09 July 2018

The NetGalley Book Tag

I saw this tag on Writing With Wolves and I couldn't resist it! It looks pretty fun and interesting, and I get most of my review copies from NetGalley. I have to admit that I am relieved that I don't have to actually disclose my NetGalley Feedback Ratio as it's pretty bad. I just can't help myself!

The NetGalley Book Tag


Auto-Approved: Who is one author whose books you automatically want to read, regardless of what they are about?
There are a few! Teri Terry, Juno Dawson, Chris Russell, Eleanor Wood, Rachel Hawkins, Leigh Bardugo, Julie C Dao to name a few.

Request: What makes you want to request a book on NetGalley?
The cover, hype, a random why not? moment... I honestly have no self control on NetGalley and freely click away requests. It's led to some awesome reads, some less awesome reads, some new favourites and some things I'd rather have never read oops.

Feedback Ratio: Do you review every book you read? If not, how do you decide what books to review?
I try to at least write a few words on them, if it's a DNF I put why it wasn't for me, and if I didn't enjoy a book I try to find what other people might like about it. I always review on Goodreads but I'm more selective for my blog.

Badges: If you could create one badge to display on your blog, what would it be for?
Probably something like EPIC REVIEWER because I have sent feedback on over 600 titles and I'd like some validation of my efforts please.

Wish For It: What’s one book you’re absolutely dying to read?
Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C Dao. I am checking NetGalley daily at this point, because I absolutely loved the first book.

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 one I reviewed on my blog was The Foyles Bookshop Girls by Elaine Roberts, and on Goodreads it was A Miracle For The Baby Doctor by Meredith Webber.

Although I try to review every book I read, not all of those reviews make it on to my blog. And sometimes it takes a while for reviews to make it to my blog.

I am tagging:
Dystopia Fantasy Reads
Pretty Purple Polka Dots
SilverWolfReads

Do you get review copies from NetGalley?


9 comments:

  1. Love this! I'm at 64% feedback ratio! I'm trying to catch up, but like you, those shiny books always get me hitting that request button!

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  2. Teri Terry! I loved her Slated series but haven't read anything since. I should get back into her books. Can you believe I've never requested from Netgalley? I really should... :)

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  3. Such a fun tag and I love your answers! I really like Netgalley and I love that it exists!😊

    Xoxo
    Shirley | https://shirleycuypers.blogspot.be

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  4. Netgalley is my weakness. But I also have a habit of requesting review copies and then realising it's not for me. Haven't been pre-approved but have had the odd email from publishers telling me that a book is available and then approving me! :) I love that. If I had less books on my shelf and more time I'd be always on Netgalley but I have to stay clear as it's too addictive :)

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  5. Omg 600 reviews?! I BOW TO THAT SKILL!! You definitely deserve that badge if it existed!😂I have done about 100 reviews and currently I'm....oh, maybe 10 books unreviewed? Some are fro January though...*buries self quietly* I love netgalley though! When I get the approvals that is haha.😂

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  6. Wow, over 600 books reviewed on Netgalley??? That's a lot, congratulations on that, you'd totally deserve the title of epic reviewer! <3

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  7. 600?! Oh my god that's a whole lot of reviewing haha, it's incredible! <3
    I also can't wait to read Julie C. Dao's next book, loved her debut and that next one sounds just as great :D

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  8. I did this tag recently as well! Honestly, I think I'm one of the lucky few who didn't start NetGalley by requesting everything I found remotely interesting. Being an international blogger also helped on that account, I guess, since I often get declined even though my blog isn't exactly small and new anymore. :') I only have six books left to read before my ratio is at 100% so yay me?

    Love your idea for the badge! You definitely deserve some validation for reviewing that many books! I'd love a genre-specific badge myself, haha.

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