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Sunday post #27 A little love for your ARCs

Hi everyone! Sunday on the agenda again, and I hope you’re all doing well! My week? Here goes:

  • I started the teaching season (I teach marketing at workshops)
  • Nicked a pretty pencil from said workshop (stationery is life)
  • I bought boots!!! (I’m not your typical woman, I buy shoes like once every 5 years and it’s very hard for me to do it, so this is actually an achievement!)
  • I STARTED A GOODREADS GROUP, more about this next, it’s pretty awesome
  • I succumbed to Dewey’s 24h readathon and I’m sure I will regret it on the 21st (Anyone who’s done this here to tell me how it actually works, cause the website has no real info?)
  • I had cake (surely, this is an achievement?)

~ I Started A Thing Called #ARCsAnonymous ~

And the thing is pretty cool! Actually, most of you will have heard about this from me by now, but just for the benefit of those who haven’t heard yet…

Do you get loads of ARCs? Do you struggle to read them in time? We’ve all been here. My name is Avalinah and I’m an ARCoholic. Join our Goodreads support group #ARCsAnonymous and let’s cut down on our ARCs together!

So, how this will work is every month we will pick a theme by voting, and then pick an ARC off our towering stack to fit the theme, share which ones we’ve picked, read them, talk about our progress and share reviews when we’re done! There are also topics like Help, I’m just about to go on a NetGalley Spree and Share your newest hottest ARC, etc. If this sounds like fun to you, please join our group here! You are very welcome among your own kind ❤️

Now that I’ve told you about #ARCsAnonymous, we can get to the more usual Sunday post business…

~ Last Week On The Blog ~

Attachments Rainbow Rowell In Case I Go by Angie Abdou
5 Hopefully Not Deadly Sins of Book Blogging

~ Coming Up Next Week~

Next week I will be posting the review of The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman, then in the middle of the week – the first review by my co-blogger about the Overwatch Anthology and then my celebratory Blogiversary post! (Yes, my blog turns one next week!)

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman overwatch anthology

~ Little Book Haul ~

This time the little book haul is actually incredibly little! But I absolutely have to talk about it. You might or you might not remember me fangirling about Brother’s Ruin back in spring, and after reading the long-awaited second part of it, I remain incredibly invested in the series. The book comes out on the 17th, and I will be posting my review sometime soon, but meanwhile just let me tell you that this series has Victorian steampunk, rogue mages, petticoats, angst that’s not about teens anymore, and obviously, a very unique breed of magic that I haven’t really read about anywhere else. PLEASE READ IT???

Weaver's Lament (Industrial Magic #2)

~ In The Bookish Community ~

Where would we be without the feature? And this week’s feature is pretty long, because I didn’t post one last week! Enjoy.

Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight shares another funny post about unfortunate book covers

Fadwa @ Word Wonders talks about the cases when depression rep does more harm than good

S. Hunter Nisbet shares her ideas on why banned books are not truly banned (really, though, read this post)

Lys @ The Mad Reader talks about why DNF reviews are important

Savannah @ The Book Prophet talks about what makes a book truly problematic

And a reminder: Don’t forget to sign up for Sci-fi Month over at Rinn Reads!

That’s it for this week! What’s new with you? Share your news and update links in the comments!

As usual, I’m linking up with the Sunday post meme at Kimba’s book blog and Stacking The Shelves over at Tynga’s Reviews. I might also link up with Mailbox Monday and Book Date if I decide to 🙂

I’m Evelina and I try to blog about books that matter, with a bit of fun there too! Disability and equality will be topics you see a lot, but there’s also a lot of scifi, fantasy and… GIFs. I’m also the proud founder of #ARCsAnonymous.

73 thoughts on “Sunday post #27 A little love for your ARCs

  1. Ooooooo!!! I have been meaning to read Attachments. How was it? Rowell’s fans keep blowing epic trumpets about it. And I am like, “DUUUDE. IF I READ IT AND IT TURNS OUT TO BE ANOTHER SAD PIECE OF SHIT, YOU. ARE. SCREWED. ”

  2. Happy blogoversary this week! And your ARC Goodreads group sounds fun. I like the sound of the themes, and getting to vote for them. Good luck with it!!

    Oh and yay cake!
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  3. Victorian steampunk? Rogue mages? Petticoats? How haven’t heard of this book before? I need it in my life -one more book to my ever growing TBR pile.

    That seems a really fun group. Let me see if I can get my hands on more ARCs (in a lot more ARCs because I’m lucky if I receive an ARC every two months) so that I can join you.

