Bookmail Appreciation : ARCs and goodies

Hi everybodyy!! πŸ˜€

As I mentioned in my last post I had some big migraines these past few days (it sucks because I have headaches with aura and I can’t do anything. Simply lock myself in the dark). It’s mostly caused by stress…maybe it’s all the university projects and the fact that I have to work at the same time T_T

So I thought I might just do a quick post of Bookmail, and what I got from publishers these last few months.Β  It will also give you a heads up of my upcoming reviews!Β 

This is the post where I take a little time to show how grateful I am to be able to receive these books and I find it very impressive how they keep sending me books (despite my honest 2 starred reviews you know).

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Β When I receive them, I look like this: (literally running around the house)tgif-when-your-boss-tells-you-can-leave-early-on-friday-tina-dey-liz-lemon-30-rock-running

For haters who are likeΒ boohoo ARCs …why do you that -selling your souls to big publishers, well…

Books Are EXPENSIVE. I’m broke. Get books for free = awesome opportunity.

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I have to admit that they send quite the most amazing books LOL And some people may refer them asΒ  Advance Review Copies (ARCs), but THAT TITLE doesn’t really apply here… because some of the books I requested can be published few years ago HEHE (like IT by Stephen King was published before I was even born).Β 

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Okay now after seeing this y’all must be like WTF?! LOL and have a lot of questions like:Β  how the hell did she receive those, did she frkn have time to read it all, etc.

For anyone who’s wondering, my max speed reading is one book a day ! So I can finish up to 5 books a week if I’m really committed.

If you want a post about ARCs and how to get them, orΒ you have more specific questions, ask away and let me know in the comments πŸ˜€Β 

What books are you excited for ? πŸ™‚ I’m pretty excited to read all of themΒ  to be honest!

Of course, a big thank you to Penguin Random House Canada, Simon & Schuster Canada, Harper Collins, Hachette Canada, US Macmillan πŸ˜€ FYI – They didn’t ask me to do this post, I did this on my own!Β 

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45 Comments Add yours

  1. That is an impressive amount of books! And I think a post about how to get ARCs is a great idea!

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    1. Thank you ! I’ll make sure to do that πŸ˜€ !

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  2. Elizabeth says:

    I’m sorry you’ve had a migraine. 😦 I get them too and literally nothing helps except meds that I haven’t been able to take for the past year at least (new baby). I hope you feel better soon! I’m excited to hear what you think about The Bear and the Nightingale, The Power, Renegades, and IT, which I still need to read! And I would LOVE a post on how to receive ARCs in the future. πŸ™‚

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    1. Ohhw new baby!!😍❀️ Thank you so much for the kind words because yeah migraines suck 😭 I’m currently reading IT by Stephen King so I’m excited to write my review πŸ˜€

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      1. Elizabeth says:

        Do you like it so far? I’m sure I will because I love Stephen King, but the length of it is intimidating!

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        1. I LOVED IT !! Even if the length was indeed VERY intimidating πŸ˜‚

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  3. raistlin0903 says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your migraines. That is really annoying to say the least 😒 I hope you are now feeling at least a little bit better.
    As for these books, they all look awesome, but that cover for The Hundred thousand kingdom, looks especially amazing. Looking forward to the reviews for all of these, and please take care, hope you will feel better soon πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you soo much for the kind words Michel πŸ˜€ I’m trying to rest but nothing helps really its just a matter of time for these things LOL The Hundred Thousand Kingdom looks amazing right 😱

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  4. Oh no, I hope you feel better soon! ❀ ❀ Wow, you received some really amazing books! One of the books that I want to read the most is The Bear and the Nightingale – it sounds simply amazing and like a book that I would enjoy a lot! πŸ˜€ And that cover for The Name of the Wind is gorgeous, plus it has red pages (or whatever the side is called)! The Forbidden Wish is one of my all time favourite books and I hope you end up loving it as well. πŸ™‚

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    1. I am absolutely OBSESSED with The Name of The Wind cover 😍😍 Can’t wait to read The Bear and The Nightingale too! The Forbiden Wish cover IS SO PRETTY ❀️ After your seal of approval I have high expectations for it πŸ˜‰

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  5. A-mazing amount of bookmail! It’s always harder for me to get bookpost because I don’t live in UK or US but I’m super grateful for the publishers who are willing to send one to me. I also have a Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares (with another cover though- I liked the cat cover too but mine’s got pink on it so I’m still very happy, it was a win-win) which I won in a giveaway. I really look forward to reading that and I think it’ll teach me a lesson :-). I would love to read The Book of Dust because that topic interests me ;-). It’s amazing you can read one book a day (I’m on one book a week)! I hope you’ll feel better soon so that you can read all these great books. Happy reading!

