Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tuesday Thingers

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, I love the ER...because the ER is about free books, and I love me the free books! Woo Hoo!
I have been in it about 6 months...and I refuse to tell you how many books I have received. I refuse because I was over reading the LT thread about people that 'hate' Early Reviewers because they have not gotten any books, or have not received a book in months and are all upset...

OK, I will tell you. I have received a book every month I have been in it. In fact, I got three last month because the publishers sent all three books in the author's series.
So shoot me....but I will still have my books!! So take that! And, of course, now I will not get one for a year. But I have my other sources now.

Yes, I have generally liked them. One or two I could have skipped. But several are from authors I had not heard of before, so might never have bought, but will now add to my list. Yes, I have already bought several of their books other books. One or two...or four or five. Six tops...maybe.

I do post at in the Early Reviewer group a bit. Mostly just to say if I got a book and when it arrives, so others know if they are getting the same book, it might be on the way.

Do I participate in the other LT groups? Yes...I do. In the Tea group and the Bloggers, and the ARC Junkies. I have learned quite a bit from posts there about the whole ARC subject.
And tea. Because I love books, free books and tea.
And then for general amusement, the Green Dragon. Always something funny there.


  1. Forget Early Reviewers - you need to buy a lottery ticket!

  2. You have good luck! That's great! Enjoy the reading!

  3. Now that I have said it, I know I will lose my good fortune..I just know it.

    But oh well, I am grateful for what I have received from ER so far, very grateful and if I never got another book, I would still be happy.

    OK, that is a lie...lol....sort of.

  4. What is Early Reviewers? For those of us not "in the know." :-)

  5. Good for you! I hope I am so lucky!

  6. what is early Reviewers? Well, on the beloved Library Thing (www.LibraryThing.com) site...a site ALL book lovers should belong to for the cataloging of your books and general book fun...there is a program called Early Reviewers.

    Publishers offer free books, some 1000+ each month, to be given out in exchange for posting a review on LT. You pick ones you would like to be considered for and then based on the books you have listed in your library and a number of other factors you may or may not 'win' one book each month.

  7. I've had the same good luck as you for getting books, and when I read the posts about people hating ER I feel half guilty but half annoyed. I really don't know why I'm lucky and I have never requested more than 2 books at a time. But I am extremely grateful for the LT ER program.

  8. Aha! I have some books on Library Thing but just got out of the habit of dropping by. So many projects, so little time. I'll have to drop back by there!

  9. I got The Last Oracle several months back, and I liked it enough that I have since bought 3 of his earlier books. Some of the ones I've gotten have been not fantastic, but none have been awful.

  10. No, I had two maybe that I did not love, but several I liked a great deal. Like Voices by Arnaldur Indridason, an Icelandic, writer I had never heard of and White Nights by Ann Cleeves, that is set in the Shetland Islands...hmmmm...I guess I like those exotic settings. Chilly, damp, exotic settings.


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