What the Feck?! (WTF?!)
Every Monday we talk about a book related topic
that had us thinking WTF?! while reading a book
or talking to others in the book community.
Are You Reading Those Freebies?
by Jonetta (Ejaygirl)
So, I decided to take a break and really analyze a free book before putting it on my shelf, even if it was free. I also have some freebies from Barnes & Noble for my iPad reading app. However, I haven't checked in for about a year so I haven't collected that many.
I don't have an accurate way of measuring how many of these books I've read since I didn't tag them. But, there are a few that were memorable because I enjoyed them so much.
One I recall is The Wild One by Danelle Harmon, the first book in the de Montforte Brothers series. I actually discovered it when she promoted the book in one of my Shelfari groups, liked the description of her series and downloaded the freebie from Amazon. It turned out to be one of my most favorite books and the hero, Gareth de Monteforte, is on my top ten list.
Last year, one of these freebies was a selected to be the group read for the month in my Mystery & Suspense group. The Huntress by Alexandrea Sokoloff turned out to be a diamond in the ruff (see my interview and reviews) and I'm now sucked into the series.
I've got another in the queue to read that has turned out to be a real success. Forged in Fire by Trish McCallan has taken off and led to what is now a 4-book series (Red-Hot Seals).
I don't download as many as I used to and really take the time to figure out if it's a book I will actually like AND read. I read the best and worst reviews and checkout the authors' websites. (Confession: I ducked away to check out Amazon's top 100 free best sellers while writing this and downloaded two books).
So, are you reading those freebies?
What's been your experience when you do?
Have your freebie downloads habits changed any?
Do you know how many you've got?
Come on, it's confession time!