Bookish Question – How do you get ARCS?

How do you get ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) of books? Recently, the lovely Anna in Spain asked me how I got my ARC copies of books.  And that is a great question.  If you’re new to book reviewing, you probably don’t know where to start to get ARCs for review, which leaves you reviewing books Read More …

Bookish Questions – How many books do you own?

How many books do you own? This is the type of question likely to get me in trouble, and my husband will be the first to tell you that he thinks I’m a hoarder.  And while I do have lots of “things,” I don’t consider it hoarding if it’s books. Resource Materials Not including magazines Read More …

Bookish Questions – Paperback or Hardback?

Paperback or Hardback? As I mentioned in my last Bookish Questions post about Special Editions, I love hardback books. Especially hardback books that are pretty.  If I plan to keep a book to read multiple times, I would much rather have a hardback edition of the novel, but if it’s something I’m not likely to Read More …

Bookish Questions – How do you feel about special editions?

How do you feel about special editions of books? Special editions of novels are the bane of my existence – or, at least my pocketbook. I mean, I love them, and I have the means to buy them, which is how I end up with so many different versions of the same novel. Fortunately there Read More …

Bookish Questions – What do you do with books you no longer want?

What do you do with books you no longer want? When we set up Mildred’s room, I had to get rid of my big beautiful bookshelf.  There simply wasn’t room for the bookshelf and all of her new things. So, I pulled all of the books from the bookshelves and stored them in boxes.  But, Read More …

Bookish Questions – Favorite Cover Art?

What book has your favorite cover art? For me, the cover art of a book is a big deal, especially if it’s a book I love.  I think it’s the artist in me. I want to have a beautiful copy of my book that I can display, and that really conveys the atmosphere of the Read More …

Bookish Questions – What do you plan to read next?

What do you plan to read next? I’ve got a couple of books that I recently purchased which I am really looking forward to reading.  One is The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness.  I stumbled across a copy in the bargain bin at my local Dollar General store, but if you aren’t so lucky to Read More …