Tuesday Thingers: Early Reviewer program

Today’s question: Early Reviewers- do you participate? How many books (approximately) have you received through the program? Have you liked them generally? What’s your favorite ER book? Do you participate in the discussion group on LT?

I do participate in the program, but I have yet to receive a book through Early Reviewers. In all fairness, I’ve only requested about 12 over the course of two months — and I realize it can take a while to receive one! I’m sure when I do get a book, I’ll participate in the online discussions.

I do get plenty of advance reading copies, though — through my job at the bookstore. We have an ever-growing stack just there and ready for the taking! This is, without a doubt, one of the greatest parts about my part-time job. Last night I grabbed John Grogan’s The Longest Trip Home, which I’m really looking forward to reading. In the past I’ve gotten both of Marisa de los Santos’ outstanding novels — Love Walked In and Belong To Me — as well as my most recent review of Lesley Kagen’s Land of a Hundred Wonders.

I’ve snagged countless others, too, and I’ve liked many of them. Advance reading copies are a really outstanding way to get your books in the hands of appreciative audiences, and they’re awesome for the booksellers (and readers), too — we enjoy your work (at no cost to us, definitely a plus!) and then recommend it to our friends, family, coworkers and blog readers. It’s a giant chain of fun!

3 thoughts on “Tuesday Thingers: Early Reviewer program

  1. I’m 100 pages into The Longest Trip Home right now and am really enjoying it. The first couple chapters made me laugh out loud several times. A few of “epiphanies” as he grows up are a bit generic, and I’m trying to decide if they are trite or if he’s just really earnest. I haven’t read Marley & Me (I’m pretty sure I’m the last person alive not to have read it), so I don’t know his style or personality at all. Will look forward to your response.

    Our Random House rep came today and brought me 6 ARCs I’m very excited about. Yay!


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