Discussion | My ARC Shelves

Discussion | My ARC Shelves

Last month I saw a few of these great posts going around the blogosphere where bloggers shared their current ARC shelves and I thought it would be fun to join in as well!

This year has been a fantastic year for ARCs. I was approved for some of the most anticipated releases of the year on Netgalley, had all of my blogging dreams come true when I started receiving physical ARCs from UK publishers, and also had the opportunity to work directly with some authors. Needless to say, I’m incredibly grateful for all of the ARCs I receive but on the flip side of this success, there is also a mounting collection of overdue ARCs which I feel endlessly guilty about.

Like Destiny, I think that being transparent about what goes on behind the bloggers’ computer is a great way to show the reality of blogging life (lots and lots of unread books) and builds solidarity between us by showing you’re not alone in your struggle/guilt around ARCs!

Continue reading “Discussion | My ARC Shelves”

State of the ARC | #4

State-of-the-ARC

State of the ARC is a monthly meme at Avalinah’s Books meant to motivate you to finish up all your long overdue ARCs (Advanced or Early Reader Copies).

line break

I have been dreading doing State of the ARC this month because I have been failing so hard with my ARCs, especially since going back to university. November was not a great reading month for me so I’m super behind in general, and only managed to read 1 ARC! I’m really looking forward to January when Destiny will be hosting the readathon for overdue ARCs so I can really focus on my poor neglected ARCs.

Screenshot (221)

Continue reading “State of the ARC | #4”

ARC Review: Blackfish City | An Orcamancer, an Orca and a Polar bear Walk Into a Bar…

ARC Review: Blackfish City | An Orcamancer, an Orca and a Polar bear Walk Into a Bar…

TITLE: Blackfish City
AUTHOR: Sam J. Miller
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: April 2018; Ecco
GENRE: Science Fiction
FORMAT: e-book

KEY INFO: environmentalism, capitalism, wealth inequality, poverty, technology
REPRESENTATION:
non-binary, queer, f/f, indigenous characters
CONTENT NOTICES:
violence, death

amazon // book depository // goodreads

imageedit_2_4857561707

Continue reading “ARC Review: Blackfish City | An Orcamancer, an Orca and a Polar bear Walk Into a Bar…”

ARC Review: Queering Sexual Violence | The Sexual Violence Resource that Everybody Needs to Read

ARC Review: Queering Sexual Violence | The Sexual Violence Resource that Everybody Needs to Read

TITLE: Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement
AUTHOR: edited by Jennifer Patterson
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: April 2016; Riverdale Avenue Books
GENRE: Non-fiction
FORMAT: eBook

KEY INFO: non-fiction, anthology, advocacy and activism, radical organizing
REPRESENTATION: queer authors, non-binary, trans women, trans men, cis queer women, women of colour, people of colour, survivors, mental illness (not complete list)
CONTENT NOTICES: pretty much everything you can think of – rape, sexual violence, incest, child abuse, eating disorders, BDSM, institutional violence, suicide attempts, physical violence, racism, racialized violence, neglect, emotional abuse, domestic abuse.

amazon // book depository // goodreads

imageedit_2_4857561707

Continue reading “ARC Review: Queering Sexual Violence | The Sexual Violence Resource that Everybody Needs to Read”