I found this tag over at Kourtni Reads, and decided that I hadn’t done a book tag in a while, and this one seemed fun. Kourtni tagged “anyone who wanted to” so I guess that meant me!
- Link back to the tag’s creator (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’re about?
Ohoh, I have SO MANY AUTHORS. Normally I doubled check for triggers, if necessary, but a few that I regularly read would be Julia Ember, V.E. Schwab, Michael J. Sullivan, Alison Evans, and Rose Lemberg. They all write fantastic plots and characters, and since I read basically everything, I’ve stopped caring what genre they are, and just jump in.
Request: What makes you want to request a book that you see on NetGalley?
There are a lot of factors, but a few that I diligently follow are having known about the book previously, know the author, and/or actually interested in reading it. If I don’t know any of these, then I try to find others opinions about the book. With a recent disappointment, I’ve stopped trying to find new book favorites through NetGalley without trusted recommendations, as I find more problematic books then good books.
Feedback Ratio: Do you review every book you read? If not, how do you decide what books to review?
I review basically all the books I read. The only time I don’t review a book is when I didn’t finish it but only read a few pages or only read like the first quarter. If I DNF a book, it really depends on how much I read or how passionate I feel about it to decide if I write a review or not. I have a post here where I talk about when to review or when to forget a DNF book.
Badges: If you could create your own badge to display on your blog, what would it be for?
It would probably be based on diversity, despite there being a lot of diversity badges all ready. I really like Naz’s badge for his Read Diverse 2017 challenge(which I’m behind on). Otherwise, I would probably like a Fantasy Reader badge, since that’s one of my favorite genres out there. A Science Fiction/Fantasy badge? There’s just so many that I could choose, but let’s just say those are my choices!
Wish for It: What’s one book that you are absolutely dying to read?
Another I’m excited for it The Tiger’s Watch by Julia Ember, but I was sent an ARC and have already read it. (Y’all. Y’ALL. Read it.)
2016 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?
Well . . . I’ve been buried in ARCs recently, so I’ll just give y’all a list!
- The Tiger’s Watch – Julia Ember
- Heels Over Head – Elyse Springer
- Age of Swords – Michael J. Sullivan
- Love is Love – Mette Bach
- Same Love – Tony Correia
- Illegal Content – Santino Hassell
- 27 Hours – Tristina Wright (Maybe? Eventually?)
- Lost Boys – Darcey Rosenblatt
I may have missed some, and a lot of them I don’t intend to read before the release date. Most I just won’t be able to, and I feel a little bad about that.
I don’t normally tag people when I do things like this, so I’ll just say that if you want to do this one, consider yourself tagged! I had fun while typing this up, so I’m sure you will too.