I was tagged for The Netgalley Book Tag by Ashley @ Socially Awkward Bookworm. It looks like a really fun tag. I use NetGalley fairly often to read and review ARCs and have been approved for some really amazing titles over the past couple of years.
- Link back to the tag’s creator (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!
Auto-Approved: Who’s one author whose books you automatically want to read, regardless of what they’re about?
I actually have quite a few authors that are always a must read for me. Diana Gabaldon, Sarah J. Maas, Jay Kristoff, Lauren Bird Horowitz, Colleen Hoover, and Leigh Bardugo to name a few.
Request: What makes you want to request a book that you see on NetGalley?
Usually I just scroll through the available books to request and if the cover appeals to me, I’ll click on it and read the description. If it sounds good, I’ll request it. I also will look for titles that I know I want to read for sure on NetGalley and request them immediately.
Feedback Ratio: Do you review every book you read? If not, how do you decide what books to review?
I review every single title that I receive through NetGalley. There have only been two times when that didn’t happen. The first was because I was brand new to using NetGalley and didn’t realize that titles archived so I had one that I wasn’t able to read it in time to post my feedback. The other time I was approved and the next day when I went to send it to my Kindle, the title had already been approved. Luckily with that one I happen to be on the street team for the author so I contacted her and she sent me a copy so I was still able to read and review it, just not for credit on NetGalley.
Badges: If you could create your own badge to display on your blog, what would it be for?
I think it would be really nice to have badges for the genre you read and review most. I think that would also help authors and publishers to see that badge on my blog to know the types of books I go for the most.
Wish for It: What’s one book that you are absolutely dying to read?
Probably my most anticipated book for next year that I really want to get my hands on now is Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner. I absolutely loved The Serpent King so I requested a copy of Goodbye Days from the publisher but I never heard back. *Insert crying face here*
I’m also going to have to copy Ashley a bit and go with the following two titles! I requested Caraval awhile ago but still haven’t heard back. I’ve heard so many good things about it and I’m dying to read it. Also I would love to get my hands on a copy of Carve the Mark.
2016 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 ARC I read and reviewed from NetGalley was Bury the Living by Jodi McIsaac. My review will actually be going live on Friday because I am a part of the blog tour for the book. I really enjoyed it! So stay tuned for that review coming up this Friday!
I tag anyone who wants to participate!