IT’S TAG TIME!
Thanks to Kaleena @ Reader Voracious for tagging me in this! I know it’s been about three weeks since you tagged me (oops…), but I’m still doing it! Still giving it a go!
- Link back to the tag’s creator: Kourtni at 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!
- 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?
VE Schwab, hands down. I’ll read literally anything that she writes. Anything.
REQUEST: WHAT MAKES YOU WANT TO REQUEST A BOOK ON NETGALLEY?
I usually start with the summary, checking to see if it’s something that appeals to me. Then I look at the author, and if the summary wasn’t my thing but I do love the author, then chances are that I might give it a shot anyway. Covers don’t matter much to me with ARCs, so that doesn’t get factored in.
I do also check to see if there’s any hint of the book having LGBTQ+ characters since that really matters to me. I’m particularly interested in non-contemporary f/f stories, and like to read and review those when I can.
FEEDBACK RATIO: DO YOU REVIEW EVERY BOOK YOU READ? IF NOT, HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHAT BOOKS TO REVIEW?
I don’t review every single book, but I review close to all of them. Since I rarely DNF books, that’s not an issue, but if the book is a single star read, it’s a toss-up whether I’ll review it to talk about everything that made it such a bad read for me, or whether I’ll move on, saving my time and energy for books I enjoy.
Luckily, I haven’t found a single star read through any ARCs yet, so my feedback ratio is close to 100% (or will be, when these scheduled reviews are posted; trying to post ARC reviews within a month of their release date from now on).
BADGES: IF YOU COULD CREATE ONE BADGE TO DISPLAY ON YOUR BLOG, WHAT WOULD IT BE FOR?
It’s not something that NetGalley could ever verify, but I’d love a badge for all the books I’ve read in one sitting! I’m a book monogamist, and I rarely take more than a day to finish unless life is hectic. It’s really cool but also a little wild how many books I’ve read in one sitting.
WISH FOR IT: WHAT’S ONE BOOK THAT YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY DYING TO READ?
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi! I still haven’t had a chance to read it and I’M DYING TO.
2018 NETGALLEY CHALLENGE: WHAT WAS THE LAST ARC THAT YOU REVIEWED?
The House in Poplar Wood by KE Ormsbee, on August 15th! I tried to read a lot of physical books in the last two weeks of August so I didn’t have to take a giant pile of books with me to school. I’ll be reviewing The Darkdeep next, and Outrun the Wind soon!
Anyone who wants to do it! I feel like I tagged a lot of folks for the quote challenge, so I’ll leave this super open-ended.
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GIRL don’t you even stress about holding onto tags, I found one in my drafts that’s from May. MAY! Why am I like this?!
I am also a book monogamist and that would be a fun badge to have!
OMG, May??? Okay, yeah, I won’t stress, haha. That’s a very long time.
Heyyyyyy, book monogamists unite! I think it’d be a good for fun kind of badge just for people to compare reading habits.
Yea I found a Spring Cleaning tag. I am horrible. Like literally the worst.
I agree, so fun!
Lol yeah it’s a little late for SPRING cleaning but you could just make it not-spring cleaning?
I am going to do it anyways because I am a rule breaker. And I think it is funny… plus I am going through a fall cleaning in my RL right now so I guess it fits?
You’re making it work! That counts!
Good idea for your badge 😉 It should show how the book was fascinating!
Thanks! And yeah, it should, you’re right! I feel like it’s gotta be a good book to go through one at a time in one go.
Props to you for not judging ARCs by their covers, I am definitely guilty of this. And it’s crazy that you read so many books in one sitting! I don’t remember the last time I was able to do that.
It’s hard not to be drawn in by covers, but I really try to put the summary first, plus anything I’ve heard about it from other bloggers. A nice cover is a bonus, but especially on eARCs, not a huge deal.
And haha, I’ve always been like that! I like committing to one thing and just getting it done. Makes me feel accomplished lol.
Oh lovely answers for this tag! I haven’t read everything V.E. Schwab has written just yet, so far I have read the ADSOM series and This Savage Song, but damn. I admire her and her writing so, very much and I want to read everything she writes for sure!
I hope you’ll get to read Children of Blood and Bone soon, it was a brilliant book, definitely worth the hype 🙂
(and…three weeks, you’re quick, I have tags dated back from 2015 I haven’t gotten to. You’re good hahaha)
Thank you!! And ooooh have fun with the rest! She’s positively stellar and somehow manages to cover so many age ranges so well. My literary hero tbh.
I hope so, too! I need to see if there’s a local library near my college campus, and maybe I can get it from there.
2015? OH NO. Good luck with those haha!!
I can’t wait to read more. She is fantastic and I love how she does so many different and cool-looking projects, too 😀
Thank you haha, I’ll need it 😂🙈
How she gets all of it done is beyond me, but her writing absolutely owns my wallet by now. And my soul. 😂
Lol you’re welcome!
Ahahaha I get that feeling 😂 we love these writers though, even if they’re terrible for our wallet 😂
Awesome answers!! I still need to read CoBaB too! And haha, I’m a total cover requester XD
Thank you! Hopefully we both read it soon! And lol, it happens. To be fair, some of those covers ARE stunning.
Yes!! And haha, true that XD
“I’m a book monogamist, and I rarely take more than a day to finish unless life is hectic.” ME TOO. I envy people who can read multiple books at a time and over a long period, but I honestly can’t let a book go until I’ve finished, and I refuse to pick up another one until I do. Great tag! I loved all your answers! <3
YOU GET IT! Ugh it’s so hard to just? Switch between things? Especially when it’s a good book???