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Review Copy Cleanup 4.0 – Goals

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The wait is over – Review Copy Cleanup 4.0 kicks off today! For those of you who haven’t seen the sign up post yet, here’s all the info you need. Sign ups are open until February 15 so if you’d like to join the fun, please do so! :) Those of you who already did – best of luck and hope you have a great time! If you’re on Twitter, make sure to use the #RCCleanup hashtag so that we can all see your progress and what everyone else is up to.

My plans for this month

Unlike in the previous three Review Copy Cleanups, this time I have a specific goal for this challenge. I have quite a big pile of books to get through and since most of these are released in February, it would be great if I could read and review them before their release date. As for paperbacks, these are the ones I’ll be reading:

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A Hundred Pieces of Me | The Book Thief | Don’t Stand So Close | This is the Life

The first book on my reading list is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I received this one back in December but with me going home for the holidays and the general craziness of the Christmas holidays I never managed to pick it up. I was planning on reading it before the film came out here in the UK (26 February) but Transworld invited me to an advance screening on the 6th February so I’ll do my best to read it before then.

Next I’ll be reading Don’t Stand So Close by Luana Lewis (13 February), a gripping psychological drama, also published by Transworld. I’m taking part in the official blog tour with a review and a competition, so keep your eyes peeled if you’d like to win a copy of the book – I’ll have five hardbacks to give away!

In the last two weeks of the month I’m planning on reading A Hundred Pieces of Me by Lucy Dillon (27 February), which I won in a Twitter competition. Hodder & Stoughton invited me to the book launch on the 26th so this is another book I want to finish before the event. :) And last but not least, This is the Life by Alex Shearer (27 February), which was a review copy from HarperCollins.

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Review Copy Cleanup 4.0 – Sign Up

Hello and welcome to the fourth Review Copy Cleanup! After three successful editions in 2012 and 2013, we’re back for another month of review copy reading madness. Whether you have a modest pile or a complete mountain of review books to get through, everyone is welcome to join.

What is the Review Copy Cleanup?

RCC is a month-long event in which Celine from Nyx Book Reviews and myself challenge ourselves to read as many review books as we possibly can. We are both notorious for accepting way too many requests, and consequently our to-be-read piles are pretty daunting. For some extra motivation to read, we invented the Review Copy Cleanup. This year we are keeping things simple – no challenges and just one scheduled chat, and weekly updates so we can all keep track of each other’s progress. You’re welcome to keep track of the challenge in the way that’s most convenient for you.

 
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Review Copy Cleanup 3.0 – Wrap-Up

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Hello everyone and happy (almost) March! Can you believe February is almost over?! It has gone by so quickly… Anyway, Celine, myself and 54 lovely bloggers spent the month of February with trying to make a dent in our review piles and reading as many review books we possibly could. I’m gutted that we have to say goodbye to this event already but it was great fun and I’m glad we were able to do this again.

My goal was to read at least 4 review books this month and I’m chuffed that I actually managed to read even more than that – I’ve read 5 books (1961 pages) in total – huzzah! I didn’t have too much time since I’m still working on my uni thesis so I’m glad – and quite surprised – that I managed to finish more than what I initially planned.

The books I managed to finish this month are:

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All the Little Animals by Walker Hamilton { Goodreads | Review }
The Last Time I Saw You by Eleanor Moran { Goodreads | Matching nails }
Vortex by Julie Cross { Goodreads }
The Terrace by Maria Duffy { Goodreads }
Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton { Goodreads | Review }

Thank you so much to everyone for joining us for the third time – I hope you managed to reach your goals and had just as much fun as we did. :) If you did a wrap up post, make sure to link up below so that we can all check it out and see how you did. (the linky is the same on both Celine’s and my blog) Big hugs! x

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Review Copy Cleanup 3.0 – Goals

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And the time has finally come – Review Copy Cleanup 3.0 has just kicked off! For those of you who haven’t seen the sign up post yet, here’s all the info you need. Sign ups are open until February 15 so if you’d like to join the fun, please do so! :) Those of you who already did – best of luck and hope you have a great time! If you’re on Twitter, make sure to use the #RCCleanup hashtag so that we can all see your progress and what everyone else is up to.

