Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wild Wednesday

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Today is Wild Wednesday!!!!!!!

It has been a wild week, and what better way to start a blog than with a crazed mindset? The answer is none...because crazy is gooooooooddd!

Topic of the day: Advance Reader Copies(ARCs)

The more I look for really good YA ARCs the harder they are to find. I have discovered one place to find them, netGalley. It is a free membership and you can request as many of them as you would like. The ARCs come in a electronic format that you can put onto you Nook or Kindle if you so decide. From my understanding they are always a competition to get, so you have to act fast and get them while they last.

I just received my first ARC this morning!!!! And it will be my next review. It is THE KEENING by A. LaFaye. From what I can see on the quick reviews on GoodReads, it seems to be a sad book that a majority of people like. I, however, am exteremly excited about it! I feel like I need to take pictures of it or something to make sure that I remember it perfectly. Ahh...sweet memories... Anywho...

Here is the synopsis of it: "Born into a family with artistry in their fingers, Lyza laments that her only talent is carving letters into wood. That is until her life is turned upside down when her mother succumbs to the influenza pandemic of 1918, which is devastating their small coastal town in Maine. With her mother gone, Lyza must protect her eccentric father, who runs the risk of being committed, especially now that he claims he’s waiting for the return of his dead wife. Can Lyza save her father and find her own path in the process?"


I am curious as to where everyone else gets their ARCs and what your first was? And were you crazy enough to dig out the camera and make memories? Or am I just that weird?...Don't answer that last one.

Oh, on a side note I finished MATCHED by Ally Condie. Look for a review on that later today or tomorrow. See you then!


Amber Griffiths said...

I get my ARCs from NetGalley too :) I love NetGalley, there are so many books on there to browse through!

I also won an ARC once, that was actually my first ever one. I haven't been sent any from a publisher yet though.

Jessica K. said...

I heart NetGalley...they are amazing!

I can't wait to get an actual hard copy ARC...I think I might faint! Ok...not really but I would bounce off the walls for several days. :)

Cialina at said...

I techincally have gotten arcs before through internship and on NetGelly, but Across the Universe was the first one that I counted because I had received it in the mail from a publisher specifically to review books. I don't count contests/giveaways either....

Glad to hear you scored your first ARC though! I saw the keening on NetGalley but never got around to it. Enjoy.

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