Recently BlogHer (who hosts the ads on my blogs) sent me an email. They were offering a free book and a bit of compensation for bloggers who wanted to read and review the book. Wait a minute...I like to read and write anyway, and I was being offered money to do both of those things? With fingers trembling from anticipation (okay, maybe that's overstating it a bit), I clicked on the link and got my name on the list before it filled up.
When the book, Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks, came in the mail, I saw this text on the bottom of the cover:
"ADVANCE UNCORRECTED PROOFS --NOT FOR SALE"
And inside there were more fun things like "Dedication to come" and "UNREVISED AND UNPUBLISHED PROOFS. CONFIDENTIAL." I will readily admit, I geeked out seeing all this. I've certainly never gotten an advance proof of a book before, and somehow it seemed so much cooler than a regular book. Then BlogHer asked us to be hush-hush about the reviews, so I felt even more like a superhero-private eye-book reviewer!
Caleb's Crossing is being released May 3. You can pre-order it on Amazon here, or for the Kindle here.
And I'd love it if you'd read my review on BlogHer. (I'd love it even more if you'd give me some comment love while you're there!) I'm currently reading another book for the program--I'm so excited to be part of it!