Hello guys!I hope everyone is happy because IT’S FRIDAY! I am hoping to get loads of writing and reading done because I am in the intense writing and reading mood! I mean I just finished a 400 page book in two days. WHAAAT? I KNOW RIGHT!
Anyway, I know this is a tried and tested topic on blogs because lets face it- ARCS are an important part of the whole blogging but,weirdly, I do not get the buzz for ARCs. Well I do because ARCs are AWESOME! I mean imagine waiting a whole year for a book and realising that you can get it for several months early! Of course that’s a thing to get excited about, but I do not feel the envy or frustration when I see other people with ARCs.
I’m going to list down three reasons why I do not get ARC envy! And hopefully this will help any of you guys who occasionally get ARC envy.
1. The ugly ‘THIS IS AN ARC’ strip
I know this is a very shallow and non-point point but that strip is really distasteful. Like, I have never gotten an ARC by one of the big publishing companies (which is just fine) but I’ve seen pictures of ARC copies that people posted on their blogs and on Instagram and they always have a bright, blue or red or basically bold strip along the cover and spine saying it’s an ARC and that would just really bother me as I would want my covers to be pristine. Trivial I know, but hey, it still matter’s to me!
2. I want to share the excitement with everyone while reading it and not alone
So if I got an ARC for….The Rose and the Dagger lets say, in November 2015, I feel like the reading experience as a whole would be very isolating. Yes, I would be able to gush vaguely on Twitter and on my blog but I wouldn’t be able to talk about it in depth with most of the book community. I’m not saying for any of you who get ARCs have unhappy reading experiences but I’m saying me personally would have a less enjoyable reading experience because I would be able to talk about it in depth with many people.
3. THE WORLD IS NOT GOING TO END. I can wait.
So as the point says, I can wait. I know as not only bookworms, but as people we want stuff NOW NOW NOW, but we can’t always get things NOW NOW NOW and sometimes we need to learn the art of patience. This is a bit cheap coming from me aka THE MOST IMPATIENT PERSON IN THE WORLD, but somehow when it comes to books being published. Don’t get me wrong, I WANT CROOKED KINGDOM NOW, but not to the point that I will be deadly envious of anyone who will get it as an ARC
.Those are the top three reason why I don’t get ARC envy! Of course I would love to get bucket loads of ARCs but if I don’t, I’m happy waiting! What do you think about ARCS? Do you get jealous? Comment below and let’s chat!