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Monday, November 28th, 2022

9th Annual LibraryThing Holiday Card Exchange

The 9th annual LibraryThing Holiday Card Exchange is here!

How it works:

  • Mail a holiday card to a random LibraryThing member.
  • You can mail a handmade or storebought card. Add a note to personalize it.
  • You’ll get one from another member. (Only that member will see your address.*)

» Sign up for the LibrayThing Holiday Card Exchange now

Sign-ups for the Card Exchange closes Wednesday, December 7th at 12:00 PM Eastern (17:00 GMT). We’ll inform you of your matches within an hour or so after we close. Send your cards out soon after.

Questions? Join the discussion on Talk.


* In order for the cards you receive to be addressed to your real name, you must include your name in the address box. Some postal services require that addressee names match what’s on your mailbox.

Labels: card exchange, event, holiday

Monday, November 7th, 2022

SantaThing 2022: Bookish Secret Santa!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the Sixteenth Annual SantaThing is here at last!

This year we’re once again focusing on indie bookstores. The pandemic has been a disaster for independent bookstores, even as it sent Amazon sales to new heights. So we picked a few of our favorite indies from around the United States. You can still order Kindle ebooks, we have Book Depository for international orders, and also stores local to Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland.
» SIGN UP FOR SANTATHING NOW!

What is SantaThing?

SantaThing is “Secret Santa” for LibraryThing and Litsy members.

How it Works

You pay $15–$50 and pick your favorite bookseller. We match you with a participant, and you play Santa by selecting books for them. Another Santa does the same for you, in secret. LibraryThing does the ordering, and you get the joy of giving AND receiving books!

SantaThing is a joint effort between LibraryThing and Litsy. When signing up, you can opt to give and receive from members of only one community or the other, or either.

Sign up once or thrice, for yourself or someone else.

Even if you don’t want to be a Santa, you can help by suggesting books for others. Click on an existing SantaThing profile to leave a suggestion.

Every year, LibraryThing members give generously to each other through SantaThing. If you’d like to donate an entry, or want to participate, but it’s just not in the budget this year, be sure to check out our Donations Thread here, run once again by our fantastic volunteer member, mellymel1713278.

Important Dates

Sign-ups close MONDAY, November 28th at 12pm EST. By the next day, we’ll notify you via profile comment who your Santee is, and you can start picking books.

You’ll then have a week to pick your books, until MONDAY, December 5th at 12pm EST (16:00 GMT). As soon as the picking ends, the ordering begins, and we’ll get all the books out to you as soon as we can.

» Go sign up to become a Secret Santa now!

Supporting Indie Bookstores

To support indie bookstores we’re teaming up with independent bookstores from around the country to deliver your SantaThing picks, including BookPeople in Austin, TX, Longfellow Books in Portland, ME, and Powell’s Books in Portland, OR.

Once again this year, we’re also offering international deliveries through Book Depository. And after last year’s success, we’re bringing back the following foreign retail partners: Readings for our Australian participants, Time Out Books for the Kiwi participants, and Kennys for our Irish friends.

Kindle options are available to all members, regardless of location. To receive Kindle ebooks, your Kindle must be registered on Amazon.com (not .co.uk, .ca, etc.). See more information about all the stores.

Shipping

Some of our booksellers are able to offer free shipping, and some are not. Depending on your bookseller of choice, you may receive $5 less in books, to cover shipping costs. You can find details about shipping costs and holiday ordering deadlines for each of our booksellers here on the SantaThing Help page.
» Go sign up now!

Questions? Comments?

This is our SIXTEENTH year of SantaThing. See the SantaThing Help page further details and FAQ.
Feel free to ask your questions over on this Talk topic, or you can contact Kate directly at kate@librarything.com.
Happy SantaThinging!

Labels: events, fun, holiday, santathing

Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

November 2022 Early Reviewers Batch Is Live!

Win free books from the November 2022 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 160 books this month, and a grand total of 3,433 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk.

If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing/email address and make sure they’re correct.

» Request books here!

The deadline to request a copy is Monday, November 28th at 6PM EST.

Eligibility: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, Italy, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, Belgium and more. Make sure to check the message on each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

