Sunday, November 1, 2009
Sunday Salon: My Reading POA
Does anyone have a strict system or at least general rule-of-thumb they use for books sent to review? How is that working out for you?
I just finished and reviewed The Order of Odd-Fish by James Kennedy. It was quirky and fun, if really very odd :-) That one wasn't sent to me to review, but I wanted to read it before meeting the author in about three weeks. I'm not sure how many other books by other authors I'm going to get through before meeting them... probably not very many!
I'm now reading The Curse of the Tahiera, by Wendy Gillissen. This one was sent to me for review, and while it's fairly long, it's quite good so far (I'm only on page 40 of about 420, though, so who knows what will happen). I am glad I accepted this book to review because the author is doing all the marketing herself and it's published by a very small press (maybe even self-published, not sure). In the vague rule-of-thumb I am setting for myself for reviewing books in 2010, I think I will try to focus on accepting books from small presses to review because they have less of a marketing department. Well, unless it's a book I really, really want even before it is being offered to me to review (such as Wolf Hall and Unseen Academicals). Not sure how successful I will be with that, but I can always try!
I also have to pick a reading list for the Women Unbound challenge, though I think I am going to make it flexible for myself. We'll see what happens!
Hope everyone else is excited about this reading week :-)