#ARCAugust Update (#3)

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Hello Readers!

I’m back with another #ARCAugust Update! So sit back and relax ….

It took me longer than expected, but I finally finished the highly anticipated Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige. I don’t want to give away too much of my thoughts but I will say this: while I did enjoy it, I did struggle through it.  No matter my thoughts, I finished it!

Since finishing Stealing Snow, I have moved on to yet another highly anticipated book: Heartless by Marissa Meyer. I’m seriously only ten pages into this hefty book but I have a feeling that I am going to love it. And if you know me, than you know why I am going to love it!

With August coming to a close I am sad to announce that I probably will only have finished two and a half ARCs. But I’m hopeful that, if I put my mind to it, and I don’t waste time on Netflix/YouTube I could easily finish Heartless by the thirty-first! Do you think I could do it?

So, dear readers, what have you been reading? Please let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear.

#ARCAugust Update (#2)

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Hello Readers!

I like to think that I started ARCAugust off with a bang. Within the first week I read a book and a half.  To recap, I read All in Pieces by Suzanne Young, and I read half of Danielle Paige’s Stealing Snow. At that point, I thought I was doing pretty well.

Now that we are two weeks into the challenge I feel like I’m losing steam. At the two week mark  still have only finished one book. BUT! I’m very close to finishing book two.

So, you’re wondering what;s taken me so long? Well, time hasn’t exactly been on my side. But more than that, I’m finding Stealing Snow, though enjoyable, a bit long winded. I don’t want to say too much (I’m saving that for the review!) but I will say this, because of that minor detail it’s taken me a lot more longer to read than I anticipated.

I am hoping to finish Stealing Snow (seriously) by the end of this week. Once finish I hope to move on to a book that seems to be on EVERYONE’S TBR list – Heartless by Marissa Meyer. As someone who is obsessed with all things Alice in Wonderland, I am super excited to since my (reading) teeth into this one! And speaking of Heartless, I want to send a big THANK YOU out to Miss Print for scoring me an ARC of this one! You rock!

Are you participating in ARCAugust? If so, I’d love to hear what is on your reading list, and how you’re doing! Please share in the comments!

#ARCAugust Update

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Hello Readers!

As you know we are seven days into August. That means that I am seven days into Read.Sleep.Repeat’s ARCAugust challenge. In case you missed my original post, you can check it out and catch up here. For those who are following along on my challenge I thought  that today would be a great day to give you all an update.

Last week I started Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige. I’m about 120 pages in – and yes, even though I’m still weary, I am still enjoying it.  I hoped to be a bit further along than I am, but sadly I’m not. Due to a busy work week and feeling very tired once I get home from worked I just haven’t had the time or energy to pick it up.

Like I mentioned I’ve been super tired lately. And the past few nights I’ve slept terrible. So, because I didn’t want to turn on any lights in the wee hours of the (too) early morning, I started reading an e-arc on my phone (while not the most convenient,  it was what was at arms reach).  Sleepless night one (Friday into Saturday) I read about 15 percent of the book. And sleepless night two (Saturday into Sunday) I read the remaining 85 percent.  I wasn’t aware of how heart-wrenching this book was going to be. It was such a good book … but such a sad one.

It’s a week into the ARCAugust  and while I had hoped to make a bit more progress, I’m still happy that I’ve read a book and a half in a week. It’s like some kind of record (for me at least)!

Stay tuned for another ARCAugust update next week!

#ARCAugust

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Hello Readers!

And happy August! As a reader, a librarian, and a book blogger I get a fair share of ARCs. Some are set to me, some are given to me from friends (mainly Miss Print), and still some I’ve picked up at Conventions (like BEA and ALA). Either way, I have my fair share. And there are times that it feels like I will never, ever get to them.

Well, that’s about to change! During the month of August I will be participating in Read.Sleep.Repeat’s ARCAugust, a month long challenge which urges participants to read all the ARCS.

Now, I’ll be honest I know I will not get to every single ARC on my list. That’s not me being pessamistic, that’s me being realistic. I probably will only get to four of  these books. But that doesn’t mean I won’t strive for more.

The list of ARCs on my list are:

  • Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  • All in Pieces by Suzanne Young
  • Save Me, Kurt Cobain by Jenny Manzer
  • The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle
  • Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales
  • Rules for Stealing Stars by Corey Ann Haydu
  • Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley
  • The Women in the Walls by Amy Lukavics
  • Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa
  • Wishing Day by Lauren Myracle

I know, I know — that’s a long list. Of that list I am aiming on reading at least four books and specifically those four are:

  1. Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
  2. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  3. The Accident Seasn by Moira Fowley-Doyle
  4. Rules for Stealing Stars by Corey Ann Haydu

It’s only August 2nd and I am currently one hundred pages into Danielle Paige’s Stealing Snow. Going into ARCAugust, I wasn’t one hundred percent sure I was going to add this one to my ARCAugust list. Or if I wanted to read it at all. But the more I thought about it (and I was thinking about it a lot these past few days) I realized that I DID want to read it. As of right now, I’m weary of it because I am not a fantasy reader by nature. But even though I am weary, I am enjoying it.

Each week I will keep you updated on my progress.

Before signing off, I just want to thank Octavia and Shelly of Read.Sleep.Repeat for creating and for hosting such an awesome challenge. You girls are awesome!