The NetGalley Book Tag

Thank you to Inge at The Belgian Reviewer for tagging me in this! I had this in my drafts folder and figured I needed to find time to finish it, only to discover it was sitting there, finished and ready to be posted! So I’m sorry it’s taken me so long!

Rules:

  • 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?

I don’t know if I actually have any authors like this? I tend to have series loyalty more so than author loyalty. Liking one book by an author won’t necessarily entice me to read another one.

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

Usually the cover strikes a cord with me first, then if the description also intrigues me, I will request it.

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

I send feedback to the publisher on every book I read, even if I don’t do a blog post about it. If I DNF it or it’s only an excerpt, I probably won’t blog about it, but I will send my thoughts back. I like keeping my ratio as close to 100% as possible.

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

I… don’t know. Maybe for preferred genres so that publishers can see the things you read most frequently?

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

I really want to read The Midnight Watch: a Novel of the Titanic and the Californian by David Dyer, but I’m holding out while I work through the books that I own. This is a book about how the Californian was nearby when the Titanic was sinking and could have saved a whole lot of lives, but basically ignored the distress signals. Afterwards, the captain and the nightwatchman tried to cover it up, but the truth eventually came out .

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 The Life Assistance Agency by Thomas Hocknell. My review is here. Unfortunately, I wasn’t a big fan. The last non-ARC I reviewed was The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss and you can read that one here.

Tags!: I tag Claire and Yvo (please feel free to ignore if you’ve already done it/feel disinclined) and anyone else who fancies doing it.

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