7th Blogiversary and a Netgalley Challenge {GIVEAWAY}

Posted January 11, 2020 by Andi in Giveaway, Netgalley Challenge / 26 Comments

I opened Andi’s ABCs 7 years ago today. It is hard to believe I have been running my little corner of the internet for that long. It started as a very good friend recommending books to me. She was a blogger and had all of these ARCs and wanted me to read some of them. From there it was me writing reviews on her blog to me reading Netgalley books from the account she had me create. I worked hard over the last 7 years and have had some really great things happen to me because of Andi’s ABCs. I have moderated book signings for some big name authors. I have been a beta reader for authors I now call friends. I have been lucky enough to moderate a panel at NYCC. And I got to meet my all time favorite author, Stephanie Perkins. And best of all I got to meet a lot of great friends. But in that time I have also managed to download more Netgalley (and Edelweiss) books than I have been able to read and it has become a problem.

It is something we all (as bloggers) deal with, the draw of the new shiny. The excitement of seeing a book you really want to read be available for request. The thrill of getting the email that you have been approved. The joy of having that book on your Kindle. And the crushing defeat when you let it sit there, unread for years. It’s part of the deal and you learn to live with it. But when 7 years go by you find yourself wondering why you never read those books. What stopped you from picking them up. Well today I am going to try and stop the cycle.

Currently I have downloaded 96 books that need feedback. Only 6 of those books are books I read and I need to review. The rest I haven’t touched, the oldest a download from 2014. Today I am here to tell you about my Netgalley Challenge.

I have created a bingo card for myself using Canva and plan to encourage myself to read as many of these 25 books I can this year. Some are out in 2019, some came out in 2017, and some 2015. Right now my Netgalley rating is at 60%. I hope by the end of the year to be at least at 70% – 75%. Can I do it?! Let’s hope.

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Have you read any of the books on my bingo card?

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26 responses to “7th Blogiversary and a Netgalley Challenge {GIVEAWAY}

  1. Danielle Hammelef

    I tried using Netgalley a long time ago, but then had difficulty with it and stopped using it to get review copies.

  2. Commish

    Congrats on 7 years, andi! I’m so glad books and football brought us together. I haven’t checked my netgalley rating in years. 😂

  3. Congrats Andi!! I’m so glad we’re friends and have met bc of blogging ! Good luck with NG! It’s also a goal of mine this year to increase my ratio – I just had soo many I downloaded when I first started in 2013/2014! It’s terrible.

  4. Tonyalee

    Yay congrats! We started blogging around the same time 😉

    I think my ratio is at 69%? Funny enough, I thought about challenging myself to do the same!

  5. My ratio is 92% at the moment. My oldest book is from 2016, and there is a possibility of me reading it, but I know there are quite a few I will never read. I have a bunch of “wish” books, that I do NOT believe I wished for. I like the bingo card, and I see a bunch of books I really loved on there. Good luck with challenge and congratulations on 7 years!

  6. Amber Terry

    I’m fairly new to Netgalley so I don’t have a rating yet…I don’t think 🙂

    Happy Bloggiversary & thanks for the chance to win!!!

  7. Maria Malaveci

    Happy Bloggiversary! I don’t have a Netgalley rating! The Idea of You…..Ah!!!! I hope Robbine writes book two this year!

  8. athena graeme

    I don’t have a netgalley yet, this is the first time I’ve ever even heard of it, I am so out of touch!

  9. Mine is 61% and I am hoping to get mine up to 75% by the end of the year! I am in the exact same boat as you! I can’t wait to see how well you do. I am hoping to dust off a few old titles from my kindle and read/review them as well!

    Good luck and happy blogoversary!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

    Michelle @ Book Briefs recently posted: 2020 Reading Challenges
  10. samantha

    I dont have one … shame on me right? I have everything else but not it. atleast I dont think I do. I may have one and just not used it.

  11. Amanda

    This is impressive Andi! My Netgalley is 62% but we won’t talk about when I last posted a review OR updated by bio. My goal for 2020 is just to get back to it all. Good luck with all the books!

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