NetGalley Book Tag

I was tagged in another Book Tag!

This tag is all about NetGalley, and if you’re not familiar with the website it’s a place where you can go to request advance copies of books for review.  I love NetGalley.  Most bloggers probably love NetGalley.

Thank you to She Latitude for tagging me!  If you haven’t stumbled across her website you should really click that link and check her out.  Her blog is so cute, and she works hard to give her followers unique and adorable features.  She Latitude is definitely one of my favorite blogs.


The Rules of the Tag:

  • 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.

The Questions:

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

Josh Lanyon, She’s definitely an auto-request.  Melina Marchetta, though I’ve only seen her on NetGalley once.  Brigid Kemmerer, I love her books.

Wait… you said just one?  Oh, my bad!  😉

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

First, I’m looking for my favorite genre’s.  Then, I casually watch authors, but I really look at book cover.  I mean, initially that’s all we see.  If the cover looks good, I click in.  I try to watch and make sure it’s not a series, or it’s not too short. (I don’t read a lot of novellas.)  Then I decide if I really want to read it, or if I’m being impulsive.  If it passes all the tests, and I have room for it on my calendar, I request!

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

I don’t review every book I read.  I used to, but I just don’t these days.  I do review everything I request on NetGalley or from publicists.  Other than requests, I determine what I’m going to review based on whether or not I have something to say.  If I need to spew out my thoughts, good or bad, I write a review.

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

I’m not sure what one I’d want for myself, but I think all my friends would give me a badge that reads “Book Pusher”.  From my daughter to my friends, I’m constantly shoving books at people and declaring the story perfect for them, and telling them they must read it.  If they do, which they usually don’t, I hound them while they read.  I need to know exactly where they are, and how much they love it.  It’s a compulsion!

WISH FOR IT: What’s one book that you are absolutely dying to read?

I’m going to pick one that is actually a ‘Wish For It’.  I want Heartless by Marissa Meyer so badly!  I wasn’t even a huge fan of Lunar Chronicles, and still this book is one that I would run the gauntlet for!

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 book I reviewed, that was an ARC, was The Delphi Effect.  I really liked it.  If you like YA Sci-Fi you should really check it out.


If you like this tag, join us!  Tag yourself in the comment section, so I can come read yours, and have fun!



Tag reated by Kourtni at Kourtni Reads

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12 Responses

  1. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads

    Loved reading your answers!
    I actually did wish for Heartless and to my amazement got approved for it. Can’t wait to get to it 🙂
    Thanks for doing the tag!


  2. Yay, thanks for doing the tag! Book Pusher sounds like an amazing badge, and it can certainly be a compulsion. I really only ‘push’ books to my BF and I’m like that too – I hound him while he reads and have to know what he thinks every minute of the way. 😂

    And Melina Marchetta is so wonderful. I love her YA books! 💕


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