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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Review Copy Cleanup 3.0

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  • 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 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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  1. says

    Yay, it’s back again. I have been waiting for it. I’m so excited. I’m not sure how much I will be able to participate though since my institute has this big national conference coming up in mid-Feb and we are organizing it. Also, I will be busy preparing for my sister’s engagement next month. Hopefully I will cover up in the last two weeks.
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  2. says

    I have some ebooks for review that have been neglected, shame on me. Especially with classes starting in the middle of February, I seriously need to read those and send the feedback. I might give this challenge a try :)

    It also sounds fun 😉

    XX Ner

    • says

      We’re in the same boat, then :) My classes started last Monday which was one of the reasons why I wanted to get these deadlines and books “out of the way”, so to speak.

      Best of luck! xxx

    • says

      Ah, I know this feeling all too well. I’ve so many review copies from last year, I’m literally mortified. Let’s hope we can both catch up this month!

    • says

      It was great, wasn’t it? 😀 I loved chatting to you all and reading alongside you – here’s to another successful #RCCleanup :)

  3. Andrew T. Kuligowski says

    My pile is far too long, and my goal of attacking it in January was foiled by “real-life”. SO let’s try for February! (It’s nice to know I’m not the only person in this situation …)

    • says

      Same here, same here. *sigh* And you’re definitely not! I think we’re all pretty much in the same boat here. Good luck, Andrew!

  4. says

    This is exactly the incentive I need to tackle my MASSIVE review pile. Thanks for hosting again, girls! <3

    PS – Completely unrelated, but I meant to tweet you last week after I watched Downton Abbey…I was SO angry with what happened, I bawled my face off. I hate when shows kill people off, especially characters who were my favourite. :-(
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    • says

      And thanks for joining us again, Marie <3

      I know, right? It really pissed me off. Although what bothers me the most is the fact that the whole story just doesn’t seem to go anywhere – it’s like a bloody soap opera from the 1920s… :( I loved the first season (and even the second one) but I don’t think I’ll keep watching it. Ugh! Which episode are you on, by the way?

      • says

        This week’s will be episode 5. I’m enjoying it so far, but I do see what you mean about it becoming very soap opera-ish. A lot of drama and weird romantic themes and jilted lovers, that sort of thing. I’m curious to see where it goes, but you’re not the only one I’ve heard from who isn’t sure if they’ll continue next season.
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    • says

      We’re so happy to have you on board! <3 :) I got through about 6 books during the previous RCC, if I remember correctly, but this month was a lot worse. I’ve only read two books so far and one of them is barely over a hundred pages. UGH. I hope you’re doing much better than me! x

  5. says

    I can’t believe I didn’t know that this was running again until now! I will have to get my goals post sorted for tomorrow :) I can already add two review books that I’ve read this month to it though 😉

    Good luck to everyone taking part :)

    Dani x
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    • says

      Yes, it was pretty much a last minute decision so we were quite late with the sign-up post this time around :( But I’m sure there will be another one sometime in the summer so keep your eyes peeled!

      Hope you’re OK xxxxx

    • says

      And thank you for joining us (and sorry for being terribly late with my reply)! We did have a schedule sort of thing during the very first #RCCleanup but we’re doing things a bit differently this time. So there are no challenges or Twitter chats at all – we all try to focus on reading instead. You’re welcome to post weekly (or daily) updates or just a wrap-up post at the end of the month, whichever works best for you.

      And make sure to use the #RCCleanup hashtag on Twitter so that we can stop by your blog and check out your progress. 😀

  6. says

    Dear Vicky,

    I am SO happy to have met you through the #WWReadathon & to have gotten to know you a little better at today’s Twitter chat! You sound like you have a fabulous future awaiting you and I can’t wait to see where things lead you!

    I am also thrilled to join this challenge as it is something I very much need!

    Have a great weekend!

    • says

      I feel the same way – it was great chatting with you the other day and getting to know you! :) And so glad to hear that you’re joining us! Let us know how you get on :) x

  7. Andrew T. Kuligowski says

    About 1/2 way through the month …

    I’ve finished 3 full-sized books from my To Be Reviewed list:
    1) Kubicki, Gerald A Dubious Artifact
    note to self – I still owe a review on this one
    2) Sanders, Ted No Animals We Could Name
    3) Brands, H. W. The Man Who Saved the Union

    and 3 short stories / novellas:
    1) Tikaesh, W. Freedreamer The Green Loch
    2) Cypert, Steve Biggle and Bee
    3) Spears, Crystal D. Strictly Off Limits: Jade’s College Diary

    • Andrew T. Kuligowski says

      2nd half of the month …
      1) Jenna Roads Under a Painted Sky

      and partial credit for …
      Natasha Vahora The Mysterious Beach – finished on March 1st
      Tarzan Centennial Scott Tracy Griffin – 40 pages to go (280 down)


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