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There are two motives for reading a book;
one, that you enjoy it;
the other, that you can boast about it.― Bertrand Russell
Crazy as this may sound, but I even buy the audiobook when it becomes available. I became a completist of authors, because of some great galley proofs I’ve read.
My advice to my fellow Netgalley users, keep going to the site, keep requesting for books that appeals to you, and keep recommending; because you are there not for the rating, not for the pride of badges, but FOR THE LOVE OF BOOKS.
For a more cohesive advice on how to improve your approval rate, though, you may want to read Savy's post.