Tuesday, July 31, 2018

State of the ARC 6



State of the ARC is a monthly feature hosted by Avalinah's Books. I am so glad I stumbled upon it, because it is really helping me with my 2018 Reading Goals (also find a related Top Ten Tuesday HERE). Links go to Goodreads, unless I have finished the review, in which case it goes to that. All ARCs are from NetGalley or Edelweiss, unless otherwise noted.

(Format equals = title/% complete, pub date)

Pending Approval/Denial = None

Not Started = None

Started = Two
The First Congress (63%), 2-9-16 (Received one month after publication)

George Washington's Washington (15%), 4-1-18 (received in May from my NetGalley Wishlist!)

DNF = One
The Price of Greatness (36%), 6-5-18

Finished/Review to Come = Four
We Were Eight Years in Power, 10-3-17

American Gothic, 10-4-16

The Black Prince, 5-1-18

Cecily Neville: Mother of Richard III, 4-30-18 (received three weeks after publication)

Review or Feedback Sent = Nine
Those Three Words, 5-15-18 (from publisher)

Six Months at the White House with Abraham Lincoln, 4-15-16 (Received three days after publication)

Whose Promised Land, 10-15-15 (received four months after publication)

The Price of Greatness (36%), 6-5-18

These last two ARCs are reeeeeallllllyyyyy dragging and I am really just burned out on the Revolutionary War and our fledgling government. I am struggling through them, but they might be DNFs too, at least for the time being.

Happy Reading!
Sarah

14 comments:

  1. Sometimes a book just needs to be set aside when it's dragging so badly. Not struggling through regardless is something I'm trying to work on for myself!

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    1. Yes!! it used to be really tough for me to DNF books and I have gotten a lot better about ditching ones I am not into. But I feel bad doing that on an ARC because after all, it IS an ARC. But there are some that I am just done with and can't go on reading. I at least send a note to the publisher to let them know why.

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  2. I can't read much non fiction these days as it seems to drag and wear out my brain, however well written it is!

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    1. I sometimes feel that way when I read too much on one subject - exactly what has happened in this case!

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  3. It might be time to change genres. I find it helps me when I'm burning out on one. Here's my review books post. Happy reading!

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    1. Yes, I am reading a variety of other books right now and trying to come back to these in snippets. It's tough going. Oi!

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  4. It seems like you're doing really well with your ARCs :) congrats! It's too bad they're dragging though. I know what you mean, I'm sort of dragging along two of my ARCs now as well.

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    1. I think July was my most productive month - probably because I was not able to participate in June :) I picked up a couple galleys from Llewellyn (I am auto-approved, so that makes that one dangerous, especially when they have new books about haunted places!)

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  5. Wait, did I read this correctly and you only have two ARCs left? OMG! Congrats on that!

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    1. YES!! ...until I lurked around on NetGalley and added three new books from an auto-approved publisher. And I had three book offers from publishers this week, so my numbers have increased a little. The struggle is real, haha.

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    1. Thank you Lauren! I tried to focus a lot on ARCs these last couple months and it paid off. I had been in a reviewing slump so I knew I had to get going on it.

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  7. Looks like you made some great progress! Go you! - Katie

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    1. Thank you Katie!! I was so proud of these numbers...and then in the last week I had a bunch of publisher requests and then I lurked around NetGalley...OI!

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