The topic for today is about whether we’ve received anything free beyond free books – this can be in the form of money, offers to review on another blog or publication, invites to speak at events, etc.
The answer for me is ‘no’ – aside from occasional gifts I’ve received from authors for reviewing their books. I love getting small letters of thanks. It makes my whole day! And, the nice gifts are so thoughtful. They aren’t huge or elaborate – sometimes I receive bookmarks. Once I received an old Roman coin after reviewing a book set in Rome. Very cool. This is a hobby for me, really. As my blog names states, I am a complete book drunkard. Getting a book for free is like winning the lottery some days 🙂
Here are the links my other BEA posts: