About a week ago a book arrived at my house. It was sent to me by Howard Books, a division of Simon and Schuster. I had no idea why this book arrived at my house. There was nothing in the package except the book and a printed page describing the book. After some thought, I decided that it had come to me via this circuitous route:
Marla Taviano released a new book a little while ago called Expecting: Praying for Your Child’s Development-Body and Soul. Marla was looking for people who her publishing company could send copies of the book to for them to review on their blogs. I offered to review the book but never received a copy. The publisher was… Howard Books.
My guess is that Howard Books have added me to their review panel and thus they sent me Katt’s in the Cradle: A Secrets from Lulu’s Cafe Novel. So I duly read it and reviewed it here and here.
Yesterday the doorbell rang and there was another package on my doorstep – Howard Books have sent me more books!
This time I got three books:
- Yesterday’s Embers (Clayburn Novels Series #3) by Deborah Raney
- Salty Like Blood: A Novel byHarry Kraus, M.D.
- Deadly Charm (Amanda Bell Brown Mystery Series, Book 3) by Claudia Mair Burney
I really have no idea why they are sending me all these books but I love to read and haven’t been able to afford to buy any reading material for a long time so I am more than happy to read them and I’ll post reviews in my own weird little style as I finish them.
Does anyone else out there randomly get sent books?
6 Reply to “Howard Books”
Wahooo! Free books! I wish somebody would just randomly send me some free books. 🙂
That being said, I did receive a free book in the mail today from the fine folks at Catalyst West. All I had to do was call them! I got Seth Godin’s book “Tribes.” I started reading it right away!
You are back in the blogosphere and by God’s timing, just when you are needed to be a book reader.
Go get ’em.
Sounds like you are blessed!
I’m the one sending them! We are all the time looking for bloggers to review books, so whenever authors submit names and addresses, I add them to our master list. If you don’t want to receive them, just let me know, although it sounds like you are liking them! Thanks! 🙂
Ha! I was just going to explain the mystery, but Melissa^ did it for me. You should be receiving Expecting soon. 🙂
I hope I get Expecting soon… I SO want to read it!
I got another book in the mail yesterday, which I’m pretty excited about!