State of the ARC

[Meme] State of the ARC #13 Reading During the Vacation!

Wow, August has not been an easy month for blogging. Meaning that almost all my posts have been scheduled beforehand, like a month in advance, and I have had almost no live contact with my blog for the entire month. I am scheduling this pretty much half a month in advance, in the hopes that I can do last minute edits to the stats from my phone, that’s assuming I will have wifi in another country 😂 (I can almost sense the stats plummeting already. I’m sorry I haven’t been visiting back!)

A GIF of a man on a horse falling off a mountain (in a video game)

But anyway, that’s why it’s kind of hard to be looking at my State of the ARC 😂 I still have to READ half the books that I’ll be posting on this blog post. Now that you’re reading this, I’ve probably already read them, stuck them on the post through my phone (with a lot of whispered swearing in multiple different languages… editing posts on the phone, anyone?) But just in case there is something wrong with the formatting of the post, do forgive me! (And maybe admire me for my unwillingness to give up and leave you meme-less LOL)

~ For Those Who Are New To The Meme ~

Anyone is free to participate in this meme! If you want to, just link up anytime during this month and refer to this page as to the rules of what to put in your post and how to link up. The next State of the ARC post is going to be on September 28th, so if you can’t make this one, mark it down!

~ My Current State of the ARC ~

Yes… Wrangling Infogram on the phone is nearly impossible, so I am just posting my charts from the middle of August. If there are any changes, I’ll just write them in text here! But I did not advance too much since last month. I guess vacations don’t go too well for ARC reading! That’s alright though, I still knocked at least two off the list. That’s good enough for a vacation month. Although I have serious doubts about whether my stats make sense this month. I have not accepted new ones and I’ve read four, so how is it just two?? There must be some mistake, Evelina 🤦🏻‍♀️

state of the arc 13

I have actually not really made any progress with the bingo this time, so it stays the same!

august arc bingo

~ Bricks Knocked Down ~

I did knock down at least four before my trip! So not all bad. I’ve also got only like one review that I have left to write.

Here are the books I read, and it’s a mixed batch. Sleep, Merel, Sleep was AMAZING. I absolutely loved this middle grade story and I’ll be reviewing it in early September. Tell Me You’re Mine was a DNF because I was way too triggered by the book, and I’ll be giving a mini DNF review at the start of Semptember as well. Playing to the Gods, again, was amazing – you will see a review shortly. And again, following the checkerboard pattern, Canopy Harvest was something I really struggled with, and I’ll be giving a mini review along with the DNF.

Sleep, Merel, Sleep by Silke Stein Tell Me You're Mine by Elisabeth Norebäck Playing to the Gods: Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, and the Rivalry that Changed Acting Forever by Peter Rader Canopy Harvest by Woody Hayday

~ Let’s Get Motivated! ~

Going Widdershins by Sherrye Cohn

I’m pretty excited about Going Widdershins! It’s about treating “female hysteria” back in the day when it was considered ‘a thing’ – but treating it with all the love and understanding and feminine magic that it deserves, and not shelving it as a “female craze”, like it was accepted back in the day. This book is just too hard to summarize before having read it, but the blurb just appeals to me SO much, that I can’t wait to read it. Folklore, non-traditional belief systems and feminine culture? Give me that any day.

That’s my ARC August! What has yours been like?

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2 years ago

I don’t do as much tracking as you do. I always have about 10-15 books on Netgalley but most are not yet released. If they are read, I have the review written within a week. I did have about 5 REALLY old ARCs and managed to read and review 2 of them during COYER this summer so I will keep working down those 3 left. I usually only have 1-2 on Edelweiss. The big area of explosion for me is audio ARCs . I now put them into my TBR/ review spreadsheet so I can get them reviewed promptly. I… Read more »

2 years ago
Reply to  Northwoman

Wait… audio ARCS are a thing? Please share your secrets. I’d actually be able to read those sort of on time haha

2 years ago

yay! who cares you didnt get asa much reading done, vacations ar emeant to be enjoyed!!! 🙂

2 years ago

I said this already, but I’m still impressed you managed the engagement you did while on vacation! I left you hanging on Instagram, sorry about that, I’ll get back to that convo haha. Also yes! Editing on a phone is the worstttt. We’d forgive you for leaving us memeless but sort of respect and fear you for posting anyway. xD TBH this month looks like pretty good progress. Slower than your usual pace but still really, really good. Welcome back! 😀

Destiny @ Howling Libraries

Yay for vacations! Try not to fret over the stats or anything – sometimes it’s necessary to take some time off and unplug! I hope you had an amazing time!

Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

Pfft, no one should read on vacation unless it IS for vacation. But hey, the post turned out great if you got the chance to edit it and at least you got some books done in the progress.

I hope you had a great vacation, though, and don’t worry, we’ll welcome you with open arms! (Besides, if it takes me like two months to visit back, I’m not allowed to complain. )

2 years ago

I keep forgetting to update my bingo information! Gah! 🙂 It looks like you’re managing your blog well from your phone! I can only imagine how much of a pain that is… I get annoyed just making edits from my iPad. I cannot wait to see your review for Sleep, Merel, Sleep and read your thoughts on Tell Me You’re Mine (I’m curious about why it didn’t work for you). How are you able to schedule posts so far in advance? I think two weeks is the furthest I’ve been able to go, and I’m always worried some glitch will… Read more »

Laura Thomas
2 years ago

I’m surprised you got anything done while on vacation. I’m struggling to get reviews for my ARCs done. Kind of being lazy. LOL I adored Sleep, Merel, Sleep too and will be sharing my review next week.

Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits)

I feel for you, blogging on a phone is just a nightmare!

2 years ago

You still have plenty of time to get a bingo!! I’m really curious what books you’ll put in each square 😀 What is your favourite color?

Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

I hope you had a wonderful vacation, love!

Sim @ Flipping Through the Pages

I tried once editing a post via phone and well.. let’s just say it hadn’t turned out well 😛 My formatting was all over the place and I was irritated and since then I never tried writing a post through my phone 😛 But that’s amazing how you have managed this!

And wow, your scores are really good! I am so impressed. You have really brought your numbers too low compared to from where we started. You go, girl!

Andreea @Cheeky Lines
2 years ago

Going Widdershins sounds really cool and like something I would totally be interested in reading – like most of the books you share, I should get used to this by now.

Hopefully you will make progress on the Bingo next time – but I did on mine! I mean I finally had the time to complete it and share on my blog!

I am late with posting mine this time around, but I had so much fun writing it that I regret nothing!

2 years ago

Hey, Evelina! I’m Vinny and I’m blogging over This is such an interesting meme! I just featured this meme on my blogging meme & link-ups directory. I hope you don’t mind! But if you do, please let me know! 🙂 x