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Book Tag: The NetGalley Book Tag

May 7, 2019

I’m supposed to be sewing right now for a trip I have this weekend so instead of bringing you my April wrap up I have the NetGalley Book Tag for you! I first saw this on the Bibliophile Girl’s blog and kept meaning to do it in April.


  • Link back to the tag’s creator Kourtni @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!

1. Auto-Approved: Who’s one author whose books you automatically want to read, regardless of what they’re about?

Ummm.. this is hard to say, I mean most of the authors I adore never are NetGalley, but if I ignore that then it has to be Melissa Scott.

Melissa Scott’s writing is some of my favourite science fiction, which is a genre I can’t always get into. It helps that her books aren’t overwritten, the world building is a perfect balance of this is space/another planet, without getting to O.T.T. The stories are just slices of life or trials and tribulations of people in this time.

The Kindly Ones, is one of my all-time favourite books. It is so cleverly written and the main character Trey is so well written. I love how this book places on your assumptions and biases. Melissa is a queer author who often writes about queer topics so that helps.

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

Honestly as I’m scrolling I look at the title and cover, if those don’t draw me in then I keep going. If I happen to be intrigued by the cover and title I click open to read the synopsis. If that intrigues me then I request it or wish for it.

Most the books I actually want to read I have to wish for.

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

I review every book I read, not always on the blog here, especially if it is a really bad review. Feedback to the publishers my thoughts and also post on Goodreads and Amazon are my minimum. I feel like it’s my duty, but then I also try not to request or accept more than what I can read or review.

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

A queer reviewer badge, for reviewers who are queer identified. This way publishers can make sure queer authors get to read and review queer books. I’m a strong proponant of own voices reviews. Also I just want a rainbow NetGalley badge.

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

Wayward Son front cover

I don’t think it’s any surprise that Wayward Son is the book I would choose. My desire to read this book is so strong I actually check NetGalley every other day to see if it’s available.

Sometimes late at night I think about this book and get all giddy and excited. It reminds me of that feeling you got as a kid the night before Christmas or your birthday. Rainbow Rowell or St. Martins Press if you are reading this tell me what I need to do to read this book and then consider it done!.

6. 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?

The last book I review that was from NetGalley was The Lost Coast by Amy-Rose Capetta. This book was just brilliant and one of my favourite reads this year.

Thanks for taking time to read my NetGalley Book Tag post today? let me know if you decide to do it as well.

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