My Last Innocent YearForager: Field Notes for Surviving a Family Cult: A MemoirCritical ThreatThe End of Drum-TimeEverything Is Just BeginningMad about MeatloafPlease Report Your Bug HereThe Seaside CorpseNight LetterSuper Family!Pretty Little PiecesRobin and Her MisfitsPreparing for War: The Extremist History of White Christian Nationalism—And What Comes NextHome Is the Road: Wandering the Land, Shaping the SpiritRomek's Lost Youth: The Story of a Boy SurvivorAgainst the Written Word: Toward a Universal IlliteracyLife DustThe PalladiumA Good and True Story: Eleven Clues to Understanding Our Universe and Your Place in ItSecret Rules to Being a RockstarKenzi Sits up TallZoryaThe Dug-Up Gun MuseumA Very Malibu VacaySelf-Care Journal for Women With Prompts: Self-Love Workbook to Reduce Stress, Increase Self Confidence and Reclaim Your LifeBearded LadyLove and the Third Degree 1: Zeda's DawningWalking Your Way to Weight Loss Plus Intermittent Fasting for Women: The Ultimate 2 in 1 Collection for Unlocking the Secrets to Sustainable, Long-Term Weight Loss and a Healthy LifestyleA Month Abroad: Traveling in Tuscany Like a LocalDiary of a Lonely DemonThe Sisters of Sea ViewRayna Larson and the Kingdom of PetuniaFortunes of WarAll the Lost PlacesThe Bringer of HappinessA Murderous GrudgeStock Charting Book for Beginners: A Great Source for Learning Charting Analysis for Successful Stock TradesI Will Kill YouDigest of the Broken Road Traveler: Fifty-Two Truths, Tenets, and Teachings to Heal the Troubled SoulChristmas IslandThe Visionary PageantTwelve From Hell 2: The Ultimate True Crime Case CollectionThe Grand Duke's Last ChanceUpon a Waking DreamPlaying With FireMandate: ThirteenRunning & Growing a Business QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Becoming an Effective Leader, Developing Scalable Systems and Growing Your Business ProfitablyRaised Bed and Container Gardening: 9 Practical Steps For Turning Your Backyard or Balcony Into Your First Successful Vegetable Garden. Low-Cost and Beginner-Friendly.The Magic MomentI Spoke to You with Silence: Essays from Queer Mormons of Marginalized GendersThe Heart of a WolfCaribbean CompetitorsRun With It: A True Story of Parkinson's, Marathons, the Pandemic, and LoveHolding the LineEngaging DeceptionThe Keepers of ArisWhat if Animals Were Balloons?Play the Tape: 5 Simple Ways to Help You Get Clean and Sober One Day at a Time: Recovery From the Addiction of Drugs and Alcohol is PossibleThe Red CollarCorpses in ColomboI Bought My Husband's Mistress LingerieThe GirlPenny Panda and the Gift of PossibilityMurder on the MenuAfter It's OverDeath in the Cabbage PatchBeing Born with a Rusty Spoon in Your MouthLow-Water Garden: How to Beat the Drought and Grow a Thriving Garden Using Low-Water TechniquesLa cendre et l'écumeWestern JourneysBears Ears: Landscape of Refuge and ResistanceThe Fantastical ForestPetrichor BloomsMurder for HireIn Love's TimeThe Case for a 5% Investment in Bitcoin: Why Is That and How To Do ItChronicles of EraegarthMath Practice Tests for the ACT (Second Edition)Practice Tests for the SAT (Second Edition)GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics - Book 1 (Eighth Edition)GRE Text Completion and Sentence Equivalence Practice Questions (Sixth Edition)GMAT Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Argument Topics (Sixth Edition)GRE Master Wordlist: 1535 Words for Verbal Mastery (Seventh Edition)GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics - Book 2 (Eighth Edition)Stolen SummersJames Lake: The Bigfoot AdventuresThe Sinclair Society Box-Set 1: A Regency Mystery CollectionReunion, Runes & RevengeThe Corpse Fauna ChroniclesThe Dead Bear WitnessOur Lady of Hot Messes: Getting Real with God in Dive Bars and ConfessionalsWar of the SeaStock Charting Book for Beginners: A Great Source for Learning Charting Analysis for Successful Stock TradesAmber UndyingMark of the GoddessSecrets from the MountaintopInside the Storm I Want to Touch the TrembleMind of AngelsDarkest MiseryMortal HeartWicked MatchA Deal with DarknessFoul Is FairSAT Math Practice QuestionsGRE Quantitative Reasoning Supreme: Study Guide with Practice QuestionsGRE Words In Context: The Complete List (Fifth Edition)GRE Reading Comprehension: Detailed Solutions to 325 Questions (Sixth Edition)GRE Analytical Writing Supreme: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics (Third Edition)The London ParticularBrotherly LoveTexas Edible Wild Plant Foraging: Foraging Texas - Guide for Finding, Identifying, Harvesting and Preparing Wild Edible Plants of TexasFarm to FabreFull Circle: Lucia's StoryThe Man Who Screams at Nightfall... and Other StoriesThe Mushroom EffectImaginary Lilies: Glittering Waterfalls on Pink LiliumsClara Thorn, the Witch That Was FoundGirl of Dust and SmokeThe Mortality ExperimentBurn the SunBeggars Would RideUnshakeable Love: A Couples Guide To Winning Over Betrayal And InfidelityPlaying With FireThe Path of OnenessConfessions of an Indian Immigrant: Dawn of IT Opportunities in the Land of PromiseThe World Inside My Plastic MirrorThe Angel of Goliad: A Story of the Texas RevolutionThe Linchpin Writer: Crafting Your Novel's Key MomentsThe Rise of the MarklessFighting Words: Notes for a Future We Won't HaveThe True Tale of Santa the Zombie SlayerPhantom and RookWhy They CameDon't Sh*t in My ToiletThe Rise and Fall of AntocracyThe Reclaimed KingdomRetroFitChasing TarzanThe Miracle of Aging and Longevity: The Energy Roadmap to Transition and Embrace Midlife for Women and MenFallenDigest of the Broken Road Traveler: Fifty-Two Truths, Tenets, and Teachings to Heal the Troubled SoulDispelling the MythFood for ThoughtValue, Decoded: Value Investing and Value Creation Made Easy, Leveraging Strategies from Three of the Ultra Wealthy for Financial Security in the Digital AgeLucid FateThe Job Hunting Book: Career Mentoring and Job Seeking Tips - Graduate EditionThe Summer of FestivalsStolen SummersMaking the Rounds: Defying Norms in Love and MedicineLightbringerRun with It: A True Story of Parkinson's, Marathons, the Pandemic, and LoveDo What You Love: Fragility of Your Flame: Poems, Photography & Flash FictionThe Questions of Jesus: Questions Asked by Jesus, Questions People Asked HimAmerica's Loveless Age: Trumpism, FemPower, the End of PatriarchyThe Driftwood TourTheresa et al.Jackie Stories 4-6: A Vanity Fair Insider / An Iconic Art Director / A Cultural BuccaneerJackie Stories 7-8: An Expert from the Ballet World & A Harvard Professor's WifeThe Force of MagicBack in the USSR

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Akashic Books Algonquin Books Applewhite Games
Ave Maria Press Batory Publishing Bethany House
BHC Press BOA Editions, Ltd. Brazos Press
Broadleaf Books Cinnabar Moth Publishing LLC City Owl Press
ClydeBank Media eSpec Books Greenleaf Book Group
Henry Holt and Company Hot Tree Publishing Kabaty Press
Kakkle Publications Liz Fe Lifestyle Marina Publishing Group
Mirror Gate Press NeoParadoxa NewCon Press
Ooligan Press PublishNation Revell
She Writes Press Three Rooms Press Tundra Books
The University of Utah Press Vibrant Publishers West Margin Press
Wise Media Group

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

Come Join the 2022 Halloween Hunt!

It’s October, and that means the return of our annual Halloween Hunt!

We’ve scattered a hauntourage of ghosts around the site, and it’s up to you to try and find them all.

  • Decipher the clues and visit the corresponding LibraryThing pages to find a ghost. Each clue points to a specific page right here on LibraryThing. Remember, they are not necessarily work pages!
  • If there’s a ghost on a page, you’ll see a banner at the top of the page.
  • You have just under two weeks to find all the ghosts (until 11:59pm EDT, Monday October 31st).
  • Come brag about your hauntourage of ghosts (and get hints) on Talk.

Win prizes:

  • Any member who finds at least two ghosts will be
    awarded a ghost Badge ().
  • Members who find all 15 ghosts will be entered into a drawing for one of five LibraryThing (or TinyCat) coaster sets and stickers. We’ll announce winners at the end of the hunt.

P.S. Thanks to conceptDawg for the vulture illustration!

Labels: events

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

October 2022 Early Reviewers Batch Is Live!

Win free books from the October 2022 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 170 books this month, and a grand total of 3,710 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk.

If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing/email address and make sure they’re correct.

» Request books here!

The deadline to request a copy is Tuesday, October 25th at 6PM EDT.

