Blogmas 2019 | So You Want to Request ARCs from Publishers? (Part 1)

Hello, fellow readers! As promised, I am finally sharing how to request ARCs from publishers. The original post was SO long, so I decided to split it in two parts. Today’s post will have some helpful tips and tricks and mistakes to avoid on Netgalley.

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Book List | Down the TBR Hole #9

Hello, fellow readers! I am currently working on some exciting posts coming in December and January, so I thought now would be a perfect time to catch up on my Down the TBR Hole series! Today I am evaluating 10 books on my Goodreads TBR.


So basically the idea is to clean up your Goodreads TBR because we are all guilty of adding books to Goodreads and before you know it, there are 200 books on your list and you don’t even remember what a third of them are about!

How it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads want-to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

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Discussion | November Goals

Hello, fellow readers! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it is also the busiest time of the year! We all get so busy, too busy in fact, from November 1 to January 2 every year. While I do enjoy the holiday season, I also somewhat dread the never-ending list of social obligations that comes with it.

I am very much the type of person who wants their time to be “their time.” When I am not working, I want to be free to do exactly what I want. I don’t think anyone disagrees with that, but my point is, I do not have the type of personality that enjoys constant social obligations.

With that said, I know I have to set goals for myself the next two months, or else I will start to feel like my life is spinning out of control! Today I am sharing some of my personal goals for November.

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Book Lists | Books I Am Too Intimidated By To Read

Hello, fellow readers! It seems pretty common in the bookish community to be intimidated by “big books,” but I can’t help but wonder if I am missing out on some hidden gems because I avoid these books. I tend to put off reading books with 400+ pages, mostly because I think of the time spent on that one book and feel like I’m missing out on other books! I also worry I will get bored with the storyline and not finish the book any way, so I just never start reading it! Today I am going to discuss the top ten books from my TBR that I am too intimidated to read. Most of the books on this list have very mixed reviews, partly due to their size, which makes me hesitant to devote time to these books.

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Book Lists | Thirteen Books I Want to Read this Fall

Hello, fellow readers! October is one of my favorite months of the year-Halloween, fall festivals, cooler weather, sweaters. I typically save my spookiest books for this time of year. Today I will be discussing thirteen books I want to read during the fall season. Most of these books are backlist books. I am trying to catch up on my TBR since I haven’t been too interested in new releases this year.

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Discussion | Predicting Five Star Reads

Hello, fellow readers! I am going to be very honest and tell you September has been a terrible month. I have had alot going on in addition to usual work stress, so reading, even audiobooks, has taken a backseat to life this month. I am hoping things stabilize and return to normal soon, but in the meantime, I thought it would be fun to predict some five star reads on my ever-growing TBR.

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Book List | Down the TBR Hole #8

Hello, fellow readers! I haven’t finished a book in almost three weeks, which means I haven’t had any reviews to write! So I thought today would be a good time to catch up on my Down the TBR Hole posts.


So basically the idea is to clean up your Goodreads TBR because we are all guilty of adding books to Goodreads and before you know it, there are 200 books on your list and you don’t even remember what a third of them are about!

How it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads want-to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Continue reading..