ARC August (and a NetGalley question!)

Posted July 25, 2015 by Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog in Challenge / 34 Comments


So I am really excited to take part in the ARC August challenge. This ARC August event is hosted by Octavia @ Read.Sleep.Repeat!
I have a good amount of ARCs that got piled up for August and September. It’s nuts. I planned on reading them all in August anyways so why not join the challenge!

The Rules:

The rules are very simple
– It may be a physical ARC or and eARC but it MUST be an ARC
– Yes it can be an ARC that has released as long as it’s an ARC I’m not going to nitpick much
– HAVE FUN WITH THIS! Feeling like you are being “forced” to read is the best way turn a fun event into a yucky obligation.
– Update post! I personally will do a post for each Saturday in August but that’s just me. You can update once a week, every other week or once for the whole darn event. This update can be in the form of a blog or Tumblr post, vlog, link to your “ARC August 2015″ shelf or even an Instagram pic! I want to make this as easy and low pressure as possible for you.

I think I will do a quick update post on Saturdays as well as maybe some Instagram updates. OK guys here is my TBR for August!!



Now for my Netgalley question. So I have been meaning to ask about this. Because I have so many outstanding books (See above as most are from NG) my feedback % is pretty embarrassing. So say I read these do my reviews but hold off posting some closer to publishing date. Do you submit your feedback when you post your review? Or do you send it in when you’re done? How does that work if you do since there is no link to the review? Sorry, this is probably a very silly question but whatever. I would love my % to go up to a respectable level!!

Are you guys participating? What will you be reading?

Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

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34 responses to “ARC August (and a NetGalley question!)

  1. I have quite a few of these to read too! I am excited for The Sister Pact, Has to be Love, Very in Pieces, and Dumplin!

    As for NG- you can write the review, and then paste the URL in the review thing, and then just note in the “note to publisher” when it will go live. That is what I do, and yes, it will improve your % 🙂

    And yep, I am participating! I will be reading… every book being published in September? It’s bad.. So, so bad…
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  2. For the NG, I always keep my ratio above 70%. I don’t think it has ever gone down (Thank goodness). I post my review on NG as soon as I write it on my blog. Like Shannon, I add a note saying when it will be published. In the note section, I also add the links to my Goodreads review and Amazon if it has been published and LibraryThing 🙂 I hope this helps!
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  3. I really need to do something like this because, to put it in a nutshell, I’m drowning in my ARCs. Like, I wish I were kidding, but I’m not… It took me 5 feedback to send s my 63% ratio would go to a 64% O_O LIKE WHAT WHAT KIND OF HECK IS THAT! In any case, I wish you the best of luck and that you’d be able to finish all these amazing books and cut down your TBR/ARC pile 😉 When I’m done with… whatever I need to finish in my end, I’ll do something like this, too, for my own sanity XD
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  4. My % sucks, so I’ve started doing the feedback as soon as I finish the book, which is when I usually write my review. Then I go back and put in the link to the post when it’s live. I just leave a message in the Notes to the Publisher that I’ll post the link later, and anywhere else I’ve posted.
    I have Don’t Get Me Wrong too and I really wanted Dumplin, but with 5 for August that was enough.
    Have you stuck w/ the Guernsey Literary Society?
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    • GOod advice for NG – I need to start doing that now. I am excited for Don’t Get Me Wrong and I really loved the cover. I am just about half way through the Guernsey and am enjoying it much more than the last time. I also think the audio is done well so that has made it really enjoyable.

  5. Oh, now that IS an interesting question. Usually I’ll just submit my feedback when I’ve finished the novel. I figured it doesn’t matter all that much if there’s a link or not. Do you think publishers mind? Honestly I’m not too sure; I’ve never asked. Besides, sometimes my submitted feedback is different to the one I post online. Not largely, of course, but it might be more expanded upon.
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    • I honestly had no idea what to do with feedback. I googled and got nothing so I just waited until I posted my review but it wasn’t helping my % and I was getting declined on a lot from a certain publisher and I think it has a lot to do with my crap%. So I figured I would ask. Now I will definitely do it as soon as I finish the book!

  6. I am here to praise the gospel of DUMPLIN’. THAT BOOK…. AMAZING! One of the best YA books (all books in general) I’ve ever read!

    Everything Everything is also pretty special! I feel like I need to read that book again just to fully be able to appreciate it.
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  7. I think I’m going to join this too! I have everything, everything and hello, goodbye and everything in between. I plan to get to them soon. My feedback rate on Netgalley is embarrassing so I’m working on improving it. I usually send back feedback when I post my review on the blog. But after reading a couple of your comments I may just leave the publisher a note about when the review is going live so that way I can bring up my rating.
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  8. Kristi

    Oh I should have done this. I am SO behind on ARCs. I’ll have to try and remember next year. My Netgalley % is embarrassing too. At least now I know I’m not alone! I usually just post my review right away instead of waiting for closer to the publication date. But don’t get Netgalley advice from me, I have no idea what I’m doing over there. 😉
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