonderful challenge. I don't really request too many books from Net Galley, nor do I receive ARCs but this could work quite well on the remaining stacks of review pile I have.

    Good luck!

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  5. This is a great idea! I'm the same, it's so hard to resist, and then I tell myself I probably won't get approved, but then I do! Good luck, I may try this too:-)

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  6. Good luck with your ARC reading!

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  7. I'll definitely be joining you on the ARC reading in April. I'm not sure if I'll read just ARCs, but most of my reads will be ones from Edelweiss and Netgalley! I have a lot that are being published in the next couple months, so I really need to read them.

    Good luck on your reading! I hope you and I both get a lot of ARC reading and reviewing done. :)

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  8. This is such a great idea! I've been banned from netgalley at the moment because I have at least 10 ARCs to read.... I probably won't just read ARCs, but I'll attempt to cut my pile down by a considerable amount!

    Good luck!

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