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  6. Kat J. says:

    I am mighty curious how you got some of these πŸ˜‚ and a little jealous. But I certainly look forward to hearing about them. 😊

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  7. Daaaayum! Soooooo many books at once, I’m super jealous! But what can I do, I live all the way across the universe. 😦 But I do hope you enjoy every single one of these. Happy reading! ❀

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  8. Jenniely says:

    Amazing haul! Do you request books that have already been published too? Do they send you books without you requesting or do you only get what you request?

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  9. Marie says:

    I kind of have a question now… Whenever you are asking publishers for review copies, you are asking them for copies, even for books that have been released months, or years ago? I have to admit I never thought of that – that makes sense, since everyone is always talking about ARCs and not really backlisted titles anymore, ahah, but that’s actually a fantastic idea. There are so many great books I would love to read, but I don’t have enough money to buy them. ANYWAY ahah.
    I really love this post. It’s so great that you managed to get SO MANY books from publishers, you are SO lucky and your pictures are on point. Also… we all love your 2-stars reviews πŸ˜‰
    Did you read Flame in the Mist and Forest of a Thousand Lanterns? I can’t remember if I saw one of your reviews for these πŸ™‚

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  10. THOSE ARE SERIOUSLY ALL SO AWESOME! I never requested physical ARCs in my life. I would definitely enjoy reading a post about how to go about it though! I am always confused about how much I should write about myself when I request something and generally what to include in the mail without making it too long. As an international blogger getting actual physical copies is more on the unlikely side anyway though, so I am not super into getting my hopes up hahaha love the books you got, though! So happy for you πŸ˜€

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  11. GIRL!! SEND THEM ALL OVER; EXCLUDING THE YA STUFF!! THANKS! BYE! ❀

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  12. Oh this is an incredible haul Trang, and I agree with you in that ARCs are publisher copies are a great way to get books without spending all your money on them (I spend way too much money on books it has to be said). I hope you enjoy/have enjoyed all these books. I spotted some of my favourites in these photos so I’ll be interested to see what you think of them. πŸ™‚

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  13. Awesome!!!! I’m with Lashaan besides I like YA too girl!!!!πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’ I’m so excited about my surprise!!!! WHEE!!! OF COURSE YOU GET FREE BOOKS BECAUSE YOU ARE THE BEST!!! I wish I got more physical ARCs instead of so many eARCs! But anywho love the post and love your goodies!!! Yay for Trang!!!πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’πŸ’πŸ’

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  14. Bookstooge says:

    Considering that I’m pretty much a confirmed ebook reader by now, physical arcs just don’t do it for me anymore.
    And besides, having ARC, READER COPY, NOT FOR RESALE, etc, splattered all over the cover would ruin the reason I’d want a physical copy.

    But this perfectly illustrates why we’re not all clones of each other πŸ˜€

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    1. If a publisher got me The Name of The Wind Anniversay Hardcover like the one Trang got , I think I would die of excitementπŸ’œπŸ’œ No ARC, READER COPY, NOT FOR SALE splattered on that one πŸ˜‰

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      1. Bookstooge says:

        yeah, but it’s Name of the Wind. Written by the world’s biggest liar, a man who lied through his teeth to his fans right from the get go and who continues to lie. If a publisher sent me that, I’d burn it and maybe try a voodoo doll thing…

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        1. Glad we’re not all clones, because thats one of the greatest fantasy novels πŸ™ƒ

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        2. I hope you never meet Pat Rothfuss in person, he better learn to run really, REALLY fast πŸ˜€ Although if you use the voodoo doll, this won’t help him…

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          1. Bookstooge says:

            I’ve been working on my dull spoon throwing skills, so even running won’t save his black, lying, etc, etc, etc heart from my vengeance!
            πŸ˜€

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            1. πŸ˜€ you better be prepared for the horde of fangirls & boys who will be after YOU then πŸ˜€ i may or may not be one of them πŸ˜‰

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              1. Bookstooge says:

                For such a cause, I would die a thousand times
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  15. Ashley Rae says:

    So many great books!!!!

