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Sunday Post #4: I’m in ARC Heaven…Sort Of

by Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

Welcome back to the Sunday Post! Sit back, kick up your feet, and relax!


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

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I caught up on a lot of reading this week. I had an overflow of ARCs (advance reader copies) to catch up on and I’m the type that is a stickler for planning and getting things read and reviewed way before the deadline. I want to start the ARCs for November, especially since I have a box set to read. December is my month to read from my personal TBR (to-be-read) piles and I like to relax. A vacation so to speak. But knowing me, I’ll probably still accept some review copies of books. *sigh*

Don’t get me wrong I love ARCs, but I have books that are calling out to me begging for me to read them. I hear it every time I pass by my bookshelves. 🙂 Other than that nothing much going on in my book world or really in my personal life.

Visit From The Mailbox Fairy

I did get some swag/bookmarks from the Night Owl Reviews bookmark club. Which is always exciting. I love getting anything book related in the mail!


Weekly Round Up

Currently Reading


I love Debbie Mason and was excited to read her first book in a brand new series. I got my copy via NetGalley (the best thing ever!).

ARCs I Read This Week

kings-knight unlucky-in-love a-night-of-forever

Reviews, Blog Tours & Articles

ARC Review: King’s Knight by Regan Walker ~A Historical Romance/Medieval Romance

Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts #1~Viking Warrior Rebel ~Weekly Meme by Lexxie at (un)Conventional Bookviews

ARC Review: Viking Warrior Rebel by Asa Maria Bradley ~A Contemporary/Paranormal Romance

Review Tour: Time for a Highlander by Maxine Mansfield ~Giveaway still active

ARC Review: How to Catch an Heiress by Natalie Rios ~A Contemporary Romance

ARC Review: Unlucky in Love by Maggie McGinnis ~Contemporary Romance

Incoming Posts

  • Blog Tour: The Cautious Maiden
  • Shunned No More Series Re-Launch Tour
  • ARC Review: A Night of Forever by Bronwen Adams
  • Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts
  • Fall Into Romance Giveaway Hop~Starts October 14th.


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Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

I know what you mean about the ARCs! I usually review in order of publication so I can review before release date or on release date 🙂

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Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

Honestly, I’ve started letting myself be a little more lax about review copies. If I’m given the book months in advance, then I make it a point to get it reviewed on time because there’s not really any excuse. Or if I was given a very specific deadline, I’ll meet it. But I’m a mood reader, and for a while I was basically forcing myself just to read the next ARC that was due and the next ARC that was due, but I don’t enjoy books as much that way. So now I’m mindful of dates, but a lot of… Read more »

Kristin @ AddictedtoHEA

I am buried under ARCs right now, too!! And then I go and buy books and that doesn’t help the cause. I really, really want to read my “personal” books RIGHT now but I can’t. UGH!! November and December do look like they are slower months, though. Good months to read all those books coming out in January (double UGH).

I love bookmarks! It IS awesome to get swag in the mail. Niiiiiiice…. Have a great week!

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Laura Thomas

I struggle with keeping up on reviews for ARCs so I’ve tried to cut back on them. It’s hard to resist though:) I’m cutting back on review books starting in November and usually use December for books I’ve been wanting to read and a few special requests.


I am the same way, December is mine and only accept limited books that I truly want to read 🙂 I too am a stickler about reviewing and posting by release. Hope your week is wonderful 🙂

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I usually try to switch between review copies and non-review copies, although I mostly read review books. ‘ll have to make time for some non-review ones soon again. Although I usually don’t accept a lot of books with deadlines, so most of my review copies are ones I can read whenever I want. I’ve been seeing some Christmas themed reads up on netgalley, it’s been nice to see them. I even got one of them this week. Have a great week!

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Laurel-Rain Snow

I do have to watch those review books, as I hate the feeling of pressure with deadlines. I try to space out the release dates.


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I’ve never really done ARC’s but I can imagine it would be tough to choose sometimes and of course having to stay on top of the review commitments. I’m always impressed when I see bloggers do that! It sounds nice that you reserve December for stuff from your own piles.

Book stuff in the mail is the best! Have a great week.

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