Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tuesday Thingers: Early Reviewers

From The Boston Bibliophile: 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?

Yes! Early Reviewers is one of my favorite things about LT! The books I've received have been a mixed bag - some I loved, some I didn't. I participate in the discussion group, if only to keep track of what is being mailed out and which books are still MIA. I think the program is a fabulous way to bring people in to LibraryThing, as well as a great tool for publishers to get books into the hands of people who will read them, love them and most of all review them.

The books I've gotten so far:

  • The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff (loved it - my review is here)
  • Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland (I have not finished this one yet)
  • A Dog Among Diplomats by J.F. Englert (not my cuppa - review is here)
  • Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah (didn't love it, but it wasn't bad - review is here)
  • Happy Hour is for Amateurs: A Lost Decade in the World's Worst Profession (hate is not strong enough - review is here)
  • The Stories of Devil-Girl by Anya Achtenberg (very interesting - review is here)
  • The Whiskey Rebels by David Liss (well-written, but I wasn't swept up in it - review is here)

I've been very lucky so far...and! I just found out I'll be receiving The Spanish Bow by Andromeda Romano-Lax from the September batch! Keep 'em coming, LibraryThing!


Anonymous said...

You're a lucky one! I'm reading The 19th Wife right now (I didn't get it from LT) and loving it so far.

shelburns said...

You are lucky! Do they send you a note when they are sending you a book?

Lisa said...

You'll normally get a comment that says you either did/didn't snag a book. I like to think I'vwe been paying back my good fortune by making some suggestions to other friends on LT about how they can increase their chances - like adding reviews, tagging their books, etc.

Bonnie said...


You've snagged some great books! How long have you been a member? I have to figure out how to do the tagging!

Joanne ♦ The Book Zombie said...

Wow you've snagged some great books, I had my eye on the Anya Achtenberg book, but decided to wait and hear some opinions first.
I love how much you can learn from the discussion groups, but my shyness keeps me lurking rather than posting :)

Cathy said...

I have a friend on LT who's received books through ER. Some of those books she's had for a year and has yet to review. I've kept my mouth shut, but I have to admit that that bugs me! LOL

Melissa said...

You've gotten some really good ones!

Marie Cloutier said...

That's a nice batch of books! :-)

Lisa said...

I also got Any Given Doomsday, but haven't gotten it started yet. That's the only one I've gotten.

Amy said...

Andromeda is such a wonderful person...I look forward to your review. I need to review that book as well! ;)

Anonymous said...

I've been lucky with LTER too, my list is up on my post.

We don't have any overlap of LTER books. I've read (and loved) *The 19th Wife* and will post the review 10/20 on David Ebershoff's TCL Book Tours stop.