The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme with a prompt featuring a book related question. The hop begins on a Friday and ends on a Thursday and should hopefully give people the opportunity to learn something new about the blogger.
The Book Blogger Hop can be found on Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer and obviously my answers can be found here!
When I hear ‘Edelweiss’ my brain goes here:-
Which probably goes to show that no, I don’t use Edelweiss. But I am aware of it!
I signed up to NetGalley in 2018 when I started book blogging because the concept of ARCs was something that I was new to and I was curious.
Aside from getting over-excited when I first joined I don’t actually request a great deal. That’s because I want to review every single ARC I get approved for (otherwise what’s the point of requesting) and as writing reviews aren’t my favourite thing I didn’t want to get bogged down.
Reviewing an ARC does feel a little bit like homework at times especially when the release date is coming and you just don’t feel in the mood to read that particular story.
However I have been pleasantly surprised by some of what I’ve requested as I’ve taken a chance on books that wouldn’t normally be ‘for me’ and found that I adored them.
I’ve also been pleasantly surprised by how many ARCs I’ve been approved for but it could be because I use NetGalley.co.uk as I am a UK based blogger and the approved requests predominantly come from UK based publishers.
At the time of writing this blog post I have a feedback ratio of 63% and so I am determined to get that up to 100% (not even 80% but 100%) before I request anymore.
I’m hoping to start a new feature at some point later in this year called ‘Conversations in a Coffee Shop’ which will be discussion posts and one of the topics I have lined up is on ARCs as I’ve noticed this can be a very hotly contested and discussed subject in the book blogging community.
Aurora @ Aurora Librialis has told us about the 6 Reasons I’ll Follow Your Blog and by ‘I’ I mean Aurora!
Sam @ Fictionally Sam opens up and invites us to discuss Books That Have Changed Lives
Lori @ The Inky Saga tells us the 5 Things I Did to Grow My Pinterest Blog Traffic and again you know by ‘I’ I mean Lori 😉
Krysta @ Pages Unbound gives us a post called In Defense of Flawed Characters which I love just as much as I love said flawed characters
Kaleena @ Reader Voracious bravely provides us with her Stats Transparency Post & Lessons Learned from One Year of Blogging
Do you use NetGalley or Edelweiss? Both? Not bothered by either?
Do you find it easy to write reviews for ARC’s you’ve been approved for or do you feel that you’re more of a mood reader and you struggle to get in the zone before a publishing date?
Do you stick to the publishing date? What’s your methods?? Come tell me all your secrets!
Until next week when I try and answer the question of whether I read along with my audio books. I don’t have audio books so that will probably be a quick and easy answer. 😉