First things first: a grumpy cat. Cheerful as this little fur being is, she gets really pissy when I pull out the camera.
And, the announcement . . .
I updated my review policy in May to reflect the fact that I had a backlog of advance reader copies and was not accepting books for review. Well, that fell flat. I have continued to request ARCs, although I am trying very hard not to be tempted. So, I decided maybe it would be best if I posted a formal announcement and here 'tis:
I will not be accepting books for review until at least January of 2015.
Hold me to that, please, folks. There will still be some books coming (plus, I'll always accept children's books and the odd unsolicited book will be wedged in if it holds my attention) but if you notice an uptick in ARCs received, I would appreciate a verbal slap. "Hmm, you seem to be getting an awful lot of books in the mail," or "Bookfool, you are being a book glutton," would do. It's an integrity issue. I mean well and I love the serendipity of finding new author that I never would have discovered, had his or her book not been offered to me for review (Simon Van Booy is the perfect example), but I have an "eyes are bigger than her stomach" kind of issue with books. Maybe one of those serendipitous reads is sitting in the stacks, right now. There's only one way to find out.
That's all! Wishing everyone a happy and healthy weekend!
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She's pretty when she's angry. My dog doesn't like her picture taken either. They get annoyed by it.ReplyDelete
They especially dislike the little infrared light that measures distance so I try not to photograph mine without adequate light. Still annoys them. And, thank you. I think she's a pretty girl, of course, but I'm biased. :)Delete
I've said that a few times, I never stick to it :-)ReplyDelete
Don't say that!!!! :-P But seriously, yeah, same here. That's why I'm putting it out there, hoping you guys can help keep me from giving in. I've had a couple big book influx weeks and was already stressing about the ARC backlog so it just feels like the time to put it out there.Delete
I've been thinking of doing the same thing. I DON'T NEED any more books in my house. For real!ReplyDelete
Yeah, honestly, *need* never entered into the picture. I started reviewing because it gave me the opportunity to read newer books that I couldn't afford to purchase. It took my library a year or more to acquire new titles, so I could never participate in group reads and I really, really do enjoy sharing the reading experience with others. But, I say "yes"too easily. Time to stop and enjoy what's already under the roof. :)Delete