    Happy readings!
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

    1. Yes, this book is strangely unknown! I’m so glad I stumbled upon this series. What’s more, it’s not a long read – neither the first nor the second one. I’m sure you would love it. I’d love to see your review 🙂

  4. Happy Blog-birthday! The ARC group sounds fun! I have decided to stop grabbing ARC for the rest of the year and possibly next year. I love them but they are so stressful lol.

    Dewey is SOOOOO much fun! I plan to do it also on Saturday, I have been doing it for about 4 years now. It’s super simple which is why they are probably so vague on the website. You basically just read for 24 hours or as long as you can read for and as many books as you want. Check out the website every hour to see what challenges they have that day. They have games on Instagram and twitter. It’s so fun. I haven’t made it a full 24 but I have made it pretty far. For me it’s more about getting a full day of reading.

    I hope you have a great week, Avalinah! Happy Reading! 🙂
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    1. Have you ever pulled an entire 24h? I’m sure I won’t be able to do it 😀 but I’ll read with breaks as much as I can! I think maybe I’ll use a timer to track my reading times? 😀 thanks for telling me about checking out the website. I think I’ll probably start earlier since I’m in Europe, so my day is your early morning or even night. Thanks for updating me, everything’s clearer now 🙂

  5. Good luck with Dewey’s 24 hour readathon. Every year I watch my friends participate as I read their posts and Twitter feeds. One of these years I will join in. I just need to clear my calendar for a weekend to do so.

    I look forward to your review of The Rules of Magic.

    Happy Sunday!
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  6. Happy Sunday!! I sadly didn’t even notice you skipped the Community links section of your Sunday Post last week! Did you do that on purpose? I typically love hopping off of those, but somehow I missed it too. Weird!

    Yay for your tiny book haul! Is this the second book of a trilogy? Because, you know me, I need to binge read my series. So, I might want to wait a bit. But you’re right! It sounds awesome. I’m all about victorian steampunk, rogue mages, petticoats, and magic! I might need to check this out before the series is done, even…

    !! You’re about to be a year old! That’s super exciting. This will be a great week of posts, I know it. I can’t wait to read them!
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    1. I only had two and I totally forgot to post them, actually xD but no worries! I did share them in this one 🙂 that’s why it’s so long. Good posts, aren’t those?

      As for the Wearer’s Lament, I don’t think it’s a trilogy – it’s more of an ongoing thing! Like the Rivers of London series. It’s an urban steampunk fantasy serial! And it’s THE BEEEEEST.

      I can’t believe I’m almost a year old! I remember I met you when you were just short of a year, I think? You should be two in a couple months, right?

      1. How do you remember that?! You are so amazing. Yes– I will be two years old in a few months; late December. Because why not? We all start our blogs on such seemingly random days. In fact, I had best put that in a calendar or something so I don’t forget. XD Knowing me, I’d let it slide right by…

        YAY FOR SERIALS! I just read your review for Weaver’s Lament and it’s awesome. I cannot wait to pick these up myself. That said, I’m a bit nervous that I’ll forget important details between the books… did you find that happens to you ever? Or is that just me?
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        1. You can do better. You can put it on Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s calendar xDD here
          And that is precisely why I put it on her calendar and a year later decided it’s actually 4 days earlier and she had to fix the date xDDD
          Nope, I normally don’t forget details between books. But that’s cause I can put down a book mid-reading and pick it back up a year later. Or because I normally read 6 books at once 😀 I don’t think that’s normal to others though. But you shouldn’t forget 🙂 that series isn’t too complicated and it doesn’t require you to remember too much.

  7. Congrats on a year of blogging! I would have thought you had more years, since your posts show expertise.

    I enjoyed your post on Five Hopefully Not Deadly Sins of Blogging….

    Thanks for sharing…and I hope you enjoy the upcoming week. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    1. Aw, thanks, Laurel! That’s such a big compliment. I’ve just been working in marketing for a while, so I guess that’s why it’s like that 🙂 glad you enjoyed my discussion too. Have a great week 🙂

  8. I don’t understand…you only buy shoes like once a few years? This does not compute for me. Its a typo right? You meant once every few months. Because I cannot understand NOT buying all the shoes!!! (some girls buy bags, I buy shoes!)
    Hope you have a good week!
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    1. I said I’m not your typical woman when it comes to the shoes xD thing is… I have very wide feet. Almost all shoes basically dislocate my smallest toe when I walk. On every step. It’s incredibly painful. With summer shoes, most of the time my little toe is standing on the pavement xD the bane of having non-standard feet means that almost anything you can find will be awfully uncomfortable, and the shoes that look good are almost never for you. So finding the right ones is close to a miracle! Going shoe shopping, meanwhile, is a disaster – because every time you go you feel like you’re some monstrosity and you’re clearly not normal if whatever works for everyone else doesn’t work for you. I also have several other feet problems which basically prevent me from being able to wear high heels without trauma… so no pretty shoes. So my shoe shopping experience might just be very different from yours 🙂 I have come back from shoe shopping many times, feeling not good enough cause “nice shoes are for better people clearly”. It’s no fun to feel like that… I’m sure if I could wear pretty ones and they’d be comfortable and not too expensive, I would like it! But finding these boots that actually don’t break my foot and look good? Miracle. So I’m very happy with them <3 took me a year to find them.

