Those of you who hang out here fairly often know that I am quite the mood reader. This is awesome because I rarely run into books that I am unhappy about reading. I might rate them with 2 or 3 stars, but I still enjoyed the reading experience. However, this is also TERRIBLE because I have a tendency to drink a bit too much champagne and request far too many books on NetGalley. Yup. I’m in a NetGalley ARC hole. And it’s so deep, I can’t even see the sun any longer.
Thanks to Gretchen @ Chic Nerd Reads, I heard about Read.Sleep.Repeat’s 5th Annual #ARCAugust! I don’t do a ton of reading challenges or readathons because they require me to break my mood-reading compulsion. And, well, I don’t like to do things I don’t want to. XD
But seriously, I think it’s time to kick my NetGalley backlist’s butt. Here are my goals for #ARCAugust:
- Read 2 ARCs.
- Write reviews for 2 ARCs.
- Post all 2 ARC reviews on NetGalley, Amazon, Goodreads, and my blog
It doesn’t seem like that much looking at that list, but this will be a really wicked challenge for me this month. I have quite a few book clubs books to get through, and I’ve been struggling to write reviews in a timely fashion. More on that in a future post. I won’t pick books specifically because, like previously mentioned MOODREADER. Thankfully (or perhaps not?) my NetGalley list is 14 books in the hole. O_o I have lots of delightful options.
Truthfully, my ultimate goal is that this reading challenge/readathon/whatever will jumpstart my NetGalley reading again. No more requesting until I’m back into that 80% range. Must read, review, and repeat. You can do this, Jackie! Say positive. You. Can. Do. This.
What do you think?
- Are you participating in #ARCAugust? What’s on your TBR? What are your goals?
- Do you have a love/hate relationship with ARC requests? Tell me about it!
- What are your tips for staying on top of your ARC reviews?
- Are you a mood reader? Why or why not?