Tuesday, March 29, 2011

In which I declare April to be - NETGALLEY MONTH! With prizes ;)


I've been talking about this on Twitter for the last couple of days so it's time for the 'official' post ;)

For those that don't know, NetGalley is a way for publishers to share their digital galleys securely to readers. Bloggers, librarians, booksellers -- TONS of people use NetGalley and I for won think it's brilliant!

I've been a member for a while now and because they are so very brilliant, I seem to have amassed a very large number of galleys that NEED TO BE READ! 
Well, not need but certainly want! Why else would I have requested them?

So, with Nook in hand, I have declared April to be 

NETGALLEY MONTH!!

During the entire month of April I plan to read as many NetGalley books as I can. 
Depending on publisher requests, and release dates, not all reviews will be posted in April but I'll be reading them!

Are you a member of NetGalley and want to join me in April?
As promised on Twitter, THERE ARE PRIZES!!

Rules to enter:
*Make your own post declaring April NetGalley month linking back to this post

OR

*Tweet the following:
@NetGalley April as been declared! I'm joining @WilowRedHouse for a chance to win some awesome prizes-will you join us? http://bit.ly/fzxPRE

*If you don't have a blog or Twitter - post it to Facebook with a link

*If you don't blog, tweet or FB but still want to join in - send me an email  at WilowRaven[at]yahoo[dot]com

AND THEN

*Leave a comment below with the link to your declaration!

What are the prizes you ask?

*1 winner 2 winners can choose any book under 15 from the Book Depository
Open internationally if the Book Depository ships to your country
AND!
1 US winner will receive ARCs of The Hunt of the Unicorn by C.C. Humphreys and The Queen of Water by Maria Virginia Farianango and Laura Resau -- courtesy of ReganStar from Star Shadow Blog!

More winners will be added if I get more then 25 people 50 people 75 people to sign up.

Sound good?

***This just in - I got an email from NetGalley today stating that the Kindle button is back for MOST publishers!! We are all asked to be patient as not all publishers have enabled it and the traffic to the site is rather high today so loading times might be a little slow***

ADDED on 3/30 -- I'll pick the winners the first week of May - I'm hoping I can get all of you to post or comment with all the books you got read but we'll see :)

ADDED on 4/8 -- Use the hashtag #NetGalleyApril on Twitter so we can all see what eveyrone's been reading :) and stay tuned for a possible twitter chat night

So, I ask again - WHO'S WITH ME!!!

Happy Reading everyone :)

81 comments:

  1. I really need to do this. Not sure if I'll actually read that many, but I SERIOUSLY need to do it. :)

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  2. We don't need a blog to participate?

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  3. No blog needed - if you're a NetGalley member and have a back up of books you want to get through - use April as a month to try to catch up.
    To enter my contest you can blog, tweet, Facebook or email me :)

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  4. http://twitter.com/#!/jmarcinikglsd/statuses/52843516111491072 Tweeted! Great idea!

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  5. ok I have declared it as well!!! http://twitter.com/#!/StarShadowCo/status/52847365102637057

    Looking forward to this with you!!!

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  6. I am in. I just got started with NetGalley and got a little overzealous with my requests. Just like I do at The library.

    http://sstwriting.blogspot.com/
    http://twitter.com/#!/bookbabe76

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  7. Hooray! I can finally use my Kindle on Netgalley again, so you better believe I am celebrating!!!

    Here's my declaration::
    https://twitter.com/#!/ArtsyBookishGal/status/52850082642534400

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  8. I also made a blog post for those non twitter followers of mine :-) http://www.starshadowblog.com/2011/03/april-has-been-declared-as-netgalley.html

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  9. I'm totally in! I've been seeing the tweets for a couple days now and thought Heck YA!
    http://twitter.com/#!/Cubicleblindnes/status/52850806839443456

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  10. This is a great idea. :) I'd love to join but I had to limit my requests from NetGalley because of school. :/

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  11. I'm definitely joining you! I need to catch up on my NetGalley books! Here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/mindfulmusings/status/52855500429213696

    Awesome idea!

