The NetGalley Book Tag

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The more I do them, the more I love them. No, I’m not talking about waffles, but tags. Yesterday,  I discovered a new tag created by the wonderful Koutni at Kourtni Reads. I have a complicated relationship with NetGalley, so this tag is perfect for 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?

Based on my last reads, I would say Jenny Lawson. She could write about toilet paper being at war with makeup wipes and I’d read it.

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

The synopsis. I have requested a few ARCs that later changed their covers so I make sure to browse and pick randomly to read as many blurbs as possible. I don’t trust cover on the website.

Also, there is one publisher that I check regularly and from which I requested lots of books just because I liked the first title they sent me. I trust them with my life TBR.

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

When I started, I only reviewed books if I had something to say about it, which means I did not review that many books! I was at loss about what to say, how to say it, and how to express my feelings. Now that I am starting to gain experience, I enjoy jotting down thoughts for every book I read and review them, even a month later.

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

Furiously reading. I would give it to all readers to wear proudly on their blog to remind them reading is a hobby and a pleasure and take the pressure off, and as a reminder of their love for reading when they’re stuck in a slump.

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

Only one??? 404 ERROR

Okay, to stay on the NetGalley theme, this week I requested a book after weeks of fast. Following publishers on Twitter is a terrible idea. As soon as Bookouture announced Helen Pollard’s new book was up on the website, I “virtually” run over there to grab my ARC. By the way, thank you for approving, you have my eternal love.

I adored The Little French Guesthouse, and I am hoping to enjoy my second stay at La Cour des Roses.


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?

The last ARC I reviewed was Good Girl Bad Girl. I am so behind on my reviews for NetGalley, it’s a shame. I am trying to solve the issue during this long weekend but I also need to catch up on Suits…


Kate @ Bibliophile Book Club
Inge @ The Belgian Reviewer
Annie @ The Misstery
Jill @ Rant and Rave About Books
Kendra @ Reads and Treats


  1. This is a fun tag! Thanks, chica! 🙂 I’m the Queen of NetGalley lately. I’m almost done what they gave me two weeks ago, and I requested a few more on Thursday night. I also put in 7 requests on Edelweiss. Yikes! That’s my first time asking on there. I hope I get approved for some of them. All of these ARCs are forcing me to read more cause I want to get them all read and reviewed so I can ask for more. It’s an addiction. 😂 Ha! Love the 404 error. 🙂 What happened to men and waffles? 😝 I better go check out Kourtni’s post. I wasn’t on WP all day today and hardly at all yesterday.

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  2. Fun tag! I only read two ARCs on NetGalley and they were terribly Formatted, for my Kindle, for some reason, so reading them was not fun. It was a huge turn off and I haven’t requested any more ever since. 🙈

    Glad it’s going well for you. Keep reading and reviewing!

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    • Some books are indeed awfully difficult to read because of the unfinished formatting, I was so surprised when it happened with my ARC of Black Widow that I almost gave up. It requires more focus to read that way. But some are all neat and beautiful! You should try again 🙂
      Thank you! 🙂


    • I thought about tagging you because you eat ARCs faster than I devour my waffles, haha, but I was not sure you’d like to participate and I did not want to bother you. I’d love to read your answers 🙂

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  3. The last one I read was Eowyn Ivey’s The Bright Edge of the World which was great and the next one I intend to read is Where the River Parts by Radhika Swarup.

    I try not to press Request too often, I hate the feeling of obligation, and sometimes the feeling that made me push Request leaves me completely and I’m unable to read a book.

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  4. I just started using Net Galley, and it really has been an interesting experience. I love the idea behind it, and can’t wait to get started reviewing! Overall, I’ve been using the covers to decide whether or not to review the book, but I see now that the blurbs are more important. I guess I didn’t realize that the covers could change! Although I have a amazon (and therefore a kindle account), I don’t have a kindle email…. Do you find that helpful in using Net Galley?

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  5. I just saw you tagged me by reading your post (didn’t get a pingback), but thanks for tagging me, I think this one is doable ! Netgalley is sooo dangerous. I try to stay away and then I go over and before you know it I requested 4 times. I haven’t read anything by Jenny Lawson yet but I’ll have to look her up now.


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