Netgalley is a wonderful site that gives lowly humans like me the chance to read books before they are released in exchange for an honest review. The truth is I love Netgalley (maybe a little too much) and I’m so happy that it exists.
There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t want to check any of the new releases on the site in the ya section and feast over the books that have yet to come.
However it isn’t without its problems (more like I’m not without mine) as it strings you up into addiction. I swear Netgalley was created so that book reviewers have something to be addicted to, to the point where all you think about is what’s next on there and reading all these shiny new books so that you neglect the ones you already have at home.
The biggest issue however is how easy it is to request a book. I mean you don’t expect me to click on that beautiful request button on that fantasy book that has my name written all over.. do you? Honestly it’s terrible. There are times where I would request 10 or 20 books at once without batting an eye. (Do you see how it’s me that’s the problem?) If they only made it so that it asked you about 100 times if it really is the best idea to request this book it might make it slightly less addictive… maybe.
Anyways the point of this is that I am terribly behind on my Netgalley books to the point where I’m drowning in them and I simply need some help. I have 35 Netgalley books to read and a few more to finish my reviews for and that’s even since only requesting when Julie Kagawa’s new book was put up to request Shadow of the Fox (which is a book 1 *squeal*) which makes the total requests that are pending up to 22.. so yeah if they are approved I’m really in a hole even though I really REALLY want to read them.
So here’s the plan:
I can’t even look at what is new on Netgalley until I have completed all but two reviews from my shelf. That’s right: from 35 to 2. As much as I love Netgalley I need to make this ban because otherwise I’m never going to see the light of day.
So it’s simple:
• No looking at Netgalley ever until all but 2 reviews are done
It is simple right?
Thanks for reading! Let me know your Netgalley woes in the comments below. Who is a must request author for you?
-Till next time!