Ahoy there me mateys! With more NetGalley rejections piling up, I had a hankering to do another one of these posts. For those scalawags new to the crew, me blog started in January 2016. It originally took several months for me to learn about NetGalley and then attempt to use it. In fact, my first review was submitted to NetGalley on April 3, 2016. Weirdly, I didn’t post a review of that book on me blog at the time. Now, of course, I am a NetGalley junkie and am continuously perusing the loot and raising a celebratory glass whenever I get approved. It hasn’t gotten old. But even this pirate Captain has been declined at times. While trying to plan me eArc readin’, I was curious about how often I had been rejected so of course a tally was needed. When I originally tallied that number was 44 but has since increased to 127. Well me scalawags, here be Part Sixteen of explorin’ the rejections and seeing what me thoughts be all these days later. This post be surveying rejections 76 through 80. Hope ye like it. If not sod off cause I be enjoying meself . . .
Side note: all book titles link to Goodreads and the cover photos are from there too.
76. longer (Michael Blumlein)– This be a tor.com novella that deals with space and prolonging life. The synopsis sounded very interesting when I first read it but I admit that I forgot all about this one. I be okay with letting this read go. I have way too much on the list. Arrr!
77. the border keeper (Kerstin Hall) – This debut still sounds interesting to me but I didn’t know it was a part of a series. It is short though and has a fun blurb by Ann Leckie. Plus it is a tor.com book. The “he Byzantine bureaucracy of hundreds of demon realms, impossible oceans, hidden fortresses” sound cool. The parts about “motherhood” not so much. There aren’t many reviews by the crew for this one. Tempting. I think at the moment this will stay off the list until the next book and more reviews come out. I think . . .
78. spying on the south (Tony Horwitz) – This was a nonfiction request. Not surprised that I didn’t get it though I know exactly why I requested it. This deals with the landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted on his journey through the South to chronicle life down there for his Northern readers. The author retraces that original journey and has commentary about history and his own observations. This still seems interesting to me but I don’t know when (or if) I will get to it as I have over 100 nonfiction books on me list.
79. the passengers (John Marrs) – I still would see this as a movie but Matey Tammy’s review convinced me to skip this one. I read her substitute recommendation three laws lethal instead after winning it from Matey Ashley in a contest. Thanks to them both for the fun read!
80. the girl who could move sh*t with her mind (Jackson Ford) – This be the first book following Teagan Frost who be the girl of the title. Or to be fair, kickass snarky woman. This one was oodles of fun. I didn’t love the second book but I have to admit that I still want to read the third book.
So out of the five rejections in this set we have:
1 port yet to be visited
1 ports visited and loved
3 ports quarantined forever
Keep a weathered-eye out for more rejections and always remember:
A slice of apple pie is $2.50 in Jamaica and $3.00 in the Bahamas.
These are the pie rates of the Caribbean.
Hardy har har!
x The Captain
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