Did anyone notice that I didn’t make any bookish resolutions this year? That is because I felt I failed miserably last year, and didn’t want to repeat my mistakes. The only challenge I met was the Goodreads challenge. All of my self-imposed challenges got lost by the wayside.
#1 Started 2017 with 70% and ended the year with 77% feedback ratio.
#2 I read SIX of the ten titles that have been on my NetGalley and Edelweiss lists the longest.
#3 I only read ONE of the titles on my personal TBR
I’m hoping that 2018 will see these resolutions realized, but I’m not holding my breath.
I was SO GOOD last year with my NetGalley requests. I wanted so badly to get that 80% badge. It just seemed that every time I got close, another few books would appear that I had to have, or a publisher sent me a widget that I couldn’t turn down. Weak right?
Well folks, you ain’t seen nothing yet! Talk about weak !!!!! Since I didn’t get the 80% badge, I lost all of my willpower and went on a requesting binge. Yup, you heard…
I received ELEVEN titles from NetGalley in January!
I was invited to read this title by Grand Central Publishing who kindly sent me a NetGalley widget to download the book.I requested this one. It had these magic words in the blurb: policewoman and Lake District. I was, therefore… helpless…
I requested this one for the magic words “family secrets” and the stunning cover.I requested this one because many of my fellow book bloggers have praised this author’s work. I have never read anything by Richard Parker, and thought this would be an excellent place to start…That cover! An Irish setting… I thought it would be a great read for March and “Reading Ireland Month“.I really enjoyed S.E. Lynes novel “Valentina”, so was intrigued with this title…
and… since UNBOUND so very generously granted me auto-approval for their titles in January, I went a little crazy and downloaded FOUR of their titles:
I heard SO much praise for this title in 2017 that I just had to know what the hype was about.An old house, three generations, three wars…. a trio of timelines with a gothic atmosphere.Touted as a literary mystery, this police procedural is set in Scotland.
A literary mystery with a hint of the supernatural running through it. This is a book I would probably not chosen for myself, but it was highly recommended by my fellow book blogger Amalia. Her review can be found here. I have a feeling that the cover of this one does it an injustice…
I got THREE digital titles from Edelweiss this month
I didn’t even have to request it. It was available for immediate download. What was I to do when it was just sitting there like that?????I really enjoyed this author’s “Local girl missing”, so couldn’t help but request this one…“Death at Whitewater Church” was available for automatic download, without requesting. The first in a series set in Ireland, I couldn’t resist.
So, in summation, I’ve lost all of my willpower and my TBR is overwhelming.
FOURTEEN more review commitments!
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