Things will be changing a bit around here in the near future. I am excited to announce that I have begun reviewing pre-publication galleys on behalf of some pretty major publishing houses. It is very likely that my already very eclectic reading habits will become even more so.
Currently, I have non-fiction titles aimed at all three age brackets: adult, young adult, and children. One of the things that I find exceptionally fun about reviewing galleys is that there are books on the list which I would likely never have come across any other place, and nowhere is this more true than in the realm of non-fiction. Long a lover of history, I have kept up fairly well with new releases in that specific genre, but one look at the list of galleys available for perusal showed me how narrow my focus really is. I have books on everything from sidewalk chalk art to plastic to kindness to covered bridges. As I post the reviews, I hope that you will feel inspired to extend your reading horizons and order some of these titles for yourself, either from your favorite bookseller or your library.
I felt drawn to many more non-fiction titles than fiction, but I do have some wonderful looking reads lined up in that area as well. Selections run the gamut from a boarding school in British India to a spy thriller to short stories set in a small Israeli town.
One of the things that came as a complete surprise to me was the extensive selection of children's and young adult books available. The kids and I are having a lot of fun reading through a wide variety of picture books, both non-fiction and fiction. In addition, I have a couple of read-alouds which we are going to begin this week. I also accepted several young adult books, both novels and non-fiction, which I am hoping my fifteen year old son will read as well and join me in co-reviewing. Knowing that most of us who read ourselves also read to our children, grandchildren, or other little people in our lives, I am happy to add these reviews to my blog so that all of you can discover new titles to pass along.
Aside from free e-galleys, which will disappear off my Nook in 55 days or less, I am not compensated by the publisher for my reviews. So, you can be certain that any reviews which you read here will be my honest, uninfluenced opinion.
I hope the widely divergent titles which will be making their debut here will catch your fancy and enrich your reading life!