03 March 2009

Tuesday Things

Question: Were you aware of the Early Reviewer Program? Have you received any books from the program? If you have, how have you liked the book(s)? Any other thoughts on the LTER program?

I have been a member of the Early Reviewer program since July 2007. I got a book the very first month that I joined and really enjoyed it. In total, I have gotten seven books, including one from the February batch. Here is the list:

The Guardians
The Break-up Diet: A Memoir
Enlightenment for Idiots
Love Marriage
The Gates of Trevalyn
A Rose by any Name
Everyone is Beautiful

In the beginning, I would obsess over whether or not I got a book and was HUGELY disappointed when I did not get one, and pondered why I didn't get the book I thought was perfect for me. Now, I go in and make my selections - any that look interesting to me and it is serendipity when I snag a book. The best thing about the Early Reviewer program is getting to know all of you. And, like Wendi, I often find out about books that I would enjoy reading through the brief descriptions in the list of books. Overall, I have really enjoyed the books that I have snagged. Only one was not really my cup of tea, although it had the potential to be.

Also like Wendi I have read a ton of books that I have not had time to post reviews for and I am hoping to get caught up with myself soon. However, I am agonizing over my numbering system. I have been trying to keep up with how many books I read each year and now last year is messed up because I did not get the reviews done, and if I am them now, this year will be rather messed up too. AHHH! Someone tell me what to do!



caite said...

I am sorry, I can't tell you what to do. Put half on this year and half on last...I don't know.

I am still disappointed when I don't get picked for an ER book...which is all that happen anymore. And no, it's not that I need the books. I have others, many others, waiting to be read and reviewed but I just hate to get that message that I was not chosen again...and again...and again...

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

I'm reading Everyone is Beautiful now and I'm enjoying it. I received a copy as part of a blog tour. :)

As for catching up on reviews - that is a hard one. I do understand wanting to keep your numbers in the right years - but I'd want to give myself credit for the books too - did you decide what to do?

Thanks for stopping by and participating in Thingers last week! I've got the post up for this week, we're taking a look at the section called LT Member Giveaways. ~ Wendi