Eligibility: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, Italy, Germany, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Malta and more. Make sure to check the message on each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

A Fade of LightThe Mediterranean Migraine Diet: A Science-Based Roadmap to Control Symptoms and Transform Brain HealthDust ChildLittle Mr. Prose Poem: Selected Poems of Russell EdsonYour Emergency Contact Has Experienced an EmergencyI Am Still with You: A Reckoning with Silence, Inheritance, and HistoryA Noble Cunning: The Countess and the TowerPrimus, Over the Electric Grapevine: Insight into Primus and the World of Les ClaypoolRising From Down UnderA Tinderbox in Three ActsA Shiver in the LeavesEndpapersMan in a CageHeroes of an Unknown WorldCracked: My Life after a Skull FractureStudies into Darkness: The Perils and Promise of Freedom of SpeechMelpomene's GardenThe Blackout Book ClubBeyond Welcome: Centering Immigrants in Our Christian Response to ImmigrationThe Inner Athlete: Train Your Brain, Push Your Limits, Be UnstoppableTake Me HomeWe Knew All AlongWinter's ReckoningArthur Who Wrote SherlockThe Magic MomentMy Name Is Not Ed TugWhen Words Have PowerThe Next WitnessHis Delightful Lady DeliaA Daughter's CourageChessie at BayWhen Fire Splits the SkyJohnny Lycan & The Vegas BerserkerThe Hammerhead ChroniclesThe Train To HellUntrustworthy: The Knowledge Crisis Breaking Our Brains, Polluting Our Politics, and Corrupting Christian CommunityUncommonPursuit: Airborne Adventure and Intrigue in the Lafayette Flying CorpsThe Vandals: Migration to the RhineDestiny of Determination: Faith and FamilyRule Trouble: The Case of the Illegal DragonAfrican Sun RisingThe BlessedA Dragon in the RoughThe Crumbling CityThe Inconvenient Gospel: A Southern Prophet Tackles War, Wealth, Race, and ReligionOn the Level: Poems on Living with Multiple SclerosisA Walk in the DarkNew Arcadia: RevolutionNightmare AlleyBuried Talents: Overcoming Gendered Socialization to Answer God's CallStock Charting Book for Beginners: A Great Source for Learning Charting Analysis for Successful Stock TradesSummary of Platonic: How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make and Keep FriendsSummary of The Great Reset and The War for The WorldSummary of Glucose Revolution: The Life-Changing Power of Balancing Your Blood SugarMidnight CravingSong of VirgoDiscordSummary of The Betrayal: How Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans Abandoned AmericaThe Stars in Their EyesSummary of Plays Well With OthersTricked in OctoberSummary of Thank You for Your Servitude: Donald Trump's Washington and the Price of SubmissionSummary of Battle for the American Mind: Uprooting a Century of MiseducationThe Dead Man in the GardenBabble!: And How Punctuation Saved ItA Different Kind of Normal: My Real-Life COMPLETELY True Story About Being UniqueLittle EchoNarwhalicorn and JellyOn This AirplaneScaredy Squirrel Visits the DoctorSeekers of the FoxStar: The Bird Who Inspired MozartStrum and Drum: A Merry Little QuestWhen Two Worlds CollideRogue FlightSuper Sleepover!Unstoppable Us, Volume 1: How Humans Took over the WorldBad FormGround ControlDream Job Pilot?: Everyday Life of Helicopter and Airline PilotsTwilight HeistThe Price of AtonementThatchThe Folly: A Moment in TimeMind of AngelsThe Heart of a WolfCan You Spot the Leopard?: An African SafariRayna Larson and the Kingdom of PetuniaAllaigna's Song: ChoraleHow Grim Was My ValleyUnder PressureThe Golden RuleThe Midnight CallDa Vinci on the LamCharacters of HuffinfieldThe Last WarThe Phoenix and the SwordThe Velvet Badge: A New York NoirBeing Clutch: How the Young Athlete Can Create Confidence and Conquer Anxiety Through VisualizationAngled for RevengeThe Keeper: An InvitationNaomi Teitelbaum Ends the WorldFleshed Out: A Body Horror CollectionOf Blood and Silver RunesConversations Across America: A Father and Son, Alzheimer's, and 300 Conversations Along the TransAmerica Bike Trail that Capture the Soul of AmericaRoses and Ashes: Poems About Feminism and Sexism, Love and HateConfronting the Storm: Regenerating Leadership and Hope in the Age of UncertaintyThe PalladiumThe Forgotten Skill: What Can We Benefit from Learning Calligraphy?Santa's Fuzzy Little VisitThe City Grew MonstersThe Menopause Relief Paradox: What Anger, Heat, Weight Gain, Cognitive Decline, and Immune Frailty Really Is, and the 5 Easy Steps Any Woman Can Take to Reset the Mind-Body ConnectionTheresa et al.The Veracity of LiesSelling Yourself: Why There's More To Making Money Online Than You've Been ToldAntuna's StoryThe Rise and Fall of AntocracyAntunites UniteJackie Stories 1: A Boarding School FriendJackie Stories 2-3: A Rival at Work & A Waspish NovelistDeath at the FeteWhat Is GIS and Its Applications?: Everything You Need to Understand About Geographic Informations Systems, So That You Can Benefit From Using OneThe Spellbound AbbeyThe Lost WitchThe Son of FireStolen SummersSlow DogPlenum: The First Book of DeoMinotaur's LairGod of Fire: Greek MythsChanging Rhythms: Poems on Life, Fantasy and ArtThe ConspiracyThe IslandHuman Anatomy and Physiology Coloring Book with Facts and MCQ's (Multiple Choice Questions)Superhero Math - Division: Grades 3-5 with Answer KeyAmerica's Loveless Age: Trumpism, FemPower, The End of PatriarchyLittle Tim and the Magic ApplesThe Poetree: A Life Journaling GuideA Child of SzaboAdira: Journey to FreedomTraptionMushroom Identification Book of the UK: A 4-Step Mushroom Field Guide for Identification, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Mushrooms & Wild Fungi of Britain and EuropeFrigg's Journey to AnasgarThe Chaos AgentsLove and Only WaterTrophyDon't Shake the Mango Tree: Tales of a Scottish MaasaiThe Officer's GambleRaised Bed and Container Gardening: 9 Practical Steps For Turning Your Backyard or Balcony Into Your First Successful Vegetable Garden. Low-Cost and Beginner-FriendlyWatson Falls: A Small Town with a Deadly SecretAdventLucid RevengeWinter PaleOld Wizards HomeDrop Dead Dangerous: The Lethal Attraction of Road Trip Killer, Paul John KnowlesSocial Skills for Kids 3 to 10: How to Help Your Child Develop Nine Social Skills Needed To Be Happy, Confident, and Successful as a Child and Grown-UpHuman Anatomy and Neuroanatomy Coloring Book with Facts & MCQ's (Multiple Choice Questions)Lost PackagesThe Muse of FreedomKnucklebonesGorgon VillaWhat Will SurviveDoctor KnifeBreak Through Burnout: Triumph over Stress and Anxiety, and Win Back Your Life!The Journey of Neil the Great Dixter CatAnger Management for Better Parenting: A Guilt Free Guide to Not Wrecking Your Kids and Peacefully Navigate Tantrums and MeltdownsThe Summer of FestivalsEchoes of EnmityThe Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes: Essays on Victorian England: Volume Four

