A Book Lovers Dream

I have to admit that I do enjoy a good book. The problem is that I don’t always have the time to read, and the other problem is that I’m a finicky reader. I’m one of those people who know whether or not I’m going to finish a book by the time I read the 3rd chapter. If I can’t seem to get into the book by then, I’m probably not going to finish the story. For all I know, the best part may be just a few pages away, but I’ll probably never know. Dumb, I know, but that’s just the way I am.

I used to spend hours on Amazon looking for free Kindle books. I say free because I’m broke and I’m cheap. Yep, I’ll admit it, I’m cheap. And I know they say you get what you pay for, and I can attest to the fact that in many cases that is very true. However, there have been a few times when I’d downloaded a free book to my Kindle and just could not put the thing down. Seriously, more than once, I did find a couple gems.

This is one of the reasons I love the site, Net Galley. I’ve been a member for some time now, but didn’t really get into it until just recently. Here’s the thing, this site helps put readers and new books together. What’s the catch??? Glad you asked. You have to do reviews of the books you get to read, and you don’t get to read every book you request.

Here’s the gist of it all. Head over to Net Galley and sign up, it’s free. Then fill out all the details in your profile section. Be sure to add any blogs you may have so they can tell whether or not you’ll have a place to post your reviews. That’s the main reason they exist, so new authors and books have a better chance of being seen by the real people out there.

Once you’ve had a chance to get signed up, make sure to do some looking around. You’ll need to make sure you know how to download any books you request and actually get. There’s a few things you’ll need to make sure you do in order to get some of the books onto your Kindle.

Once you’re sure you’ve got it down, go ahead and request a couple of books. There are hundreds of titles to choose from, and new ones are being added all the time. There is an entire list of publishers who are looking for people to read their books and give honest reviews. And not just fly-by-night publishers either, but big names such as Random House and Harper Collins. I do want to stress that unless you’re the kind of person who can sit down and read an entire book in a night, keep your requests to a minimum.

So if you happen to be one of those people who are always looking for a new book to read, but just don’t have the money to keep your habit going, check out Net Galley. If you can leave an honest review on your blog or out there where someone might actually read it, you’ll have access to an entire list of books in no time.

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