A huge part of blogging seems to be reviewing ARC’s. Many book lovers are excited to get their hands on a new release before it’s even, well, released. It’s exciting to read a book before anyone else has read it. Especially if it’s from a huge known and well-liked author such as Cassandra Clare.
However, I’m not a huge ARC reader. I’ve tried doing Netgalley (a website to request ARC’s) on multiple occasions but I never was able to get around to reading the books before the release date (or before they disappeared off of my kindle). You’re probably wondering, “Well why can’t you read ARC’s, Amber? What’s so wrong with them?”
There is nothing wrong with them, I just can’t read them. I’m a mood reader. I may be super excited for an ARC but as soon as I get it, all the excitement goes away and I don’t feel like reading the book anytime soon.
And if I don’t feel like reading an ARC after I get it, I end up not finishing it before the release date of the book. Then I feel bad for not reviewing it sooner. Because isn’t that the point of ARC’s? Is to spread word about it and get people to read it? It’s hard to do that if I don’t do it before the release date.
I just live in a big cycle of guilt if I don’t review ARC’s soon. Do you read ARCs? Is it easy for you? Do you get behind? Any advice for those that may struggle with ARCs like me? Or advice for people who do want to read ARC’s, but are not sure how?