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The Weekly Write-Up: Loving My NetGalley Ratio

Posted 24 March, 2015 in Weekly Write-Ups / 5 Comments

The Weekly Write-Up is where I talk about what’s gone on in the past 168 hours, both on the blog and off.

Hey everyone! Sorry for being late…again. Maybe I should just start saying this feature gets posted on Mondays and Tuesdays, because Sunday just hasn’t been happening much lately. #wompwomp

But I did a TON of blogging stuff on Sunday, anyway, so I’m trying not to feel guilty about posting late. Because of the Write On Review-a-Thon, I was finally able to get my NetGalley ratio over the recommended 80%! And then I kept going until it hit 90%, so I should be good for awhile. Victory is mine!

It’s also cool that my reviews for the next 2+ weeks are written, I just need to create the actual blog posts for them. I’m never this ahead!

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It’s My Life

Things have been pretty “as per usual” with me. Writing and editing during the day, writing and reading at night. I did have the stomach flu for a few days, so that was *really* fun. At least I got a ton of reading and binge-watching done. Who else is watching Empire? I haven’t had time to watch the finale yet, but I’m addicted.

Going to New York City on the weekends. The weather has sucked the past few times I’ve visited Boyfriend, so I didn’t go out into the city much.

But you know what’s awesome about New York? EVERYTHING delivers. Saturday morning, it was cold and rainy. Even though my favorite UES bagel shop was only half a block away, I just didn’t want to deal with it. I’d be buying breakfast for both Saturday and Sunday, and Boyfriend would want food as well. It had been warm, so I didn’t have a jacket that was good for the rain with me. Even though I would’ve only been walking for 5 minutes max, round trip, I just didn’t want to deal with it.

Behold, Seamless! I’ve known about Seamless for years, but hi, I live in Delaware. We don’t have Uber, Seamless, or any of those fun service startups that make your life easy. So Saturday was the first time I used it. I placed my order online and like 5 minutes later, someone was at Boyfriend’s door with half a dozen bagels, chocolate milk, and Pringles. Gotta have Pringles.

Is it weird that this was like the highlight of my week? Probably. I don’t care. I like food but I don’t want to put in effort to go get it. Laziness trumps hungriness for me 70% of the time.

On the Blog(s)

Bookish posts from the week:

Bloggish posts from the week:

On my personal blog:

Since the first week-long Bloggiesta is happening this week, I’ve been digging through the Bloggiesta mini-challenge archives looking for ones to knock out. Here are some of my favorites:

Book Bumblings


What I’ve read:

So, how was your week?

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5 Responses to “The Weekly Write-Up: Loving My NetGalley Ratio”

  1. That’s so awesome you got your netgalley ratio up to 90%! I am working towards the 80% and am currently aroudn the 60%, so I still have some reading to do before I am at that 80% mark. And yay for being two weeks ahead with reviews, reviews are the only thing I only one week ahead for my blog, but I am hopign to reach that 2 week ahead mark eventually. And home delivery sounds awesome, although it might make ordering yummy food a bit too easy, I can imagine why that was the hight light of your day!

    • I don’t think I’ve ever been ahead on reviews, so this is a new feeling! I still need to create the blog posts for the reviews, since they’re in Evernote right now, but that’ll be easy!

      And delivery is really awesome when the weather sucks. 😛 I’ll gladly pay an extra few bucks in delivery + tip to avoid crappy weather.

  2. It seems Empire is the hottest thing right now. I won’t watch it on principle because 2 of the stars dined separately at the restaurant I worked at in Chicago and neither left my coworkers a tip. No bueno!

  3. My netgalley review ratio is abysmal. I’m scared to try to catch it up now because I always forget to post the reviews there! I send them to the publisher but seriously–I never remember to post them on netgalley. I wonder if they’ll be like “oh nowwwww she’s submitting a review for a book that got published three years ago?” LOL

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