The ARC Book Tag | Tag Tuesday

Good morning everyone! Happy Tag Tuesday! I hope your Monday was swell and that you continue to have a good week.

Today I’m going to be doing the ARC Book Tag since it is day 2 of ARCathon currently! Check out my Instagram to stay up to date on my progress since I do write these posts ahead of time, I can’t update you here as I go.

That being said, let’s get on with this book tag!

I found this tag on Read Between The Skylines and it was created by Book Princess Reviews.

RULES

pingback to the creator (bookprincessreviews)
pingback to the person who tagged you
tag as many people as you want
have fun!
WHAT‘S THE FIRST ARC YOU EVER RECEIVED?

It Had To Be You was the first book that I ever received from NetGalley and my first ever arc. I read it in a night and absolutely adored every bit of it.

Needless to say, it ended up with my buying all of Lizzy Charles’s works and unfortunately I still haven’t finished them all. I will!!!

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WHAT ARC WOULD YOU SELL YOUR SOUL FOR?

Um, none? I would have said that about The Shadows Between Us if I did this before this year, but I got an ARC of that and read it and loved it! So not that anymore?

So, the closest releases I’d say would be Tricia Levenseller’s next book, The Secret Blade, which isn’t out until February 2021. Or Kerri Maniscalco’s next book, Kingdom of the Wicked, which is out in October (okay, definitely this one). Or Stephanie Garber’s next one which she isn’t even done writing yet! Oh! Audrey Coulthurst and Lizzy Charles are two who haven’t released any news on any new books, but I’d love to get arcs of those.

Please excuse me while I go request Kingdom of the Wicked

USING ARCS YOU HAVE RECEIVED OVER THE YEARS, SPELL A-R-C.
ULTIMATE QUESTION: TO DNF OR NOT TO DNF AN ARC

I will always say yes to DNFing an ARC. I feel that if I don’t enjoy a book because of something personal, I don’t feel comfortable rating it. If the book is inherently badly written or offensive, I will DNF it and review it. If I don’t like the book because of my own personal reasons, like there’s a trope in it I don’t like or something in it has triggered me, I will DNF it and mention the reasoning why I did.

Usually I do try to push through the ARC even if it has something I don’t enjoy, but I don’t try to let that affect my rating too much. That’s why I try to break my rating down based on multiple factors. Just because my personal feelings toward it were a 1 star, doesn’t mean I’ll give it 1 star because I know there are people who would enjoy it and I don’t want my personal feelings to lead to someone not giving it a chance.

NAME AN ARC YOU DNF’D AND AN ARC YOU COULD NEVER DNF.

I DNFed Just One Night because there was something that happened in it that I couldn’t get past. I tried and made it to like 80% and I just couldn’t anymore. So I DNFed it and unfortunately, I couldn’t read anymore in the series because my feelings were tainted by the thing that happened.

I could not DNF The Shadows Between Us because it was just that good! And by one of my favorite authors. I couldn’t get enough of this book and even now, I’m wishing I was still able to go back into that world and revisit these characters as they continue their story. There have been times that I forgot I was done and I would be getting out of a shower ready to pick it back up. Then reality hits and I remember I finished it 😭

WHAT ARC DID YOU GO OUT AND BUY A FINISHED COPY OF AFTER?

If I give an ARC 4 or more stars, I buy the finished copy. I read a lot of romance arcs and I don’t have the money to buy them all. So 4 or more stars end up on my shelves!

WHICH MEDIUM DO YOU GET MOST OF YOUR ARCS IN? (PHYSICAL/EBOOK/AUDIO)

eBook. 100%. I barely get any physical ARCs. Total I have gotten probably 5-6, only 2-3 that I got by requesting and not from a GoodReads giveaway.

While I am super lucky and I do get a lot of ARCs in general, they are almost always through Entangled Publishing, a romance publisher. Because most of their ARCs are ebooks (most of their books are ebook focused even though they do come in physical form), I tend to get those more often.

GIVE BLOGGERS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE REGARDING ARCS (RECEIVING/REVIEWING).

So, I agree with Mandy on Book Princess Reviews in not going crazy on NetGalley, but I’ll give something else.

Always be honest in your review. If you didn’t like a book, say that. Try to give good things about it as well, though. I doubt there were no redeeming qualities to a book. Show both sides of the coin when reviewing. Even my favorite books of all time, I share the things people might not enjoy. Books I’ve despised, I try to find good things about them. But always be honest. If you’re not honest, you’ll lose credibility and the one thing reviewers need is that. People to trust in their reviews. If they don’t trust you, they won’t read the books you’re promoting and they won’t read your reviews.

Being the rule breaker that I am, I don’t have anyone to tag. If you get ARCs, you’re tagged!

Thanks so much for joining me and I do hope you are having a wonderful week and ARCathon! I’m going to sign off now and get back to reading the ARC I’m working on!

What is one book you would LOVE to get an ARC of?

See you all in the next one, bye!

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