Penguin’s First to Read

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A couple of months ago, I joined Penguin’s First to Read program.  This is where they email you a list of books and you basically put your name in a drawing to have the opportunity to read the book before anyone else does – you’re getting a change to read the book’s proof copy.  How cool is that?

Very cool!

Well, I threw my entry into Friendswood by Rene Steinke and I was selected.  Except, my stupid email put the email into spam or something, because I never received it, which meant, I lost my opportunity to read the book before anyone else did.

I’m bummed.

But, the book was just published last week, so there’s hope that I’ll be able to pick up a copy of it soon.  I’ve read an excerpt of it and the book is fantastic.

That brings me to One Plus One by Jojo Moyes.  I wasn’t selected to read this one, but it was one of my choices.  I read a very short excerpt and I can’t wait to read the rest.  I’m adding it to my reading list.  This book was released on 7/1/2014.

There are others I put a bid for:
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters — I wasn’t selected, but I’m reading an excerpt
The Golem of Hollywood by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman — I was selected to read this one
Five Days Left by Julie Lawson Timmer — I’ll be reviewing this one in a couple of days, as I’m almost done reading it.

Happy Reading!

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