Tuesday, July 01, 2008

For Some Of Us, "Free Books!" Is What "Free Beer!" Is To The Rest Of You.

And speaking of reasons why I will never be caught up on my reading, I just found out I've got me a free book coming from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program, in which publishers offer free review copies to selected LT-member volunteers. (You're then expected to review the book on the site, but it doesn't have to be a long review, and there's no obligation. You're just less likely to get more books in the future if you don't.) Looks like I've scored a copy of Is Christianity Good for the World?, which promises to be a no-holds-barred debate between "leading atheist Christopher Hitchens (author of God Is Not Great) and Christian apologist Douglas Wilson (author of Letter from a Christian Citizen)." Competition for these books is pretty high, so I'd like to thank all the cranky atheist authors in my library who helped make LT's selection algorithm think I was a good match for this one. Mmmm... sacrelicious!

4 comments:

  1. I snagged a copy of Melanie and Steve Rasnic Tem's The Man in the Ceiling a couple of months back...although I never did get around to writing a review. They say you're more likely to get future early copies if you write a review, so maybe I ought to...

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  2. They do say that, yeah, and apparently it doesn't matter when you write the review; it counts in your favor even if it's late.

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  3. Actually, that sounds like a pretty darn good book to send you. I'm sure you'll write a fair, accurate, just, and impartial review.

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  4. Well, I'll certainly try!

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