Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tuesday Teaser & Tuesday Thingers

Tuesday Teaser is hosted by Should Be Reading and asks you to...

1. Grab your current read.
2. Let the book fall open to a random page.
3. Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
4. Please avoid spoilers!

A moment later Rhyme heard his aide's footsteps returning solo. Rhyme was wondering if someone had delivered a package. But then his mind jumped: Sunday. A visitor could be in street clothes and running shoes, which would make no sound on the entryway floor.

--The Broken Window by Jeffery Deaver
I love the Lincoln Rhyme series! With some of the series I read, the later books haven't been as good, but this series never disappoints.

Today's question: How do you get your books for reviewing? Do you track them somehow (excel, database, etc), or just put them in a tbr (To Be Read for anyone that doesn't know) pile?

I review everything I read so my books come from all over. My own TBR pile consists of three bookshelves, double stacked so I always have something available to read! Most of the audio books I read come from the library, with a few coming from publishers for review.

When I am fortunate enough to receive review copies I keep track of release dates in a Google Calendar. I try to have my reviews posted right around the time a book hits stores. I think this gives the publisher and author the most exposure, and hopefully brings book buyers their way.


Sandy Nawrot said...

Ahhh...Lincoln Rhyme. Yes, I listened to this book on audio over Thanksgiving and really liked it, above many of the others in the series I've read. It puts a serious paranoia in your heart, for sure. I'll await your review!

Lenore Appelhans said...

I also try to post reviews for new books around their release date - but I have fallen behind on many of them. Just too many to read!

jlshall said...

I use a Microsoft Works database program to keep track of the ARCs I request/receive, and keep a separate database of all the other TBR books. I've really cut back on the ARCs lately, but that TBR list just keeps on growing alarmingly!

Wendi said...

I also review everything I read - well, there was this one book I didn't review because I really struggled with it . . . hmm

I'm really glad I'm not the only one with multiple shelves double stacked!

Thanks for participating in Thingers last week! I've got the post up for this week - What's your favorite genre? ~ Wendi