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Time to Do the Netgalley Tag

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.


  1.  Link back to the tag’s creator: Kourtni at Kourtni Reads.
  2. Thank and link back to the person who tagged you.
  3. Answer the questions the best you can. If you don’t use NetGalley, you can substitute other sites or places where you get books!
  4. 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?

netgalley card
Haha, such an old photo. I’ve been a member since 2014 but didn’t get really active until 2016 I think.

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.

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The marked ones are obviously the ones I’ve achieved.

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).

30 thoughts on “Time to Do the Netgalley Tag

  1. This looks like such a fun tag! I don’t actually use Netgalley that much, mostly because I don’t own a kindle and I only have my small iPhone screen to read on which is annoying. Well done for never going under 80%! Lovely post 🙂

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    1. Ah that is very annoying. I rarely read my freebies from amazon as I can only read them through the kindle app which is on my phone. I’m glad I can get the netgalley ones on my sony e reader.


  2. Congratulations on being so organised.
    I’m also eagerly awaiting the next instalment in the Wayfarers series. I recently finished A Closed and Common Orbit and really enjoyed it. I love the focus on communication and listening to others that this series has.

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  3. You are so good with your pre-scheduled posts. I am such a failure, ha ha. 😛

    I have not been pre-approved on Netgalley yet, even though most people get approved after a couple of years and I’ve been on there nearly four years, I think. One of the publishers I’m pre-approved for on Edelweiss has started on NG too, recently, so I’m hoping I’ll get approved for them on NG too. Ha ha. 😇 Just because I want that badge!

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  4. I love this tag!!! I think I can do it, sooner or later, too!!!
    And 88% ratio?? That’s great! Congratulations! I am always behind because I don’t have any self-control (shame on me) and request a lot of titles. But to write the reviews I am way more slower!
    Also, I love your idea for the badges. It would be great to have one for the genre that we reviews more often!

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  5. I also try to only request books I’m reaaaaaally dying to read because sometimes reading and reviewing can become a chore and I don’t want that 😮

    I was approved for spinning silver too but their file doesn’t work for me x’))

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    1. This is very true. I try to do the same thing but sometimes everything looks amazing. I hate those moods haha.

      Ah no! Mine worked fine. Did you get approved for the uk or the us one?


      1. Should’ve said that it couldn’t be sent to kindle! And they even deleted the option haha. The pdf might work but I can’t read on computer…

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      2. Oh yeah I have a Sony E-Reader so the pdf works fine for me. It is such a shame that they couldn’t make it work for Kindle. 😦


      3. Yeah, and now that I clicked the sent to kindle icon it’s counted towards my claimed books. I’m working on a solution though!


  6. I have yet to reach 80%… 😀
    Only been using NG since February so i’m not freaking out just yet.
    It happened to me once that i got approved for a book and then it got archived. When i chose it, i didn’t notice archive date, so it’s all quite a mystery.

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  7. Ooooh so okay, just leave feedback saying exactly what you said there- that you were approved and 3 hours later, it was archived, therefore you couldn’t read it. Done and done, now you can have 100%! That is also my goal. I was once at 98%, but then I like, HAD to request another one ha. Mind you, I had ZERO PERCENT for about 2 years before I realized that the archival thing didn’t have to be a death sentence, so yeah hah. I totally think they should have Badges of Shame too hahahha. Also, the YA and Sci-Fi are basically the only two I ever look at too, so funny!

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    1. Oh I will do that. I tried emailing them to see if I could still get the ebook but never got a reply. 😦
      I have to leave a star rating though. That is annoying. Now I am on 90%.
      I have had mine on 100% a few times when I didn’t request quite as much.

      Ha badges of shame would be cool


  8. I wonder if they’re still doing the 80%+ badge? I’m relatively new to NG, have a 85% feedback rate but no badge, hmm…

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