I was supposed to do a discussion post today but I spent the whole weekend totally swamped and completely forgot to draft up anything remotely articulate, so a tag it is! Thank you to Ari at the Daydreaming Bookworm for tagging me for this one, and also to Kourtni at Kourtni Reads for creating it because I’m now totally saved from having to… er, think. 😂
- 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.
AUTO-APPROVED: Who’s one author whose books you automatically want to read, regardless of what they’re about?
Just one? I’m feeling rebellious, so I’m gonna give you two:
Sarah Dessen is my comfort author and all of her books give me all the warm and fuzzies I could ever need. I realise that she’s quite formulaic if you read a lot of her works one right after the other, but they’re just so nostalgic to me. I picked up a lot of her books as a teen and really loved her writing style and how elegantly she uses symbols and metaphors to convey her messages. 💖
V. E. Schwab is another author whose works I’ll pick up immediately without even reading the blurb. She’s a master world-builder, and I love all of her magic systems and how creative she gets. Her books always start out a little bit slow and there is usually a lot of staging, but it’s always super freakin’ awesome when she finally delivers the punchline.
REQUEST: What makes you want to request a book that you see on NetGalley?
It’s a combination of author, blurb and cover — in that order. If the author is someone whose books I’ve had a great experience with previously, they’ll likely be an insta-check out author, which means that the chances of me requesting the book once it passes my ‘is the blurb interesting enough?’ check. 🙌
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, but I do rate all of them on Goodreads. I pretty much only review books in line with my blog’s genre (i.e. Young Adult, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Contemporary), though I do read stuff like general non-fiction or memoirs that don’t make it here… and then there are books that I’ve basically skimmed through that I usually leave off my shelves, just because it doesn’t feel fair to rate them when I’ve basically read only 70% of the words in them. 🙈
BADGES: If you could create your own badge to display on your blog, what would it be for?
OH GOD. Hardest question ever! Instead of a badge I own, how about a badge that I’d like to eventually get? Maybe a Critical Reviewer badge? I don’t think I’m that stingy with ratings (I think… though OK, my Goodreads average is only 3.12), but I do like to look at books critically and consider all, if not most, aspects of it. Admittedly, though, sometimes I do get a bad case of the ~feels~ and throw all critical thought out of the window. 🍃
WISH FOR IT: What’s one book that you are absolutely dying to read?
I’ve got so many, but the one that comes to mind right now is Ryan Graudin’s Blood for Blood, mostly because it’s releasing preeeetty soon and Wolf by Wolf, the prequel, BLEW me away. I just can’t wait, and I hope it’ll be super duper amazing. 😍
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?
Last book I received that I reviewed was Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake, although I was sent the finished copy instead of the ARC. You can find my review here. I also just received an ARC of Heartless by Marissa Meyer and intend to get started on it preeeetty damn soon. Hopefully it lives up to expectations! 🎉
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- Naomie @ Professional Fangrl
- Alecia @ The Staircase Reader
- Chelsey @ The Heart and the Page
- Pet @ Books and Beauties
- Emilie @ Fiction is My Reality
- M @ A Blog of One’s Own
- Birdie @ Birdie Bookworm
Thanks for reading, guys! 💕