I haven't really talked much about my other passion - books - on this blog, but those who know me in real life know that I'm a bibliophile. The "recently read" section to the right over there is courtesy of LibraryThing which is where I've been cataloging what I've read/own for the past few years.
Earlier this year they started an Early Reviewers program where they partnered with publishers to get review copies of books out to LT users to read and review. To date, I've requested several and recieved a few. Who doesn't like free books?
Tipperary by Frank Delaney was the first book I received. I tried, but I had great difficulty following the story as it jumped between time periods. I eventually gave up.
The Pirate's Daughter by Margaret Cezair-Thompson was the second book received. I'm sad to say that it's still sitting on my dining room table unread. I guess this is a good motivation tool to get me to move it up closer to the top of Mt TBR. Perfect timing as I'm just finishing up another book.
This week, I received notification that I'll be getting two books.
The Moon in the Mango Tree by Pamela Ewen
The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur by Daoud Hari
Wow! Take about completely different genres. I'm thrilled to be getting both these books, but not sure which one I'm more excited about.
Tipperary is long gone (swapped on BookMooch), but if you're interested in any of the three remaining books, just leave a comment. It'll encourage me to read them more quickly than I otherwise would. Plus, I'll be glad to pass them along to someone else who's interested.
And if you're an avid reader/bibliophile and don't have an LT account yet, what's stopping you? Go on, sign up and catalog your library -- then check out the Early Reviewers offerings.