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Friday, July 20, 2012

Review Copy Cleanup- I'm In!

For awhile now I haven't been accepting books for review, owing to the fact that I have a small mountain of books waiting to be read from various sources and adding things to the pile wasn't going to make things any easier.  Well, I've decided it's time to do something about this, and so I'll be participating in the Review Copy Cleanup!  The point is simple- get the pile of review copies under control!  The event is hosted by Nyx Book Reviews and Books, Biscuits and Tea, and here are all the details:

The Guidelines
  • The challenge runs from 1 to 31 August
  • To sign up, just fill in the Mister Linky below. Link to your sign up post directly please! The Linky is the same for both our blogs, so you only have to sign up once
  • The sign up is open until 15 August 2012
  • When you post your sign up post on your blog, either include the challenge button with your post or link it back to this article so that people know where to sign up. Thank you! 
  • Every book you received for review counts towards the challenge, both ebooks and hard copies, including all genres and lengths
  • You don't need to follow the two hosts in order to be able to sign up for the event (although it's appreciated)
  • Feel free to use the #RCCleanup hashtag on Twitter for your RCC related tweets or join in the Twitter party at http://tweetchat.com/room/RCCleanup and meet lots of awesome bloggers (:
  • The dates of the readathons and Twitter parties will be announced closer to the RCC

I had made the hard decision to pass on reviewing the print books I received in order to try to get my TBR pile under control and my public library was VERY grateful to receive the donated copies (to be fair, many of these were unsolicited books that just showed up at my house.)  As I move forward I will be much, much pickier in the books I accept to prevent this backlog in the future.

Anyway, here are the books I'm hoping to have reviewed and posted by August 31:

-Bride of the Rat God by Barbara Hambly
-Dark Nights by Christine Feehan
-Imagine Childhood by Sarah Olmsted
-Deadlock by Moira Rogers
-Cipher by Moira Rogers
-Mieradome by Kate Hegarty
-Memory's Wake by Selina French
-Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle
-The Egyptian by Layton Green
-In the Bleak Midwinter by M.R. Sellars
-A Soul to Steal by Rob Blackwell
-Tantric Zoo by Rob Loughran
-Cedardale Court by Nathan Christensen
-Thursday Thistle by August Fahren
-Hammer Down by Moira Rogers
-When the Walls Fell by Monique Martin
-Creepers by Bryan Dunn
-Thief of Hope by Cindy Young-Turner
-Hunter's Prey by Moira Rogers
-The Hour of Predators by Lane Stark
-Merrick's Destiny by Moira Rogers
-Magnus Opum by Jonathan Gould

22 books total!  If I can manage this, it will reduce my review queue to ZERO.  That is INSANE!  I am going to try to get as many of these books read before the beginning of August so I can start the month right!  If you are participating in the review pile clean up, what is your goal?  Leave a link in the comments so I can cheer you on!
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