Stop & Chat is a weekly discussion post here at Read. Sleep. Repeat. where we talk about what ever tickles my fancy!
This week’s Stop & Chat was inspired by a chat I had with Shannon of Twilight Sleep!
Confession Time Book Bloggers!
ARC confessions, tips and tricks!
Alright so lately I’ve come to terms with the fact that I am drowning in ARC’s. I’m not talking about 3 or 4 ARC’s that are about to be released. To be perfectly honest I’m not even talking about 3 or 4 being overdue. When I admit that I am drowning, I mean it’s gotten to the point where I had to make an actual excel spreadsheet to organize the giant mess I’ve made.
And while the spreadsheet has allowed me to come up with a new (and hopefully effective) system, it also made me feel horrible about my book blogging skills.
Here I am going to all these amazing blogs who have a different book review up every other day. Who tweet about their latest ARC on Monday and then tweet the darn review for said ARC on Friday! Then turn around and tell me about what ARC’s came in the mail on Saturday! And I look at them in total amazement because obviously they have a mysterious magical device that prevents them from falling behind on ARC’s while simultaneously allowing them to read personal picks too.
This of course puzzled me and made me feel like a total blogging failure.
So I turned to my good friend Shannon and asked her if she was backed up in the ARC department, and if so how badly. And you know what? Her ARC pile is darn near identical to mine length wise! And some are just as overdue as mine! Now I’m not happy she’s behind, this isn’t a pity post but I am happy to know I’m not alone when it comes to my very overwhelming ARC pile. Which is why I wanted to do this post. I’ve come to <3 so many of you and I know that, occasionally, your “for review” pile can leave you down in the dumps, but you should know your not the only one! To help prove this point I’m asking my fellow book bloggers to confess that they too have fallen behind, and to share tips or tricks they’ve acquired to keep that pile under control. Link your confession post below!
If you do need to catch up on 1 ARC or 100 go sign up for ARC August! I’m also offering up a $20 gift card to one participant!