Back when Net Galley was newish, I signed up and got the occasional ARC for review. Then my reading ennui struck and nothing appealed, not even ARCs. Cleaning out my email folders (why do I have so many? why did I save some of that stuff?), I found my account information and thought I’d give Net Galley another try. So I requested a few books: one downloaded immediately, one was denied by the publisher based on my profile, and the other was approved. The first up is a category-type romance from an Australian publisher. I liked the opening chapter: it reminded me in a good way of a Harlequin Presents.
The book purge has slowed a little bit now that I’ve visited the library and brought books with limited shelf life into the house. Technically speaking, borrowing library books is a violation of the “no new books brought into the house before finishing the purge” policy but since I can’t keep them permanently, it’s not like I’m *adding* to the backlog. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Also on the purge: I think I got rid of my copy of The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Or maybe it was a library book? Either way, I can’t find it on my shelves or in any of the overflow bins. The movie is playing at the independent theater near me, and I am curious to see how faithful the adaptation is (and whether I feel as ambivalent about the film as I did the book) but I can’t find my old copy for a quick re-read in anticipation of viewing the movie.