I have been giving you my thoughts on books I own and although I didn’t think I would be asked to review books outside my own picks, at least not right away, how exciting that this happened through the Author Giveaways on LibraryThing. If you don’t know about LibraryThing, you should. I will, most certainly, talk about it in a BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS Tuesday posting. I have, in the meantime, given you the link to this extraordinary resource at the bottom of this post. Once you sign up you can list all your library however you like…it is truly amazing. There are many ways to use the site, you can chat with like book lovers and on and on. One of the ways this works is that authors give a brief outline about their newly published or about to be published book, which can be a physical book or an e-book. If you like the synopsis you can request the book in kind of a draw, there are only so many copies available, the only request by the author is that you give the book a review on Amazon, Good Reads, etc. A Perfumer’s Secret appealed to me, first of all, it would take me on a journey to France and secondly I have been intrigued with fragrance since I fell in love with my Mother’s fragrance Guerlain’s L’Heure Bleu as a little girl!! Yet another story to be told later. As well as working with many perfume and cosmetic companies, and learning so much about fragrances, during my Saks Fifth Avenue career. Much to my surprise the author, Adria J. Cimino, contacted me saying I had “won” the e-book! We have now become e-mail pals (someone needs to coin a name) and Adria will be the subject of a Monday profile in the very near future, how exciting. I will review the book next week…haven’t quite finished it, as well as giving you all of Adria’s blog information!
Here is a short list of some book blogs/sites that I follow (there are more!) that I would like to recommend to you in no particular order. In addition, be sure to support your local independent bookseller, most of them have blogs as well, (I’ll post about my favs in another post) and, of course, your local library…don’t you just love libraries, I do.
www.librarything.com (also an app)