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  12. I'm in! I have a backlog of galleys that I need to get to and too many good ones that have yet to release still to read. AH!

    My tweet/declaration: https://twitter.com/#!/geekcdunbar/status/52857571639439361

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  13. Count me in! Here's my tweet :)
    http://twitter.com/#!/LovelyGetaway/status/52860676342956032

    Diana
    lovelygetaway@gmail.com

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  14. Fantastic idea! I have such a backlog of galleys.

    Here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/CaitLomas/status/52860140378013696

    I'll also post about it on my WoW blogpost =]

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  15. I am with you! I have some galleys that need attention! I tweeted here:

    http://twitter.com/mangamaniac/status/52873169970806785

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  16. This is a fantastic idea, especially since I just got accepted for two new books today.

    http://twitter.com/#!/ShutUpImReading/status/52876025025142784

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  17. I'm with ya! I've been using NetGalley for a while!
    I couldn't believe it when I got an email this morning that they were going back to Kindle.

    I was on that site like white on rice!
    I had all my Galley's reloaded onto my Kindle within 15 minutes! What a relief!

    I felt so guilty for my back log of galleys but I can't read off my computer!

    So, I think you've got a great idea!

    My Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/the_bookfaery/status/52876520544419840 Sorry, didn't shorten it :o[

    I'm a new follower, stop by and see me!

    Kristi-The Book Faery's Blog

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  18. Signed up! http://www.prationality.com/2011/03/april-netgalley-month.html

    mwaha let's see how many I can do!

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  19. YAY! I've so need to catch up on my netg galleys. I love NetG!
    my tweet:
    http://twitter.com/RTeenBookworm/status/52885397843345409

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  20. I LOVE NetGalley!!!!!! I'm officially obsessed, and I'm really glad they re-added the Kindle button! :)

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  21. I made my declaration, I’m looking forward to catching up on my galleys! *new follower*
    http://booksavvybabe.blogspot.com/2011/03/april-is-netgalley-month.html

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  22. I'm in, I need to clear a bunch of these off my ereader. What a good idea. I am setting a personal goal of 3, okay?
    Will tweet this in a second.
    Kristie

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  23. Thanks for the great giveaway! I am so glad Kindle got put back on Netgalley! I haven't read a single one since the feature got taken away. :( I also request waaaaay too many at one time. I need to stop!

    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Leecheeeee_3LB/status/52895796336656384

    iLiveiLaughiLoveBooks@gmail.com

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  24. I'm in!!! http://twitter.com/#!/JourneyInReadin/status/52899133425582081

    I went today and sent all of mine to my Kindle! Thank goodness they put that button back!!!

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  25. Count me in! This is my sumbit blog post: http://derangedbooklovers.blogspot.com/2011/03/april-is-netgalley-month.html

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  26. I'm in. I think I have 3 or 4 waiting to be read and I hope this challenge will help me make it happen.

    http://twitter.com/#!/ActinUpwb/status/52902096764289024

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  27. Farrah and I are also joining! :)

    http://www.ieatwords.net/2011/03/april-is-netgalley-month.html

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  28. Definitely need to get caught up on my NetGalley reads. So I will also be participating :)

    http://fireflybookloft.blogspot.com/2011/03/netgalley-april.html

    Great idea!!

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  29. Super idea. I have so many galleys to catch up on. I just posted on my blog http://myneuroticbookaffair.blogspot.com/2011/03/april-netgalley.html
    I'll be tweeting later too. Shari

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  30. Thanks for doing this! On behalf of Susan and Lindsey and Jane and Andy, (the entire NetGalley team) we honored and inspired by your enthusiasm!

