Monday, November 10, 2008

My 100th Book is Special

My next post will be my 100th book review. Wow. If someone had told me I could read 100 books in a year, I would have said, ‘No way!’ I mean, I know I read a lot of books, but I’ve never actually counted how many before and, 100 seems like this plateau up there, you know?

So, then the question became: Which book should I give this distinction? Since it’s almost mid-Nov already, there’s no way I’ll reach 200 by the end of the year, so this will be a one-time opportunity to show favouritism to an author.

Who should it be?

I could pick one of the authors who sent me an advance copy of a book to review.

I could pick one of the books I won from leaving a comment on a blog post or for winning a writing contest.

And, of course, I could even pick a book I bought for myself or borrowed from the library.

But there’s one author whom I have a soft spot for because she sent me a book just because she heard I had never read a Harlequin Medical.

You see, last year on the Open House, we were all jumping from forum to forum across the boards and just visiting the different book lines that Harlequin publishes. As you know, I usually hang out on The Write Stuff and the Steeple Hill forums although I have friends on other boards.

Because Harlequin Medicals aren’t sold in Cdn stores, I’d never read one and being curious, I hopped over to that board (or was it the chat hour?) and checked it out during the Open House. They welcomed me and I admitted I’d never read one before.

Well, Amy Andrews – an Aussie - immediately gave me her email address and said if I emailed her my snail mail address, she’d send me book to see what the Medicals are all about. Free. No strings attached. Wow.

Within 2 weeks (all the way from Australia), I received a copy of Amy’s book, Found: A Father For Her Child Harl Med 335. And, I really liked it.

Last week, I was surprised to find one of Amy’s books, The Italian Count’s Baby on the shelves in Walmart, SuperStore and the bookstores. It’s something new – Harlequin Presents Extra: Mediterranean Doctors.

So, to thank Amy for her generosity, I’m switching books around on my Shelfari shelves so that Amy’s book is my 100th book review.

Thanks, Amy, maybe I can return the favour one day.

1 comment:

  1. Just poppin' in to say hi! Congrats on reaching 100 books!


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