[TAG TIME THURSDAY] The Netgalley Book Tag

I came across this fun looking Tag over @ the Elven Warrior and thought it would be one I’d enjoy posting myself so here we go 😉

Auto-Approved: Who’s one author whose books you automatically want to read, regardless of what they’re about?

There are many authors I automatically want to read haha! Looking at a couple of authors whose books are put onto Netgalley specifically, that I’ve had the chance to read through Netgalley as well, are:

  • Brigid Kemmerer
  • Gena Showalter
  • May McGoldrick

Request: What makes you want to request a book that you see on NetGalley?

The combination of cover + synopsis. I go to my favorite genres and if I come across known authors, I look into them first and then I look into the not familiar ones and see what looks interesting. If it looks like something I’d definitely enjoy, I put in a request if that’s possible (a lot of popular books aren’t available right away and I can only Wish for those)


If I see a favorite author passing by, then I request it immediately without even really knowing what the book’s about since I just want to read them automatically.

Feedback Ratio: Do you review every book you read? If not, how do you decide what books to review?

My goal is to definitely review every book I read when looking to the Netgalley books. Otherwise, why would I request them through Netgalley? You get the books free from the publisher and authors and I think leaving reviews is the least you can do then to thank them.

When reading books that I’ve bought myself, I don’t always write reviews but I really try to as well, to help promote the book even in a small way because every author deserves to be recognized. It depends on my mood when finishing the book and if I’m able to put the book into words if I write down a review write away or not. Sometimes I just can’t find the right words when just having finished (this happens with net galley books as well) and then I’ll write one later on. But some self bought books sometimes just receive a rating on Goodreads and that’s it though. It happens haha. I do try to strive towards a goal of reviewing every book I read though, even if it’s just a small review I put online.

Badges: If you could create your own badge to display on your blog, what would it be for?

I’d love to have uniquely designed Melissa’s fandom world Badge, with the design matching to my blog design. I’d then also love it, if more bloggers would have a badge like this for their blogs as well so we could add each others badges to the blog sites. I’d love to add some beautifully designed other-bloggers-badges to my blog to share the blogger-love.

Wish for It: What’s one book that you are absolutely dying to read?

At the moment that’s definitely a Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer. I was so lucky to receive an arc of a Curse so Dark and Broken through Netgalley last year. After the release, the book got so hyped (which it deserves) that I’m afraid I won’t get my hands on an e-arc of the sequel because it’s being requested so much right now. I’m a bit jealous of everyone who’s been able to snag a printed copy of the arc at the recent book con. Wish I’d live in the US so I could go to these events as well. Getting printed arc’s is basically impossible when living in the Netherlands 🙁 I’m hoping the e-arc becomes available on Netgalley and that I’ll be lucky and get one haha.

I’m also hoping to snag an arc through Netgalley of the upcoming Guild Hunter book by Nalini Singh: Archangel’s War. I’ve been dying a slow death ever since finishing the last book, Archangel’s Prophecy. Even after 11 books, Nalini still keeps on surprising me with every new book coming out in the series. This is definitely one of my most highly anticipated 2019 releases so if it comes up on Netgalley before September, I’m going to send out some prayers in the hope of getting an arc haha.

NetGalley Challenge: What was the last book that you received as an ARC that you reviewed?

The last Netgalley book I received and also reviewed was the Crush Collision by Danielle Ellison and this was back in February this year haha. I haven’t been reading and reviewing for some months to come after that – except for a couple of arc’s I received through authors and other PR companies like Inkslinger, etc.

The last ARC I received and reviewed from other than netgalley platforms is Scarlet Mark by Lexi C. Foss, which I received through Inkslinger – review is going online one of these days.




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