It is Thursday today and that means that I have another topic to discuss and as always I would love to hear your opinion on this topic.
Today’s topic is ARC guilt or NetGalley guilt, however you would like to call it. Basically the guilt you feel when you are not reading a ebook/ARC you have been given through NetGalley/Edelweiss/Publisher to review. I am struggling with this a lot, I want to read all the ebooks I have gotten through NetGalley, but at the same time I really want to read all the other books I own, because that is stressing me out as well.
As of right now I have 11 books which I need to read for NetGalley and 3 books for Edelweiss. I don’t have any physical ARCs (unless you count the Furyborn one which I got through a Fairyloot box). So it isn’t that bad, but it is still freaking me out. I sort of forbid myself to look at the new books I can request because I probably won’t get them since I am not at 80% rating on NetGalley.
I have trouble with fitting these ‘required’ reads into my schedule since I have physical books I really would love to read and physical books are more attractive to me and sometimes I actually forget about the ebooks I need to read.
I think it would be good for me to set a goal for myself, like read 3 ebooks a month. I might start doing that. Do any of you have a goal like this to keep yourself accountable for reading these ebooks.
So I just needed to get this guilt of my chest XD. Are you also feeling the guilt some times? How do you deal with this guilt, I would love some tips?