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

111Publishing Akashic Books Algonquin Books
Amherst College Press Bethany House BHC Press
Black Rose Writing BOA Editions, Ltd. Book Summary Publishing
Brazos Press Bumpity Boulevard Press Cinnabar Moth Publishing LLC
Circling Rivers City Owl Press Crooked Lane Books
Greenleaf Book Group History Through Fiction Hot Tree Publishing
IVP Academic Kakkle Publications Liz Fe Lifestyle
Malarkey Books Mirror World Publishing NeoParadoxa
NewCon Press Niv Publishing OffBeat Publishing
Plough Publishing House PublishNation Pulp Literature Press
Quiet Thunder Publishing Rootstock Publishing Sley House Publishing
Small Beer Press Thinklings Books Tundra Books
University of North Georgia Press Unsolicited Press West Margin Press
Wise Media Group

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Thursday, September 1st, 2022

September 2022 Early Reviewers Batch Is Live!

Win free books from the September 2022 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 188 books this month, and a grand total of 3,826 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk.

If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing/email address and make sure they’re correct.

» Request books here!

The deadline to request a copy is Monday, September 26th at 6PM EDT.

Eligibility: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, Italy, Germany, France, Sweden, Portugal, Finland and more. Make sure to check the message on each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

WinterlandThe Rose and the ThistleMy Self, Your SelfNight LunchWin Every Argument: The Art of Debating, Persuading, and Public SpeakingVintage Christmas Tales: A Holiday AnthologyToo Many Pigs and One Big Bad Wolf: A Counting StoryKumo: The Bashful CloudA Long Way from HomeMoonrise Over New JessupGreen Mountain AcademyHow to Teach Your Cat a Trick: In Five Easy StepsThe Nutcracker TreasuryThe Catbird SeatHer Heart's Desire48 StatesVéronique's JourneyGranite KingdomAugustaUphill: A MemoirStone WomanThe Spirit PhoneAdulting 101: How Not to Move Back Home with Your Parents: 135 Life Skills - Money Matters, Cooking, Job Interviewing, Car Basics, Dating, and Everything Else You Should Know Before You're 25Girl/FriendThe Great Escape: A True Story of Forced Labor and Immigrant Dreams in AmericaTrue Crime Storytime Volume 5: 12 Disturbing True Crime Stories to Keep You Up All NightThe Cannibal's Guide to FastingMastery & Mystery in the BibleLeigh Howard and the Ghosts of Simmons Pierce ManorThe Perfect Mrs. ClausButch Operation Overlord: A Tommy Collins AdventureThe Baby's Christmas BlessingThe Premonition at Withers FarmWhere the Blue Sky BeginsFairy ScienceGhostlightHow to Install Corvette Interior Kits: Includes C1, C2, C3Yes, That Happened!: A Collection of Wildly Insane-But-True Stories in Pop Culture, Science, and History That Seniors Will RememberThe Secret Benefits of InvisibilityFixed MoonThe Tooth Fairy Lost Her WayMurder at an ExhibitionJourney to the HeartlandEnd ManMy Mother's Secret: A Novel of the Jewish Autonomous RegionChildren of the FoxNFT Your Art: Maximize Your Profit By Converting Traditional Art Into NFTsScratchedUnder the Starry SkiesA Model of DevotionSugarball: A Novel of Negro League BaseballDead in the AlleyBlack Country Music: Listening for RevolutionsBurn MarksTrouble with Tattle-TailsThe SuperOptimist Guide to Unconventional Living: Alternative Strategies for Navigating the PresentTwelve: A Retelling of The Twelve Dancing PrincessesAdulting 101: How Not to Move Back Home with Your Parents: 135 Life Skills - Money Matters, Cooking, Job Interviewing, Car Basics, Dating, and Everything Else You Should Know Before You're 25The Lost and Found of Green TreeSummary of Next Level: Your Guide to Kicking Ass, Feeling Great, and Crushing Goals through Menopause and BeyondThe Power Yoga Handbook: Discover Yourself, One Breath at a TimeThe Play of LightFalling for the CowgirlWoman on the WallThe Welsh Dragon: A Novel of Henry TudorA Trade In TearsOver 80: Reflections on AgingChicken RunMaybe We'll Make It: A MemoirThe Year of the MonsterThe ExtraRoad To Nirvana: The Sikh WayThe Star in the East: A Winter Tale of Ancient MysteryThe Sun Never SetThe Crimson FathersThe Veiled Threat of MagicDoGoodRBeware the Ides of JusticeThe Harpy’s LullabySuffer!: A Hollywood NovelTricked in OctoberExtreme VettingTumbo in the ShadowsThe Signs We MissedWho Shall DieFound FootageunAfraid: A Faith-Based Workbook to Conquer FearMastery & Mystery in the BibleAny Better Than This: A Summer of Love StoryEphemeral WingsALTCombat to College: Applying the Military Mentality As a Student VeteranChicken Runbecause God loves the waspHarlequin MatlinaLittle Man, Big Mouth, 30 Years: Newspaper and Magazine Columns by an Average Dad in Cargo ShortsMonsieur Lapin Goes To LondonA Colorful BeginningImprintWalks Through Memories of OblivionHarvey's Hutch: A MemoirWinter PaleYou Will Know VengeanceOut of the CageRising From Down UnderHot for Teacher: Shakespeare Made Us Fall in LoveWizard's MasqueradeThe No. 1 Golden Health Secret You Simply Must Know and How To Look 10 Years YoungerThe Way BackNot So Different After All: Welcome to the World of SheepThe Land of Fake BelieveThe SunrisersFarawayerMidnight CravingSong of VirgoDiscordThe Stars in Their EyesCaged FurySouthwest HeatBlood and ThunderInto FaerLandAnthesisSummary of Silva Mind Control Method: The Revolutionary Program by the Founder of the World's Most Famous Mind Control CourseNFT Your Art: Maximize Profit By Converting Traditional Art Into NFTsLost PackagesCost Accounting and Management Essentials You Always Wanted to Know: 5th EditionDiversity in the Workplace Essentials You Always Wanted to Know6 Practice Tests for the GREWinning Strategies for ACT Essay Writing: With 15 Sample PromptsAny JoeFlowers for AlcyonJazz HouseThe Baby’s Christmas BlessingEbola Saves the Planet! and Other Wholesome TalesThe Song and the Swallow: Authenticity and LoveWhile the Music LastsThe Many Perfect Midnights of Meredith HillThe Patterns of Existence II: The Subsequent FateThe Muse of FreedomDusk Upon ElysiumThe Hegemony NetworkLiving Rent Free In My Head: Essays On Pop CultureSubmitting to HimBreak Through Burnout: Triumph Over Stress And Anxiety, And Win Back Your Life!The Seed of CorruptionEnd ManA Path Back to Life: The Art of Micro-RehabA Doctor's Journey Back to HealthA Doctor's Journey Back to HealthRetirement Planning at 40 and Beyond: Simple Guide to Take Control of Your Future, Your Finances, Your Investments and Your Time in Retirement to the Next Level in 30 DaysVelázquez 33The ScionessesConstitution CheckThe Herbal Code: Native American Herbalist Bible 8 in 1: Comprehensive Guide To Heal Naturally & Regain Vitality with Plant Remedies. Growing Medicine for Families (Beginner's Herbology Apothecary)Shallow DeathAfter the Walk: The Amazing Places the Mind GoesWink: Transforming Public Speaking with Clown PresenceOther Lost SoulsBlind Man's Beauty: The True Story of a Boy Born Blind & The Little Girl Who Grew Him UpLife Sucks!!: A Story of Love, Betrayal and HopeMoonsleep and Other StoriesDark RouxSplendide MendaxClear as IceABC's of Herbal Medicine: Natural Remedies for Common Ailments: All You Need to Know about Herbs for Natural Ways of Healing YourselfMy Way 2: La forza della libertàThe Dark Prince of LazeraBeans of AnafiUnshakeable Love: A Couples Guide to Winning Over Betrayal and InfidelitySteadfast PursuitSocial Skills for Kids 3 to 10: How to Help Your Child Develop Nine Social Skills Needed To Be Happy, Confident, and Successful as a Child and Grown-UpThe Harpy’s LullabyThe Gateways of AlkademahTake a Chance on MeThe Fire in a Woman's Belly IIEmpath and Psychic AbilitiesEvery Awful Thing: Flash Fiction and PoemsRakhi: A Promise to ProtectSuperhero Math - Money, Fractions, & Telling the Time: Grades 2-4 with Answer Key: Count MoneySuperhero Math - Addition and Subtraction: Grades K-2 with Answer KeyBusiness Fables Adapted from Aesop for Humans Who Work for a LivingHow to Talk to a Man and Feel Heard: 9 Mistakes Women Need to Avoid: Improve Couples Communication Skills, Reduce Conflict, Repair Your Marriage, and Create a Healthy RelationshipHow to Talk to a Man and Feel Heard: 9 Mistakes Women Need to Avoid: Improve Couples Communication Skills, Reduce Conflict, Repair Your Marriage, and Create a Healthy RelationshipAnger Management for Better Parenting: A Guilt Free Guide to Not Wrecking Your Kids and Peacefully Navigate Tantrums and MeltdownsLucid RevengeFathomless PursuitEchoes of Enmity

