Thank you Meltotheany for the tag! I’m two months in to using NetGalley and I’m having a lot of fun!
- Link back to the tag’s creator: Kourtni at 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 are about?
Nina LaCour!! (Has she ever been on Netgalley?? But yeah if she was <3) And also Tanith Lee. If only.
REQUEST // What makes you want to request a book on NetGalley?
#coverlove Also, just stuff that sparks an extra beat in my shriveled leaky heart // science/speculative fiction, fab world-building (gimme more), the potential for badass ladies of many different professions/personalities/strengths who hold each other up, graphic novels, found fams (whoops I have a contentious relationship with my own and friends just rock), diverse stories, fantasy and horror and YA contemporary oh my
FEEDBACK RATIO // Do you review every book you read? If not, how do you decide what books to review?
I’ve been trying!! I have something like 15 approved and I’ve reviewed 6, so my ratio is at 40% and I’m just reading/reviewing them as I come up on publication dates.
BADGES // If you could create one badge to display on your blog, what would it be for?
I really love Mel’s answer (diverse reads!!) but I’d also like to do one for something like a “Where the Wild Books Are” badge // I love finding local Little Free Libraries and I just learned about bookcrossing.com, a way to track books released into the wild like messages in a bottle, and I think this badge would be a fun way to recognize sharing the written word and maybe connecting with people around the world you might have never known. Like a pins-on-a-map badge, you can physically visit new bookish locations or track where a book flies off to, but anywho, somehow a badge for EXPLORING and CONNECTIONS and SNAIL MAIL or just getting out your door and finding a new bookstore or library or bookish friend. Something like that.
WISH FOR IT // What’s one book that you are absolutely dying to read?
Off of my current shelf: a tie between The Future Is Blue and Megabat! I’ve read Deathless and that was gorgeous so I think that collection of short stories will be amazing. And then I requested Megabat because I thought?? It was gonna be a picture book?? Because I was silly and a wee babe two months ago and had no idea what exactly Netgalley offered ok??? But it’s a middle grade chapter book about a big ol’ bat and the lil boy he befriends! Here for that. Ones that I was rejected for: Sky in the Deep, Spill Zone: The Broken Vow, The Astonishing Color of After One that I’m waiting to hear about: Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu. Sure, I’ve read it online already, but I could hold this!!!!
2018 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?
I reviewed The Art of Escaping and it was pretty good overall!! Did not like the protag, really, though, buuuuuuuut her friends were all fab.