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Red House Books is going through a bit of a update!

I've always had a pretty clear vision of what I wanted this space to be but I've been detoured from my path by...lots and lost of other people's opinions and ways of doing things...

I'm committed to this little chunk of the interweb but I've also branched out into other places so! Now it's time to think of Red House Books as more of a hub of all things me! And Me is a hell of a lot of book love!

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

NetGalley October Is Here! Declare Yourself!

This past April and July, Red House Books hosted and celebrated a month long NetGalley read-a-thon
I failed slightly in July but I still had a blast and I know a bunch of you did too.

So! We're doing it all again :)

NetGalley October is here! Confetti and fireworks and rainbows and puppies! Woo hoo!!!!

Basically, NetGalley Months are month long read-a-thons in which we all read as many NetGalley books as humanly possible. 

For those of you that don't know, NetGalley is a service for people who read and recommend books. Publishers upload galleys to the site for NetGalley members to request.
One of my favorite things about NetGalley is that anyone who reads and recommends books can use it for free. If you haven't already, you can register here.

I started NetGalley read-a-thon months to help myself and my overflowing request log of NetGalley titles just begging to be read. I'm overjoyed at how many people joined me in April and July and I'm hoping October will be even better.

You're probably asking yourself a few questions right about now...good thing I have answers ;)

What can I expect this month?
Mark your calendars for the 28th. At 5pm EST Lindsey Rudnickas, NetGalley's own Digital Concierge will join us for another Twitter Chat. 

Also! Because she is awesome, Lindsey will be providing us with NetGalley Tips all month long. Stay tuned for Monday and Week 1's tip, Registering and Filling Out Your NetGalley Bio.

What do I have to do to join in on the fun?

AND! Declare yourself by sharing your NetGalley October love somehow - blog post, Tweet (use the hashtag #NetGalleyMonth), Facebook update. Anything really but it must include a link back to this post and you need to fill out the form below for your declaration to 'count'

Why should I join the fun?
Because it's fun, duh! And I know you are behind on your NetGalley readings....at least I know I am :)

AND there are prizes!

2 participants (who have declared themselves and filled out the form below!) will win $15 worth of books from The Book Depository.

Sound good? Are you in? Are you excited? ARE YOU READY?!?!

I've Declared NetGalley October!
Now it's your turn :)


  1. New follower! I'm in for sure. Just found NetGalley last week and have 16 books to review!

  2. I'm in! I hope to do better this time around.

  3. Yay! It's here! :-D Thank you Emily! Signed up, declared myself and started reading :-)

  4. Count me in too, I can't wait to start reading tonight, woohoo!

  5. I'm in! This is a great idea! Thanks so much for doing this, now maybe I will stop worrying about it and just do it!

  6. I'm in! Hopefully I'll be able to read more than my usual three books this month.

  7. Declared!

    I didn't include it in my declaration form at the time, but I've posted it on my FB page too! :)

  8. I'm excited to join this month! I really do need to catch up. Thanks for hosting this.

  9. I'm in! I failed spectacularly in July. It's time to do better. I've already finished one NetGalley book yesterday! Thanks for hosting this again!

  10. And now that I'm home.. I've posted it on my blog too! :)
    Tweet - done. FB - done. Blog - done. :D


  11. I'm in again. I've been prioritizing NetGalley books a bit more, although I can't read only new stuff. Hopefully, I can do better than in July!


  12. I am in and declared. Hopefully I can do better this time around!

  13. I'm in for the first time! I am behind so this is perfect timing!

  14. A couple days late...but I'm in...need to make a dent in those netgalleys!!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  15. Signed up! =) NetGalley makes up the bulk of our review galleys, so this is right up our alley!

    Do we need to keep a list somewhere of our progress?

  16. I'm in. I wonder how many of the (gulp) 27 reviews I'm signed up for I'll get done this month. I love NetGalley!


  17. After thinking about it, I'm totally in! I have 4 I have to review currently but I've been eying a few others as well.

  18. Great idea! This is my first NetGalley challenge!! I have two NetGalleys that I need to read this month, so this will give me good inspiration. Thanks for hosting!!

  19. I finally decided to just do it! I definitely need to make a dent in my NetGalley reviews, so I'm in :)
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  20. I so want to take part but have made a commitment to read about 15 books this month so cant but I will keep checking back for the next one.
    I will be putting your button on my button exchange page.


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