The NetGalley Book Tag

netgalley book tag

Thank you very much for tagging me, Bibi ❤ !!! Did you know that this is my very first book tag?

I’m grateful for the opportunity! Let’s pay it back by giving much love for her on her blog! Don’t shy away from liking and commenting on Bibi’s Book Blog

Rules:

  • Link back to the tag’s creator: Kourtni at 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!

Let’s see what there is to answer!

AUTO-APPROVED: WHO’S ONE AUTHOR WHOSE BOOKS YOU AUTOMATICALLY WANT TO READ, REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY ARE ABOUT?

That would be an answer I believe not many people here will make a profit of, and I’m very sorry about that. The author whom I read absolutely unconditionally (even her little facebook posts, or so) is a Hungarian authoress, Vavyan Fable. She has an amazing style, and has the very best personality possible, and unfortunately, nobody has ever translated her books. (I’m not sure a translation could create the same vibe and feeling, though, because she has a very special use of words which probably is the best left alone in Hungarian. It’s still a shame, though.)

If I have to choose somebody worldwide known, I’d go with Agatha Christie. And maybe Stephen King.

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

It seems superficial, but usually the first thing that makes me take a look at a book is the cover. If the cover catches my eye, I click and go for the blurb, and if that’s still something I’d probably like or find interesting, I request it.

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

My ratio is currently embarrassingly low, but that’s not because I don’t review enough books, the reason is that I’ve very recently registered on NetGalley. I’ve been up for less than a month so far, and reviewed 3 books (reading two more currently), but I’m approved to 8, so… you can imagine. Either it’s NetGalley or not, I review every book I read (or at least I’ve done so since I started my blog). The only books I don’t write reviews about are the ones that are written in Hungarian and have no translation available in English.

(Slightly off-topic: I’m thinking about doing a series of monthly Hungarian book recommendations for international readers/bloggers. It’s just sooo hard to find translations to books that are not well-known classics.)

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

I like to state everywhere that I’m such a literary omnivore! I basically have no preferences, I love everything as long as it’s quality writing. I would love to show it off on my blog! A “Genre-Blind” Badge! That would be nice.

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

Omg, I don’t even know, there’s so much! What I’ve been wanting to read for years and haven’t ever got to it is Ken Follett’s Century Trilogy. I actually have it on my shelves, the whole trilogy, but these books are soooo long that so far I haven’t found time, or opportunity to bring it with me (I happen to travel a lot between my own and my boyfriend’s relatives this year, and I’ve been in med school before that…tell me ’bout it.)

Some other books I want to read badly (and I don’t already own them) are e.g.’ The Hate You Give’ by Angie Thomas, ‘On Writing’ by Stephen King, ‘How to kill friends and implicate people’ by Jay Stringer, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Atwood, ‘Dark Matter’ by Blake Crouch, Jeanine Frost’s Night Huntress series (only read the first one), ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ by Douglas Adams (yes, I haven’t read it. No idea why.), ‘The Immortalists’ by Chloe Benjamin……. Okay, I can’t stop. Seriously, I must, other way I will end up listing my whole tbr list, and more…

That’s definitely not one book. Sorry.
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?

‘She Used To Be On A Milk Carton’ by Kailey Tedesco. It’s a collection of poems and I received it through NetGalley. To see my review, click here!

And here come my tags:

Jo @ Books ‘n Bits

Norrie @ Reading Under the Blankie

Jess @ jesscombs.com

Jane @ What Jane Read Next

Justine @ Bookish Wisps

Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

Of course there’s no pressure, only do this tag if you’d really like to! (Also, please, let me know if you don’t want to be tagged again.)

Hugs 🙂

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6 thoughts on “The NetGalley Book Tag

  1. Thanks for the tag! I’ll definitely give this one a go! Netgalley and I have a love/ hate relationship at the moment as I’m still trying to get my score up! I’ll tag you once I’m done 🙂 xx

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  2. Great post! I really enjoyed reading your answers. The Hate You Give is an amazing. powerful story. I hope that you will get the chance to read it. I also have Dark Matter on my list of books that I want to read but don;t own yet 🙂

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  3. I don’t own either YET 😁 But I’m about to buy them. I just have so many books on my shelves that I actually own, that I try to force myself not to buy new ones until I haven’t read all of them.😅

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