10 ARCs I would probably sell my soul to get!

 

I’ll be honest.  There are a ton of arcs that I would love to have.  My eyes are getting worse, so I really need to take breaks from reading on my kindle and picking up a physical book helps.  I also read them quicker and I love being able to take pictures and hold a book in my hands.  There is nothing better.

 

I decided to narrow my list down to my top ten.  I didn’t include any books coming out soon, nor did I include any from next fall/winter.  I believe all of these are spring/summer books.  There are a couple that I think are early September.

 

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Swipe Right For Murder by Derek Milman

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Edelweiss vs Netgalley (discussion post)

 

I wanted to do a discussion post today on two of the most used ARC websites.  I know there are people that aren’t familiar with both.  I have been using Netgalley longer, but I really like Edelweiss, too.  I have some tips to share and thought I could talk about why I like each one.

 

Netgalley:

Netgalley seems to be the more popular website that more people use.  I started using Netgalley well before I started this blog.   I was just reading and reviewing on Goodreads.  But I did notice that I was getting declined for quite a few books.  A couple publishers added that they were only approving for bloggers and not just reviewers anymore.  So having a blog will help.

Netgalley is easy to use.  Definitely fill out your profile and link up all your sites.  Also, update it every so often.  I try to update my profile social media stats every 3-6 months.  I find that this helps.  Publishers really like to see you have an 80% rating if possible.  This gets easier to maintain after you have reviewed so many books.  I’m at 199 reviewed right now, so my percentage doesn’t go up or down much anymore.

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December 2018 Netgalley & Edelweiss Wrap Up

 

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I joined the Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge hosted by Bookish Things and More.  This is my update for September.

 

It looks like the Bookish Things & More blog isn’t there anymore.  Does anyone know if someone else took over this challenge?  I haven’t been able to add my links.

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Thank you so much @PenguinTeen! #bookmail

 

I received two different surprise packages from Penguin Teen and wanted to share them.  I am so very excited (I also have both of these pre-ordered already).  Thank you so much Penguin/Razorbill!

 

I’m reading this right now as I’m typing and I already love it.

 

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May 2018 Book Haul

 

May was a big release month for books, so I’m sure it’s no surprise that my haul is really big again.  I actually took a picture of all the physical books together this time.

 

But first we’ll start with digital books.

 

Netgalley:

 

 

My So-Called Bollywood Life

Nothing Happened (for a blog tour)

The Brightsiders

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Edelweiss/Netgalley Update (books I still have to read)

 

I thought it was time to do an update on all the books I still have to read from Edelweiss and Netgalley (books not out yet).  I still have some pretty old books on netgalley and I’m not sure when I’ll get to those.  So these are just the ones coming out this year.   I did get a few late downloads, so there may be one or two that won’t get read before the release date (May).  There are too many books to share the descriptions on this time.

I generally try to read and review the books the month before they come out.  This schedule has been working pretty well for me so far.

 

Edelweiss:

 

 

Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak    Release date:  6/26

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings multiple authors  Release date:  6/26

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March 2018 Wrap Up

 

March was a pretty good reading month for me.  I’m writing this on 3/29, so I won’t have my blog stats to share yet.  I’m hoping to add those to another post once the month is over (yes, this post is up on 4/4 because I had other stuff already scheduled).  As of this writing, I’m one follower away from 750 and March was my best month for visitors so far.  So thank you all so much!

I read/listened to 11 books in March.  I liked everything, but there were a few huge standouts for me.   These are all in reading order.

 

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Lizzie by Dawn Ius  (digital arc)  320 pages

  4 stars

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