One of the advantages of being in publishing is the access to all the BOOKS! For a kid who spent the majority of her childhood (and her teenage years; and her college years; and, okay, like 20 minutes ago) reading, having the opportunity to read and talk about new books is like…nope, there’s no comparison. It’s just the best thing ever.
The down side is that many of the books are duds. I just sent a note to a publisher this morning that the book they had so kindly sent me was going to be deleted from my Kindle as soon as I finished writing the note. But there’s always that glimmer of hope when I receive a new book, that bead of optimism that swells until it bursts with excitement at having found another awesome story to recommend (looking at you, Fredrik Backman and Jodi Picoult.)
Most of the books I review now are ebooks, but occasionally I’ll open my mailbox to the surprise of a hard copy book. I received one of those last week, and I’m sharing the picture of it here:
On July 18, readers will get to experience The Breakdown by B.A. Paris. I get to read it well before then, though, and I’m happy to take on this “difficult” task to serve my followers. And other book lovers. And my inner story beast.
Be on the lookout for my review in the coming months, readers!