Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Musing Monday: July 26th
MizB over at Should Be Reading hosts Musing Mondays. This is what I was asked to ponder this week.
Do you review books? If so, for who?
If not, have you ever thought about doing so? Why, or why not?
I realize the question being asked probably refers to publishing companies or such, but I wanted to state that I started reviewing when I became interested in Reading Challenges here in blog land. I decided if I was going to read the books I wanted to review them too, so I could share my "thoughts, inspirations and weird ideas gleaned from each book" as I stated at the top of my blog.
As I learned more about blogging and books I discovered that people get to keep free copies of books if they review the books for certain publishers. I joined BookSneeze and thought it would be great if I could get these free books as I could then donate them to our church library if I felt the book was a good book. You know, share the wealth. I have yet to finish the first book I received though because I keep getting introduced to really good books through all these blogs I hop to. I have tried getting a hold of other publishers, but I have never heard back from any of them.
Now, to ask a question. If someone knows the answer I would appreciate if you could contact me in my comments. I have seen that some people review books and then have a copy to do a giveaway with. How do you get those extra books to give away? Do only certain publishers offer that? Just wondering, thanks for your help.