Thursday, 29 March 2018

State of the ARC - March 2018

I saw this State of the ARC meme over at Avalinah's Books blog in January and thought it would be fun to join in.

The idea is to keep track of all the ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) books I've got awaiting reading and reviewing, and to make headway through the overdue pile. For my State of the ARC, I am including all books sent to me for review whether they are pre-publication copies (as ARCs should be) or simply review copies of books already available publicly. I think two sets of statistics will get too confusing. I am not including books that I have purchased myself, book exchange swaps, or free downloads.

In March I blogged my reviews of all these ARCs:
(Click the cover images to visit their reviews)








I'm amazed in seeing them all lined up here just how many books I read this month! Several of them are quite short though and Walk With Me is a photography book.
My Book of the Month (officially revealed on the 31st!) will be Collected Stories by Bruno Schulz and there are several other very good books here too: Dancing Bears, Stray, Estoril, Fred's Funeral, Threadwalkers ...

Here's my State of the ARC numbers as of today:

Awaiting Reading

Read / Reviewed / Blogged

Overdue

NetGalley

17

1 RRB

0

From Authors

1

0

0

Blog Tours

3

1 RR

0

From Publishers

7

1 RRB

2


RRB (Read, Reviewed and Blogged) essentially means those book reviews are completed and I'm just waiting for their scheduled blog post date.

I read the overdue Author book so that's one out of the red. I've got several NetGalleys due through April though so fingers crossed I will be able to keep up!

Of course no month would be complete without adding to my stash of ARCs so here are March's new arrivals:




I'm glad I read so many more than I received!

If you want to join this State of the ARC meme check out This Page at Avalinah's Books.

My next State of the ARC will be blogged on the 28th April.

14 comments:

  1. Wow!!! You rocked it!! I don't think I've ever read that many in a month. Amazing!

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    1. I couldn't quite believe it myself when I lined all those covers up!

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  2. Yay for reading more than you received! I hope I can manage that over the summer, although its a little late to achieve it this spring 😂

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    1. Thank you :-) If I can just continue it for a couple more months ... !

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  3. You totally kicked butt this month! I might have to set up my stats like yours, I like that format. Great job!

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  4. Great work! I hope the next quarter is as good. Happy reading!

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  5. You had a great reading month and fingers crossed for those April ARCs!

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  6. Wow! How did you even.. how did you read so many ARCs a month? That's really impressive. I don't think that I have ever read so many books a month, least the ARCs :D Brilliant job.

    http://flippingthruthepages.com/2018/04/state-of-the-arc-april-2018/

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    1. I'm not quite sure myself! Though some were pretty short

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    1. I'm still not quite sure myself how I managed it!

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