Tag: The ARC Book Tag

Thanks to Mandy and Sha for tagging me in one of their original book tags! ❤


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What’s the first ARC you ever received?

According to Goodreads, it was Do Not Disturb by Tilly Bagshawe. I was insanely excited for this because… a publisher really wanted to send me a free book? WHAT? It ended up being okay.

What ARC would you sell your soul for?

Currently, Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett. Although, honestly, I’d sell my soul for just about anything by Jenn Bennett.

Using ARCs you have received over the years, spell out A-R-C.

Ultimate question: To DNF or not DNF an ARC?

I try not to DNF in general, but I especially try not to DNF ARCs. Doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened though.

Name an ARC you DNFed and an ARC you could never DNF.

  • I didn’t really intend to DNF The Returned, but it was just so boring that I put it down one day and never picked it back up.
  • Starry Eyes, on the other hand, was so hard to put down that I found myself pulling it out constantly to sneak in a few pages.

What ARC did you go out and buy a finished copy of after?

I preordered a hardcover of The Raging Ones after reading the ARC.

Which medium do you get most of your ARCs in? (physical/ebook/audio)

Definitely ebooks. I’d say at least 90% of my ARCs are ebooks. I’ve gotten one audiobook ARC and a handful of physical ARCs, but not many. I actually got more physical ARCs when I first started blogging than I get now.

Give bloggers one piece of advice regarding ARCs (requesting/reviewing).

I think the best advice I can give is only to request books that you’d go out and buy yourself. It’s easy to go really crazy and just request everything, especially when you first get a Netgalley account and see that there are literally thousands of books that publishers are making available for you. If you limit yourself to books you’d actually go out and buy, you won’t end up with such a backlog of ARCs needing to be reviewed and you’ll be more likely to actually enjoy the books.

I’m tagging:

GerryBibiLeslie ❤ anyone else who wants to do this!

Reading Challenge Update

This year, I’m trying something new with my reading challenges! I’m going to do a monthly update to share my progress on all six challenges.

Monthly Motif is a reading challenge hosted by girlxoxo.

January’s theme was new to you author and I read three books toward this prompt:

February’s theme is cover love and I don’t think I’ll have any problem with this one, but please feel free to recommend anything you’ve seen with a beautiful cover!

I read a total of ten books in January, which is kind of low for me, but still puts me two books ahead in my goal of reading 100 books in 2019.

Popsugar hosts a reading challenge every year. You can find out more information on their website.

Nine of the ten books that I read in January counted toward a Popsugar prompt. The prompts that I checked off include:

I’m pretty proud of myself for checking off so many prompts even though I didn’t read a ton of books.

Romanceopoly is a reading challenge hosted by Under the Covers and Peace Love Books.

I checked off four prompts in January. I’m having fun with this challenge, but it’s harder than I thought it would be!

The prompts I checked off include:

Modern Mrs. Darcy hosts a reading challenge every year. You can find more information on the website.

In January, I checked off a whopping one prompt (a book by an author who is new to you). I’m hoping to do better with this challenge in February!

It was a struggle, but I did manage to finish three books that have been on my TBR for more than three months! (I finished the third at 11:45pm on January 31, but at least I did it.)

How are you doing on your reading challenges? Do you have any recommendations for me? Let’s talk in the comments!