Welcome to an episode of ‘This, That and What Do You Do” where we cover general topics and I hope you share your thoughts with us.
First, let me get my question (or at least one of them) out of the way. What do you do or should you do with an ARC of a book once you’ve read it?
I would love to keep every single book I get, but unfortunately, I don’t have the space to do that. I tried to do that for several years and then finally had to stop because I had books everywhere in boxes and in stacks. Now I share some with family and friends and I donate a good many to our local library. I live in a small town which doesn’t even have a library, but there’s one in the next small town. With budget cuts, it’s sometimes difficult for small town libraries to get a lot of recently released books. I’ve loved libraries since I was a small child so I like being able to help when I can even in this small way.
So this is where my question comes in. Can ARCs be donated to libraries or should they be? I know it would probably depend on the library’s policy, but I’m wondering what the thoughts are from the viewpoint of authors and publishers. Can you help me out here and tell me your thoughts? What do you do with ARCs or would you want a reader to do with your ARC once finished reading it?
Do you ever jump right into something without knowing all about it?
I’ve always been one to open a box and start trying to put something together without first reading the instructions. Sometimes it works and sometimes not. I’m also one who will attempt to operate a new system (like DVD player, printer, etc.) without reading everything completely. Sometimes I wind up having to call an 800 number to see how to make it work. I guess you could say I like the challenge.
Well I sort of did that recently. I’ve been seeing the Litsy app mentioned and how good it is for book lovers. A couple of weekends ago I saw that there was finally an app for Androids. Did I read up on it to see how it works – nope. I just downloaded it and glared at it wondering what to do with it.
After playing with it a bit I found how to mark books that I’ve read, am reading or want to read. I’m not so sure about adding reviews or posting about books, but I’m working on it. No calls to an 800 number yet (not so sure there is one even). So, if you’re on Litsy you can find me as MasonCanyon (of course). If you use Litsy, share what you think of it.
Also I’m on Twitter and Facebook for Mc Book Tours. On Twitter you’ll find me as MCBookTours and on Facebook it’s MC Book Tours. I’d love to have you follow, like and/or just drop by to say hi. BTW, Joylene Nowell Butler’s tour begins Oct. 17. You can check out her tour schedule HERE and following along. It’s going to be a lot of fun.
My last this and that, if you live in the US can you believe it’s already fall? I’m not sure where the summer went to and before we blink twice Christmas will be here. Are you already reading holiday stories or do you just have some lined up to read?
Okay that’s enough from me for now. I hope you’ll drop back by tomorrow as I have several interesting audio books to tell you about. What about you, any this and that to share? Will you share your thoughts on what to do with ARCs after they’re read? What about downloading an app without knowing how to use it? Have you read any Christmas books yet?