Sometimes I swear that I live under a rock–a very big one. I just discovered Netgalley… and that the world isn’t flat. Seriously, who knew?!
For others unfamiliar with Netgalley, it helps readers discover and recommend new books. Publishers provide free digital review copies to the Netgalley community in exchange for honest reviews. Win-win!
I originally signed up (free and easy) in hopes of securing an advanced copy of Amanda in France by author/blogger, Darlene Foster. You need to request which book you would like to review. I was delighted with how quick and hassle-free this process was. I even received a friendly note from Darlene’s publisher thanking me for my interest and sharing more of the process. This personalized touch was a great start.
I was on a roll with NetGalley, so I also requested Sophie Irwin’s debut novel. I’m so glad that I did. Such a fun read! You can catch my full review on Goodreads.
And of course, I didn’t stop there either (you knew I wouldn’t right?)! This book is loaded with important information and reminders for women. Review here.
Book Club Reads
My online book club is in the midst of our Jane Austen reads. I didn’t think I could like any of her writing more than Pride & Prejudice. For me, this came very, very close. Austen’s biting wit is truly breathtaking!
Full review here.
Bake & Babble (‘Bout Books)
As part of our Jane Austen reads, our Classic Book Club made a Dorset Apple Cake while also discussing Sense & Sensibility. We had planned this bake to go with our reading of Persuasion…but you know how busy lives go. 😀 Anyway, this cake was well worth the wait — sooooo delicious!