I love ARCs! Who doesn't, right? It's a perfect day when those packages filled with books arrive. Even better when delivered by UPS. My son is the UPS driver. Bonus: A visit from my son who hand delivers my book mail. Perfect! As much as I love receiving ARCs from publishers and authors, it's easy to fall behind. One of my New Year's resolutions was to limit my big eyes at NetGalley. I stuck to this for a while and then I blew it in the middle of March. I may have blown it yesterday, too. When I looked at my NetGalley dashboard, well, my bookshelf contained an odd number. I had to make it even. I added 6 more titles. I have to tackle my galleys. Then, I was kind of on a winning streak and won several books through Goodreads, different blogs I follow, and LibraryThing. I guess I should've also hit the casinos because I just kept winning and the books just kept coming. All at once. Thankfully, I'm not a gambler. I'm a reader. I spend my cash on books. I shouldn't be buying any books when I've got stacks of ARCs to hit but there are those tomes that I must own. If you're a book lover or a book addict (same thing?), you know what I mean. Books are all over my house. On every table. My nightstand barely has room for a lamp. It's time I make a clean sweep of the ARC mountain or at least make a minor dent in May. I know. I know. I'm a little late getting started on this challenge but I've been reading.
I've got a few books open already. I'm not going to give myself an outrageous goal that I'll never meet. I have also decided NOT to choose a specific title because I know I'll change my mind. Here's what I'm shooting for:
Complete two DRCs courtesy of NetGalley
Complete two DRCs from Edelweiss
Complete two or three ARCs (Hardcover/paperback)
If I manage this, I'll be a happy reader in May. Of course, there's still the matter of those puppies. Remember those puppies I spoke of in April, the ones that crushed my
Read-a-Thon goals? Thankfully, they're are no longer ten. Seven puppies remain and that's a bit more manageable but still...I've got my work cut out for me. #CleanSweepARC