It seems that review copies are like buses. A couple of weeks ago I had an email from a friend asking if I wanted to review her new novella, to which the answer was pretty much “gimmee”. Then I had an email from the author of the “Inspector Singh Investigates” series, who had seen my review of the first novel, and wanted to know if I’d like to review the other two. Since the main reason I hadn’t bought them myself was that I still have a to-be-read pile dating back to Boston Worldcon, you can guess what my answer was. They arrived last week. On the same day that a different friend provided his crit group with the first draft of a new novel.
Three different batches of new reading material for crit, all of which I had been very much looking forward to reading. And because I had a migraine last week, today is the first day I’ve been able to start on the queue. :-/ But “Inspector Singh Investigates: A Bali conspiracy most foul” went on the bus with me this morning. I’m about a third of the way through and very much enjoying it so far.