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

5 Prince Publishing Algonquin Books Bethany House
BHC Press Black Rose Writing CarTech Books
Cinnabar Moth Publishing LLC City Owl Press david.elrad@gmail.com
Essential Reads FTL Publications Gilded Orange Books
Golden Brick Road Publishing House Greenleaf Book Group Grousable Books
Henry Holt and Company Las Hermanas Publishing History Through Fiction
Lerner Publishing Group NeoParadoxa New Wind Publishing
Niv Publishing Ooligan Press PublishNation
Puffin Books Canada Pulp Literature Press Revell
Rootstock Publishing Sea Vision Publishing The Story Plant
Trebuchet Books Triune Publications True Crime Seven
Tundra Books Tuxtails Publishing, LLC University of North Georgia Press
University of Texas Press Unsolicited Press Vibrant Publishers
West Margin Press Wise Media Group

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Monday, August 1st, 2022

August 2022 Early Reviewers Batch Is Live!

Win free books from the August 2022 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 229 books this month, and a grand total of 4,739 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk.

If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing/email address and make sure they’re correct.

» Request books here!

The deadline to request a copy is Thursday, August 25th at 6PM EDT.

Eligibility: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, India, Ireland and Germany. Make sure to check the message on each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Funeral GirlRandomWeird and Horrific StoriesSundownHow to Make Friends with a GhostRomantic and Horrific StoriesEscape to Witch CitySir Simon: Super ScarerFantastic and Horrific StoriesThe Dollhouse: A Ghost StoryFuneral Train: A Dust Bowl MysteryA Suitable Companion for the End of Your LifeHonor's RefugeWomen in EngineeringWomen in BotanyThis Is the SunScientific and Horrific StoriesMysterious and Horrific StoriesMother Brain: How Neuroscience Is Rewriting the Story of ParenthoodThe Further Adventures of Miss PetitfourWomen in MedicineThe Maze CutterIf You Cry Like a FountainThe End of Solitude: Selected Essays on Culture and SocietyMystery of the Lost LynxChildren of SugarcaneThe Weary BluesThe HomecomingThe Greatest Polar Expedition of All Time: The Arctic Mission to the Epicenter of Climate ChangeA Trillion Trees: Restoring Our Forests by Trusting in NatureWatersongBecoming Kin: An Indigenous Call to Unforgetting the Past and Reimagining Our FutureThe Great BearA Death in DurangoTheir Ghoulish Reputation: A Folk Horror AnthologyDream States: Smart Cities and the Pursuit of Utopian UrbanismLittle Tim and the Magic ApplesCaesar's LordDouble O Stephen and the Ghostly RealmThe Stone ChildThe Doctor From Hell: The True Story of Harold Shipman One of Britain’s Most Prolific Serial Killer With an Estimated 218 VictimsAdulting 101: How Not to Move Back Home with Your Parents: 135 Life Skills - Money Matters, Cooking, Job Interviewing, Car Basics, Dating, and Everything Else You Should Know Before You're 25Crybaby: Infertility, Illness, and Other Things That Were Not the End of the WorldShout Out for the Fitzgerald-TroutsShadow ClocksFrom the LighthouseBlack No MoreThe Rogue and the PeasantThe Spirit PhoneMuddy People: A Muslim Coming of AgeCrimes Against Nature: Capitalism and Global HeatingEste es el SolAfrica for Africans; Or, The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus GarveyReady, Set, OhDaddy Will Fix ItIRL: Finding Our Real Selves in a Digital WorldThe Portals of Sparkling FallsInhuman ActsYour Writing Matters: 34 Quick Essays to Get Unstuck and Stay InspiredStripThe CollectorThe OrchardCanciónExtreme VettingA Pale Box on the Distant ShoreLocation Isn't AnythingHead Like a HoleThe Queen of Summer's TwilightThe SuperOptimist Guide to Unconventional Living: Alternative Strategies for Navigating the PresentGlorious FiendsLeadership for the New Female ManagerThe Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro LifeThe Big Festival of Lights: Stories and Plays for HanukkahThe Ghosts of Lewis ManorClear the Space... Feel the Rush: Declutter Body, Mind, and Stuff, and the Real You Shines ThroughBurning America: In the Best Interest of the Children?The Baby’s Christmas BlessingBone Saw SerenadeBarnum's AngelWild & FreeBeyond Amazon: A Metaphysical Journey Through Time and Space: How Curtis Trueheart Came to Live in the Village of Duachi, by the Golden SeaRagsThe Demi-Wolf and the HunterBad PressCity of RuinThe Harpy’s LullabyCalypso, Corpses, and CookingA Gem of TruthStriding Rough Ice: Coaching College Hockey and Growing Up in the GameThe Remembering TreePregnancy Guide for Men: How to Be the Best Partner and Father from Conception to Birth and Beyond: Plus 10 Life Hacks for New DadsProphet's DebtRookDestiny's RogueWorthy of LegendTo Win a PrinceThe Veiled Threat of MagicAdulting 101: How Not to Move Back Home with Your Parents: 135 Life Skills - Money Matters, Cooking, Job Interviewing, Car Basics, Dating, and Everything Else You Should Know Before You're 25Stronger Than LongingSo Damn SketchyTwo Guns Across Texas: Historical Tales of the Texas RangersThe Judas Conspiracy: A JFK ThrillerForget Me NotThe Day I DiedThe Ugly StepsisterBurnCleopatra’s Eternal Journal: Three Short Stories Starring Three Overbearing GhostsDeath and the MaidenThe Sins of the FathersIn the Wild LightThe Sun Never SetThe Crimson FathersThe Junkyard DickThe Secrets that Kill UsMaking Mental Might: How to Look Ten Times Smarter Than You AreTap Talk, Tidbits, and Tips for Dilettante Tappers: The World's Only Completely Nonessential Guide to Tap DancingThe Brilliant MirageProving a VillainThe Last Dollar PrincessHow to Grow and Use Gourmet & Medicinal Mushrooms: A Mushroom Field Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions and Images for Mushroom Identification, Cultivation, Usage and RecipesSummary of Battle for the American Mind: Uprooting a Century of MiseducationNoises from the Other SidePaper ForestsA Flower Girl?Night's Reign(R)EvolutionAnthesisHot SetSummary of Thank You for Your Servitude: Donald Trump's Washington and the Price of SubmissionSloth StoryYour Super Gut Feeling Restored: How to Restore Your Life Energy and Overall Health from The Inside OutSharon, Lois and Bram's One Elephant Went Out to PlayWilla the WispEyes of the WolfThe Baby's Christmas BlessingBetter TogetherVox Astra: When Clouds DieAwakenGateways to the ParanormalThe Guide to Being a Dictator's MistressMushrooms of the Pacific Northwest Foraging Guide: A 5-Step Mushroom Field Guide for Identification, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Pacific Northwest MushroomsThe Gateways of AlkademahThe Many Perfect Midnights of Meredith HillAverage JoeThe Ballad of Rochester JailTales of the Women of Norse LegendLucid BodiesHawaii Aloha: Stories and SongsStop Binge Eating for Good: Your Journey to Recovery and BeyondCalled to the DeepHow to Date a FuryBeyond Abuse: An Empowered Journey of Soul, Science & Self-HelpSuffer!Empath and Psychic AbilitiesFlipping Houses Quickstart Guide: The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Finding and Financing the Right Properties, Strategically Adding Value, and Flipping for a ProfitDeborah's GiftThe Welsh Dragon: A Novel of Henry TudorThe 3-Part Beginner's Guide to Manage PCOS Symptoms: A Modern Guide to Improve Your Hormone Balance and Repair Your Metabolism. Complete With Anti-Inflammatory PCOS Recipes.The Song of Everywhen: Books 1-3GabrielleMy Girly UnicornThe Hand We Are DealtThe Sky Never Came DownNadia's ShoesThe Midwife of DreamsGuía del Embarazo para Hombres: Cómo Ser el Mejor Compañero y Padre, Desde la Concepción hasta el Nacimiento y Más Allá. Incluye 10 Consejos Para Padres RecientesThe Land of Fake BelieveDestiny of Determination: Faith and FamilyMoments In MishmashAfter PlutoniumJilting JoryHomeland Insecurity: The Birth of an Era of Unrest in AmericaAwaiting ArrivalThe City WifeThe Rain City HustlePieces of Past: Hurts...You Are Your Healer: The Ultimate Guide to Heal Your Past, Transform Your Life & Awaken to Your True SelfThe Odd Dad Guide: Wise-Ass Rules for New AdultsCharacters of HuffinfieldWest of the SoundFinding My MojoSea Change in CrimsonKLEENYou Have Everything You Need to Get What You Want: You Have the Power to Change Everything!The Ninth StarIn Search of Beira's HammerSmall Stories: A Perfectly Absurd NovelAgapi & Other Kinds of LoveThe Harpy’s LullabyMirrorheartFather's DayThey Whisper in My BloodSummary of Why I StandThe April Fools!GRE Quantitative Reasoning Supreme: Study Guide with Practice QuestionsFinancial Management Essentials You Always Wanted to Know (5th Edition)Whispers of a Soul: Poems, Prose and ThoughtsStreet People Portfolio: Invisible New York Made VisualThe Last WarThe BroochDistant Flickers: Stories of Identity & LossPregnancy Guide for Men: How to Be the Best Partner and Father from Conception to Birth and Beyond: Plus 10 Life Hacks for New DadsThe Trophy CaseSecrets, Lies and Rhubarb PiesPregnancy Guide for Men: How to Be the Best Partner and Father from Conception to Birth and Beyond: Plus 10 Life Hacks for New DadsGuía del Embarazo para Hombres:Cómo Ser el Mejor Compañero y Padre, Desde la Concepción hasta el Nacimiento y Más Allá. Incluye 10 Consejos Para Padres RecientesIs THAT a Hat?Alive Again Study Guide: Find Healing in ForgivenessSouthern Highlands: Obi of MarsFighting Her TouchPacific Northwest Edible Plant Foraging & Mushroom Field Guide: A Complete Pacific Northwest Foraging Guide with 50+ Wild Plants & Mushrooms, 18+ Recipes & 150+ Instructional Colored ImagesAdira: Journey to FreedomBeyond Amazon: A Metaphysical Journey Through Time and Space: How Curtis Trueheart Came to Live in the Village of Duachi, by the Golden SeaOn the Emancipation of HatredThe Seed of CorruptionTouchpointsThe Shoebox SecretFinding the One: A Practical Guide to Manifesting Your Soul MateFarawayerAny JoeAtrocious ImmoralitiesWoodstock to St. Joseph'sThey Whisper in My BloodTrapped in IranNecropolisPreventing Her Shutdown: Losing My Wife to Alzheimer'sThe Lost and Found of Green TreeNFT Your Art: Maximize Profit By Converting Traditional Art Into NFTsSuperhero Math - Multiplication: For Grades 3-5 with Answer Key

