February in Review

Saturday, March 3, 2012


Reading and Reviews
Here are the books I reviewed in the month of February:
  1. Faith by Jennifer Haigh
  2. The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
  3. Home Front by Kristin Hannah
  4. I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
  5. The Darlings by Cristina Alger
  6. Drifting House by Krys Lee
  7. Girls Like Us by Rachel Lloyd  
 Books I read this month but not reviewed:
  1. Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale by Lynda Rutledge  (review coming in April)
  2. Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung (okay I did review this one but it was in the month of March, haha)

So, this is funny. I've had this blog for 3 1/2 years and JUST the other day realized how to personally reply to people in e-mail. I noticed other bloggers do it and I'd try to figure it out every once in a while. Not sure why I never just asked! Then one day I was reading a reply in my inbox and decided to just hit "reply" and see what happened (rather than replying in the comments section of my blog). And it worked. It was that simple. I'm ridiculous! So if you've noticed these types of replies that's why! I don't reply to everything, though. Just where I have something specific to say in reply!

Review Books and Netgalley
I have been doing well with review books lately (staying on top of, etc.) and have been utilizing netgalley as well more than in the past. In the past I requested tons of books but never got around to opening/downloading them to read. So I was surprised recently when I went to download a recently approved one (for a book that doesn't even come out until April) and the publisher had already archived it! So that was a surprise... I didn't realize that would happen. Quick question for fellow bloggers who might know, if I put a review in and send and then archive my review immediately after, can the publisher still access it? I've also been keeping up with maintaining communication with the publishers when I post reviews, etc. which is great because that was a blogging resolution for this year!

Fict Fact
I recently joined this site called Fict Fact which was recommended by Michelle. It's a fun way to keep track of series books! Definitely check it out!

Drifting House Giveaway Winner!
The winner of the giveaway for Drifting House is...

Hope everyone has a fantastic March. I've got some super fun things planned for myself this month! 


rhapsodyinbooks said...

I love love love fict fact! They have all kinds of series in there, and are really good about adding any if you make a suggestion!

Mrs Q Book Addict said...

I'll have to check out Fict Fact. I do love Netgalley and I've been doing better with posting my reviews. Hope Match is a great month for you.

Aths said...

Those NetGalley archived books really bugged me, but they have inspired me to be better at reading the titles. I would still upload my review though, even after the title is archived. I assume that they can still access reviews.

softdrink said...

It was a long, long time before I discovered that the reply button worked like that, too.

Jenners said...

It doesn't work for ALL replies ... just the ones where people have an e-mail address attached to their profile. I always try to respond in some way (I moved to Wordpress so I could respond to everyone -- in the comments and via e-mail) because I want to acknowledge that they took the time to comment. Sometimes I struggle with coming up with stuff to say though!! I'm trying to strike a balance.

And I've kind of stopped using NetGalley so much .. I should go back to it.

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