In keeping with the theme of my blog, I decided to start bringing you updates of the newest and greatest bookish addictions in my life so I can share with you some awesomely bookish things or discuss if maybe we share the same bookish loves. It seemed like a great way to get a little discussion going in a very relaxed way.
This Edition’s Bookish Addiction? Edelweiss.
It all started back in June of 2012 (well, it did for me, anyway) when I was just a newbie blogger of two months and I was perusing other bloggers’ reviews. I stumbled across one who had credited a little website called Netgalley. Instantly my interest was piqued. What is this “Netgalley”? How did she get a book from them? Am I allowed to get books from this website? Are they more like it? Naturally, the questions were unending.
So I took it upon myself to sign up for a free account and then lo and behold! eGalleys at my fingertips! Well… Once I was approved. The first book I downloaded was One Moment by Kristina McBride (which I believe was a “read now” if I’m not mistaken) and I actually ended up loving it! Then of course from that moment, I was hooked. I started actually requesting egalleys from publishers and every so often got approved, then approved for a few more, and then approved for a few more.
So why is the topic of this post about Edelweiss instead of Netgalley, you may ask? Because publishers finally started approving me for things on Edelweiss (I don’t know why that one seems harder to crack…) and I just cannot. stop. stalking it. I already have way too many egalleys between Netgalley and Edelweiss combined, but for some reason I cannot stop going back to Edelweiss to see if more titles are up.
I think the draw may be all of the HarperTeen titles that are available there because there really aren’t Harper titles on Netgalley (only for other countries from what I’ve seen, and not HarperTeen) and for some reason I tend to love so many of the books that Harper publishes! I can’t stop stalking Edelweiss to see if they’ve put up more new titles for me to download or if any other publishers have updated with titles for me to request. (Someday you WILL approve me for things, Penguin! You do on Netgalley… sometimes…. I mean… Pretty please?)
So even though I can’t read all of the egalleys fast enough, I can’t help but admit I’m addicted to Edelweiss right now!