Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Debut Author Challenge - January Update
My January pick for the Debut Author Challenge was Across the Universe by Beth Revis. And I'm still waiting to read it. I'm currently first on the hold list at my local library. No tsk, tsking me for not buying a copy. I'm a librarian. I use the library. I buy plenty of books as gifts, but I rarely buy books for myself. Because I'm a librarian. I use the library.
But I'm bummed because now I feel I'm falling behind on DAC. Enter NetGalley. I heard about this nifty service through my tweeps on Twitter. Those involved in publishing in some way (including librarians!), can sign up for free. Publishers offer online ARCs for upcoming titles that users can request. I wrote a short bio to introduce myself to publishers, who then approved my requests.
My first request, which will remain titleless, was a slow read for me. So slow that after 200 pages I finally gave up on it. When I was younger, I felt obliged to finish every book I started. I've since realized that life is too short and other books too tempting to continue with one I find a miss. It happens.
My second request has been a much happier match and I'm loving it so far. Review to come soon.
My third request was Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton and I can't wait to read it. I'm amending my DAC list to make this my official February read. I still hope to read How Lamar's Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy by Crystal Allen later this year. Because that's one awesome title.
What have you read so far this year? What are you looking forward to reading next? Leave me a comment and share your latest reads.