Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Where my last 20 reviewed books came from (3)

Yep - that time again (and now especially relevant considering the recent FTC guidelines). Another 20 books have been reviewed, and this is where I got them:

No Time For Goodbye by Linwood Barclay - bought at a discount at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2008
Sometimes We're Always Real Same Same by Mattox Roesch - provided by the publisher after I accepted publicist query
Lips Touch by Laini Taylor - I actually have two copies of this (both signed!). The ARC I got at BEA 2009 and the hardcover I got at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2009.
Amberville by Tim Davys - provided by the publisher after I accepted publicist query
My Invented Life by Lauren Bjorkman - provided by the publisher after I accepted author query
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger - bought
Half Minute Horrors by various - bought
Andromeda Klein by Frank Portman - provided by publisher per my request
Secret Son by Laila Lalami - provided by publisher per my request
The Everafter by Amy Huntley - provided by publisher per my request
The Waking: Dreams of the Dead by Thomas Randall - provided by publisher for book tour
Liar by Justine Larbalestier - picked up at BEA 2009 (signed!)
The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson - provided by publisher per my request
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - bought
Crashed by Robin Wasserman - provided by publisher per my request
Skinned by Robin Wasserman - picked up at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2008
Swimming by Nicola Keegan - requested as part of the Amazon Vine program
Labor Day by Joyce Maynard - requested as part of the Amazon Vine program
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver -provided by publisher per my request
Fire by Kristin Cashore - provided by publisher for book tour

4 bought books for this time period, but none borrowed. Still heavy on the review copies, but that's not surprising as I try to read my serious backlog of requested and accepted books.

Where are most of your books coming from these days? Any changes to your procurement habits as of late?

8 comments:

J.T. Oldfield said...

hey, I say good for you getting through those ARCs!

Serena said...

I'm with you! I'm working through the ARCs and review copies, so there are few borrowed and bought books being reviewed.

Heather Zundel said...

I love seeing where you get all your books from. Don't ask me why, but I find it fascinating.

Rebecca Herman said...

Hmm of the books I reviewed recently:

2 bought
1 received from author who offered signed copy
1 requested from published

Sadako said...

I still have to read Day of the Pelican...it's been sitting on my pile for so long!

Alice Teh said...

Hi Lenore, I've read that FTC clarified that their guideline does not include book bloggers...

Here's the link: http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6702752.html?nid=3336

The whole article is trying to convey that FTC’s guidelines are not aimed at individual bloggers.

Beth F said...

I really need to concentrate on ARCs... winter reading ahead....

Ms. Yingling said...

Public library, nearly always. Sometimes if I have liked the author in the past, I'll buy a new one for the library before reading it, but rarely. Hardly ever buy books for myself.Get a very few ARCs--- they are just too much work.