I'm pretty good about reading the ARCs I receive on time. But as more and more of my requests for them get accepted (yay!), I find myself with a few that I haven't read. So here are some questions. Is there ever a time that you shouldn't review the ARC? That it's just too late? The publication date for some of these have come and gone and for some, it's starting to be six months since the book was published. Should I still review it?
Also, what if I just don't think I'm going to like the book and that's why I'm not reading it? Maybe I thought I would at the time, but now I'm just not in the mood or maybe I've read a bunch of negative reviews. Would it be better to not review it or to review it and write a negative review? I may be pleasantly surprised, but usually, if I force myself to read a book I don't want to read, at most it's going to be a 3 star read.
Finally, I always wait until 30 days before the book is published before I post my review, even if I read the book super early. I just schedule it to post months in advance. But I've noticed on Goodreads, and even some blogs, very early reviews. Is that actually ok? It seems like all of the ARCs I get explicitly ask you to wait until at least 30 days before publication date.
Anyway, I would really appreciate your advice!
Posted by: Pam