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Sunday, May 1, 2011

NetGalley April FINAL WRAP UP

Wow, can you guys believe it's already May? April went by like a flash!

I had such a blast with NetGalley April and I really hope you guys did as well. 
In total, 67 people signed up to participate and all 67 of you will be receiving a vist from me soon - either to your blog or twitter to remind you that it is time to WRAP IT UP!

I'm asking all 67 of you to either:

*Do a blog post highlighting the NetGalley books you read OR wanted to read but just couldn't and comment below with your post link

*Do a similar type post in Facebook (on your fan page or as a note or even just as a status update) and comment below with your link

*Comment and list out all the NetGalley books you read or wanted to read but couldn't

*Email me your list -- WilowRaven[at]yahoo[dot]com

You only need to do one of these things but please pick one!
It's not mandatory in order to win the prizes BUT it will be for NetGalley July and how cool will it be to see what everyone read this month? 

I'll give you all a week or so to get your wrapping up done and next week I'll pick some winners!

Ok - time to make my rounds! Hope to see all your comments and links and wonderfulness soon :)


  1. I'm sorry that I didn't participate in NetGalley April, but I am going to participate in NetGalley July! Looking forward to it! :)

  2. http://thecaitfiles.blogspot.com/2011/05/sunday-summary.html

    is my link! I didn't do nearly as well as I hoped I would *sighs* but come July uni will have finished, so I hope to do much much better!!

  3. I read:

    My Misadventures of a Teenage Rockstar
    Here Lies Bridget
    and This Girl Is Different.

    I'd wanted to read 3, and got 4 read! Woot! :) Can't wait for July.

  4. I didn't get much accomplished, but I am all geared up for July!

    Here's my link -

    Manga Maniac Cafe

  5. I didn't do as well as I hoped either but there's always July.

  6. Thanks for the reminder to do a wrap up post. I only got through 4 books but this was fun. Here's a link to my wrap up post

  7. Well, I had high aspirations, but only completely one Netgalley book during April!

    Completed: The Goddess Test

    Started: Die For me & Starcrossed (I ended up getting a print copy of this one)

    Thanks for hosting this! I'm sure I'll be participating in July, too!

  8. Thanks for poking me on twitter, I would have completely forgotten to do this! I only read one book (my kindle broke and I have exams, an unfortunate combo...) but I can't wait for July so I can try again!


  9. Okay:
    Here Lies Bridget
    The Goddess Test
    Die For Me
    Snow White: Vampire Slayer

    Here's my link: Kristi-The Book Faery

    I idn't do as many Netgalley reviews this quarter because of the lack of Kindle reading. I can't read off the computer, even my laptop. It's just to difficult, it strains my eyes and brings on headaches-not to mention I spend enough time on the computer blogging, stalking authors, tweeting, stalking authors, blogging, tweeting, etc... :o]

    Sorry about not participating in Aprils but I, too, promise to keep track of all for July! Especially now that I can use my Kindle for so many of them!

  10. I, sadly only read one book from netgalley this month:
    Hereafter by Tara Hudson.

    I had planned on reading more, but it just didn't happen. I'm going to try a lot harder for NetGalley July.
    Thanks for hosting this!


  11. I read:
    Lost in the River of Grass
    This Girl is Different
    The Goddess Test

    I had hoped to read Lost Voices as well, but never got around to it.
    Thanks for hosting NetGalley Month!

  12. I read one (The Goddess Test) and started another (The Girl in the Steel Corset). Hopefully I'll do better this month!

    Thanks for hosting this event :) It was a fantastic idea!

  13. This past month I read:

    - Kiss of Darkness by Loribelle Hunt (alright)
    - The Restorer by Amanda Stevens (v. good)
    - Mercy by Rebecca Lim (v. good)
    - Rage by Jackie Kessler (alright)
    - No More Mr Nice Guy by Jennifer Greene (good)

    I feel I'll do much better in July. Hopefully. =)

  14. Whew... I'm glad I'm not the only one who didn't read as many as I had hoped! I finished Evangeline by Gwen Williams. Looking forward to trying again in July!

