> The Things You Can Read: Book Blogger Hop: August 2-8, 2013

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Book Blogger Hop: August 2-8, 2013

Book Blogger Hop: August 2-8, 2013
August 2nd - 8th: How do you turn down a review request?

Saying NO is like having a monkey on your back.  I'll admit that I have never been good at saying NO, but with extremely limited time, and so many ARCs in my TBR pile, I can no longer say YES to every person who asks for a review.  Right now, I am reading only ARCs that I have asked publishers for or books that I have either purchased or already own.  TIME is a limited resource, and I let folks know that if time were unlimited, I'd certainly say YES.  I hope that this is a nice enough way to say NO.  It's one way to get the monkey off your back!  

Thanks to  Coffee Addicted Writer for hosting Book Blogger Hop!

Happy reading to all! ☮  

Happy Hopping and Reading!  
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  1. Yeah...I'm going to have to learn how to say NO soon too.

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  2. I started to say no earlier this year. I can't possibly read every book I am asked to read just like everyone else.

    But...I do reply to every request whether it is a yes or a no.

    Declining is tricky, but it can be done graciously as I have seen from many answers today including mine. :)

    Stop by for my full answer if you like.

    Happy Hopping!!

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