Posted by: patriciamar | August 30, 2016

The NetGalley (Goodreads) Book Tag

I am following this tag from ChocolatenWaffles to TheBelgianReviewer, a blog I often find myself reading on my  highway of procrastination (away from grading and writing).   Check it out for sure!

By the way, it makes you think of beer, right?  I think that’s partially why I often end up there.

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I ❤ Books


  • 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?
There are a couple of authors on this list, my current fave being Liane Moriarty. I’m also done with everything she has written, and Truly, Madly, Guilty just came out!  Another author who is irresistible to me is Diane Setterfield.  She only has two books, but I visit her website more often than she can imagine just to see what she’s been doing.

Request: What makes you want to request a book that you see on Goodreads/NetGalley?
I stroll around Goodreads like others use Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  I click, click, click, and click through, often adding two dozen books to my “To Read” list in one sitting.

When I finish reading a book that I really like, I go to Goodreads and add every book they have written.

As a writer, I sometimes go to Goodreads with only a keyword.  I find books related to what I’m working on, typically a time period or historical event.

I also enjoy using Groups, Lists, and the favorite quotes collection!

Feedback Ratio: Do you review every book you read? If not, how do you decide what books to review?
Unfortunately, I do not review even close to all the books I read.  I would like to, but between my own (fiction) writing and grading papers, I don’t it impossible to find the time.  That being said, if I read a book that is absolutely wonderful, mostly unknown, or by a new author, I will absolutely make a point to review it.

Badges: If you could create your own badge to display on your blog, what would it be for?
Hmmm… Maybe *Author Completed* — Used after I finish reading every book by a certain author.  I really enjoy doing this.

I’d also love *Pulled an All-Nighter* when I stay up late to finish a new book– one of the best things in life, really!

Wish for It: What’s one book that you are absolutely dying to read?
This is too difficult to answer.

My To-Read list currently has 1,649 books on it.

However, during this September break, I am considering taking down the whole Game of Thrones series.  We’ll see.daenarys-1024

2016 Goodreads 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 reviewed was My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem.  I learned so much from this book.  It shocked me.  You can learn so much from talking with other people when you’re travelling.  It was very enlightening.

Tagging (Feel free to ignore if you’re not interested):

Teresa @ Treesa’s Bookshelf

You! If you want to do it.


  1. Author completed, that’s a really good one! I try not to add every book on Goodreads that was read by someone else of my friends but it’s hard ;-). Thanks for doing this tag and the mention!

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