  15. I didn't take part this last month, but I'm definitely signing up in July!

  16. I read:
    South of Salem by Janni Nell
    Paradise Lust: Searching for the Garden of Eden
    A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine
    When You Dare by Lori Foster
    The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
    Born of Shadows by Sherrilyn Kenyon
    Wolf Camp by Katie McKy
    Camera Obscura by Lavie Tidhar

    I started but did not finish The First Escape by G P Taylor.

    If interested reviews for the books I have finished can be found on my blog. http://sstwriting.blogspot.com/

  17. This is my wrap-up post: http://derangedbooklovers.blogspot.com/2011/05/april-is-netgalley-month-wrap-up-post.html

    I managed to read 4! I'm going to join in again next time!

  18. I read:

    -Growing Up Amish by Ira Wagler
    -The Girl's Guide to Homelessness by Brianna Karp
    -Bite Me
    -Try Me
    -Fang Me - Demon Underground series by Parker Blue

  19. Well, I didn’t do quite as good as I hoped, but I did pretty good! I read 6 (and a half) and wanted to read 2.5 more

  20. Thanks for stopping by The Wormhole! I will email you my list! My NetGalley Wrap up post is scheduled to post on 5/3/11. Thanks for hosting, I needed to get some books read and it was just the right encouragement. Happy Reading.

  21. I failed at April NetGalley month :( My miserable list is now posted over at Wicked Awesome Books.

  22. I'm so excited you're doing this again in July - I'll definitely plan for it. I included my recap at the end of my month in review post: http://bookretreat.blogspot.com/2011/05/month-in-review-april-2011.html

  23. I already had commitments for April that precluded me from participating in NetgalleyApril but I'm so psyched for Netgalley July!

  24. http://blkosiner.blogspot.com/2011/05/netgalley-april-wrap-up.html

  25. Here's mine. Only got two read!


  26. Thanks for hosting! I finished four galleys. My review can be found here: http://readerofthepack.wordpress.com/2011/05/02/april-round-up/

  27. I fail at NetGalley month :(
    I've read and reviewed Bumped (clic) and The Goddess Test (clic). I wanted to read Ultraviolet and Die For Me as well, but didn't have the time :/

    I'll try to do better for NetGalley July!

  28. I had fun, but I didn't do so well either! :(
    Here's mine: http://www.ivyreads.info/2011/05/april-was-netgalley-month.html


  29. I just finished my wrap up post and it will be up tomorrow morning, so I don't have a link yet.
    Thanks so much for hosting this though!
    It was lots of fun and very productive!

  30. Okay, I lied. It won't be up tomorrow morning. I just changed it so it's up now.
    Here's the link http://fireflybookloft.blogspot.com/2011/05/netgalley-april-wrap-up.html


  31. http://www.prationality.com/2011/05/april-net-galley-total.html

    only 6 books, but I cleared out half my queue simply through weeding out what I no longer needed to read as a galley (or no longer could).

  32. Hope I am not too late!! April proved to be very, very busy and I did a terrible job on this challenge-I only finished one. Here's the link to my post:http://textnjava.blogspot.com/2011/05/failing.html
    One is better than none! Thanks for the challenge and I'll be back in July (cracks knuckles for rematch).

  33. Thanks so much for hosting this! I didn't read as many as I would have liked but there's always July!
    My NetGalley month summary

  34. I posted a wrap-up on what I read here:



  35. Here's my link:


    Bree's a Bookworm

  36. The books I read were Die For Me by Amy Plum & Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini.
    Then I finished another one (Hereafter) the 1st of May :)

    (brasir on twitter)

  37. Hi Emily, I'm back with link to my post: http://www.stella-exlibris.com/2011/05/april-was-netgalley-month.html

    Thanks again for this wonderful idea, this should be mopre often, would help me motivating me to read more NG books ;-)

    I only read 5, but had so amny other released books to review.

    Looking forward to July and thanks again for the fun! :-D

  38. Thanks for hosting NetGalley April! It is great motivation to read the NG books that are hiding on my e-reader. Looking forward to July!

    I read just one NG book, but also updated some of my reviews on the site.

  39. thanks for hosting netgalley month, it really helped me get a few books off my review list. I was able to get to Queen of The Dead, Dead Is Not An Option, and Awaken. Not as many as I had hoped but I was happy with that. Thanks again, Shari


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