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The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer at Crazy For Books in March 2010 and ended in December 2012. Billy atRambling of a Coffee Addicted Writer didn’t want it to end and took over in February 2013, lucky for us. The hop starts every Friday and ends on Thursdays the following week with weekly prompts. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
This week’s prompt is: Have you stopped accepting books from either authors or publishers to try to catch up? If not, do you think you would ever do that?
That is my calendar for March so far, blue and yellow are books that need read – red is for blitzes, cover reveals, promo stuff. I read at least one book a day and I try to keep myself a day or two free for releases that might come out for street teams/favorite authors. The yellow color coding is new for me. I had this post: Books That I Bought In 2013 That I Still Need to Read. I have spent so much money on books that I really truly want to read and then they just sit in my Kindle Cloud as I get books for tours and requests done. I finally went through and put them all on my calendar. I need to just put books I buy on my calendar as I buy them. I’m behind for 2014 already. It may take me until 2015, but I plan on reading all of the books that I buy. :D (Does 2015 look very futuristic to anyone else when it’s typed out?)
I don’t TURN DOWN books very often (the only books I turn down are ones I don’t think I would like), but when they request a book review, I tell them I am 8 weeks out, look at my calendar, and tell them the earliest day I can put them on it to review. I have been very selective about what I sign up for from book tour invites. Even then, it is hard man. So many books I want to read, not enough hours in the day. Usually, the authors are awesome. They will work around my schedule. In fact, I’ve never had a problem when I have told one I am booked out 2 months. They are busy, we are busy, they get it.
I keep joking and saying my favorite authors just need to stop releasing books until I get completely caught up.
How about you guys? I know I’ve seen some bloggers say they aren’t accepting any books until they get caught up. Do you do that? Or do you keep your options open? And do they actually stop? If a favorite author said I have this book releasing tomorrow, I need you to review, would they say, um yeah. :D I know I do.
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