Hello lovely folks! The months are slipping past at an alarming rate. (That’s a sign of old age, if there ever was one.) It is June already – the month that we Nova Scotians dig in the dirt / aka garden preparation. I expect my reading progress will reflect the added time I spend outdoors this month, so bear with me.
In my valiant attempt to gain control over my reading/review commitments, I have been a bit better this past month. I read 9 novels + 2 short stories and 3,638 pages in May. I fell one book short of my May reading plan, but will add that title to my June list.
I received “The word is murder” by Anthony Horowitz from Harper
Putman invited me to read/review “Where the crawdads sing” by Delia Owens, which I received via Edelweiss
I received an email from NetGalley with my eleventh auto-approval! Interestingly enough, although I’ve received auto-approval from eleven publishers, only nine of them are active. Two of the publishers, Red Adept and Open Road Media, are no longer affiliated with NetGalley.
Because Amazon Publishing UK was SO nice to grant me auto-approval, I HAD to get at least one title from them. LOL
I chose “The beekeeper’s promise” by Fiona Valpy
I received “Tell me a secret” by Samantha Hayes from Bookouture via NetGalley
I received a print copy of Iain Reid’s “Foe” in the post from Simon & Schuster Canada.
This was a lovely surprise, as I was unaware of this book’s existence until I opened the package. I very much enjoyed his previous novel “I’m thinking of ending things“.
So…. that’s it! My shortest book haul ever! Only FIVE more review commitments!
Way to go ME!
On a less upbeat note, I was saddened to hear that my request for Kate Morton’s newest title was declined by NetGalley.
I’m delighted to report that there are now 2.682 people following this blog!
My NetGalley feedback ratio still needs some improvement:
My Edelweiss feedback ratio needs
recusitation even more improvement: