A Willful Woman…

Thoughts about books from a romance addict.

How Do You Choose Your NetGalley Books?

on November 4, 2013

If I could have one Christmas wish, besides the one about all the children singing together in peace and harmony yadda yadda, it would be for NetGalley to have excerpts.

 I’d love to take more advantage of the opportunity to try new authors provided by NetGalley.  It would be so much fun to be one of the people who finds a hidden gem and brings it to people’s attention. And I also feel like I should move outside my comfort zone and give new authors a try, so my reviewing doesn’t get stale. The library has a limited selection, and my job is primarily to review new books anyway, so that’s not much help.

Theoretically NetGalley makes it risk-free to take chances on a book, and in terms of finances that’s certainly true. And it’s great for me, because I love to try before I buy — it’s always been true that the vast majority of books I buy are those I’ve already read.

But when I get something that’s really not for me, that I wouldn’t have ever requested if I’d had any idea about what the author’s style is like… then I still have to do something about it. And that’s a whole lot of no fun.

Any advice on choosing NetGalley books? What makes you click or not click?


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