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The Perks Of Being A Literary Blogger: 207 FREE Books Approved For My Review By NetGalley Publishers And Authors (And Counting)

injThe problem is I am just using my left hand now. Therefore, this post will be just a short, four-paragraph post. You see, I had a right hand injury, particularly my right index finger, and I am now wearing a bandage and a cast in my right arm. It’s hard to write and type away in my computer with just my left hand which is why I’d like to inform you that I couldn’t blog as much as I’d like to for two more weeks. I shall tell the whole story after April 3, the day the doctors will remove this inconvenient dressing in my arm, along with some updates about my Dad’s condition (for those who prayed for him and left some comments) which I posted prior to this post.

Still, I haven’t forgotten my obligation to you, my dear readers of this blog The Bibliophile Chronicles, to provide you soon with tons of literary content (I hope quality content, too). I have now, at the moment, been approved by some of NetGalley‘s (will tell you what NetGalley is all about in a succeeding post next time) registered publishers and authors to read and review some of their most popular, and some yet unpublished, latest titles. Now, from the hundreds of books I requested to review, 207 books have already been approved for me to review, to be exact (and counting) — delivered straight to my Iphone’s Kindle.

And the best part is: I got them all for free! The prices of the free books I received must have a total amount of, give or take, $1,000 already. Indeed, being a professional literary blogger, and being what NetGalley calls a professional reader have their charming perks. (Thank you for the books, guys!) Of course, there were some rejections, those books the authors and publishers didn’t approve for me to review, but that’s part of life. You win some; you lose some. C’est la vie.

Life goes on; this blog goes on.

So, my dear friends and readers, please be patient, and please watch out for my next posts this coming April. I can hardly wait to share with you some of my latest book finds, reviews and recommendations, and some of my latest literary milestones. With this bandage and cast getting in the way of my blogging and writing this March, I will most definitely make up for my lack of posts these past few weeks with a large number of consecutive literary-slash-semi-personal thoughts very soon. Until then. God bless.

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5 Comments

  1. Wishing you much success. I think you have a keeper! I recently signed up to be a ghost writer, thinking that so much time is eaten up by posts, I might as well. It is a great exercise for my writing skills and what the heck… I get paid to do what comes quite naturally. Read on!

  2. Melinda says:

    Congrats!
    I recently joined NetGalley and I was approved for all the titles I requested, except for one. I felt slightly bad, because I was wondering “why, I mean I have a very interactive blog” but like you said c’est la vie.

    I have decided not to request any more, because I’m snowed under with books (less than 20 is free netgalley onces, the rest are impulse buys and gifts). I have to get to them sooner or later. Goodluck with reading your 207 – I would take 3 years!

  3. You can become a “Professional reader” ?!?!?!
    That honestly sounds like my dream and perfect job!
    How does that work then??

  4. EastEndLass says:

    Hope your hand gets better too. I’ve received 41 approvals so far on NetGalley – it’s wonderful. Readung so much, and getting it all for free, what more could a bookaholic ask for?

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