Every May, Kim @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, hosts a challenge to sweep through as many of those ARCs (advanced reader copies for those in the dark) as you can. I love the idea of getting my arc’s shipshape before the summer really begins so I’m jumping on board again this year. If you are thinking of joining too, check the link below for all the deets.
The Plan for a Clean Sweep:
- I’ve decided to aim for 2 arcs a week and will hopefully get through 8 during the month.
- And I’m adding in my own rule, that I’m going to review them and schedule them within a few days of finishing them. Last thing I want is to fly through the books and let the review writing stack up. That would be like sweeping the floors and never washing them, that’s not going to work long term!
- No pressure! I’ll mostly read arcs but if I want to reread a book or start something else, that’s ok too. This is a hobby not boot camp!
The Book Stack I’m Sweeping Through:
I’m also going to work mostly on my physical ARC’s as I’m always conscious that these have cost publishers more to get them to my doorstep. But I’m also a mood reader so if I’m more in the mood for an ARC that I have on my kindle, so be it. And there are more than 8 books in the stack as I like ALL the choice when it comes to reading.
I do feel very appreciative that publishers have sent me these books and I never want to make reading ARCs sound like a chore as isn’t all. But they mount up so fast and lately I’ve been reading a bit slower so I’m hoping that a concentrated focus on mostly ARCs for May will help me feel like I’m showing these books the love that they deserve.
I’ll be reporting on my progress in The Sunday Post every week so that will hopefully keep me motivated during the month to get my house in order! Let’s do this!
Talk to Trish : Are you doing Clean Sweep ARC, if so leave a link so I can come see your aims and your books. Or do you spot anything interesting in my pile that you’d encourage me to prioritise?