Obviously, if you’ve been keeping up with my reviews, I haven’t had a good streak in books. And that’s because I suffer from Netgalley-want-Syndrome. You see, I just started reviewing this year. In fact, I didn’t think people actually read reviews anymore, only to join GR and find this amazing community (and now through blogging!) that really focus on the readers.
I didn’t even know Netgalley existed until April. When I joined, I literally clicked on anything and everything that sounded wonderful to read. But you know what happens when you request a shit ton of books?
You get accepted for a shit ton of books.
Not only do you feel overwhelmed by all these books, but then you read one after another only to find…that they really aren’t all that great. In fact, most of them are terrible or not really my cup of tea. IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME!! I can’t begin to explain how strict I am with Netgalley now, only requesting things with good reviews from reviewers I know and trust!
But then I hit another have-to-have-syndrome that is Tabitha.
When I started blogging here there were so many books she asked me about. Books that all sounded wonderful so I got them all! Only to find that they weren’t so awesome…even though somehow I thought they would be seeing as how they were books in print. A step up from e-books in my opinion. Well that’s not true and I’ve finally learned my lesson.
My question for the blogging community is:
How do you limit the books you ask for?
Tabitha gave me a good tip: Only get the books you would go out and buy for yourself. Spending your own money gives things a better perspective, don’t you think?
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