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Akashic Books Akashic Media Enterprises Bellevue Literary Press
Bethany House BHC Press Black Rose Writing
Broadleaf Books Brown Paper Press Cinnabar Moth Publishing LLC
City Owl Press ClydeBank Media Coach House Books
Crooked Lane Books Czidor Lore, LLC Dark Lake Publishing LLP
eSpec Books Essential Reads Fontreal
Greenleaf Book Group Greystone Books Greywood Bay
Henry Holt and Company Las Hermanas Publishing Hot Tree Publishing
Icon Books Identity Publications Islandport Press
Lerner Publishing Group Link Press NeoParadoxa
New Wind Publishing NewCon Press Ooligan Press
Paul Stream Press Pioneer Publishing PublishNation
Quiet Thunder Publishing Revell Rootstock Publishing
Science, Naturally! Scribe Publications TFIG
Thinking Ink Press True Crime Seven Tundra Books
Underland Press Unsolicited Press Vibrant Publishers
Well-Tailored Books West Margin Press Wise Media Group

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022

July 2022 Early Reviewers Batch Is Live!

Win free books from the July 2022 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 145 books this month, and a grand total of 3,157 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk.

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The deadline to request a copy is Monday, July 25th at 6PM EDT.

Eligibility: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Malta, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Poland and more. Make sure to check the message on each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

The Mad, Mad Murders of Marigold WaySpeak to the WindsWord of HonorBody of EvidenceYou Know Exactly: The Third Collection of All Over CoffeeThe Lost MelodyBook of Extraordinary TragediesClimaturity: A Journey Into the Muddy Climate MiddleThe City Beneath the Hidden StarsAnything but PlainThe Secrets of EmberwildYou Can Shine So Bright!Dead Man’s WoodDEBT: Sink or Swim: Survival of The FastestThe Weirdest Read While You Poo On The Loo: A Collection of Bizarre True Stories About Pop Culture, Science, History, And More To Satisfy Your Curious BrainDragonSinTime Traveling to 1982: Reliving a Very Special YearAre All Lives Equal? Why Cost Benefit Analysis Values Rich Lives More and How Philosophy Can Fix itRenewalThe Portals of Sparkling FallsWhat the Bread Says: Baking with Love, History, and PapanMy Mother's Secret: A Novel of the Jewish Autonomous RegionAll that GlittersThe Forgotten Artist: The Story of Evylena Nunn MillerLove and the Dream Come TrueBy Way of the MoonlightThe Unlocked PathSouth Central NoirBloody PagesOliviaTime ProblemsA Handful of PearlsThe RavensAlien's TemptationAndromeda's GuardianMisery Loves CompanyFire Magic & Ice CreamMiranda WritesLies Lead to DeathTruelove TrailWrinkles in SpacetimeA Matter of TimeBond BittenCoyote CallingRevenge Is Better Than MurderPregnancy Guide for Men: How to Be the Best Partner and Father from Conception To Birth and Beyond—Plus 10 Life Hacks for New DadsThe Enlightenment Project: How I Went from Depressed to Blessed and You Can TooNature, Culture, and the Sacred: A Woman Listens for LeadershipProject Management QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Precise Planning, Strategic Resource Management, and Delivering World Class ResultsUngodly, Unamerican, and Unhinged: The New Radicalized Democratic PartyCast Your Cares: 30-DAY ChallengeSex, Bugs & UFOsBusiness Plan Essentials You Always Wanted to KnowMicroeconomics Essentials You Always Wanted to KnowAlzheimer's Canyon: One Couple's Reflections on Living with DementiaDylan Dover: Into the VortexBreathing Lake SuperiorHow to Draw 100+ Animals: The Birds and the Bees and the Monkeys and the SeasLearn to Write My First Writing Workbook: Pencil Control, Tracing Lines, Curves, Shapes, Letters, Numbers, Words and MoreLet No One SleepStars Are EverywhereThe Natural Laws of ViolenceARTPurloined PoinsettiaBest of British Science Fiction 2021Forever Is Shorter Than It Used to BeBlood AtonementThe Pain Killer: Finding Meaning After MurderEven in the GraveFangscreenHouse BoyThe Long Road to Loving MitchellThe Playful Mind: How to Restore the Happiness We Experienced as ChildrenMumbles of A Soul: Poems, Prose and ThoughtsDagger QuestHut-Yo Cull: The Hunt BeginsMysterious AislesKei & Brie's Amazing Escapade on ABC IslandTasmanian GothicLucid BodiesOut of the Shadows: A Mafia Christian RomanceLeviticusThe Geek Girl Squad: NadiaBecoming a Reiki Master: The Ultimate Guide for Advanced Degree Students and Igniting Your Inner Fire When Training for Reiki Levels I, II, and IIIThe Mer-Girls and the Saved SevenWoodstock to St. Joseph'sHeirs of EriadPieces of Past: Hurts...The Blood CrystalThe Grifter's RazorDanny's Boys: A NovelSmall Stories: A Perfectly Absurd NovelBantar: The Savage Stone Age SurvivorWeeping SoulSummary and Analysis of Plays Well With OthersOne of Our Spaceships is MissingGirls Who Green the World: Thirty-Four Rebel Women Out to Save Our PlanetMy Girly UnicornWest of the SoundThe Stray SpiritThe Villains Who Snapped My Spine: A MemoirSummary and Analysis of The Betrayal: How Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans Abandoned AmericaSummary and Analysis of Why I StandSummary and Analysis of The Glucose Revolution: The Life-Changing Power of Balancing Your Blood SugarSilhouette LostBowwow BedtimeThe Wright Engineers: Inventing the AirplaneGugulu, The Little Bear DaresLeadership For The New Female ManagerLittle Does She KnowThe Murder of the MudlarksAmateur Assassin: A WolfLady Mystery NovellaGod’s Labyrinth of Good and Evil: Encountering the SelfBlood Red DesertSnake FoodOne Little CoinBag Lady: How I Started a Business for a Greener World and Changed the Way America ShopsThe Pennymores and the Curse of the Invisible QuillSuper Mentors: The Ordinary Person's Guide to Asking Extraordinary People for HelpThe Man from AfghanistanSuper Mentors: The Ordinary Person's Guide to Asking Extraordinary People for HelpMidnight Calling: A Memoir of a Drug Smuggler's DaughterMidnight Calling: A Memoir of a Drug Smuggler's DaughterDemon Hunter AcademyThe 3-Part Beginner's Guide to Manage PCOS Symptoms: A Modern Guide to Improve Your Hormone Balance and Repair Your Metabolism: Complete With Anti-Inflammatory PCOS RecipesFall of the DragonsTrapped in Iran: Israelis in the Iranian RevolutionTuko's CaveMensch und Kosmos: Die ,Theory of Everything’ vom lebendigen UniversumStorm and Solace: A Beauty and the Beast RetellingBurning America: In the Best Interest of the Children?Die BergtruppenPerchance to DreamSevered Branchbreaking open: a healing journey back homeA Doctor's Journey Back to HealthA Doctor's Journey Back to HealthPreventing Her Shutdown: Losing My Wife to Alzheimer'sNewbie Werewolf: The First 8 Adventures of Sara FloresThe Ultimate Guide To Daycare: A Parent's RoadmapStreet People: Invisible New York Made VisibleThe Hedge Witch & The Musical Poet: Poems & Flash FictionStarting AgainThreads of Awakening: An American Woman's Journey into Tibet's Sacred Textile ArtThe Hand We Are Dealt

