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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Bound Galley?

I started blogging in January and "won" my first review copy from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program - January batch. (Beginner's luck, haven't won any since). My first "official" review request came in June and it's been pretty regular since (THANK YOU) although I do not have enough books to "open a used bookstore". My very first book (LT) was an ARC. I'm familiar with them - actually received one years ago, signed with a personalized note, from a favorite author. The other books received could have been/probably were final copies they were bound so nice.

I tell you this because just this week I received my very first "Review Galley Only" book. It's larger than a hardcover and only 186 pages. The final book will be Trade-sized paperback with 384 pages. How do I know this? Because it's printed right on the cover! Oh my gosh - the press release I've been getting folded up in my books is bound into this book with a bunch of info printed right there on the cover! Yes, the cover graphic of the actual book is there but it doesn't cover the whole thing, in fact, is a small part of the total cover. I wish my scanner was working so I could show you.

I''m just a little excited, and it isn't even a review book - I won it in a contest (from the publisher).

What book? What contest?

A BBAW contest from Bell Bridge Books. I received....Primitive by Mark Nykanen.

"Kidnapped by neo-primitive survivalists with a radical environmental agenda, an aging model finds herself fighting for her life in the rugged Pacific Northwest mountains."

See an excerpt at Bell Bridge Books, just scroll down. It is also available to purchase at this link.

edit: I just read the excerpt. My stomach is all clenched tight. Luckily for me I can go sit some place and read instead of waiting for the mail!

1 comment:

Casse AKA Catholic Kittie said...

I won this book too. At first I was like woah huge book! lol

When you review it let me know, so I can see how high up to put it on my TBR pile. I may just read it for the read-a-thon.

Casse

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