My week in books – wrapped up

Shock confession: I’ve only purchased one book this week – however, fear not: that’s not to say that none have made their way into my possession by other means….

*Proofs acquired*

Well, this is the one I’ve been waiting for, and wasn’t at all sure I was going to get, so this is hands down my book triumph of the week!

The Binding was one of THE best books I’ve read in the last couple of years, so when I saw on the Twittersphere that Bridget Collins had a new novel pending I was beside myself. I was even more beside myself when I got home from work to find the parcel outside my front door, and I’m fervently hoping The Betrayals will be just as incredible as her debut.

Another proof made its way to me this week in very different, and much more personal, circumstances. The Bookseller’s Tale by Martin Latham is a love letter to reading, books and bookselling, and the author is none other than one of the bookshop managers I’ve worked with for the last few years. Reading a book written by someone you know is an immensely rare and unexpectedly moving experience; I know how many days, weeks and months of work went into it and the passion for books that lies behind it – a true labour of love.

*Book purchased*

As I mentioned, only one this week, but it’s a good ‘un:

I’ve seen so much love for this on Twitter and various book blogs (and I may have had a sneaky read of a few pages at work today!) so I can’t wait to start reading. If you’ve finished it already, do comment and let me know your thoughts.

*Reviews posted*

Just the one this week, but it’s one I promised in my last weekly wrap-up. Long Way Down is a book that will punch you right in the gut and leave you reeling; it’s one that had completely passed me by but I highly recommend you give it a try. Check out my review here.

Hope you all have another happy week of reading ahead! See you back on the blog very soon x

5 thoughts on “My week in books – wrapped up

      1. It can be tricky! I sometimes find that you get a bettet response from individuals on Twitter who work for the publishers and tweet in their work capacity – publicists and so on. You will probably get the best response if you ask about a book that’s getting a lot of promotional hype – the ones that the publishers are pushing are often the ones they’re most keen to send out proofs for! If you have trouble finding the right people on twitter, find an author, blogger or bookshop account and have a scan through the people they’re following, or who follow them. I do get a bit of an advantage I think because I always tell them I work in a bookshop, so they know if I like a book I can sell some! My blog following is quite small so I do wonder if publishers were judging me just on that whether I’d get the proofs….hope this is in some way helpful 🙂

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