Why I Joined the 2015 NetGalley Reading Challenge

Posted January 28, 2015 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 0 Comments

NetGalley Challenge 2015I 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.

NetGalley 2015 hardcore level

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.  🙂