I was not going to join one more Challenge this year. I already have more than enough. But the 2015 NetGalley Reading Challenge hosted by Fictively.com is exactly what I need right now. So I joined one final challenge. No More!
I was recently approved for NetGalley (as I have mentioned before) and was simply overjoyed because I had wanted to be part of NG for the longest time.
To say I went overboard in requests would be an understatement (insert blood red blush here). I didn’t really expect to be approved for many as a new reviewer, so I hedged my bets by requesting a lot. Yes, I got declined. But, I got far, far more approvals. So now I have a pretty hefty shelf.
When I first started I did not truly understand the importance of the 80% ratio. Sadly, I do now. Now when I’ve already made the mistake of asking for too many books at once. 🙁
So I need to fix that mistake and joining the 2015 NetGalley Reading Challenge is going to help me with that. How? Well, I have to do the work, but knowing that there are others out there in the blogging world working on the same thing helps mentally. And I believe reading comments along the way will help me as well.
That’s what level I’m going for. The highest, perhaps the most difficult – but I’m going for it. Once I succeed, then I can ask for more books at a more realistic rate.
If you’ve recently thought about joining NetGalley, please don’t make the same mistake I did. Ask for your books a few at a time, review them then ask for more. Your ratio number will be much better that way. 🙂