Oh NetGalley, every book blogger’s best friend and probably large source of anxiety if you’re like me and fall behind on your reviewing! I was not tagged by anyone in particular but saw this tag on Engross in a Good Book and decided that I would like to do it as well!
1. Auto-Approved: Who’s one author whose books you automatically want to read, regardless of what they’re about?
I won’t default to my favorite author for this one since I’ve talked about her extensively in previous posts, so I’ll choose an author I discovered through NetGalley! I began my book journey with Eliza Maxwell after being granted an ARC for her book The Grave Tender and I fell head over heels in love with her writing. Now every time I see one of her books show up on NetGalley or as a Kindle First I leap at the chance to pick them up!
2. Request: What makes you want to request a book that you see on NetGalley?
The first thing that draws my eye of course is the cover, I think that one is a given for everyone. I always glance at the genres listed and if it’s one of my favored genres and the description sounds good I pick it up! NetGalley has helped me to find a ton of new authors that I’ve come to love, so it’s a fun way to browse without breaking bank.
3. Feedback Ratio: Do you review every book you read? If not, how do you decide what books to review?
I try to, yes. There are very few books that I don’t, and generally it’s for very short standalone stories. I usually write short reviews that aren’t long enough for an actual post, and I plan to someday do a mini review series. It’s just been lower on my list of priorities, but since I’ve hit a slow down for posts I may start on those soon!
4. Badges: If you could create your own badge to display on your blog, what would it be for?
How about a badge for having a terrible percentage!? Joking or am I, as I’m sure a ton of members would end up with this one. Once upon a time I had over 80% when I was new, and was used to getting rejected for books because I was a newbie and don’t have a wide readership. Jokes on me, when I requested a ton of books I actually got approved for every single one. Oops! Since then I tend to try and limit my requests to books that I am dying to read. Maybe having a shame badge would whip my irresponsible reviewer butt back into shape haha.
5. Wish for It: What’s one book that you are absolutely dying to read?
Of my recent acquisitions I am actually the most excited to read Little Darlings! I think my craving for thrillers is starting to come back and this book sounds like a parent’s worst nightmare! I am excited to start reading it this month once I finish the books I’m currently reading to get back on track with reading and reviewing ARCs.
6. 2018 NetGalley Challenge: What was the last book that you received as an ARC that you reviewed?
The last book that I reviewed for NetGalley was Sisters’ Entrance by Emtithal Mahmoud, a poetry collection by a survivor of the War in Darfur. I’ve talked about this book quite a lot lately but the brilliance of this book can’t be overstated! This has been one of the absolute best ARCs I’ve encountered on NetGalley and it’s an honest shame that the book seems to have gone under the radar!
My tags are of course for any of you that is reading this and you would like to do this tag for your own blog! Consider yourself tagged!