Sunday, March 3, 2013

OMGeezus! Take Control of This TBR Pile ~ March Challenge!

Time out! I need to take a moment to organize my TBR pile. March is the perfect time to prioritize! There are two things happening - Yes, it took me a minute to figure this out (Super DUH moment). The "Challenge" is all month.  The "Read-A-Thon" is March 15-18th. The #hashtag below is for the read-a-thon. Yeah, so I used it to tweet early.  I was excited, okay!  

Confession: I don't have a single TBR pile, but rather I sort into three towering piles! 
  • My personal picks (completely neglected) 
  • Advanced reader copies, galleys and media market published books (solicited)
  • Independent or small house publishing (unsolicited)
As my book review venture and ranking grows, so does the exciting number of requests, scripts, advanced reader copies and ready-for-market books in my mailbox. I wish I could accept and read more, but there just isn't enough hours or days in the week. I also don't want to lose sight of why I love reading in the first place -- for that reason, I continue to allow myself my own personal picks in between books for review. Yes, this does lower the number of submissions I accept, but for me, it's a must I can't sacrifice. 

This month, I'm participating in the Take Control of Your TBR Pile hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Review

How it works:
  • Link-Up at Caffeinated Book Reviewer
  • The Challenge runs March 1 - 31 (sign up anytime)
  • The Read-A-Thon is March 15-18 
  • For a book to qualify, ALL books must have been published before March 2013!
  • Post review to any place of your choosing i.e. Goodreads, facebook, blog and then link it to the Rafflecopter for giveaway entry
  • Prize: New 2013 release of your choice
  • Open Internationally
Are you ready to see some of the titles stacked in my TBR pile? I just might have to brush off some dust! I also have a books-in-review shelf over at Goodreads if you're interested in seeing what titles are rotating through the queue. 
BookBox: embed book widget, share book list
BookBox: embed book widget, share book list 
BookBox: embed book widget, share book list 
* Unfortunately, not every submission makes it all the way to the review stage, which means after further examination, it did not meet the criteria for a featured review (see policy).  


  1. Thanks for posting this, I had been toying with the idea to join in forever, and you finally swayed me.

    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

  2. Good luck getting through some of these books! I am excited to join my first read-a-thon!!!!!

  3. Love the books you have selected for the read-a-thon, good luck and thanks for joining. Hope you enjoy all the challenges!