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  31. Great Idea! I'd love to participate :)

    Here's my link::
    http://alovelylittlebookblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/april-is-netgalley-month.html

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  32. This really sounds great. Good luck to all participants!

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  33. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Margay/status/52932250521706496

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  34. Thanks a lot for the giveaway! So excited about this. I love Netgalley so much!

    http://twitter.com/#!/cc9309/status/52933004489789441

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  35. This is a really good idea! Here's my netgalley post: The Book Eater

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  36. Hey, Emily I'm in. But I don't need to enter contest. I just need to get through my netgalley requests! :)

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  37. This sounds fantastic! I ahve so many Netgalley titles waiting to9 be read and now that the Kindle button is back I finally can! yay! :-D

    Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/Stella_ExLibris/status/53110149405089792

    and will make the post tomorrow! :-)

    Thanks for such an amazing initiative! :-D

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

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  38. ps. also posted on Facebook, spreading the word :-)
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=192839767418596&id=100000899165880

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  39. I am so in! I tweeted about this -

    http://twitter.com/#!/fizleglitz/status/53138886465032192

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  40. I'm joining, too... http://bagsbooksandbonjovi.blogspot.com
    I'm also your 600th follower!

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  41. Omgosh this is exactly what I need, I've been meaning to get to my Netgalley books and now that the Kindle option is back I'm going to catch up! :)
    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/nizmart/status/53247241326043136

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  42. Awesome! This is a fabulous idea!!!
    Here's my post:
    http://breesabookworm.blogspot.com/2011/03/april-is-netgalley-month.html

    Bree's a Bookworm

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  43. What a great idea, Emily!! Thanks for this, it's just what I needed. Here's my post about it:

    http://www.storiesandsweeties.com/2011/03/its-netgalley-month.html

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  44. I am in for sure. I'll add the link of my psot so soon...

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  45. I'm in! http://owlforya.blogspot.com/2011/03/april-is-netgalley-month.html

    I'm very excited!

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  46. Ooh, I'm so excited that the KINDLE button is BACK!! I'm way behind in my reading and this will really get me going. GREAT idea!

    Here's my post about it: http://bookswarm.blogspot.com/2011/03/april-is-netgalley-month.html

    Mary
    The Book Swarm

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  47. I'm in! I just joined NetGallery about a week ago. :)

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/NicoleZoltack/status/53485754587947008

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  48. Brilliant idea! Perfect solution to combat my growing online TBR!
    Count me in!

    My declaration!:D
    http://blogonlinerandom.blogspot.com/2011/03/hear-hearapril-declared-netgalley-month.html

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  49. I'm in! I'm already in the middle of a NetGalley book but I have plenty more to read as well!

    http://twitter.com/#!/MyBookRetreat/status/53501543793696768

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  50. Great idea - have sooooo many to read - thanks for hosting!
    Here is my post ----- http://wormyhole.blogspot.com/2011/03/april-is-net-galley-month.html

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  51. Such a great idea - I am totally in. Thanks Emily.

    Here's my post:
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/03/its-netgalley-month.html

    Sally.

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  52. I'm in. I said I had too many on the backburner, but I'll do it.

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  53. Great idea! Here is my post: http://www.lisasworldofbooks.com/2011/03/april-is-netgalley-month.html

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  54. I'm so IN! Here's my link:

    http://fadeintofantasy.blogspot.com/2011/03/april-declared-as-netgalley-month.html

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  55. I'm in. I need to do this! I already posted it on FB and will add to my blog later. http://wotverge.wordpress.com

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  56. I decided a couple weeks ago to do this, since I have a lot of galleys that need to be read. Hears about your challenge today. So sure, I'm in!

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  57. I love this idea...and what a great way to show our appreciation to all the fabulous pre-reading we get to do. I just loaded up my kindle a couple of days ago (I'd been waiting, waiting) In other words...I'm in. Just going to figure out the deets and add it to my to reading for this weekend, in particular. Sigh...the things I must do for my book club kids and library, lol. But someones gotta! Thanks for organizing this.

