It just so happens that three have landed in my book reviewing lap almost at the same time.
This has reminded me how very thankful I am for authors and publishers who are patient and wait for their book to be reviewed. Hopefully they realize that I take great pride in my reviews and, therefore, do not rush them. I’ve read many book reviews online and have come away knowing – beyond a shadow of doubt – the reviewer never even read the book!
I want to read the book, get a “feel” for what the author wants to convey, get a firm grip on how this book can help my readers, and just do everything I can to “do right” by the author and the book they take such pride in.
As I told a particularly “pesky” author once (after his 3rd e-mail and 5th direct message to me on Twitter) – pestering me does in, no way, help you, dude!
In all seriousness, though, these three books are exceptional and I’m extremely excited to tell y’all all about them. I am doing the reviews in the order I received the books – and Pound for Pound will be next. If I don’t have the review published tomorrow (fingers crossed I can pull it off!), it WILL be published Wednesday.
The third book is one I’m having a lot of fun with, Cultivating Gratitude.
After these three book reviews, I have even more coming next week. They simply weren’t in the yard with me when the other three were – otherwise they’d have been part of the photoshoot too.
You should see the expressions on my cats’ faces when I photograph books. They’re used to being my main subjects, after all!
I hope all of you have a week filled with laughter, love, and very pleasant surprises.
~ Joi (“Joy”)