Want to Make a Dent in Your Review Pile? ARC August is Here!

ARC August 2013
Some of you have been asking Celine and I about another round of Review Copy Cleanup and while we haven’t planned anything for the next few months, I found a great alternative for you. The ever so lovely Octavia from Read. Sleep. Repeat is organising an event called ARC August which kicks off tomorrow and runs until the very end of August. The aim of the event is to make a dent in your review pile and read as many review copies as you possibly can. Both e-books and physical copies count as long as they were sent to you for review. If it’s something you’d like to take part in, just click here and you’ll be taken to the sign-up page.

My goals

Since I’ve been in a blogging slump for far too long already, my number one aim for ARC August is to get myself together and be a bit more organised from now on. No more procrastinating when it comes to reviews or picking up review books. They just need to be done.

My second goal is to read at least five review books in August. Thank goodness most of the books I’ve read last month have already been reviewed and scheduled to go live in the next few weeks, which should give me plenty of time to spend with reading.

Books to be read and reviewed

ARC August goals, 2013

These are the four physical books that I definitely want to read and my plan is to read at least one (NetGalley) e-book, probably Walk Me Home by Catherine Ryan Hyde. I’m not going to post regular updates here but I’ll let you know how I’m getting on on Twitter and I’ll probably do a wrap-up post at the end of August as well.

Good luck to everyone who’s participating and make sure to leave me a link to your own sign up posts so that I can check out your goals. :)

14 Responses to “Want to Make a Dent in Your Review Pile? ARC August is Here!”

  1. Thanks for sharing this, Vicky! I was wondering when the review copy clean-up would happen … I really need to buckle down some more and get my pile under 10 … I’ll for sure be signing up!

    Good luck!
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    • Vicky says:

      No problem! I haven’t talked to Celine yet but I’m sure we’ll do another RCC later this year.

      I’m actually doing pretty good at the moment so if I finish these five I’ll only have one or two more left. :o WHOA!

      Good luck!

  2. Molli says:

    Good luck on your goals, Vicky! I’m not formally participating, but I’ll be cheering on everyone.
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  3. Zoe @ Bookhi says:

    This is such a great idea! I have so many review copies to catch up on so I think I’ll be signing up. Thanks for organising this. Vicky! Good luck with your goals :)
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  4. Kelsey says:

    That sounds cool, good luck! I won’t be participating, I only have like 2 ARCs that have to be read and I’m starting one next. :)
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    • Vicky says:

      Oh, that sounds great! :) My review pile is actually a lot smaller than it used to be, so if I read these five I’m more or less caught up. How did this happen?! :D

  5. Awesome, thanks for telling us about it and good luck!
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  6. Octavia says:

    Can I just say how jealous I am that once you reach this goal (because let’s be honest you will) you’ll only have 1-2 review books left?! I want to be like you when I grow up missy! All organized and on top of stuff and what not lol. :P

    Thanks you for signing up! I’m so excited!!!
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  7. Megan says:

    Good luck getting that review pile down. I think I definitely need to join in on this one. My review pile is ridiculous!
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  8. SweetMarie83 says:

    I’m so glad you posted this because I hadn’t heard about it, but I’m all signed up now! Good luck Vicky! :-)

  9. Erin says:

    Sounds like a neat feature – looking forward to the posts.
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  10. Oh I think I want to join in. Good luck!
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