I was poking around at Goodreads the other day, as I am occasionally wont to do, and I rediscovered the giveaways section. (It's a tab under Find Books.) Many, many people throw their names in the hat for these things, so I wasn't expecting much. But I went ahead and applied for a few that looked interesting. And I was chosen for one! The drawing was Monday, and they say it could take 4-6 weeks for the book to arrive. Well, I guess Penguin is ready to wrap things up for the holidays, because FedEx just delivered my copy of A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.
Obviously, two days before Christmas is not the best time to start an almost 600 page novel. But the blurb sounds really good, right up my alley, and I look forward to cracking it open sometime after the first of the year.
So if you're on Goodreads, I encourage you to take a look at the giveaways page and apply if you see something interesting. You never know when you might get lucky! (Almost 1200 people signed up for 25 copies of ADoW, so I feel pretty lucky indeed. Anyone want to buy me a lottery ticket?) And here's a link to my profile, if you'd like to friend me over there: http://www.goodreads.com/chronicbetty. You know I love seeing what everyone else is reading!