Tuesday Thingers

And… I remembered to go and look at this week’s prompt for Tuesday Thingers, in spite of being spaced out on cold medication and lack of sleep.

Today’s question: Early Reviewers- do you participate? How many books (approximately) have you received through the program? Have you liked them generally? What’s your favorite ER book? Do you participate in the discussion group on LT?

I signed up for Early Reviewers very early on in the programme, but then didn’t put in for books for a few months because I was in the throes of moving. Once I was settled again, I started putting my name in for the draw, and so far I’ve received two review copies through the programme. Both were relatively early on, when the ratio of requests to copies available wasn’t quite so high.

I’ve enjoyed both books I received. Gents is one I might have bought for myself anyway — in fact, I think I may have read a review of it when it was first released back in 1997, and thought then that it sounded interesting. Pandora in the Congo is one I might not have picked up if I’d seen it in a bookshop, but the blurb intrigued me when I was reading the descriptions of the books available in the ER programme that month, and it ended up as my third choice of three I thought I might enjoy. So for me ER has brought me one enjoyable book I might otherwise never have read.

I used to be fairly active on the discussion group, but that was before I went back to working full-time at a day job with a much longer commute than I’ve ever had before. I just don’t have time and energy at the moment for a lot of my usual online discussion, although as I get less tired just from the shock of Having A Job, I’m picking some of it up again. I miss the ER group. Maybe if I score a review copy this month…

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3 Responses to Tuesday Thingers

  1. marie says:

    Gents was one I wanted to read, but it was unavailable to US LibraryThingers. Oh well, it’s not like I had nothing else to read, right? :-)

  2. Jules Jones says:

    You’re *not* going to get sympathy from me. :-) After all, how many books did US residents have to choose from that month?

    More seriously, while it was only available on ER to the UK, I think it is available to buy in the US, so it’s always worth asking your local library to consider buying it.

  3. Dawn says:

    I read the Early Reviewers and ARC Junkies groups daily. I used to check them several times a day, but I’ve gotten into a routine of just reading them at night (too much LIFE happening during the day!)

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