April Batch: what did you win?
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About to run the notifications. What's headed your way?
NB: Again this month some double wins are possible.
Venice Noir! My third Akashic Noir win from ER. They take a long time to get to me, but they are so, so worth it!
Interestingly, I won Skios: A Novel by Michael Frayn which surprised me quite a bit. I've only read one Frayn before and that was years ago. It will be fun to try another.
JUst found out got another win, Safe Within, can't wait to read it... this is fun.
Yay! I won The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin which I just happened to put in the wishlist about 20 minutes before I got the notification! Paranormal me!
salsa nocturna another collection of short stories. I seem to do well with these, and they've generally been better than some of the novels I've had.
The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield. Hope it doesn't disappoint! :)
Yahoo! I won The Names of Things: a Novel by John Colman Wood. Very excited!
Religious Right: The Greatest Threat to Democracy It should be an interesting read.
How to Build an Android! Way cool!! Thank you, o great and all-knowing algorithm!
I've snagged Picture This: A Novel by Jacqueline Sheehan.
ETA - Fixed - had incomplete title
Looking forward to reading Mob Rule Learning by Michelle Boule, with an eye to Frere's pedagogy as my benchmark.
RaucousRain & richardderus, I look forward to your reviews, I also wishlisted those titles. Congrats!
I won Guardian of the Promise by Irene Radford, first time I've gotten an e-book from ER. Looks like an interesting fantasy.
I won The Homecoming of Samuel Lake. The reviews are fantastic. I can't wait to read it. Thank you, LibraryThing.
I'm getting The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield this one sounds so interesting looking forward to it!
The Green Man by Michael Bedard - looking forward to it, although I also really wanted the one about negotiating for librarians - right up my alley at work.
I won the only book I requested this time: Bring Up the Bodies. I'm so excited! Competition for that one was pretty high.
I won College Acceleration: Innovating Through the New American Research High School which should be interesting considering many students can't keep up now.
>36: I think you got chosen for my copy by mistake. No? Ah well, I pre-ordered it and it's supposed to arrive next week.
Sadly, nothing. Haven't won one since last August. Definitely hoping for a loser boost soon. I retooled my library a few months back, so maybe that is why I went from winning every little bit to nothing at all. Seeing some people's stats in that one thread definitely made me feel like I'm doing something wrong as I'm batting a pretty low average comparitively. I guess I'll just keep adding books and hope for a win soon!
Congrats to all the winners!
Well, I deliberately restrained myself from requesting this month. Too many of my own books to read, and the last couple of E.R. titles have been .... challenging!
I will be back though.
Nothing. I really wanted Bring Up the Bodies. I haven't won anything since August either.
I won Broken Vessels by Lucie Ulrich. It looks like a great read!!
Subduction by Todd Shimoda, very excited.
And Jeremy, your speediness with these notifications yesterday (and every month) is amazing!
Looking forward to A Scrapbook of Motherhood Firsts since I'm raising my first child.
>25 I will also be receiving The Hunger Angel by Herta Muller. Thanks for clarifying the issue of the title, Daniel.
44 - Megan - I'm curious. what kind off changes did you make to your library?
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I won Windeye by Brian Evenson, which is my second win in two months!
Mkboylan, I removed the books from my wish list and my to read section as I felt it skewed my library and actual tastes. At the time, it did severely diminish my total library, but I've worked my library back up to a similar amount as it was before I removed those sections solely based on books I've read since then. Granted, I know my library is small versus those with paid accounts, which I'd like to get at some point, but with a similar amount of books I had won five books within seven or eight months, give or take.
After I removed that handful of books from my account, I stopped winning. I figure that perhaps a) even though my library is now more reflective of my tastes, the books to win might not match as well as before, or b) I don't read enough recently published books that might be what offered books are looking to be matched against, and recent books made up the wish list I deleted for the most part. Or, I could just be really unlucky and the two events have nothing to do with each other. It just makes me wonder what exactly is up as some people who posted their win stats are pulling wins every month/every other month or at least fairly consistently, while me and another poster in this very thread haven't won in eight months, though it is just a small sampling based on people willing to share their stats. Don't get me wrong, I'm not angry. I just wish the drought would end soon!. :)
Until then, I'll keep reading and adding books as I go to keep my library up to date and hope for another win in the future!
Most talkative: stories from the front line of pop culture by Andy Cohen Can't wait!!
Won a e-book called The Front Line: A Prayer Warrior's Guide to Spiritual Battle by John Bornschein, David Butts, Kathy Branzell, and Dion Elmore. I expect it to be unusual subject matter, and not for everybody. I will be looking at the quality of the writing and the arguments the authors make, if any.
Tim Weiner Enemies a history of the FBI. This story starts with a blast and the association between Theodore Roosevelt and a Bonaparte whose family knew all about keeping records on citizens. Nice read in the context of world history.
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