I struggled a lot with a topic for this week’s discussion. I had covered a lot of topics in recent weeks but, after I made another review log last night (because I had accidentally deleted the first one) I realized that I wanted to do one on ARC’s, e-ARC’s and how I deal with them. I am a big fan of lists. I make lists of books I want to read, lists of books I have to read and lists of books that I’ve read.
Yet the only formal lists I make have to do with ARC’s & e-ARC’s. When I initially started blogging, I focused only on the books I already owned. I had no idea what ARC’s were and more to the point, I didn’t want to have ARC’s. I’m not a greedy person and it’s not in my nature to be grabby with things, even things I love, like books.
Acquisitions of ARC’s & e-ARC’s started off slowly. Since I have such an eclectic taste in books, I was getting a variety of review requests from indie authors and publishers. Many of them, I accepted because I was running out of books to read. The whole concept of “running out of books” suddenly became foreign to me. Things only got unmanageable when I discovered first Netgalley and then Edelweiss.
As a newbie blogger, the ratio of approvals to denials for both of these systems were pretty lopsided for awhile. I was still keeping up with my books for the most part until I was six months in and Edelweiss decided to auto-approve me for multiple publishers. Then, I’m mortified to say, I got overwhelmed and yes a bit greedy. Of course I’m embarrassed about that.No one wants to be called greedy. It’s a terrible thing to be called.
I tried to use Excel spreadsheets to organize things, but it just didn’t work for me. I ended up using just a straight up Word Document. I wrote the title of the book and the date it was scheduled to be reviewed on my blog. Whenever I finish reading the book, writing the review and scheduling it, I cross it off of the list.
So how do you keep your review pile organized?
This feature comes from Tynga’s Reviews. Drop by and link up your own Stacking the Shelves posts & vlogs.
Hello everyone,hope your first week of December was amazing and filled with all things bookish. Mine started off with a bang as Edelweiss released more titles from HarperTeen, Katherine Tegen, SoHo Teen and Greenwillow Books. Which of course caused me to go on a downloading spree. I ended up downloading 9 e-ARC’s. Yup it’s pretty obvious that I am crazy.
Probably a good thing that I didn’t win anything or was given anything or purchased anything. I’ll have plenty to keep me busy.
It was a busy week on the blog too. Here is what happened on the blog this week.
Tuesday- Review of Dare You To
(Pushing The Limits #2) by Katie McGarry
Wednesday- Review of Crash Into You
(Pushing The Limits (#3) by Katie McGarry
Thursday- Blog Tour Review of Let Me Go
(Let Me Go #1) by L.L. Akers
Now onto the fun part, all the new and pretty books.
Received for Review
Be sure to let me know if you recognize any of these titles. Also leave the link to your Stacking the Shelves posts, vlogs or whatever.
Hello everyone. As you probably noticed, there was no Stacking the Shelves last week. I had only gotten one book and I didn’t think it made sense to do a whole Stacking the Shelves post for one book.
This week, I bought four e-books. I bought them mainly because I have the e-ARC’s of their sequels and I needed to read the first books in the series before moving on to the e-ARC’s.
I received one e-ARC from Edelweiss and 4 from NetGalley.Hoping to get a lot of these read and reviewed in the next few weeks.
Received for Review
As always, please let me know if you’ve read any of these and what you thought of them. Don’t forget to leave me a link to your Stacking the Shelves posts.
Hello everyone! This was a crazy awesome week filled with excitement for me. First and most awesomely, I got auto approved for all HarperTeen titles on Edelweiss. That is a really big deal for book bloggers. Edelweiss had not been very kind to me in the past so to get auto approved was a major shock for me.
I tried hard to restrain myself as I am already far behind in my reading. Yeah, that did not last long. I had to download nearly all of the HarperTeen titles just in case this auto-approval thing was a total fluke.
Also on this day my copy of Allegiant FINALLY arrived. I may or may not have totally spazzed out and no there is no video of that. I also received an ARC of The Testing from Popcorn Reads which is really weird because I don’t remember entering in contests or anything. But nonetheless, I’m SO excited.
I was also having issues with my Kindle at this point but after a quick conference with Amazon’s customer service, everything was fixed and I was a happy lady.
Wednesday was another big day. I found out that I got auto-approved for HarlequinTeen’s titles from Edelweiss as well.
So I got a grand total of 15 books this week. Yeeeeah, that’s a LOT of books. Especially when I’m in the middle of a reading slump. I’m hoping to get out of this slump soonish. Maybe having all these awesome titles will help me out.
Just a reminder, this feature comes from Tynga’s Reviews. Don’t forget to stop by and link up your Stacking The Shelves posts & vlogs.
Received for Review
Perfect Lies by Kiersten White
Pawn by Aimee Carter
Panic by Lauren Oliver
The Testing (The Testing #1) by Joelle Charbonneau (From Popcorn Reads)
Let me know if we got any of the same books. Also let me know if you’ve read any of these and what you thought of them. Don’t forget to leave a link to your Stacking The Shelves posts in the comments so I can stop by and see what you got this week.