Happy reading everyone!
Happy reading everyone!
As the way things always happen, I stumble upon something by clicking links through different sites – each one intriguing in their own right, sort of like Hanzel and Gretel’s crumbs in the forest, following a trail, except instead of finding my way home, I am exploring the world wide web.
Today I stumbled on DearReader.com (which I found through an author’s site, which lead me to authorbuzz.com, and then DearReader.com) I had heard of the sites where you can sign up for an email that contain a chapter or so of a book, and you read it in small chunks like that until you’re done. I’ve always thought that was a great idea – especially for people who are busy and don’t get a lot of time to read. For me, personally, I couldn’t read ONLY a chapter a day, so I never bothered to sign up for anything.
However, today, when I was checking out DearReader, I decided that I would sign up because there’s more than just book chapters, like I previously mentioned I signed up for AuthorBuzz. This looks like an awesome resource to get to know and connect with authors. There’s also contests, advanced reader copies, signed books, and other fun things.
The DearReader takes you to a page where you type in your zip code and then you find your local library on the list, go to their site and sign up for all the clubs you’re interested in.
I had no idea my local library participated in this and it’s completely free, when I heard about this idea in the past, it was a paid service.
For me, I signed up for AuthorBuzz, Pre-Pub (great way to get sneak peeks and info on what’s coming out), Teen (couldn’t resist!), and Thriller.
*Note: you don’t get to read the full book, only the first 3 chapters or so and then they move onto the next book
Has anyone else signed up for these clubs? What do you think?
Today’s featured question is:
Random stuff on my iTunes mostly.. lately there has been a lot of:
Question: “If you find a book you love, do you hunt down other books by the same author?”“
My answer? Most definitely! I add them to my wish list right away. If I LOVE that book I figure I will love what ever else that author has written. Case in point, after I finished Richelle Mead’s the Vampire Academy series, I investigated (and was thrilled) to find that she had other books out!