    1. Oh, I just hope it’s going to work out 🙂 for now I’m just worried if I can keep the discussion going and help make it fun for everyone. Well, worst case I will just have tried it, right? Better than not trying 🙂
      I hope you’ll enjoy. Have you picked a book yet? I don’t remember if you posted it yet or not, cause I’ve only been reading updates on my phone 😀

  9. I’m glad to see that you were able to get some boots! I’m somewhat really fussy when it comes to shoes too, I love busting out mu Ugg boots over the Winter! And I so need to join this Arc group, I seriously need help whittling my pile down! I hope you have a great week Avalinah! 🙂
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    1. Best kind of shoe indeed 🙂 the winters here are really tough so we need fur lined shoes… well, at least people with my sluggish blood circulation, lol. Another shoe problem, haha xD but at least I’ve got my pretty autumn boots now!
      Please do join the ARC group! We totally want you there 🙂

    1. Yup, that’s what I teach 🙂 it’s more of a side to what I do the rest of the time (which is also marketing xD) but I go out and socialize I guess, although it is tiring. Mostly cause I teach in the evening. So that involves working from the morning, then stopping to work at maybe 3, getting ready and then teaching from 5 to 9… my voice hates it and it’s physically hard xD but it’s a good way to work either way.

      I was also curious to ask you, what do you do for work? 🙂 something at home like me? #freelancespoonielife lol

      And boots are totally the best. Although from what I remember about the weather, ours is more suited to wearing boots than yours 😀

      Have you actually tried reading this series (Industrial magic)? I think you might enjoy it. It’s kickass urban fantasy! With such an interesting view on magic.

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    1. I hope you can participate, I know you’ve been busy with school. I haven’t started on my non theme read yet, but some people are already starting. I’m super excited 🙂

  10. Happy (early?) Blogaversarry, Evelina! <3

    I've been thinking about Dewey's 24-hour read-a-thon. My husband is out of town that weekend so it could be a fun (QUIET!) weekend to get some reading done 🙂

    And I totally know what you mean about shoe shopping – I must have missed the gene. I forced myself to finally buy a new pair of boots for the fall, tried them on this morning and… nope. Just wanna keep wearing the old ones.
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    1. Thank you! Oh, you should totally join if it’s will be quiet. You’d just be preventing boredom 😀 it all works out! Hahah. And I’m glad I’m not the only one such shoe “shopper” 😀 thankfully, my new ones are actually comfortable. I hope they will last years and years. The good thing about boots is that their fashions rarely change 😀

  11. Weaver’s Lament sounds really awesome and original!! Glad to see how productive you’ve been recently too. That support group is such an original idea, but I feel like even in that group I’d end up being late for my ARCs even more somehow hahah Hope your reading continues to be filled with awesomeness! 😉
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    1. Yes yes yes PLEASE READ THAT SERIES LASHAAN PLEASE DO. I would so love to see your review. Also, it’s incredibly entertaining!
      How would you end up even more late? 😀 hahaha

      1. I’ve honestly never been late for ARC reviews since I only read physical books (not a fan of ebooks; I’ll probably grow to like those more in the future when physical space becomes a real issue hahah). As for your question… well.. a mystery of life, I say! 🙂
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        1. I don’t know if I would have less trouble with ARCs even if they were in print xD I don’t have much choice over the format though – I live outside of the continent you’re in, not a lot of publishers will randomly send here 🙂 but yes! At least mine don’t really take any space 😀

  12. Now I want to see a picture of said boots lol! I’m actually on the hunt for knee high boots but with a low heel. It shouldn’t be that hard but this is my second year of looking for any that fit good. And I’m striking out. Again. Fingers crossed that changes soon! And sending you an early congratulations for hitting the one year mark for blogging *throws confetti and glitter*. That’s so exciting! 🙂
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    1. Aw, they are just simple brown ankle high boots that you can stomp stuff out with 😀 😀 tough ones. I LOOOOOVE them.
      Knee high boots are tough too! I totally know what you mean. I am slim and underweight but my legs are apparently too… um, shapely? XD things never zip up. I hate that xD
      And thank youuuu!

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