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  58. Here's my "I'm in" post :

    http://www.debamarshall.com/2011/04/april-is-netgalley-month.html

    Thanks again!

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  59. I am totally in on this one!! I have a huge backpile of netGalley ARCs to review. Great idea. I declared it here: http://twitter.com/#!/seescootread/status/53905560487215104

    Thanks!
    Scoot
    seescootread[at]gmail[dot]com

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  60. Yey! I think this is a fabulous idea!

    My tweet: https://twitter.com/ivyreads/status/53911207329021952
    My blog post: http://www.ivyreads.info/2011/04/april-is-netgalley-month.html

    ivykiddo@gmail.com

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  61. I loooove netgalley so count me in :)

    My declaration: https://twitter.com/#!/judittten/status/53928022042091520

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    judittten at gmail dot com

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  62. I'm in! I have so many galleys backed up from the horrible time with no kindle button lol, now it's back and they are all on there it's a little scary! I started Hereafter this morning so this is perfect timing! Yay!

    My twitter declaration: http://twitter.com/BaffledBooks/statuses/53937144565215232

    And I will do a post later tonight/tomorrow morning for the non twitterers. :)

    baffledbooks@gmail.com

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  63. I'm in!

    Blog: http://readerofthepack.wordpress.com/2011/04/02/no-foolin-april-is-netgalley-month/

    Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/readerofthepack/status/54004339840266240

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  64. I'm in and very excited to participate! This is a great idea - thanks for hosting!

    Twitter:
    http://twitter.com/#!/readingdate/status/53492144266162176

    I mentioned that I'm participating in the challenge in my monthly wrap-up:
    http://thereadingdate.wordpress.com/2011/04/01/march-reading-wrap-up/

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  65. I'm IN!!! Here is my tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/mekyser/status/54055831003602944
    and the declaration post will go up on my blog on Monday. http://amethystdaydreams.blogspot.com/

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  66. I'm definitely signing up! Have lots of books that need to be read!
    Here's a link to my tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/brasir/status/54300494381850624

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  67. Completely forgot to link up before, but I'm in!
    http://twitter.com/#!/Nikkayme/status/53552559264235520

    I'm hoping to read at least 6 Netgalley books, but I'd be happy to read more :)

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  68. This is just what I need!

    http://kapri-bookfanatics.blogspot.com/2011/04/april-is-netgalley-month.html

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  69. http://twitter.com/#!/brandileigh2003/status/54712088349786112

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  70. I need to read my. NetGalley books!

    https://twitter.com/cynnielee24/status/54716145529393152

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  71. I have read 20 NetGalley books in the last couple days :)

    http://melissaroach.blogspot.com/search/label/NetGalley

    http://twitter.com/#!/mp_roach/status/55685068429078528

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  72. I just sent a tweet declaring that I'm in! (My twitter name is Margay).

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  73. I'm in! I've already read The Goddess Test and The Lipstick Laws :) I am in the process of reading The Girl in the Steel Corset! Here is a link to my tweet:

    http://twitter.com/#!/KaitorTot/status/57180402028257283

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  74. Great idea!

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/thestoryqueen/status/57208549641682944

    E-mail: thestoryqueen@hotmail.com

    Thanks!

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  75. I'm in!

    http://twitter.com/#!/lostalice7/status/58004335912681472

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  76. I'm in and posted on twitter under the name @bowedbookshelf April 12. Have a blog where I review Net Galley reads: The Bowed Bookshelf.

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  77. The Twitter event sounds exciting, can't wait! :-D

    spread the word about it here:

    tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/Stella_ExLibris/status/58207446317006849

    and also posted on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=191529340891591&id=100000899165880

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

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  78. My tweet:
    http://twitter.com/BettyMc/status/61974336994672640

    bmcbroom @gmail.com

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