Hello, my name is Caidyn and I have a problem.
This problem? Requesting books on Netgalley and Edelweiss. (More the former than the latter.)
In short, I just don’t know when to say when with requesting. Earlier this year, I started a Google Doc to help me keep a list of all that I have. Which was nice because it’s super clear and easy to see what books I have, where they’re from, and when I need to read them by.
However, I don’t look at them when I request to see what months are heavier or lighter than others. This means I have some months with 10 ARCs and some with 0.
Right now, I have 27 ARCs from Netgalley, 6 from Edelweiss, and 2 physical ones to read. Only one book is a repeat because I requested on both and, somehow, got accepted on both. Still, that’s 34 ARCs altogether. And more if I get accepted for books I’ve requested through the websites or directly from publishers.
Therefore, now through January, I’m going to ban myself from requesting ARCs.
- They’re books I’m highly anticipating, not books that “sound interesting” to me.
- I am given a freebie/invited to read it.
- I can get my number down to 10 total.
I have a problem and I’m going to do my best to stop it. Because I don’t have time to read all the books like I did before. I usually read ARCs at work, however I don’t work as much so I don’t have as much down time to read them. Also, I just don’t have time in general to read them unless I start scheduling them in, which I honestly might have to for my sanity.
So, that’s my goal. I’m going to do posts checking back in with how I’m doing on this.
Do you think I can do it?
Have you ever put yourself on a ban? How did it go?