Recently I have been a liiiiitle bit absent from blogging. The reason is obviously school + pandemic + stress + ??? so nothing new or interesting, but one thing I have been posting is reviews! As we all know reviews don’t do the best views wise, and that makes sense since it’s unlikely that a review I post will feature a book that everyone is interested in. So to give ya’ll a little bit of respite, I’ve decided that instead of posting a review, I’ll talk about all the books I haven’t reviewed instead!
I would like to first issue a disclaimer that I am a great blogger and I try to review all the books I get (totally not lying here), but sometimes! Only sometimes! It just so happens that I request a book on Netgalley. And then. Like. Forget I have a phone that has a kindle on it. Sometimes I even forget how to read. It’s hard and slightly tragic, but I manage. Disclaimer aside, I have decided to own up to my Netgalley reviewing shortcomings and take a nice stroll through my shelf and explain why I have neglected the poor Earcs.
The best way I can think to organize it is by oldest to newest! Let’s blow some dust off of those ‘ol digital books.
Date Downloaded: September 12th, 2018
Date Released: October 9th, 2018
Behold! The first book I was ever granted on Netgalley! This was way back when I never got approved for anything, so I requested this one as a read now to try and build up my review ratio. Spoiler alert. My plan didn’t end up working out. I think I got maaaaybe 15 pages into this book? My biggest judgement was that I had no interest. No interest in the story, the characters, the book. For all I know it’s a great book! But I will most probably never read it. Sorry.
Date Downloaded: August 27th, 2019
Date Released: April 7th, 2020
I am so happy that I never got around to reading this book. I requested it way back when because I had reviewed the first book and decided, why not? Welp take a look at my thought process while reading the book to see why not,
Me: Huh, how did I ever finish the first book when I care so little about these characters??
Me: What are these names, why so many, what do they mean
Me * closes the book 17 pages in *: That’s enough of that.
Anywho, very glad I never pushed myself to finish this book since I don’t like wasting my time on racist antisemites. Will I ever read this book? No ❤
Date Downloaded: September 9th, 2019
Date Released: October 1st, 2019
I THOUGHT THE COVER WAS PRETTY OKAY. SO I REQUESTED IT. SUE ME. I like twirly thingies. It looks like finely forged metal! How could I resist?? I actually just went to look back at the synopsis and it still sounds good to me! Magical plagues and siblings saving each other! so cool. I will admit that I did start this book. And. Well. Yeah. I started. There was a big spider? And then I didn’t continue after that. Not for any reason related to dislike of the book, but more likely this was one of the times that I had forgotten how to read.
Date Downloaded: February 28th, 2020
Date Released: September 15th, 2020
I did not start this book! At all! This book was actually the first (and only) wish for it that I was granted on Netgalley. I really did want to read and review it because it sounds fantastic (cover links to Goodreads for the synopsis) butttt, as you may be able to tell from the date downloaded, I got this book right before the Panoramic started. So yup, life got a little in the way of this, but hopefully I’ll read this! I won’t say “soon” or “eventually” because that would be a lie and I think that putting any type of vague time constraint on my reviews dooms them to never happen.
Date Downloaded: October 28th, 2020
Date Released: June 1st, 2021
Don’t freak out! I have read One Last Stop. It was amazing. I loved it. I can’t wait for everyone to read it and enjoy it! You’re probably wondering why this book is on the list if I have read it, welp, the thing is, I got this book 7 months ago, and it comes out 2 months from now, so I am waiting for it to be a little bit closer to the release date before posting my review. Am I closing this post with this book to prove that I do occasionally read and review books? Yes. And don’t you forget it.
I end this post with an apology to the books I haven’t reviewed. I’m sorry for abandoning you. I’m sorry for giving you hope by downloading you in the first place. I’m sorry that I judged you by your covers. But most of all, I’m sorry that you’re currently ruining my Netgalley ratio. Maybe one day I’ll read you and you’ll go off into the great beyond that is the “feedback sent” shelf. Probably not. But maybe.
Have you read any of the books I haven’t? Do you think I should read any of these books? Do you ever have books that you never end up reviewing?