Thursday, December 31, 2020

State of the ARC #30


State of the ARC is a monthly feature hosted by Evelina at Avalinah's Books - and now me, too! I took over temporary hosting duties back in early 2020. A couple months ago Evelina asked if I would like to co-host and of course I said yes! If you are new to the meme, you can check out the guidelines HERE.

Links go to my review. The majority of the ARCs I receive are through NetGalley. Some have come from publicists, or were offered to me from a publisher who specifically approved me for it on NetGalley; I will always note in the review how I acquired the ARC.

Currently Reading
The Founding Fortunes - January, 2020
American Rebels - March, 2020

The Story of China - November, 2020
When Force Meets Fate - January, 2021

Finished, Review to Come
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The Twists and Turns of Living in Shanghai - Dec, 2019
(Held off on posting this review for a long time, will explain in review)
race against time - February, 2020
Anna Komnene - April, 2020

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Hunting the Last Great Pirate - May, 2020
The Brothers York - June, 2020
The Deviant's War - June, 2020
The Lost Pianos of Siberia - August, 2020

Juror Number 2 - November, 2020
Prisoners of History - December, 2020

Between Two Kingdoms - February, 2021
Fallible - February, 2021

Review or Feedback Sent
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When I first started blogging my monthly State of the ARC I felt like I was drowning in ARCs. 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%.

How are you doing with your ARC goals? Let's talk ARCs!

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  1. All of these look so interesting!!! I don't know how you pick and find these. Congrats on 92%, that is great :)

    1. Thank you! I have really lucked out recently in that so many of the books I get on NetGalley now come to my attention via publicists asking if I would be interested in reading it. This is definitely less dangerous than my old way of doing things - searching key words and requesting hundreds, haha. In the first couple weeks of 2021 I am really focusing on getting the out-standing reviews done, plus finishing the two ARCs I still have not finished.

      The To-Do List::
      9 NetGalley reviews to be written
      1 NetGalley ARC to finish
      1 physical ARC from author to finish
      6 author/publisher reviews to be written
      1 BookSirens review to be written

      It's totally doable for January, yet here I am dragging my feet!


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