Franklin Roosevelt ARC

Early Review badgeI don’t think that I shared the joy that I actually was chosen for two LibraryThing Early Reviewer books. Random House offered LibraryThing a bonus batch in March and I was chosen for Franklin and Lucy: President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and the Other Remarkable Women in His Life in addition to The Venetian Mask that I ‘won’ in the regular batch. Well, the Venetian Mask still hasn’t shown up for me (or anyone else, as far as I can tell), but Franklin and Lucy was brought to me today by my buddy, the UPS guy who delivers to our office.

I suppose that this means I will be reading Franklin and Lucy first, unless perhaps my other Early Reviewer book comes with our fantastic mailman Irving at noon (why do we have such great mail delivery men at my office?), in which case I might go ahead and read it first. I only got through the first (very short) chapter in The Handmaid’s Tale, so I guess Margaret Atwood is going to have to get shifted back…

Let me just finish by saying that Brian is VERY EXCITED for our budget that I am getting these free books. In addition to these two LibraryThing Early Reviewer books, I am lucky enough to have two other LibraryThing members sending me books this week that they had previously been given for review, plus I’m entering everywhere I can around the ‘net to win more books. I’m not sure if he is correct in thinking that these books will really impede my buying habit, but time will tell.
Edited to add: Unfortunately my dear friend Irving did not bring The Venetian Mask today, so I suppose it will be Franklin and Lucy at lunch!

6 comments to Franklin Roosevelt ARC

  • You should really enjoy this book in conjunction with Eleanor vs. Ike!!!! You’ll jump into the novel knowing exactly what’s going on. I’ll definitely be on the look out for your review. I might have to get this one.

  • I know! I’m very excited to read them together! Quite fortuitous. The Venetian Mask will just have to wait (if it ever gets here anyway).

  • Melody

    Nen, do you not have a library card?!

  • I do NOT like getting library books, although I do like going to the library. I far prefer to be able to keep my books, because I like to reread them.

  • Have you thought about joining a bookswapping site like Paperback swap? You can get books basically for the cost of postage (so not entirely free, but pretty close) if you have some books around your house that you no longer want. I have gotten lots of books from there and have gotten rid of mostly books that my daughter had (so not the ones I want to keep!).

  • I think I’ll join either PBS or BookMooch soon. I don’t have a ton of books that I want to get rid of, but I probably have a few. I doubt I’d get too many books, because I’d probably never put enough up, but it is a good idea. Unfortunately I just weeded through all my books and took a box or two to Half Price Books (and immediately spent all the money they gave me buying new books).