Tuesday, 15 May 2018

TMST. Review books


Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post on Rainy Day Ramblings where Rainy discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. 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.

May 15th: Are most of your review books for publishers or are you reviewing books of your choice?

At the moment, yes. I quickly did the math on the last 30 books I read and 2 out of 3 are review books. This mostly now that I read a loooot slower, and most books I manage are audiobooks, and those tend to be review books (or the awesome audio sync ones! They have been gathering dusts for years but I have managed some now).

And those book I get to review are those I have chosen so in the end I do review only books of my own choice :D

Except when Carole and I do a joint review, lol. Also, those will come back, but I am having technical problems as S loves to watch youtube and hit my tablet where the book meant for April is.


Last week it was spring, this week SUMMER :D


30 comments:

  1. Does Luci like S? He seems to tolerate her at least.

    I'm 50/50 with review books right now. It was close to almost 100% review a few years ago but I'm working on balance.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. It has improved SO much. He lets her pet him now and well she does not as much pet as hit him ;)

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  2. well I confess it depends because I easily ask books on netgalley lol

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  3. I request a few books from NetGalley that are already on my wish list. I mostly read what I want these days. I used to accept every request that was sent to me but reading started to be a chore and that's no fun. So I pretty much just read what I pick now.

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    1. YIkes, yes I could not, or would not accept everything, some books are SO not for me

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  4. I try to stick to 3 or 4 books a month for review. :)

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  5. I have a nice mix, but purposely seek out books I want to read :)

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  6. I am proud of you for keeping up with everything with your little one, not an easy task.

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  7. I wish I can as fast as my speed right now. I'd have more time to read non-review books. Sigh.

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  8. Most of my review books are ones I choose, I'm always promising myself I won't get any more and read ones gathering on my shelf! But somehow...

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    1. LOL, they do seem to magically appear

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  9. Most of my books are review books too. Luckily a lot of the books I do want to read are actually from publishers, or my TBR would be exploding.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. It is not exploding already?! ;) Lol, how you ever find the time

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  10. Yes I got one week of Sping, 6mos of Winter and now its summer. Thanks for sharing

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  11. I think my personal or library books is about 25% of my reading, but I don't feel badly about the other 75% being review books b/c most are ones I would have read anyway. I will still take books now and then that I'm not familiar with author or the book, but I keep it to a minimum.

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    1. Right! I am happy to have most be review books that I truly want :) Cos I would read books like that anyway

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  12. currently I think most of my are review, but I have been reading and listening a lot more to books I want and buying more. Also just been requesting the ones I really want to read

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    1. And those new shiny ones that tempt me, yes those I do have to say yes to somtimes

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  13. A good portion of mine are from publishers but on the other hand I do grab from the library a ton too. I wonder what my % would be.

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    1. It was just for the last 30 books, but it seems right

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  14. Honestly, I am really trying to balance our my review books with my own books or audiobooks. Ever since I joined the romance package on audible, I have been listening to a ton more audiobooks lately, so its more half and half right now.

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    1. Omg, yeah, I know if I joined that I would never have time for review books anymore, lol

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  15. I'd say I'm 90+% review books, but they are almost all books I would have purchase had I not gotten the review book. As for audiobooks, I'm about 50-50. Love Luci and S!

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    1. My audio os mostly reviw, except for audiosync free ones, and I totally need to check out the library ones again, I took at a look at one library but that one was all meh

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