What is the Sunday Salon? Imagine some university library’s vast reading room. It’s filled with people–students and faculty and strangers who’ve wandered in. They’re seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them, and they’re all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go…
I have several reviews to write and many great books from the library to read, but it is a beautiful day and I am going to take advantage of it by visiting our local farmer’s market and then taking the dog for a long walk.
Over the past few weeks book bloggers have been sharing where they get their books. I think this meme came about because of questions about honesty and integrity in book reviews. Are people being honest when review ARCs or books sent by publishers? I’m not sure where this discussion has gone but I became curious about where the books I choose to review come from. So, the last 20 review books…
The Philosopher and the Wolf – Library
Yellowknife – Bought from the publisher
This Earth of Mankind – Library
Kindred – Bought used from Godfather’s Books in Astoria, OR.
Robot Dreams – Library
2666 – Received as a gift.
Locomotion – Library
What I Was – Library
The Color of Earth – Library
Lavina – Bought at Canyon Way Books in Newport, OR.
Nation – Library
White Rapids – Library
Ishmael – Library
Remarkable Creatures – Library
Graceling – Library
This Blinding Absence of Light – Library
Flight – Library
The Veiled Suite – Library
Monkey Beach – Library
Burma Chronicles – Library
Library – 16 books/80%
Bought – 3 books/15%
Gift – 1 book/5%
Thank goodness for the Seattle Public Library. I would be lost without them! I read many books that I don’t review, mostly mysteries, and those all come from the library unless we’ve been to one of our wonderful independent bookstores. I have recieved a couple of books as give-aways from other bloggers but have not read them yet. I have just stared requesting early review books from LibraryThing and Goodreads. If I receive them it will be interesting to see how I review them. Wher do you get your books?
I’m off to find peaches and blueberries! Have a wonderful week.