State of the ARC #10 – Reading during Quarantine

State of the ARC #10 – Reading during Quarantine

Wow I’m shocked that I made it to 10 posts for State of the ARC! Does that mean I almost hit a whole year of doing this meme? I think so! I’ll have to take a look at my archive in a bit, or tomorrow or something when I’m feeling less anxious. You know, I don’t think I’ve looked at any of my homework assignments this week and it’s already Thursday. I need to get on it, ASAP.

Thank you again so much to Avalinah for hosting this monthly meme, and for Destiny for starting ARC Apocalypse! Here’s my March check in.

  1. The Opposite of Falling Apart – Micah Good
  2. Cepharael’s Hand – Melissa McPhail
  3. Havenfall – Sara Holland
  4. From Thailand with Love – Camilla Isley
  5. Little Deer and the Dragon – J.S. Betts
  6. The Winter Duke – Claire Eliza Bennett
  7. Bone Crier’s Moon – Kathryn Purdie
  8. Tales of the Sea Witch – Lou Wilham
  9. Reign of Fire – Casi McLean
  10. The Henna Artist – Alka Joshi
  11. The Dagger of Adendigaeth – Melissa McPhail
  12. The Deep – Alma Katsu
  13. Aranya – Marc Secchia
  14. Helene – Karl Drinkwater
  15. Dagana: The Last Mermaid – Kody Boye
  16. Sting – Cindy R. Wilson
  17. The Degenerates – J. Albert Mann
  18. The Raven and the Dove – Kaitlyn Davis
  19. You Never Told Me – Sarah Jasmon
  20. The Healing Stone – Vacen Taylor
  21. The Electric Heir – Victoria Lee
  22. Hatch Match Dispatch – Ginny Walker
  23. The Shadow Watch – S.A. Klopfenstein
  24. Glory Bishop – Deborah L. King
  25. Paths of Alir – Melissa McPhail
  26. The Grace Kelly Dress – Brenda Janowitz
  27. Book of Souls – Nadine Nightingale
  28. Sticks and Stones – Dianne Beck
  29. Kingdom of Ember – Tricia Copeland
  30. All Your Twisted Secrets – Diana Urban
  31. Witches of Ash & Ruin – E. Latimer
  32. All the Beautiful Liars – Sylvia Petter
  33. Sparrow – Mary Cecilia Jackson
  34. Empire’s Exile – Marian L. Thorpe
  35. Frozen Beauty – Lexa Hillyer
  36. The Sea Glass Cottage – RaeAnne Thayne
  37. Two Thousand Years – M. Dalto
  38. On a Falling Tide – Georgia Hill
  39. Between Burning Worlds – Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell
  40. Surviving Me – Jo Johnson
  41. The Colors of Me – Maya & Jello
  42. Thorn – Intisar Khanani

I guess it helps that since Friday the 13th, – but earlier that week if I remember correctly – things started to hit the fan for me and I just said screw it and wanted to read until I dropped. I got a whole extra week of spring break so that helped a bit too from not having to do homework for two weeks, but now I need to get back into it before my GPA drops. I’m not having that with easy classes right now.

Y’all know that I have to give all the thanks to Kal for creating this spreadsheet. I don’t even know what I was doing back then – pretty much a lame excuse of keeping track of my reading – but I absolutely cannot imagine living life without this.

Now, as usual, since this is a spreadsheet of all the books I’ve read for the year, both ARC and backlist, it will look a lot bigger than what it would be if I was only keeping track of ARCs. Which honestly I’m okay with because I’m so curious to see what my final stats will look like when all of this is over. Meaning the year. Duh.

So like I was saying. Clearly I’m pretty stressed out with everything that’s going on and I’m getting into that “I don’t care about anything” mood which really sucks and is my downfall when it comes to school so I’m going to try to do whatever I can to get out of that mood. Don’t know how yet. I’ve been reading on and off, well my personal books anyway not the ARCs or book club books, and trying to watch some light movies and TV shows so I can give my brain a break from heavy topics. Doesn’t seem to be working at the moment but I’ll keep you all posted.

6 thoughts on “State of the ARC #10 – Reading during Quarantine

  1. I hope you’re able to get back to school work soon, but also, everything is a garbage fire at the moment so don’t be too hard on yourself. You’re doing the best you can, even if you can only commit to 10 mins of school stuff it is at least something. Sending you lots of strength 💜

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    1. Thank you. I think I’ll have to dedicate some time to homework tomorrow. It’s been so bad not wanting to get any of that done but it’s so important. Thank you though, it is true that I can’t be too hard on myself. I think they may even end up changing the grading scale for this semester to all pass/fail anyway, but I need to check that before I just say “screw it” and do a bunch of half-ass work for the rest of the semester.

      Thank you thank you so much Tee ❤ That means so much to me and I will have to remember that. I really do ❤ this helps so much.


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