Tell Me Something Tuesday

Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion created by Rainy Day Ramblings.
To request or not to request: how do you limit ARC requests?
I am the wrong person to ask. While I did recently hit up netgalley, I gave it up for quite a few years because my shelf quickly became out of control and I was completely overwhelmed.

I came back to it a couple of weeks ago because I really wanted to read The Last Neanderthal. I ended up just throwing a few extra books on there that I was interested in. I figured I'd only be approved for one (indie), and the traditional publishing houses would reject me outright. I was wrong. I went in requesting 4, expecting 1. I came out with 3. (Not to mention: I was just approved for an impulse request that I put in two weeks ago. EEK!)
This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it was definitely a wake up call. No, four TBR books is not a lot in the grand scheme of things, but these are in addition to other books I own or want to borrow!

And the point of all that jumbled up mess up there?
There's not really. Since restarting this blog, I very much want to start utilizing ARCs again. I just need to find a balance that works.


  1. I hope you find that right balance, Shannon. I still struggle with it after almost six years of blogging. Thanks for doing TMST this week!

    1. I'm trying. Thankfully I've had some experience with being completely overwhelmed. Four (now three!) is not too bad. And one of those doesn't release until August so I don't have to read it immediately.