I love the ER program. It has been very good to me, awarding me 10 books since I joined in April 2008. Here is a list of all the books I've snagged, some number of copies vs number of requests info for each book, and my thoughts and LT rating for each book. (If the title is a link, it leads to my review of that book here on my blog).
The Wednesday Sisters 150 copies/851 requests
This was my first book in the ER program so I was really excited to get it. I had a hard time getting into it though. I gave it 3 stars on LT because the female writer/friendship aspect was appealing.
The 19th Wife 100 copies/1053 requests
Wasn't too sure about this one - it actually wasn't my first choice - but I ended up loving it and gave it 4 1/2 stars on LT.
Tomato Girl 20 copies/707 requests
Also wasn't my first choice but it became one of my favorite reads of 2008. 5 stars on LT. Maybe the algorithm knows me better than I know myself?
Woman of a Thousand Secrets 40 copies/945 requests
Also not my first choice. Even though there were parts of this I thought could have been cut, I did enjoy the blend of history and myth and gave it 3 1/2 stars on LT.
The Fire 300 copies/ 668 requests
This was my first choice and I was super excited about it because I loved The Eight. I didn't think it was a worthy follow-up however, and I gave it 2 1/2 stars on LT.
The Whisky Rebels 100 copies /1764 requests
I ended up liking this a lot more than I thought I would. Mostly because I thought the characters were so well drawn. 4 1/2 starts on LT.
Company of Liars 20 copies/1751 requests
This was my first choice and I was estatic to get it. I had really high expectations for this, and was a bit disapointed, even though I did like most of it. 3 1/2 stars on LT.
Lost Episodes of Beatie Scareli 25/828
I was shocked when I got this because I didn't recall requesting it. And it's self-published which I avoid. The only book I thought I requested in Sept 2008 was The Music Teacher (which I picked up at the Frankfurt Book Fair). I haven't finished it yet. Horrible isn't it? I really need to...
Cracked Up To Be 40 copies/1363 requests
My first choice and great read (despite a subplot I didn't like). 4 stars on LT.
Darling Jim 30 copies/1314 requests
I just found out today that I snagged this February book after a couple months of getting nada. YAY!
Emmy's keeping warm - how about you?