2017 Blogger Shame Challenge Sign-Up

Posted 17 December, 2016 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Challenges / 28 Comments

2017 Blogger Shame Challenge

Anna @ Herding Cats and Burning Soup is hosting the Blogger Shame challenge once more. And I keep needing this one, too. I have some review books that are way, way overdue, and I know I want to read them still. Even if I am definitely ashamed of myself for not having read them sooner. Now, I kind of feel like I’ll get a prize for getting over that shame and just read, so here goes!

Books that count for the 2017 Blogger Shame Challenge:

Any review book that is 4+ months PAST DUE.

Yep. Only OLD review requests that have slipped through the cracks count.
Any format, any length.

How to Keep on Track with the 2017 Blogger Shame challenge:

There will be three posts for the challenge.

Sign Up Post: Link Up your sign up post on this page
(let us know what you’ll be tackling! make a list of specific titles or just the number of books you’re tackling)

Mid Year Check In: First week of June
Wrap Up Post: Last week of December

I don’t exactly have a list of books I will read, but here’s a little preview from my spreadsheet. Note that the titles in red are the ones I haven’t gotten to yet. And these were all 2015 ARCs, that I received for review in 2015, so they are definitely books that can count for the 2017 Blogger Shame Challenge:

So that’s me – are you a ‘bad’ blogger too, when it comes to some of those ARCs? Or are you always up to date on things, never one to leave a poor ARC behind?

If you do participate, good luck!!

Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

About Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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28 responses to “2017 Blogger Shame Challenge Sign-Up

  1. I’ll be taking the challenge with you, Lexxie. I still have a dozen or so older review books that need my attention. Good luck and wish me luck, too. πŸ™‚

  2. I really should sign up for this one but trying to cut down on my challenges this year…lol. I am hoping to do a lot of backlogged books next year and get my netgalley score up as well as not some edelweiss books out. Meant to do it this year but got to many new ones…lol. I will think about it…even cutting down I am still a sucker for a challenge! πŸ™‚

    • This is one of those challenges I really need, Stormi. I am usually quite good with my ARCs, but especially in the beginning, I’d click the widget if I was invited to see a book, and it was automatically added to my shelf :O I don’t do this anymore, so most of my more recent ARCs have been read and reviewed, thank goodness.

    • Yeah, it’s pretty bad, right? I think it can ‘just happen’ if we let those ARCs slide just a little bit, and then, we end up feel so overwhelmed it’s impossible to get back to them πŸ˜€
      Now, we have help, though πŸ™‚ You should sign up!!

          • I think I’ll always do that, because like they say, at least where I live – the eyes are hungrier than the stomach. And we’re such a bargain mindset society, aren’t we? That’s why I’m staying off NetGalley for a while now! And trying not to think of all the potentially awesome books I might be missing there. Not thinking about that at all. Nope.
            You’re right though, I’ve found that when you request a few books and it takes them a while to respond, you really do tend to forget ‘the hype’. That’s kind of sad, but then I guess, maybe it’s better to view the book without expectations?

            • LOL denial is our friends sometimes, for sure! Especially when it comes to those books we just might miss out on. That is a lot scarier than leaving an ARC unread for too long πŸ˜‰
              Where do you live? we say ‘the eyes are bigger than the stomach’ in French, and in Norwegian, too, I think it’s ‘the eyes are hungrier than the stomach’ it’s funny how some sayings can be translated eh? I love language!!

  3. I have gotten so much better at not letting my review books set that long, mostly by taking on less, but there was a time that this would have been a great way to motivate me. I will be sure to add it to the challenge directory. It’s a great challenge.

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  4. I’m doing this challenge again this year as well, Lexxie. I only read 11 books last year but hey, it’s 11. πŸ™‚ And I love the idea of creating a spreadsheet…I may have to create one for myself. I haven’t ever come up with a good way of keeping track of Netgalley reads for myself. Maybe a spreadsheet would work?? Anyway, you know I’ll be cheering for you, wifey! *smooches* {{HUGS & LOVE}}

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    • I have read 12 so far, but it’s better than none, right? And I may have just let those books linger for even longer on my kindle if it wasn’t for this challenge. My spreadsheet is nice, especially if I can’t remember when a book will be released! And I think it’s nice to see when I downloaded a book, too, as I usually do that on the day that I’m accepted. That means that if I receive an ARC when it’s already published, I don’t have to stress to get it read, you know?
      *smooches* {{{BIG HUGS}}} Love you and miss you!!

    • LOL, the worst part is that I’m not actually ashamed of myself *grins* I’m badass that way, Anna. I’m much better at keeping up with my currents, too, and like you the 2014 and 2015 ones are what I need the help for. I think I went way too click-happy back then, too.
      Thanks for hosting us, Anna!

      • anna @ herding cats & burning soup

        Gosh yeah. It was really easy to do that NG one click binge. Ahhh to be a young blogger again. lol

    • I haven’t been to Lithuania, but it’s one of the Eastern European countries on my bucket list πŸ™‚ Language nerds unite!! I have a degree in general linguistics, and I love picking languages apart and try to understand how they work πŸ˜€

      • Really? πŸ™‚ wait, where do you live? If you ever do visit, I’d gladly take you on a little tour πŸ™‚
        Picking languages apart is just so much fun! Especially when you learn more of those and figure out how they interconnect. That’s a total lang-nerd-gasm. lol

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        • I live in Geneva, Switzerland πŸ™‚ And my husband and I try to go on small two-three day trips a couple of times every year, just the two of us, leaving the children and the dog behind πŸ˜€
          Yes, the more languages you know, the more fun it is to both find the connections and the ways to pick them apart πŸ˜€ You got me all happy and smiling now with the lang-nerd-gasm πŸ˜€ I might even be able to continue writing up my thesis draft now, that’s how linguastic your comment was, Evelina!

  5. Hahaha! this sounds like fun and really strikes a chord with me too…maybe not with books, but with tea. I have at least 20 I need to review. thankfully, 18 of those are recent purchases (November). Really need to get on the stick and plan these reviews as Tea for Tuesday and Thirsty Thursday posts in 2017.

    Also need to get back in the groove with book reviews too. Hearing “tsk, tsk, tsk” in my head. πŸ˜€

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  6. OMG I LOVE THIS! So. I am currently a pretty solid reviewer. I think there are maybe one or two books that I lost interest in from Edelweiss over the years. BUT. (There’s always a but, right? πŸ˜‰ ) When I first started blogging, I got a little caught up in people emailing me and asking for reviews- and I felt too guilty to say no! So I have eARCs of books that once I started them (or even really THOUGHT about starting a few of them) I realized I should have said no to… and felt too guilty to mark as DNF (or, tell whoever sent them that I didn’t like them). So under that little mess, I have probably 15 or so eARCs that I have never read. And I DO feel guilty about them. BUT… I also don’t want to read them so there’s that ?

    Also, I have a spreadsheet too, but on the off chance that a book stops interesting me after a few months, I delete it, because it stresses me out too much. I felt soooo guilty but… I am usually REALLY reliable, so if a (very) few books slip through the cracks…. I need to live with it. This is still fun though! Good luck with yours!! πŸ˜€

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