Sometimes I have planned so far ahead that the posts that are still open to do I can’t because they just are too far ahead. And of course on days like that I feel like creating a blog post. Because obviously that makes sense.
At the end of May I stumbled upon the Netgalley Tag over on Red Rocket Panda and could not resist to fill it in. It is short and fits so well with my current feeling like I have been requesting too many books on Netgalley. I have finally fallen down that hole. I know. It took me long enough.
- Link back to the tag’s creator: Kourtni at Kourtni Reads.
- Thank and link back to the person who tagged you.
- Answer the questions the best you can. If you don’t use NetGalley, you can substitute other sites or places where you get books!
- Tag a few people to do this too!
AUTO-APPROVED: Who’s one author whose books you automatically want to read, regardless of what they are about?
I’d say Jonathan Stroud but I’ve never actually seen his books on Netgalley. ( I have also never been auto-approved) From those I have read on Netgalley I’d say Rachel Hartman, Naomi Novik, Joe King and Mark Gelinaeu, and Andrea K Host.
REQUEST: What makes you want to request a book on NetGalley?
This differs. Sometimes it can be a book I’ve heard a lot about or an anticipated book. But I also love to browse through the sci-fi/fantasy and young adult section and see what captures my attention. This is often a cover or a title. If the synopsis sounds interesting as well I request. I really try hard to request books I am genuinely interested in. And not books I think I’ll get approved for.
FEEDBACK RATIO: Do you review every book you read? If not, how do you decide what books to review?
Yes. The only book I didn’t review through netgalley was a book I was approved for and they then decided to archive 3 hours later. I didn’t have the time to download it as I was asleep. So I can never have a 100% ever again. I have mourned this. I pride myself in never having touched below 80%. I also recently dnf-ed a book but I still send feedback through Netgalley, and left a small review on Goodreads.
BADGES: If you could create one badge to display on your blog, what would it be for?
I agree with Avery from Red Rocket Panda that it would be so cool to have badges to show which genres you have reviewed a lot for. But also one for diversity. Or you know achievement unlocked for requesting 10 books without reviewing one, lol.
WISH FOR IT: What’s one book that you are absolutely dying to read?
The third Wayfarers book by Becky Chambers. I have a desperate need. From my currently open requests I’d say The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Choksi (though I am unlikly to be approved).
But to be fair I’ve been so lucky to have been approved for Tess of the Road last year and Spinning Silver this year. So I have already had my most anticipated ones anyway.
2018 NETGALLEY CHALLENGE: What was the last book that you received as an ARC that you reviewed? If you’ve never received an ARC, what’s the last book you reviewed?
The last netgalley arc I reviewed on the blog was Ruthless Magic. The last netgalley arc I’ve provided feedback on but hasn’t gone live on the blog is Spinning Silver (will go up July 5th in case you were wondering).