NetGalley Tag

  • Link back to the tag’s creator: Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads
  • Thank and link back to the person who tagged you: No one tagged me, but I got the idea from Yvonne over at It’s All About Books
  • 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?

A very difficult question. I have quite a few authors that I absolutely adore. It has to be Paige Toon if I have to pick just one.

REQUEST: WHAT MAKES YOU WANT TO REQUEST A BOOK ON NETGALLEY?

It’s usually the blurb that pulls me in.

FEEDBACK RATIO: DO YOU REVIEW EVERY BOOK YOU READ? IF NOT, HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHAT BOOKS TO REVIEW?

I do tend to write a review even if it’s just a few bullet points. Most books I don’t finish end up on my Ones That Got Away

BADGES: IF YOU COULD CREATE ONE BADGE TO DISPLAY ON YOUR BLOG, WHAT WOULD IT BE FOR?

Hmm.. I am proud of the ones I do have. I think something about being consistent would be nice, however, the top reviewer one pretty much does that. Here at the ones I do have.

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WISH FOR IT: WHAT’S ONE BOOK THAT YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY DYING TO READ?

I have Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine on my TBR coming up soon. I know it’s not a new release but I’m eager to see what it’s like.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

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?

This is the most recent book that I received from NetGalley that I’ve reviewed. I have lots coming up 🙂

The Promise (DS Imogen Grey #4)

Feel free to join in this tag if you want! 🙂

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Top Ten Goals/Resolutions For 2014

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week a new list is posted for us to complete. This week’s list is the Top Ten Goals or Resolutions for 2014. I thought it was going to be hard to make this list, but it really hasn’t been!

Keep up to date with my ARCs

I’m getting better with this, but I think if I could try to read my ARCs, then I might feel less pressure to read them. I went ARC crazy when I first started blogging. Completely regretting that now. I’m under a manageable level now thanks to NetGalley November, but I need to try and keep that under control.

Request less ARCs

This fits with the first resolution. I don’t need an insane amount of ARCs when I look at my bookcase. I’ve got more than enough to read and if I really want to read a book then I can buy it when it comes out! I don’t need as many ARCs in my life! 😉

Get NetGalley Ratio up to 85-90%

Again, this ties in with the first two resolutions. I managed to get to 70% through NetGalley November, but I’d like to comfortably sit in the 85%-90% margin. Hopefully with less ARCs this will be doable!

Comment on more blogs, reviews/discussion features not just memes

I think I’m quite good at commenting back on memes, but I fall short when it comes to reviews. I really need to visit my favourite blogs and comment on their reviews or discussion features. I know how much comments mean to me, so I need to make sure I return the favour!

Try audiobooks

I’m not sure I like the idea of audiobooks, but I think I need to try them so I can form my opinion.

Transfer my reviews to Amazon and Goodreads

I am TERRIBLE at this. I completely neglect Goodreads. It’s often not up to date with my blog or what I’m currently reading. *slaps wrist*

Put let pressure on myself to read certain books

Blogging should be fun. Last year I put too much pressure on myself to read ‘popular’ books or my ARCs. I have an amazing collection of books in my bookcase just waiting to be loved.

Meet more bloggers

I met some lovely bloggers at Random House’s Summer Brunch and I’d love to meet other bloggers too. I love being with likeminded people.

Be proud of what I’ve achieved so far

I need to appreciate what I’ve done so far in my book blogging life and not compare myself to others.

Complete some series!

I have some goals about which series I want to complete this year. I’m really hoping I can manage it!

What are your 2014 resolutions? Please feel free to leave your link in the comments section below. I’d love to know what you’re hoping to achieve.

Top Ten Things That Make Your Life As A Reader/Book Blogger Easier

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come up with subjects for us to make a list about. This week’s list is the Top Ten things that make your life as a reader/book blogger easier. It took me a while to come up with these things. I think they’re a little bit vague, so I do apologise!

As ever, these are in no particular order.

Goodreads:

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I don’t know where I’d be without Goodreads. It’s just so easy to keep track of what you want to read, your progress, interact with other goodread members and generally just explore all things bookish. I heart Goodreads.

iPhone notes

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I use the notes section of my iPhone to keep track of the dates of the ARCs I need to read. It’s handy because my phone is always with me, so if I need to consult it, it’s always by my side!

Amazon Wishlist

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I have a love/hate relationship with my Amazon Wishlist. It’s nice to have all the books I want in an easy list so I can just click that ‘Add To Basket’ button. However, it’s a huge temptation to this book buying addict.

Kindle

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I’m not a huge fan of the Kindle over the physical book. I do love it for the amount it stores, the ease of so many books on holiday or during a commute. There are definitely pros and cons to the Kindle. It makes my life as a book blogger easier because a lot of the ARCs I have been receiving have been e-copies.

WordPress

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I have always been with WordPress, and I find it so easy to use!

NetGalley

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I’m forever grateful to NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read some amazing books. I find it incredibly easy to use as well, which is always a bonus!

Other Book Bloggers

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I’ve found other book bloggers so friendly and helpful. I love interacting with people both on my blog and others. My good friend Luna from Luna’s Little Library has been amazing at helping me dive into the book blogging world.

Twitter

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I really love speaking to book bloggers on twitter and following authors. I’ve become aware of so many books through twitter. I love it! I’m @ChrissiReads if you fancy following me 😉

Memes

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These are the three memes that I am involved in every week. You can click on the images to take you to the brilliant blogs that host them. I’ve found so many good book blogs and book recommendations through taking part in these memes.

Bookish Events

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I’ve only attended two bookish events so far. I absolutely loved Hay Festival. A town of books. Oh yes please!! I was also lucky to attend Random House Children’s Publisher’s Summer Blogger Brunch. I met lovely bloggers at the RHCP event.

So what are your Top Ten things that make your life as a reader/book blogger easier? Feel free to leave your links and I’ll come and check out what you’ve listed. I might even pick up some tips!