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Akashic Books Beaufort Books Bellevue Literary Press
Bethany House BHC Press Black Rose Writing
Book Publicity Services BookViewCafe Brick Mantel Books
Butterfly Light Press, LLC Cardinal Rule Press City Owl Press
ClydeBank Media First Steps Publishing Fontreal
Funlighter Hub History Through Fiction Hot Tree Publishing
Islandport Press Kakkle Publications Mike November Media LLC
Mirror World Publishing NeoParadoxa NewCon Press
PublishNation Revell Rootstock Publishing
Sea Vision Publishing TFIG Vibrant Publishers
West Margin Press Wise Media Group WorthyKids

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Monday, June 20th, 2022

An Interview with Delia Owens

LibraryThing is very pleased to sit down this month with wildlife scientist and bestselling author Delia Owens, whose novel, Where the Crawdads Sing, has recently been made into a film that will be released this coming July 15th by SONY Pictures. Although Ms. Owens has previously co-authored a number of memoirs about her years working with wildlife in Africa, Where the Crawdads Sing is her fictional debut. Set in the coastal marsh of North Carolina, the book, which spent 32 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, is an exploration of poverty and familial abandonment, a tribute to the beauty and power of the natural world, and a murder mystery complete with courtroom drama. Now, with the movie due out next month, we asked her a few questions about her book, the movie, and her own reading.

Where the Crawdads Sing evokes a powerful sense of place, and contains many vivid depictions of the natural world. Do you feel that visual imagery is an important part of your storytelling process, and did you have any specific images in mind, before starting to set it down?

I did visualize this story set in this particular environment in the marsh. I did play it out in my mind how it would unfold, and I think it was a good environment. It was lush and yet it was a challenge to survive there, but it was possible. It was very real that you could survive there and so it was the perfect environment for that. I just could see it vividly in my mind because I knew it and I wanted the reader to see it. I wanted the reader to be able to smell the sea, and to see the still waters versus the rough waters in the sea. And I wanted the reader to experience the marsh.

Your story is set in North Carolina marshland. How well do you feel the film captures the landscape of the tale?

In Where the Crawdads Sing the marsh, the environment in which it was shot and where I wrote it, is a character itself. The marsh is a character itself. A very important character in the book and the marsh represents mother nature. Mother nature is very nurturing but she’s also very tough. I was thrilled that when they produced the movie, the marsh feels like a character in the movie as well as in the book. It is always there, the marsh is there, the beautiful scenery is there. And what surprised me when I saw the movie was that all this beauty is there and yet the mystery and the drama is thundering through the background. I don’t know of a better word than pounding or thundering. The storyline is pounding behind this beauty.

This is the first of your books to be adapted as a movie. What has been your favorite part of the process?

First of all, it’s a dream come true for most authors. Not everyone wishes for this, but it is a great honor, and it has been so much fun. I was able to go to the movie set. First of all, they flew me to LA and we sat around talking about the book with these wonderful people and all these women, the director, Reese Witherspoon, the people from Sony. I mean it was just so much fun to do this and work with these women and these women work hard. It’s not the three-martini lunch sort of situation. We stayed for like eight hours around this big board table and worked on the script. They invited me to make comments on the script several times. They sent me drafts of the script and it has been the connection with all the players that has meant a lot to me. It really has. To see these people so dedicated to this project, to be so in love with the story and true to the story. The movie has stayed very true to the story, which means a lot to me.

Tell us about your library—bibliographic and filmographic. What books and movies are in your own personal collection?

All my college textbooks, which I’m sure everyone would find very boring, but I have all of them because they still mean a lot to me. I still refer to them. I love novels, like Toni Morrison’s Beloved, that build up a certain character. I love character driven stories. I love stories that play out in very memorable environments like A Sudden Country by Karen Fisher. As far as movies, I love Babette’s Feast, the story told by Karen Blixen. I don’t like action films; I like films that show characters and places and how they relate.

Labels: author interview, interview

Saturday, June 18th, 2022

Come Join the 2022 Pride Month Treasure Hunt!

It’s June, and that means that our annual Pride Month Treasure Hunt is back!

We’ve scattered a waddle of penguins around the site, and it’s up to you to try and find them all.

  • Decipher the clues and visit the corresponding LibraryThing pages to find a penguin. Each clue points to a specific page right here on LibraryThing. Remember, they are not necessarily work pages!
  • If there’s a penguin on a page, you’ll see a banner at the top of the page.
  • You have just under two weeks to find all the penguins (until 5pm EDT, Thursday June 30th).
  • Come brag about your waddle of penguins (and get hints) on Talk.

Win prizes:

  • Any member who finds at least two penguins will be
    awarded a penguin badge. Badge ().
  • Members who find all 12 penguins will be entered into a drawing for one of five LibraryThing (or TinyCat) coaster sets and stickers. We’ll announce winners at the end of the hunt.

P.S. Thanks to conceptDawg for the penguin illustration, which was inspired by the charming picture book And Tango Makes Three, about two male penguins in the Central Park Zoo who start a family of their own.

ConceptDawg has made all of our treasure hunt graphics in the last couple of years. We like them, and hope you do, too!

Labels: events