#ARCsAnonymous, Announcements, Book hauls, Sunday post

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 🙂

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3 years ago

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. “

3 years ago

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!

Sim @Flipping Thru the Pages

Happy blogoversary in advance 🙂 That Goodreads group is a great idea and I am glad I am a part of it 😀 I am excited to read the first review by your co-blogger 😛 Happy weekend!

Thannya @MyLovelySecret

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

Thannya @MyLovelySecret

Just got the first one. Can’t wait to read it. Thank you for the recommendation. 🙂

Michelle @Because Reading

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… Read more »

Maureen Bakker
3 years ago

That Goodreads group sounds like a fun idea. And congrats on your one year blogiverary next week. Time flies doesn’t it?! 😉
Have a great week and happy reading!

Jennifer | Book Den
3 years ago

I hope you enjoyed The Rules of Magic. 🙂

3 years ago

LOL on having cake 😉
Have fun with Dewey’s readathon. I did it a couple times and had a blast both participating in the mini-challenges during reading breaks.

Katie @Just Another Girl and Her books

That cover for Weaver’s Lament! Love! It sounds really interesting too. I’ll definitely have to check it out.

Erin @ Quixotic Magpie

I love the idea of your Goodreads group!! I will have to check it out. Also, stationery is life. I agree.

Brian Joseph
3 years ago

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!

3 years ago

Cake is always good, and so are new boots (picture?). I have never done a read-a-thon, but am always curious when I see people talking about them.

Jackie B.
3 years ago

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,… Read more »

Jackie B.
3 years ago

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… Read more »

Laurel-Rain Snow
3 years ago

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.

Natalie @Natflix&Books

Yeah, I’m the worst at keeping up on arcs. I just love those pretty covers…and then life gets in the way. I’ve never been a huge shoe person either. I do love a good pair of boots, though. Happy reading!

3 years ago

Congrats on your blogoversary! Your new ARC group has me intrigued. I might stop over there. I sure do need help. LOL

Have a great week!

3 years ago

I am the same. My friends laugh because my purse and boots are older but I buy good and maybe once every 5-6 years. I hate shopping. I so want to do the readathon. Yay for your blogoversary!!

3 years ago

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!

Dani @ Perspective of a Writer

So brave to start a goodreads group Evelina! And it’s so fun, a lot of discussion going! I look forward to your coming reviews ♥️

Dani @ Perspective of a Writer

Trying is half the battle but I think you’ll do great! <3 You have such a love of all sorts of books and it comes through Evelina! And I did post my book 🙂

Rachel @The Readers Den

I really enjoyed Attachments. The audio was a lot of fun! Good luck on you read-a-thon! Have a great week! 🙂

3 years ago

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! 🙂

Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

You teach marketing workshops? How cool! And ooh boots, I love boots! Even though I hardly get to wear mine lol. I saw Weaver’s Lament on NG, the cover is so gorgeous! HAve a great week 🙂

Anne Clarence @ The Reading Life

Hahaha yes your Goodreads group! Thank you so much for inviting me. That was a great idea.


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Paul Liadis
3 years ago

Cheers to a good an happy new week!

Jordan @ The Heart of a Book Blogger

Ooh, #ARCsAnonymous sounds like such a good idea! I hope you’re able to cut down on your ARCs! 🙂

3 years ago

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.

Liza Rodriguez
3 years ago

Happy bloggiversary! Your Goodreads group is a great idea for sure 🙂

herding cats
3 years ago

Yay on the new boots! I used to buy shoes all the time but now not so much. I need to follow your lead and get some good boots for this winter. I know I’m going to need them 🙂

3 years ago

Cake is ALWAYS an achievement! And yay for new boots! I hate shoe shopping, I wear mine until they fall apart lol

*adds Brother’s Ruin to list*

3 years ago

ARCsAnonymous…this is much needed in bookish community 😀

Lashaan Balasingam
3 years ago

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! 😉

Lashaan Balasingam
3 years ago

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! 🙂

3 years ago

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! 🙂