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 …

Book It!

I have to seriously thank the new “LeVar Burton Reads” podcast for getting any reading done this month.  It’s basically the adult “Reading Rainbow,” and I didn’t realize how much I needed it in my life until it appeared. Thanks to the podcast, I was able to rack up several completed “books” which were really Read More …

Book It!

I’m back at work now, so even my available time for listening to audiobooks has dropped.  But, I am still trying to make time to do a little bit of reading. I was able to finish 2 audiobooks this month, and made some progress on a couple of real books. Speakers of the Dead Speakers 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 …