24 January 2009

Free Books!

A few months ago, I joined the Early Reviewers group on LibraryThing. You read a brief synopsis of a monthly batch of books and then 'request' those that spark your interest. They then choose members to receive each title, and the book is sent to them directly from the publisher; the only thing asked in return is that you read the book and post a review. I honestly didn't expect to ever be chosen since each title typically has 15-30 copies available, and people requesting each title is usually in the several hundreds, sometimes topping a thousand. So I was duly surprised when I got a message that I'd been chosen to receive one of the titles I'd requested. And then another. And another. I now have a short stack of books that have been moved to the front of the TBR (to be read) pile. I've finished the first one I chose to read, and I'll post my review in a few days once I've tweaked it a bit. Here's a picture of the books received thus far...


Well, not exactly true: I got a package yesterday with yet another book! Which I couldn't help but start reading as soon as I opened it. So I seem to have accidentally acquired another job - book reviewer. Well, I've always said that I wouldn't mind being paid in books...

1 comment:

willingdancer said...

You're so funny. And lucky! Free brand new books. Very cool. I've requested A Canticle for Leibowitz from NYPL, and I'll go pick it up in the next couple days. I just finished Light In August, and I'm in the middle of Wolf Whistle, by Lewis Nordon. Normally I read while in transit, but not lately. When I get on the subway I sometimes just sit and watch the stops go by.