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Personal Update & April Wrap-Up

Personal Update & April Wrap-Up

I wanted to give a bit of a personal update on what to expect in the next few months on this blog. I’ve mentioned here and there that I am expecting a baby (now in two weeks–which is crazy). Because of prepping for his arrival, […]

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March Wrap-Up

March Wrap-Up

I’m a bit late to the game getting this post up. To be honest, I was trying to figure out how I want to go forward with monthly wrap-ups. I was doing separate posts for each reading challenge and…it was becoming redundant and tedious. So, […]

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#ARCsAnonymous Wrap-Up: January

#ARCsAnonymous Wrap-Up: January

Well, I wasn't as successful this past month as I was hoping to be with getting ahead on upcoming ARCs.

Normally, the #ARCsAnonymous topics focus on past ARCs, but January was an opportunity to get ahead on some upcoming reads. 

What’s #ARCsAnonymous? Well, it’s a group on Goodreads that was created by Avalinahsbooks. It’s to help motivate each of us book reviewers who tend to be top-heavy with ARC TBRs. To motivate us to get some things done, there is contest each month for who can complete the most ARCs within the chosen theme or topic. Points can be earned, and book towers can tumble!

January's Theme:
Future ARCs

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Total ARCs Read Within Topic

How it's scored:

  • 50 points for finishing an ARC in topic
  • 10 points for finishing any ARC
  • 10 points if finished ARC was at least a year old
  • 50 points for not requesting an ARC for the entire month
  • 10 points for not requesting an ARC for a week
  • 5 points for posting an update on what your book is about in the group
  • 5 points for sharing a link to a review for an ARC within the theme
  • 5 points for starting a theme ARC even if it wasn’t finished

My points:

  • 300 points (6 total) for finishing an ARC in topic
  • 10 points (1 total) for finishing any ARC
  • 0 points if finished ARC was at least a year old
  • 0 points for not requesting an ARC for an entire month
  • 10 points for not requesting an ARC for a week
  • 30 points (6 total) for posting an update on what a book is about in the group
  • 25 points (5 total) for sharing a link to a review for an ARC within the theme
  • 30 points (6 total) for starting a theme ARC even if it wasn’t finished
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Total Points

ARCs read within theme topic:

February's wrap-up post will be up on March 1st. If this sounds like something you are interested in joining, be sure to check out the Goodreads page for more information!

State of the ARC: January

State of the ARC: January

Is anyone else shocked at how fast January flew by!? I feel like I need to double-check my phone every time I see that it’s already February. I had quite a few ARCs in January that I needed to read. I got to all but […]

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#ARCsAnonymous Wrap-Up: December

#ARCsAnonymous Wrap-Up: December

  It’s time for a quick recap on December’s #ARCsAnonymous reading stats. What’s #ARCsAnonymous? Well, it’s a group on Goodreads that was created by Avalinahsbooks. It’s to help motivate each of us book reviewers who tend to be top-heavy with ARC TBRs. To motivate us to get […]

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State of the ARC: December

State of the ARC: December

December has come and gone. The new year is upon us!

Thus bringeth another State of the ARC update! State of the ARC is a Meme created by AvalinahsBooks. Check out her website for more information if you are interested in participating! I’m pretty happy with the progress I made in December. I always wish that I can read more, review more, write more…more, more MORE! Yet, I’ve come to find that the more we try to push and “get things done,” the less we spend on actually enjoying the process. 

This is something I've found myself doing.

I love to read. I think it’s safe to assume it’s the reason why we are all here. However, I don’t want to hustle through books to get as many done as possible. Because of my ARC TBR, I feel all-the-more temptation to do this. 

But let’s be honest, we need to take our time to read. We need to have time to reflect. (We need to take notes!) We need to write good reviews. Or else, what’s the point in being a book reviewer?

I’m saying these things to remind myself more than anyone. I feel like I’ve gotten in such a rut with hurrying through books to get to the next one, never really stopping to smell the pages. 

I think I’ve found a bookish New Year’s resolution. Anyways, onto the stats for this past month!

I participate in both the State of the ARC Meme, as well as the #ARCsAnonymous group on Goodreads (they go hand-in-hand.) Majority of my reads fell in with the theme of the month: Fantasy reads. 

Since I like to see, and read the stats, I’ve shown them in graph and written formats. 🙂

Netgalley

I know my feedback ratio looks atrocious, but it increased by quite a bit over this past month! (Like, almost 10%) I’m quite proud of my accomplishment. Hooray to small victories!

Netgalley Feedback Ratio
Overdue Stats Increased By:
  • New ARCs:  6
  • Read and reviewed: 7
  • Read, but needs review: 1
  • Remaining to read for December: 0
  • Due in January: 4
  • Due in the future (excluding January): 7
  • Overdue: 35

Newly Approved ARCs

Edelweiss

Edelweiss Feedback Ratio
  • New ARCs: 1
  • Read and reviewed: 2
  • Read, but needs review: 0
  • Remaining to read for December: 0
  • Due in January: 3
  • Due in the future (excluding January): 5
  • Overdue: 1
Overdue Stats Increased By:

Newly Approved ARCs

Direct Requests

UGH! It is my goal to have 100% feedback ratio in all areas, but especially with these directly requested reviews! This area needs major improvement!

Request Feedback Ratio
Total Overdue
  • New ARCs: 0
  • Read and reviewed: 2
  • Read, but needs review: 1
  • Remaining to read for December: 0
  • Due in January: 0
  • Due in the future (excluding January): 0
  • Overdue: 12

Totals

Let's Get This Done!

I have been trying to read my oldest ARC for the longest time–Dragons of Dark by Ava Richardson. In order to do so, I also need to read the second book in this series, Dragons of Kings. Let’s get this done before it hits the year mark of sitting there, untouched!

That’s if for now! My next State of the ARC update will be posted on January 29th–stay tuned! How are you doing on your ARC TBR?


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