Book mail…what two words go together better?
You all know I don’t get subscription boxes…maybe one day (hint, hint, Christmas 🎄)…and I don’t get publisher ARCs sent to me…
Oh, wait! I DID get something sent to me, and it’s an ARC, but it’s not from the publisher… 😉
But first, I want to tell you about the one that came first. EC @ ecorrauthor sent me a book she no longer wanted but thought I would like…we have known each other way back before our blogs, when Goodreads was our only forum. Here’s HER book mail:
I’m excited to read a book she so thoughtfully decided I might like. I love media mail: it’s the only affordable way to send books. I, in turn, will be sending her a book that I think she might like. It’s a pen pal system. Though I’m doing #SFATW with my awesome partner, Anne @ Inked Brownies, this is a fun way to share books, too. For a couple dollars, you too can send someone a book that you may not read anymore but think someone else might like. And if they don’t? They can either send it to someone else, or they could donate it to the library (as long as it’s not an ARC…I know of someone that tried, unsuccessfully, to do that…her heart was so in the right place)!
Also, I got my much anticipated package from Donna Freitas! Without further ado, here is the book mail that made my millennia!
I know I’ll like this one as much as the first! The minute I finished Unplugged, I requested this book. And it took me forever to receive the no on Edelweiss. I really don’t understand it either: I have all my Goodreads reviews up there, and try to keep it current. That’s why I’m using NetGalley, where my feedback score shows and publishers can see my good stats.
Here’s the two together (I don’t have a bookshelf but I will very soon…I’m bringing one up from the basement because I have too many books just placed in a cabinet, and it’s ridiculous):
My first ARC book mail! I ❤️ Donna! And I’m always going to be grateful to her for taking a chance on me, and offering others the chance to read her books, too! Jasmine @ howusefulitis emailed her and she sent her copies of the books, too! I’m so thrilled for once for getting denied…this is the best possible result I could ever hope for!
I’m so excited to read The Body Market…but I’m going to be careful with my book because it is so beautiful. And one I can call my own! Yes, I like receiving the digital galleys, and it’s really neat to have so many wonderful ARCs in my Kindle collection, but there’s nothing like the feel of a real book, and the memory that comes from receiving it in the mail!
Happy Reading, y’all! Just so glad to share theses incredible people with you! Thanks to EC and to Donna for the lovely books…you have no idea how much this means to me. 😊😊😊😊😊
**I originally had a pic with the front of the envelope and my address showing, and it was brought to my attention that it might not be a good idea. So I fixed it: I don’t have photo editing programs on my phone, so I just used a pic of the back of the envelope instead. I’m a dork.**