As a book blogger, we always remember what book was our first that we received from an author.
Sure websites like Netgalley, Eldewiss and Booksiren is nice; but there’s nothing quite like the excitement we get when an author take the time to reach out to you and offer a copy of their very own work for us to give a proper unbiased review. Of course it has to be done properly though, we like when the author really take the time to atleast address us as our name and take conscience of what our favorite type of book is.
It’s also so gratifying in a way! When you start blogging, it’s like one of our main “goals” we wanna persue.. to be so “good” at this book blogging thing that author starts to get in touch with us.
And thus that’s what I want us to converse today!
My first review request I’ve got was a total surprise..
It was back in April 2018; while I was bloghopping I had found Amanda @ Chocolate Pages’ blogtour for “The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay”. That book had a dachshund on the cover, so you bet that’s what attracted me! ahah. Not only was Amanda’s review so professional, it seemed like that book had the little dachshund as a “co-star” in it! I had never read anything like that before, and you can bet your shorts I wanted to read that! I wanted to see if Nicola had done the dachshund breed justice, you know.. 😉
So I left a comment on her post and I went to bed. Now the next morning, my two own dachshunds had woke me up around 7 to eat.. you know, normal stuff. For some reason I opened up my phone and seen I had a twitter notification; I kid you not, it was Nicola May casually asking me if I wanted to kindly read her book and do a review, as it had a dachshund in it and as my blog name is “Books and dachshund”.. I was like, the obvious choice here, ahah.
I completely lost my mind! I still remember it clear as day, I jumped out of my bed screaming- Showing mom the book and telling her how the author proposed little old me to read and review it!! I was so exstatic I couldn’t go back to sleep for a while after that ahah .
As one of my few read in english, I had struggled a bit to read it, but it was a glorious book and I really loved it ! I still think about it very frequently to this day, im positive i’m gonna have to reread it soon.
Now it’s your turn!
- What was the first review request you got? Did you enjoyed it?
- Would you reread it to this day ?
- If you haven’t received any yet.. what is the first book you requested on Netgalley/Eldeweiss/Book Siren? Did you got accepted?