Friday, May 4, 2012
There's a ton of us bloggers out there using Netgalley as a chance to get to read advanced reader copies of books we're highly anticipating, books we are aching to get our hands on and devour. But how do we go about the process electing what is worth reading and what's not? Do you finish every galley approved to your profile, regardless of what you think of the content?
I'm at a stage where I'm not sure what to do. I mean some titles I finish no matter what, a one star, for me, title might have qualities that keeps me reading until that final page. Initially I started out with a goal to finish all ARC's that I was fortunate enough to be given access to. That being said there are some books that just isn't speaking to me at all, do I need to finish those? Earlier I would have said yes, I felt privileged that a publisher granted me access to one of the books they had faith in(I still do) and therefore obliged to finish each one. Now I waver do I have to put that kind of stress on my persona? I tend to fall into a reading slump if I force myself to finish a book that I'm not enjoying at all.
What if I quite the book halfway or 50 pages in, do I write a short review of my impression of the book or do I decline the title altogether? I'm at a loss as to how I can do this in the best possible way for both the publisher and myself as a reader.
How do you handle the review titles you've been approved for on Netgalley?
Leave a comment and let me know.