If you know me even a little bit, you will know that I am OBSESSED with Netgalley. Since I have major anxiety about actually emailing publishing companies and requesting ARCs, then Netgalley is my life saver and stops me from having that anxiety. Every morning on weekdays, one of the first things that I do when I wake up is to log onto Netgalley and see what new books they’ve put up to request. I’ve received so many amazing books (and some not-so-good) so I thought it was perfect that I do the NETGALLEY BOOK TAG!
- Link back to the tag’s creator Kourtni @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!
1. Auto-Approved: Who’s one author whose books you automatically want to read, regardless of what they’re about?
THERE ARE SO MANY!! But definitely Victoria Schwab… or… Rainbow Rowell… or… Mackenzi Lee…
I DON’T KNOW!
Ok, I’m going to go with Victoria Schwab!
2. Request: What makes you want to request a book that you see on NetGalley?
Well, first the cover catches my attention, then I see what genre it belongs to. So if it’s Teen & YA, then I’m 100% more likely to go on and read the synopsis. If it’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy, then there’s a 50% chance I’ll go on and read the synopsis. And then, finally, I’ll go and read the premise of the book and then if I enjoy that then I’ll request it.
I just automatically see the author and then request it straight away.
3. Feedback Ratio: Do you review every book you read? If not, how do you decide what books to review?
NOOOO! OH MY LIFE! If I read every single book that I requested, I would have 0 time for myself. Half of the books that I request are actually academic books that I’ll use something like a chapter for an essay. It’s hard to review a WHOLE academic book based off of that ONE chapter that you read and referenced. So I tend not to review the academic books. When it comes to fiction books, I aim to read about 2 requested arcs a month and then the rest are books that are on my TBR. That way, I can slowly get through the requested books whilst also trying to maintain my TBR pile.
4. Badges: If you could create your own badge to display on your blog, what would it be for?
It probably just be my blog logo… Which is on my blog anyway so… BUT! I do actually include my Netgalley badges on my blog just so, y’ano… I can show them off
5. Wish for It: What’s one book that you are absolutely dying to read?
There’s too many. My TBR pile is probably 200 books big… I’m not even kidding… But the one that I really want to read it A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E Schwab. Yes, I still haven’t read it yet, but one of my aims for this year is to read the trilogy.
6. 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?
So there we have it! There is my NETGALLEY BOOK TAG! I do love that website and I definitely recommend it if you’re like me and anxiety just stops you from requesting ARCs from publishers.
Anyway, I tag ANYONE who wants to do this!