From Wendi’s Book Corner, we get today’s Tuesday Thinger Question: Were you aware of the Early Reviewer Program? Have you received any books from the program? If you have, how have you liked the book(s)? Any other thoughts on the LTER program?
I have been extremely fortunate to receive a total of about 10 books from Early Reviewers! I think it’s a fabulous program. I have always been very careful to make sure they get reviewed quickly, even if I have to bump other things. I get really annoyed when you see how many books have gone out and only a few reviews have been posted. I consider it a commitment and I think folks who don’t meet the commitment should get dropped from the program. (Harsh, I know.)
I also think the way they hand out books is very interesting. It’s a great idea to try and match readers to books to make sure they get read and they get into the hands of people who are really going to want them.
Here are some of the books I’ve received from Early Reviewers and the rating I gave them on LibraryThing:
- The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff – 5 stars
- Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland – 1.5 stars
- A Dog Among Diplomats by J. F. Englert – 1 star
- Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah – 3 stars
- Happy Hour is for Amateurs by Philadelphia Lawyer – 0 stars
- The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death by Charlie Huston – 4.5 stars
- The Spanish Bow by Andromeda Romano-Lax – 4 stars
- The Stories of Devil-Girl by Anya Achtenberg – 4 stars
- Throw Out Fifty Things by Gail Blanke – next on my reading list
- The Whiskey Rebels by David Liss – 3 stars
Quite a bunch, don’t you think? How could I not love a program that has sent me such great books? (Even if they also sent me a few clunkers.)
UPDATE: Just got word that I am getting a copy of Bleeding Heart Square by Andrew Taylor from the February batch! I am the luckiest girl in the world.