Book Blogger Hop: February 17-23

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

The Book Blogger Hop post image was created by Coffee Addicted Writer.

Apparently I grabbed last week’s question from the 2022 Book Blogger Hop list. But that’s ok because I don’t think I was participating in this meme last February. No harm, no foul!

This Week’s Question

Do you use other sources for ARCs besides NetGalley? (Bonnie @ Bonnie Reads and Writes)

This will be a short answer. No, I say! Most of my ARCs are from NetGalley. Only recently did a publisher add me to their physical copy distribution list. (Which I was ecstatic about!) Those ARCs come directly from the publisher. But I request physical copies sparingly and only when I have a feeling I’d like to read them again. Otherwise I’m perfectly content with digital copies–saves space, of which I have none anymore! I’ve entered giveaways, some of which are ARCs. I won one ARC in this manner, which was awesome, but also isn’t something to rely on as a way to source ARCs.

7 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop: February 17-23

  1. I’m the same way! 99% of my ARCs are acquired from NetGalley. The only other time I receive them is if I’ve had an author or publisher reach out to me… and I’ve requested a physical copy just one time in the past few years (honestly, I need to begin doing that more often haha).

    1. The beauty of NetGalley is everything is laid out for easy perusal. Though it is nice if a publisher or author independently reaches out with an ARC copy for review.

  2. Most of mine are from NG too. I also request a few physical ones from publishers, but I have a serious space problem too. I occasionally use BookSirens to get eARCs, but I don’t use that site often.

    1. Space is the huge limiting factor here. I told my husband I’d focus more on my physical TBR this year so I could unhaul some stuff. I don’t actually hear/see people talk about BookSirens all that much. Does it have as many galleys as NG? Or is it geared toward a more specific group like librarians? I suppose I can go look it up myself, too…

      1. It is geared towards reviewers. I like the reviewer profile it populates from Goodreads. It is the main reason I’ve kept the account. Most of the books are indie reads. I’ve found a few hidden gems there that weren’t on NetGalley, but I rarely use it anymore because I have so many other ARCs.

  3. Yeah, I’m all NG here. I think about touting for physical copies but that puts a pressure on I’m not well suited to keep as I DNF a ton of review copies. Honestly, it’s a miracle I still get any.

    1. That’s a good point…I also feel worse if I don’t finish a physical copy “on time;” that applies to DNFs, too. I know that’s a self-induced perception, but it’s still there.

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