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Tell Me Something Tuesday|#2

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Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post on Rainy Day Ramblings where a  wide range of topics from books to blogging are discussed . Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog.


Today’s question is :Where do you get your review books?

I get my review copies from many different sources. Here is a list:

I buy books but I don’t always review all the books I buy but I try to review some of them.

I borrow books from the library and review them. I use my Overdrive and Libby app for ebooks and RBDigital for audiobooks.

Netgalley (& Edelweiss) -Netagalley is where I get most ARC review copies from and it’s a very easy platform to use so i say to give it a go.I try to review all the books on Netgalley but I’m very behind in reading them. I need to catch up.I requested something from Edelweiss few days ago and got approved but I still don’t fully know how that works.

Blog tours- I sometimes take part in blog tours and get a review copy in exchange for an honest review. The blog tour websites that I use are: YA Bound Book Tours, Xpresso Book Tours,Random Things Tours, and many others.

Authors- This hardly happens but sometimes an author will email me asking me to review their book and I will review it if it sounds interesting to me. I don’t do this often because I’m just trying to get through the books I already own and only accept if I’m really interested in a book.


Where do you get your review copies? Do you read more ARCs or books you bought yourself?

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16 thoughts on “Tell Me Something Tuesday|#2

  1. OverDrive and the library are an awesome place to get books, though my dream is to someday have the budget to buy the books that I borrow and love – both to have my own copy and to support the authors! I’ve actually been using Edelweiss longer than Netgalley; the latter is definitely a more user-friendly/intuitive site, but I do like that Edelweiss offers the option to rate various aspects of each book (ex: character development, originality, “couldn’t put it down”ness) in addition to the overall rating.

    these past few months I’ve been focusing on catching up on ARCs so my review requests have been closed to authors and publishers, and that’s helped me not drown in the TBR pile 😅 since I started blogging my reading list has skewed toward ARCs, but generally I think I still prefer the books I buy / borrow / am gifted, just because there’s less pressure and I may be more likely to enjoy them.

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    1. That’s my dream too. I also want to buy the books I loved.
      I didn’t know Edelweiss had a reviewing system like that because I haven’t actually reviewed on there yet. That’s seems really good.

      Yeah, I get what you mean by preferring to read books that you got yourself, there’s definitely less pressure! You can read the books without any expectations.

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  2. I get my arcs mostly on Netgalley but I don’t request them often because I’m a slow reader and I also have so many books that I’ve hoarded myself or gotten as gifts from friends so I have plenty to read without Netgalley adding to it 😂

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  3. Almost all of my ARCs come from NetGalley, but I do get a few from book tours. I buy books from Amazon, B&N when I have coupons and combine them with my membership, BookOutlet, and sometimes book subscription boxes. I use my physical library and their digital library and have a Scribd membership.

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  4. Lately I’m definitely reading more ARCs, because I’m trying to get caught up on a pretty mighty backlog. I get my ARCs from NetGalley, Edelweiss, blog tours (those ones I stay current on!!), and a few publisher street teams. I also buy wayyyyyy too many books, haha, but I haven’t gotten around to reading many owned books lately. I try to review every book I read on Goodreads, but not every review makes it to my blog. 🙂

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  5. I really want to focus on books I already own, but I don’t always review the ones I won, and I’m definitely reading ARCs only so far this month, I’m trying to beat back my list but I keep going on NetGalley which really is counterproductive! I like Edelweiss, but it doesn’t like me back and considering how much I’ve got on my NetGalley list, I should probably be grateful for that!

    I love OverDrive, it’s such a great tool! It’s nice to read how others get their ARCs, and I wish you more approvals from Edelweiss and for them to be great reads (regardless where you get them I hope they’re great reads lol)

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  6. I review pretty much half and half .. I buy and review my own books, aswell as one I got from the library (haven’t took any other yet), and the other half being arcs from Netgalley or Authors. probably authors being more often than Netgalley honestly, and only one time from a blogtour.

    I have loaded Libby to try to get onto borrowing audiobooks from my library but alas.. I got loaded in arcs in the meantime 😂

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