Thursday, April 21, 2011

I did a book review! (Woo hoo!)

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:


And inside there were more fun things like "Dedication to come" and "UNREVISED AND UNPUBLISHED PROOFS.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!


Autumn in jeans said...

That's AWESOME!!! I've never gotten a pre-released book before either!! How cool!!

Mom of Two said...

That's pretty awesome. I have always wanted to do that. I love to read & blog.

SurvivorBlessing said...

I want to be a part of it too.... i LOVE reading, do it any minute I get!!! Maybe you can put in a good word for me....

(by the way, I love the book you gave me, even though it did not had great reviews on Amazon)

The Clines said...

Cool! Are you on They have giveaways there where you can win advance copies of books. I've won a couple and it's nice to be one of the first to read a new book (especially if it's a good one!)