First Auto-Approval!


You’ve been auto-approved

I think it’s a safe bet that every Netgalley reader hopes to receive this email, and I was so excited when I received my first one today! Being able to request books to review before they’re published is (still) a thrilling thing for this book geek, but to be auto-approved? Instantly able to read any book that publisher lists on Netgalley, no waiting? Awesome! Let the happy dancing commence!

Source: Pixabay

Source: Pixabay

Fingers crossed that I will one day achieve auto-approved status with a certain other publisher  whose titles I’m especially fond of reading. I won’t say which one, because I’m just superstitious enough to think I’ll jinx myself if I do. LOL

Just wanted to share my happy news with my bookish community. If anyone is going to get how exciting this is, it’s y’all!

Happy reading!


Featured Review!

I was checking my shelves on Netgalley a few minutes ago to see how many titles I’ve given feedback (reviews) on, and discovered I had my first featured review! I am SO excited!


I’ve haven’t been signed up with Netgalley for very long—just a little over two months—and I thought it would be a long time (if ever) before this happened. I’m still fairly new to the book blogging realm, and it makes me giddy every time someone likes and/or leaves a comment on one of my reviews here on the blog, so you can imagine how thrilling a featured review on Netgalley is for me!

As an avid reader, having the opportunity to read and review books before they’re published is the most awesome thing in the world. Each time I get approved for a new book, I feel like a kid in the candy store. The publishing reps and authors I’ve interacted with have all been incredibly nice. Being able to actually tell the author how much I loved their book is a HUGE deal to me. But to have that same author respond in a complimentary way just blows my mind every single time.

I just wanted to share my happy discovery with all of you, dear readers. If you’d like to read the review that was featured on the title’s page on Netgalley, you can read it here.