Saturday, February 15, 2014

Book Blogger Hop: February 14th - February 20th: 42 Remains the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything

Book Blogger Hop

Jen at Crazy for Books restarted her weekly Book Blogger Hop to help book bloggers connect with one another, but then couldn't continue, so she handed the hosting responsibilities off to Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The only requirements to participate in the Hop are to write and link a post answering the weekly question and then visit other blogs that are also participating to see if you like their blog and would like to follow them.

This week Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews asks (via Billy): How do you handle unsolicited books that appear in your mailbox? Do you add them to your queue? Do you write to the sender and explain you didn't ask for the book and are not sure when you will be able to read and review the book? Or do you simply not read the book at all?

I don't think I've ever gotten a physical copy of a book unsolicited, but I have had a fair number of unsolicited electronic copies of books arrive in my e-mail. And I always do the same thing with them: I toss them in a folder that is marked "Rejected Book Requests" and forget about them. I don't feel any obligation to read or review books that I didn't ask for, and consider it to be somewhat presumptuous of the sender to think that they don't even need to ask me if I am interested in their book before sending it to me.

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  1. That certainly solves the problem :)

  2. Great idea on the folder. I do agree with you about not feeling obligated. I have received a number of unsolicited books that were way out of my preferred genre. I do feel badly about that, though, because the person wasted money mailing it.


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    1. @Elizabeth: I don't feel badly. I didn't ask them to send me their books unsolicited.