Bloggers, I know you love your Netgalley. Or, if you're anything like me, you have a love/hate relationship with them. Love? Hey, free books and you get them early. All you have to do is review them and you do that anyway, right? Hate? Well, it's self-loathing really. Personally, they test my willpower and suddenly I'm requesting and not touching my physical tbr pile in over a year! I love the fact that Netgalley is a separate entity from the usual book haunts. It is all about getting books into the hands of reviewers, librarians and book sellers so they, in turn, can get the word out. Netgalley has been a safe haven away from the sometimes drama filled world of review/reviewer/blogger drama and competition. We request our books and we walk away, hoping for a few requests to come through. We've all been on the same playing field. But after receiving an email from them two days in a row, I fear things may be changing. Please tell me I am wrong.
There's still time to get your card for Halloween Bingo over at Booklikes. Visit the Halloween Bingo 2017 thread to learn more (or just ask me here). It's fun, it's free and the more spooky books in my feed, the better! Netgalley Update:
Netgalley has responded to reader/reviewer concerns (and possibly prevented a new shitstorm of downvoting campaigns) by promising to remove "NO" voting option via a Facebook comment on their page.
I will believe it when I see because as of today it has not been removed. Note the date they posted their response. I'm not a programmer but does it really take this long? I guess we'll have to wait and see what all of these changes are really about. Personally, I see no need for any voting options on Netgalley. Does anyone actually go to Netgalley to do anything other than nab new books?! NetGalleyWe love our community of book advocates. The dedication of our members is what makes NetGalley truly special. We hope it has always …
From the author of the bestselling WAYWARD PINES trilogy, a brilliantly mind-bending science-fiction thriller in which an ordinary man is kidnapped, knocked unconscious—and awakens in a world inexplicably different from the reality he thought he knew.
Jason Dessen is walking home through the chilly Chicago streets one night, looking forward to a quiet evening in front of the fireplace with his wife, Daniela, and their son, Charlie—when his reality shatters.
It starts with a man in a mask kidnapping him at gunpoint, for reasons Jason can’t begin to fathom—what would anyone want with an ordinary physics professor?—and grows even more terrifying from there, as Jason’s abductor injects him with some unknown drug and watches while he loses consciousness.
When Jason awakes, he’s in a lab, strapped to a gurney—and a man he’s never seen before is cheerily telling him “welcome back!”