And yes, I am that lazy.
What sparked this post was how these two fabulous people reacted. I’m sure you can tell I’m sort of just like “yeah, sure whatevs”, and then somehow I am being crown the Lazy Fairy Queen! Which, by the way, is an AWESOME job were I do NOTHING and get to wear a crown for it!
Anywho, these tweets really got me thinking about others “ARC hoarding” habits. To me, the purpose of an ARC is to generate buzz. They aren’t meant to last, they aren’t even “complete” technically, and it winds up costing more money than the finished version, which has to suck from a publisher prospective. Which is why I had no second thoughts about offering The Rule of Three to my friend. To me that’s the point of an ARC, and if I truly love it then I should support the author and my habit of re-reading by buying a copy.
This brings me to a few questions for you lovelies! Do you hoard/keep your ARC’s? Do you purchase finished copies of the ones you loved? What about the ones you liked? Do you pass your ARC’s along once you’ve read them? Tell me your habits in the comments!