Good afternoon, my lovely readers! Hope the past weekend was full to the brim with happy reading for you.
I was in my NetGalley account, uploading a review this morning and I caught a look at my shelf of books I am yet to read and review. I got a bit of a shock. Adding that to my print To-Be-Read pile…….well, rather than using words, I will provide you with a visual representation of the state of the pile.
While this is not the actual pile, it sure feels like it! NetGalley is like a candy store for reviewers – you click in to check on something and next thing you know, you’ve gone on a requesting binge.
I request books for review with every intention of reading them as soon as I can, and submitting a review not long afterwards. Every now and then, some books fall through the holes of the sieve. To those lovely authors and publishers, I hang my head in shame.
Here’s my plan! Starting tomorrow, I will be clearing the backlog. Each day, I will be posting a review from one of my past-due TBR books. There is category romance, romantic suspense, historical romance, many subgenres – even Christmas romance – and each day will bring a review surprise. Some of these books were published in the first half of last year, some fairly recently. I will be drawing the book of the day from a hat, so even I won’t know the book I’m reviewing next until this point.
Hopefully, I can clear a few of these before my real and virtual bookshelves decide enough is enough and devour me whole as an act of revenge.
Luckily I am a fairly quick reader, so I think I can stave off the ravenous bookshelves for a while.
Some of these reviews may also find their way over to the dojo at Naughty Ninjas. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the work of my awesome Ninja overlords, get over and have a look. These funny ladies will overwhelm you all with the awesome.
I will keep you updated with my progress. Wish me luck!