Monday, February 26, 2018

State of the ARC 2

Here we are back for another round of checking out whether I found success or failure in attempting to get caught up on the galleys lingering on my Kindle. State of the ARC is hosted by Avalinah's Books. This feature is a must for me because one of my 2018 Reading Goals (also find a related Top Ten Tuesday HERE) is to catch up on all the galleys I fell behind on when I began writing my own book last year. It's still ugly, but it gets the job done.

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

Pending Approval/Denial = Two


Not Started = Zero

Started = Thirteen
1. Whose Promised Land (8%), 10-15-15 (Received four months after publication)

2. The Witch of Lime Street (19%), 10-6-15 (Received three months after publication)

3. Queens of the Conquest (7%), 9-26-17

4. The First Congress (12%), 2-9-16 (Received one month after publication)

5. We Were Eight Years in Power (5%), 10-3-17

7. Scars of Independence (8%), 5-9-17

8. Lincoln Reconsidered (20%), 3-22-16 (Received one week before publication)

9. First Ladies of the Republic (16%), 3-6-18

10. Failure (2%), 7-1-16 (Received three months after publication)

11. The Poison Plot (32%), 5-15-18

12. The Black Prince (6%), 5-1-18

13. Six Months at the White House with Abraham Lincoln (6%), 4-15-16 (Received three days after publication)

DNF, Feedback Sent = One
1. 1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR - Two Tales of Politics, Betrayal, and Unlikely Destiny, 24%

Finished, Reviews To Come = Six
1. Thieves, Rascals and Sore Losers, 5-8-15 (Received 15 months after publication)

2. Educated, 2-2-18
Reviewed or Feedback Sent = Four
1. Muslims, Christians, and Jesus, 11-7-17 (Received two months after publication)

2. The Unmaking of the President 2016, 2-6-18

3. Queer Magic, 6-8-18

4. No Justice, 1-9-18 (Received one week after publication)

The list is still ugly, but it is a work-in-progress. When I have more time to play around I will be able to find a better way to present the information. Hopefully this will be more aesthetically pleasing in the future.

Let me know what you think and leave a link to your post as well.

Happy Reading!


  1. I used to use NetGalley, but I tended to forget about things. My feedback percentage is at 50%. I just logged in to check. Now I', got a NetGalley book to read...(The Sea Barons).

    1. It's so easy to do on NetGalley!! I got myself into trouble early on with that site because I did not realize how important the % was on providing feedback. I was so excited to be approved for all these books, and suddenly my % was at 22%. I have worked hard to get back into the 80%s!

  2. Looking forward to your review of Educated. I'm seeing so much about that book at the moment!

    1. I have seen it around a lot more too, after I finished it. I read it within a couple of days, max. I could not put it down! I hope to have the review up sometime within the week. Such a good and terrifying book.

  3. I only used Netgalley for a short period but I always read and reviewed it days after reading and didn't request more than two at a time. I don't use it now but my rating is 100%.

    1. I did not realize at first the importance of the 80%. It has taken a bit to claw my way back up to it, because I was approved for so many at once! But I have found some absolute treasures so it is worth it now.

  4. Looking good, hope you get approved on that title as well :)

    1. Thank you! Now I just have to get motivated to finish up the reviews and I will really call this a success :)

  5. Your numbers are seriously good as compared to mine :D And wow you read Educated. I am yet to read it. You can now guess how bad I am in keeping up with the ARCs :D

    My State of the ARC:

    1. The numbers themselves are not terrible, until you consider that some of these are more than a year over-due! I am making a dent at least, and that progress is good :) Luckily none of the overdue ones came with any specific provisions about when I had to post a review because they are via NetGalley and not direct from an author. I used to be much better, but now that I have my focus back, I can get there again and so can you!!


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