TAG THURSDAY #2 : NETGALLEY TAG

Hello everyone! Today we are doing another book tag in honor of it being Thursday.
My head is completely empty at the moment. I tried to take a nap before I have to go to work, but my son kept waking me up every ten minutes.

Anyway, this tag was created by Kourtni Reads but it seems there’s no blog of hers anymore. So let’s see what the questions are all about!


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

I guess I have to go with Sarah J. Maas here. I have read everything by her, bought everything by her. Even have double copies of ACOTAR. So there’s no denying the fact that I read and buy everything by her.


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

I’m just slapping an example here. An Unexpected Kind of Love by Hayden Stone. What made me want to request this book?
Whenever I’m scrolling through Netgalley, I go to the recently added tab and start scrolling from there. If there’s an author I know and have read before, I go straight to the synopsis. But in the case of the book mentioned above, I don’t know the author and I have heard nothing about the book itself, it went like this.
– The cover got my attention.
– I clicked for the synopsis.
– The synopsis really intrigued me so I went and requested it.
Basically if a cover grabs my attention, I look for the synopsis. If I feel like it’s a book I’d really enjoy, I request it. I don’t think there’s no point for me to request a book that I’m only thinking about like “mehh, it might be an okay book” because that wouldn’t serve anyone.
As for known author’s for myself, I request if the synopsis sounds like something I’d really enjoy. And I think extra hard if it’s worth it if a author is someone who’s books I haven’t really liked that much.
I feel like this became a ramble with absolutely no point! But I hope I made at least some sense to how I choose what to request.


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

Yes I do! I can’t request a book and then just not review it. I have three books that are not reviewed on Netgalley but I have no idea what books those are. Or what has happened to those books. And I feel so bad for that!
I’m just a dumb person who feels the need to do what has been promised. That’s probably why I only ever request one book at a time. So if it’s approved, I only have to read that one. Because if I requested multiple ones, they all got approved, I wouldn’t be able to read them all. I’d be so overwhelmed thinking that there are still two more arcs just waiting for me to read and review that I’d end up in a yet another slump.


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

I don’t think I’d make anything else, really. I have all my Netgalley ones displayed here already. At least I can’t come up with any ideas right now, nothing that I need at least.


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

Probably the only book I’m so hyped for that I would have given my firstborn child to Mr. Kristoff to get it is Empire of the Vampire.


NETGALLEY CHALLENGE:
What was the last book that you received as an ARC that you reviewed? If you’ve never received and ARC, what’s the last book you reviewed?

My Mother’s Silence by Lauren Westwood. It has been over a year since I last requested and ARC!


That’s the tag! Do you use Netgalley to request ARCs? Or do you mail straight to the publishers?

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