Oh no. I think I developed a new bad habit and it’s in the form of constantly requesting titles on Netgalley. What’s Netgalley? Netgalley is a website where you can request Advanced Reader Copies (ARC) of books in exchange for reviews and raising awareness/sharing the love. My little eager heart has been requesting all these amazing books and I know there are various posts recommending you to NOT request away. And yet, here I am…
I am unsurprised and unimpressed with myself haha. (Why am I like this?)
Does anyone have any specific criteria as to what they do and don’t request? Because I need an adult. How do I control myself?
I like to read broadly as much as I can, so I’m always open with genres but I can see myself falling into a hole of continuously requesting for books (and I kind of am already?). There are so many great books out there! I don’t want to overwhelm myself with all these commitments (but let’s be honest, I’m always overwhelmed haha). Also, I like to keep my ratio above 80% because lol it tells you to and my vanity likes the badge.
Anyway, I’m a temperamental mood reader, so here’s the plan: I’m going to join #ARCAugust. Or at least, attempt to.
In actuality, I had been planned to binge read all my ARCs and I happened to see a friend post they’re taking part in #ARCAugust so why not join?
Chosen Ones — April (the publishers threw a wishbone at me???? thank you??)
The Girl and the Stars — 30 April (currently reading)
Dark Skies — 5 May (writing review help)
Santiago’s Road Home — 20 June *date changed (writing review help)
The Midnight Bargain — 13 October (just go accepted??? wow thank you)
The Tea Dragon Tapestry — 13 October (currently reading)
How to Break an Evil Curse — 13 October (currently reading)
The Stitcher and the Mute — 12 November (my foolish self didn’t realise this was a SEQUEL; currently reading the first one)
The City of Zirdai — 21 June 2021 (AGAIN my foolish self didn’t realise this was a SEQUEL; currently reading the first one)
TO DO LIST:
☒ Read book ☐ write review ☐ post review close to the published date
There are three steps!! Three! Yet why is this so difficult? Why am I like this???
Anyway, how’s your reading going? Do you read any ARCs? Otherwise, how do you organise your reading?