Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2023
I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

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.



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