Planned Obsolescence by Lorin Brandon
This book promised to be as moving and monumental as Dan Brown’s Da Vinci code, but the opening scene was even more compelling.Continue reading Planned Obsolescence by Lorin Brandon
Why You Don’t Have To Wait Forever For Your Favourite Author To Publish Their Next Book
If you just can’t wait to get your hands on the next book from your favourite author, the good news is that you not have to…
If you sign up to NetGalley, you can access ebooks and audiobooks before their official release date. And there are loads to choose from in most genres.
All that’s asked of you in return is to submit feedback on the book to the publisher, and occasionally share your review elsewhere besides, such as on Amazon and Goodreads.
Don’t worry it doesn’t have to be an essay, just three sentences is often enough.
Everyone who signs up to review NetGalley books has their own profile, which you can use to get publishers to give you early access to their books.
This profile features a ratio shown as a percentage of the number of early releases you’ve been approved for against the number that you’ve actually reviewed.
The higher this percentage, the more likely you are to be given early access. NetGalley recommends reviewers to have a ratio of at least 80%, but if your percentage is low, that doesn’t always mean you’ll be denied access.
NetGalley also has lots of titles in its “Read Now” section, where you can download ebooks and audiobooks no questions asked.
NetGalley is fun and easy to use, and it’s where I source many of the books I review on this blog
You can find it on NetGalley.co.uk and NetGalley.com.
Book Reviews Coming Next
Hey everybody, here are the next few books to be reviewed on the blog…
There’s Planned Obsolescence, where a para-archeologist examines a strange artifact with serious implications.
Then there’s some non-fiction where journalist Peter Olsthoorn examines how Google’s ‘free’ services are being paid for with information on our browsing behaviour.
And thirdly, we’ve got a dystopia by best selling author John Marrs, set in the near future, where couples are encouraged to upgrade to smart-marriages, and what this can mean for society
You may have noticed that this is a departure from what was previously scheduled. This is because I have accepted several advance reader copies to read and review and I need to get as many done before their deadlines as possible.
If you were looking forward to any of the reviews or articles that I said will be coming in 2023, please bear with me, I do intend to get to them.
For the rest of this month, book reviews will be every Saturday.
Perils of Perception by Bobby Duffy
When someone makes the claim that most of us are wrong about practically everything that counts, you’ve got to wonder what they’re referring to exactly and why. And that’s why I wanted to read this book.Continue reading Perils of Perception by Bobby Duffy