My plans for this month

I’m a bit more cautious with my to-be-read pile this time because I’ve no idea how much time I’ll have. I’m going back to uni in about a week and I’ll need to start working on my thesis as well so it’s pretty hectic around here. Anyway, my aim is to read and review these four paperbacks/hardbacks:

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The Sweetness of Forgetting by Kristin Harmel
The First Last Kiss by Ali Harris
Vortex by Julie Cross
With All My Love by Patricia Scanlan

Ebooks
(click on the book covers to check out their synopses)

And since I know for a fact that I’ll need my monthly dose of crime fiction after all these women’s fiction titles, I decided to add these two e-books to my list. (I actually took a sneak peek at the first few pages of the S.J. Bolton book and it was REALLY good so I hope I’ll be able to pick this one up soon)

What books are on your list? How many books are you aiming for? :)

Review Copy Cleanup 3.0 – Sign Up

Hello and welcome to the third Review Copy Cleanup! After two successful editions in 2012, we’re back for another month of review copy reading madness. Whether you have a modest pile or a complete mountain of review books to get through, you are all welcome to join the fun.

What is the Review Copy Cleanup?

RCC is a month-long event in which Celine from Nyx Book Reviews and myself challenge ourselves to read as many review books as we possibly can. We are both notorious for accepting way too many review requests and consequently, our to-be-read piles are pretty daunting. In order to get some extra motivation we invented Review Copy Cleanup. This year we are keeping things simple – no challenges or scheduled Twitter chats, just weekly updates so we can all keep track of each other’s process – and lots of reading, of course. You’re welcome to keep track of the challenge in the way that’s most convenient for you.

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Guidelines:

  • Review Copy Cleanup 3.0 runs from 1 to 28 February
  • It starts and ends at midnight in your local timezone to avoid confusion
  • To sign up, just fill in the linky below. Link to your sign up post directly, please! The linky is the same for both our blogs, so you only have to sign up once.
  • The Linky will close on the 15th, so make you sign up before then.
  • When you post your sign up post on your blog, either include the challenge button with your post or link it back to this article so that people know where to sign up. Thanks! (:
  • Every book you received for review counts towards the challenge, both e-books and hard copies (even audio books for review if you have those), including all genres and lengths.
  • Feel free to use the #RCCleanup hashtag on Twitter for your RCC related tweets or join the Twitter party at http://tweetchat.com/room/RCCleanup and meet lots of awesome bloggers (:
  • At the end of every week we will post our personal updates, and we’ll include a linky for you to add yours!

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August / Review Copy Cleanup wrap-up

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Just like the summer holidays and August itself, Review Copy Cleanup came to an end last weekend. I was struggling with a bit of a reading/ blogging slump and there were times when I wasn’t feeling well, but all in all it was a success. My goal was to read and review 6 books which I managed to complete! I ended up reading different books than I though I’d pick up and I had to take a week off and read my own books to avoid getting into an even greater slump, but I completed my goal all the same.

All in all, I read 6 review books and 3 of my own books – 2615 pages total, out of which 1668 pages belong to review books. :) The review books I managed to read this month are the following (just click on the book covers to read the synopsis and my review):

Torn by David Massey
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Call Down Thunder by Daniel Finn
Carnage by Maxime Chattam
To Turn Full Circle by Linda Mitchelmore
Debutantes by Cora Harrison

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Review Copy Cleanup: Goals

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Aaaand the time has come – Review Copy Cleanup has just started! For those of you who have been away or haven’t seen the sign up post yet, here’s all the info you need. Sign ups are open until August 15 so if you’d like to join in the fun, please do so! :) Those of you who already did – good luck and have a great time! If you’re on Twitter, make sure to use the #RCCleanup hashtag so that we can all see your progress and what everyone else is up to.

My plans for this month

I’ve been super lazy in the past few months so I hope I’ll be able to sit down and get some reading done this time around. My plan is to read the following 6 books but I’d love to be able to squeeze in one or two ebooks as well. We’ll see! :) The books I’m going to be reading this month are:

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Debutantes by Cora Harrison
Bereft by Chris Womersley
Breathless by Anne Swärd
The Life of Rebecca Jones by Angharad Price
Call Down Thunder by Daniel Finn
(1801 pages total)

I probably won’t do any blog updates this time but I’ll post regular updates on Twitter @bookswithacuppa throughout RCC and I’ll do a wrap-up post on August 31. Good luck to everyone and see you on Twitter! :)