BEA & BookCon Haul

Just a quick update on BEA and BookCon — still trying to recover, and you’re about to see why!

I brought home a total of 119 books, ARC and finished, as well as 8 samplers.

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The important thing to note here is that I purchased FOUR of these. Only four. The rest were given to me for free!
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All the “goodies” I got — samplers, pins, bookmarks, stickers, and more.

I hope to update you with another post about my most exciting grabs of the week. Stay tuned!

Quick Update

Hi all!

Sorry for my lack of posts lately. I’ve been building up content to give you a more consistent feed of new and interesting books, giveaways, and bookish news.

Some exciting news: Next week, I’ll be attending BookExpo America, the country’s largest book-related conference, as well as BookCon! I hope to bring back lots of interesting new ideas and content, including some of the most anticipated books of the year.
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Thanks for hanging in there with me, and stay tuned for the scoop on what I’m reading.

 

Reading now:

61dQyRrqSsL._SX327_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg715wJzWbkqL.jpgWhere They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight (Audible) – Pick this one up now!

The Bullet by Mary Louise Kelly – waiting for the wow factor, but stay tuned for the final verdict.

 

Judging Books By Covers

Unpopular opinion: I do judge books by their covers.

It comes down to one simple reason. If you (or your publisher) didn’t care enough or didn’t want to spend the money to come up with an intriguing, beautiful, genre-appropriate cover, what are the chances that you (or they) cared enough or wanted to spend the money to develop and edit to make the story as perfect and engaging as possible?

In my career and my free time, I spend an enormous amount of time around books.

However, this is not always true — sometimes there’s a crap cover on an amazing book, and sometimes there’s a beautiful cover on a turd of a book — but it usually is a good guideline to follow.

Here’s some book covers that I’m loving lately:

The Girl on the TrainThe Husband's SecretThe Rocks

Becoming RainUnabrowEverybody Rise