By Melissa Mc
I’m a Goodreads.com stalker. I love this website. I have more books listed “to-read” than I could possibly read in a lifetime…but I love adding books to my list! My favorite Sunday afternoon activity (did I just admit this publicly?) is perusing the NYTimes Book Review and my local library’s monthly Book Page. Two literary publications I couldn’t live without.
Recently, I discovered that you can enter to win new books or ARC (advance reader copies) at Goodreads. I love contests, but I never win – NEVER, not door prizes, raffles, cake walks, nothing, ever! In fact, I was recently at a PTA State Convention where they were giving away TONS of door prizes. My table had 6 guests – 4 of which one prizes, I was not one of them…come on folks, show me some love! I’m especially bitter about not winning PowerBall each time I go to my home state and buy a $5 ticket, but this is an issue I need to discuss with my Bishop. But guess what, I finally won! I got an email the other day that said, “You are one of our First Reads lucky winners! You will soon receive a free copy of Something Borrowed in the mail. Please allow a few weeks for shipping.” Something Borrowed – I don’t remember signing up for this specific book, but I guess I did. Did the cover look pretty? Was there and interesting tag line? I don’t recall. So, I went back to Goodreads to read the description - well - I can’t print the summary here, but suffice it to say, it is NOT a book I think D&C 88:118 (seek ye out of the best books ) had in mind. Hmmmm…I’m kinda embarrassed I signed up for such a potentially raunchy book. It really took the high out of my unexpected prize! Now, what do I do with it?
Maybe I should stick with PowerBall tickets.