Clean Sweep ARC Challenge – Wrap Up!

Posted June 1, 2014 by Kimberly in Events / 6 Comments

6e4bde16-a635-4cd5-b5cb-09c0571df446_zps203ffe86Hi Everyone! May is over! On some level I can’t believe it. It’s been a really long month, filled with personal challenges and a lot of obstacles. I’m really happy the month is coming to a close and June is here. I’m looking forward to some serious summer fun- picnics, beach and pool time. Oh, and reading of course! Thank you to Angela’s Anxious Life and Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer for hosting this challenge!

How did you do?

 

This challenge was really awesome for me and taught me a lot about myself and my reading habits.  Most of my review books are digital, so it took some time to get used to reading only digital books. I LOVE the texture and heaviness of a real physical book, and even though I love my Kindle, I try to go back and forth between the two. But this challenge forced me to focus on my digital review copies which is really good (for my NetGalley and E stats) but not so good (for my hubby who is knocking over physical books left and right).

The other thing which I found interesting was how silly I am when it comes to choice and pressure! I think I’m one of those people who, if I feel pressured or restricted, I only want something outside that box. So of course, I only wanted to read this physical book, or this non-review book. Funny isn’t it? I guess I’m still just a teenager rebelling against authority! Of course I’m kidding (kinda)

And last, I tried to read books that, if they were part of a series, I could read more than one in the series. I find my memory works better when I read two in the series at a time. (Especially if the next book isn’t out for a while. I tend to forget what happened and have to go back and refresh my memory!) This was the case for The Lynburn Trilogy. I read the first book (review copy) and then read the second book (non-review copy). Loved both of them, still have a strong sense of characters, setting, motives and plot and I’m anxious to get my hands on the third.

Here is my reading list for the month:

 

May 2014

The Winner’s Curse

Rebel

The Chapel Wars

Nantucket Red

Unspoken

Whisper To Me

Quarantine: The Loners

Biggest Flirts

Some Quiet Place

Where Silence Gathers

Life by Committee

The Saint

Take Back The Skies

 

I think overall I did really well. I’m pleased with how many ARCs I got through. I feel very accomplished and a little bit better about my list of books to read on Kindle. (I rarely keep a kindle book on my device unless I’m going to re-read it.)

Great challenge! Looking forward to keeping momentum up with continuing the Better Late Than Never Challenge! (reading older ARCs.)

 How did you guys do??

Posted June 1, 2014 by Kimberly in Events / 6 Comments


6 responses to “Clean Sweep ARC Challenge – Wrap Up!

    • Kimberly

      I totally get it! It was such a weird experience to have that happen. like all of a sudden a switch in my brain was on and i was like – Nope, not going to read that!