Saturday, February 1, 2020

State of the ARC #20

***A million apologies! I had the post scheduled and for some reason, it did not publish.***

State of the ARC is a monthly feature hosted by Avalinah's Books.

I am temporarily hosting for Evelina. She took a brief hiatus in the fall of 2019, but has since returned, YAY! I asked in early January when she might be starting up State of the ARC again, and to my absolute delight she asked if I wanted to take over for the time being, until she is able to get back into it. So, until then, thanks for joining me here!

I am still trying to figure out the fancy-schmancy graphs that Evelina does and she has been very helpful in pointing me in the right direction. Until then, I apologize for the boring data display.

Links go to Goodreads, unless I have finished the review. All ARCs are from NetGalley unless otherwise noted.

Awaiting My Attention = 0

Reading Now = 3
Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Kroger and Melanie R. Anderson

The Founding Fathers by Tom Shachtman (publisher gift)

American Rebels by Nina Sankovitch (publisher gift via NetGalley)

DNF = 0

Finished and Review to Come = 5
You be You! by Jonathan Branfman

Race Against Time by Jerry Mitchell

Something Bad Happened by Dawn Huebner

Tombstone by Tom Clavin

The Girls Are Gone by Michael Brodkorb (publisher gift)

Review or Feedback Sent = 0

When I first started blogging my monthly State of the ARC I felt like I was drowning in ARCs. Lucky for me I guess, everyone else had TONS more, so then I wasn't quite so stressed. Still, my main goal was to get my NetGalley feedback ratio above 80% and thanks to this meme, I slowly but surely clawed my way up. At my highest I was at 97%. I am currently at 92% even with those 4 NetGalley ARCs waaaaaay overdue so now that I am back in the swing of things, getting those reviews done will be priorities.

How have you done with your ARCs in the last couple months without State of the ARC around? Did you keep posting your own, or are you just starting back again now?

I am so excited to be helping out, let's talk ARCs!

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  1. I still have so many ARCs I have never read scattered among the other books on my shelves. I have stopped accepting them because I feel so guilty if I don't read them, though I realize they play a huge part in the marketing of books these days.

    1. I have really had to tone down my NetGalley use, and I have some hard copies to get to still. But I keep getting distracted and that's terrible and no one is ever going to give me hard copies again if I do not get moving on the ones I do have. #BookwormProblems, eh?

  2. I am always in awe of Evelina's graphs too!
    Thank you for taking over State of the ARC :-)

    1. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for posting. I was sitting here thinking I was a big old loser and no one would want to join until Evelina and her awesome graphics came back. Thank you!! :)


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