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  16. πŸ’ YOU’RE SO LUCKYY !! πŸ’ I’m excited for every book in there! πŸ€— That Fight Club 2 graphic novel looks way too AWESOME!! ❀ ❀ Flame in The Mist is another one I would love to hear your opinion on it 😊😊 Those graphics ARE TO DIEE FOR :O

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  17. So many great books! I’ve already read unearthed and renegades, super excited to see what you think of both of them ❀ Sleeping giants and Waking gods are my all time FAVES *but* only on audio, I havent tried the physicals but the audio narrators are the best I've ever listened too and add a whole new element to the story itself, which is still fantastic πŸ™‚ I hope you love all of these!

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  18. I suffer with really bad headaches/migraines at times too, you don’t feel like/can’t do anything and it sucks.😞

    That is a mega haul of books, so so so so many! You probably still get lots of books despite your 2-star reviews as
    you are honest, publishers/publicists want honesty when reviewing even
    if it’s a negative honesty! Got to ask, did you leave any books for anyone else?πŸ˜‚

    “For haters who are like boohoo ARCs …why do you that -selling your souls to big publishers, well…” – that is quite simply the best line ever! I say f#ck the ARC haters! πŸ‘Š

    You got a The Name of the Wind 10th anniversary edition as an ARC?!? Holy sh#t! I haven’t seen anyone else receive that as an ARC to review! Respect!πŸ‘Š It’s a great book too as is Godsgrave.πŸ˜€

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  19. utopianpages says:

    Unearthed!!! Gotta wait for your thoughts on this and others too!! Such beautiful pictures you have there!!😍😍 (And how do you read a book in one day teach me your waysπŸ˜‚)

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    1. Thank you!! I’m excited for Unearthed too πŸ˜€ psss*whisper* I just dont sleep πŸ˜‡ HAHA joke joke I dont know really I just bring my book everywhere and read 🀣

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      1. utopianpages says:

        That’s great! I’m always jealous of people who can read literally ANYWHERE. I, for starters can’t 😭

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  20. You are sooooooo luckyyyyy 😍

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  21. LizScanlon says:

    This is one mighty bookmail! wow! How on earth did you wrap all them publishers around your finger- we would all like to know! πŸ˜€

    ugh, I wish I had time to read a book a day- that would be heaven, so I am jealous but also very happy for you! πŸ™‚

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  22. I’m sorry to hear about your migraines… they are tough and I understand that the DARK is the ONLY thing that helps… I have a friend who gets them all the time… and her husband is rather stressful to her. 😦 Hope you enjoy all those real book ARCs Trang! I read real books at half speed to eARCs lol… do you get so many real book ARCs because you are in Canada? Anyway a post on ARCs would be super fun to read ❀

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  23. OMG, so many amazing books! I’m planning to read The Bear And The Nightingale, and Unearthed in December. Godsgrave is pretty amazing! I hope you enjoy reading it. I have Renegades and Forest of Thousand Lanterns in my tbr so I really can’t wait to hear your thoughts on them. Happy reading! πŸ™‚

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  24. One a day?! Wow, that’s crazy! πŸ˜€ I wish I could do that!
    ‘The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms’ was really good, I was impressed! And I only heard good things about ‘The Fifth Season’ – will definitely give it a try at some point.

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  25. todaysechoes says:

    I hope you read Unearthed! I’d love to read your thoughts about it.
    I recently finished The Fifth Season and it was AMAZING!
    Your reviews are awesome and you deserve ARCs. Also, books ARE expensive so take all eh free books you want! ahah.

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  26. How are the migraines? I am hoping they have passed ❀ That is quite the haul. I am even more impressed by your reading speed! I am in "snail" mode of late haha. Hope you enjoy!

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  27. Marinainw0nderland says:

    Bookmail is always good mail. Yes, please do an Arc post.
    Happy Reading.
    Marina

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