Aug 29, 2010

Sunday Salon: No More ARCs?

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My new resolution for fall: I'll not be acccepting any ARCs or new books for review (unless they are really exceptional and impossible to resist)! I am feeling very guilty about my long list of books that have yet to be read and reviewed, so I'm setting aside time for them.

Queen of the Night: A Novel of SuspenseStork Raving Mad: A Meg Langslow Mystery (Meg Langslow Mysteries)Of course, library books always intrude inbetween. For instance, I just picked up new books by Donna Andrews and J.A. Jance, mystery writers. Couldn't resist those. Andrews writes comedy mysteries; Jance is a queen of thrillers. Can't wait to get to hers.

The past month and a half has been very hectic, with visitors and family gatherings, a funeral, and more. My time on the blog has been limited, and I'm glad to be able to get in this Sunday Salon! I've been getting a few books in, though I haven't had time to review them.

What have you been up to this past week?

11 comments:

  1. Harvee....I was thinking of writing the same thing about ARCs today, but decided to wait until Jan. 1....LOL

    OVERWHELMING indeed.

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  2. Oh my gosh! Me too! I am trying to limit myself to one or two publishers whose works I really enjoy. The piles of books I own will never get read if I don't stop accepting. I meant to do this all year, but well.....
    ENjoy this last week of summer and sorry to hear about the funeral too. Take care.

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  3. I have stopped accepting ARCs too unless they are really exceptional. I just feel like I am always behind and I can't take the extra obligation!

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  4. I don't know those two mystery authors - thanks for the tip :)

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  5. Time does fly by when you have so many wonderful books to read and life gets in the way. I have J.A. Jance's book to read. It does look intriguing. I love Donna Andrews' series. It's always a fun read.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  6. This has been a hectic week for me too. Just finished a book this morning and hope to review it soon. Two others are waiting as is my MS. Have a great week.

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  7. I've been selective lately, choosing to stick, mainly, to library books. So much more enjoyable!

    I finished Three Musketeers and that's the subject of my Sunday Salon. Hope you will stop by.

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  8. I totally understand what you mean about ARCs. I have been a lot more selective with what I've accepted for review in the past few months and I just got the last book I was obligated to review done this past week. I have so many of my own books that I want to read and review plus a ton I want to borrow from the library. It will be nice being able to choose what I'm in the mood for rather than what is next in the review pile.

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  9. I'm going to have to do that, too. For one thing, after I'm finished with ARCs, I just want to move them along. They're taking up space!

    Hang in there, Harvee.

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  10. Good for you to take some time and halt ARCs -- I am also worried about my upcoming schedule! How do we all find the time to do a regular day job and then read and then write on top of that! Argh! :)

    I've been very lazy while on vacation in Boston this week -- my in-laws own a yacht that they schedule for private and corporate charters and oh my...I got to be lazy! So lazy that I read nothing this week and decided to just post about the boat that I was on. Ahh...I wish I could be back on it!!

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  11. I haven't accepting too many ARCs in the past year. They bring me too much stress!

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