I know, it's been ages since I posted, I am so sorry!!
I'm actually feeling quite pleased with myself as for the first time in my life I have made a New Year Resolution that I am sticking with. I have been looking at ways to cut my expenditure, and after spending minutes, hours, probably even days on the Money Saving Expert website and realising I was actually doing everything they suggest already, I looked at what I could cut and the only thing really that I buy loads of is books. Somehow I went from that to deciding to try and read for free during 2014.
So far I haven't done any borrowing from libraries or friends as I have been extremely lucky to have discovered Netgalley which is a site offering Advance Reading Copies (or ARCs) of books to readers who review books. I discovered this site thanks to my friend Pippa Croft whose new book The First Time We Met was on there, and have since been approved to read twenty other books.
I thought aiming to read for free for a year would be really difficult as I prefer paperbacks to ebooks, yet somehow I have learned to read on my Kindle and not really notice that I'm doing so. I mean this in a good way, of course. I will never be completely cured of my love of paperbacks, but with the lovely PR companies I am in contact with sending me books every now and then, and the occasional win as well, I am finding this "challenge" a pleasure rather than a chore. And I am reading a lot at the moment, which is one reason my blog has been a bit quiet.
Soon, I intend to blog author interviews with some of the authors I have read. If you would like to read any of my book reviews, do feel free to take a look over on Goodreads.
Thanks, as always, for reading.