A few years ago I won a kindle. The basic one but it introduced me to a new way of reading and enjoying books. As a family we travel quite a bit and it made life easier when having to think about how many books to pack!
I go through phases of using it a lot to actually forgetting I have it.
Saying that, a few months ago on twitter, someone mentioned netgalley. I hadn’t heard of it before and it peaked my curiosity. I signed up, checked it out and was immediately thrilled I did. Since joining I have read 13 not yet published books, and I have 3 more on the go now. I am loving it!
I have enjoyed Bridget Collin’s bestseller The Binding. The book is wondrous and is totally enjoyable. I did miss holding the book and admiring the design of the cover.
I was also able to read Sinead O’Hart’s The Star Spun Web. This was one of my top picks for 2019. I know it will be met with fabulous reviews and perhaps a few awards along the way.
Michelle Harrison’s A Pinch of Magic was also made available and I fell in love with the Widdershin sisters and the curse on their family. Another one to watch for this year! It has amazing reviews already!
There are obviously many more I have read and loved. I will continue to use my kindle, netgalley and my blog to review these books. There have been several times when I missed holding, admiring or passing along the book but I seem to be able to get past these moments. It is reading for pleasure after all.
I would be keen to know the opinions of others using netgalley. Do you like it? Does it make you still want to buy the book upon publication?