July 2020: What did you win?

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July 2020: What did you win?

1Foretopman
Ago 2, 2020, 12:56pm

I was awarded (and have already received) as an ebook Best of British Science Fiction 2019.

2lilithcat
Ago 2, 2020, 1:04pm

Plain Bad Heroines, by Emily M. Danforth - it's a real book.

3tealadytoo
Modificato: Ago 2, 2020, 3:38pm

I won Something Worth Doing by Jane Kirkpatrick. I'm looking forward to it.

4WritingMom
Ago 2, 2020, 4:05pm

I got Every Now and Then (ebook) from Leslie Kagen and Crooked Lane Books/ Alcove Press.

6WeeTurtle
Ago 2, 2020, 9:15pm

Nothing this time around, but then, I'm pretty selective and only request one or two books a month.

7lilithcat
Modificato: Ago 2, 2020, 9:29pm

>6 WeeTurtle:

I'm pretty selective and only request one or two books a month.

Lately, I rarely ask for more than one and most months I don't ask for any.

I got curious, so I looked at the "books you've requested" list. When the ER program began, I often requested multiple books (sometimes five or six!), and also requested books more frequently. For whatever reason, the quality of books has really deteriorated (or, perhaps to put it more fairly, they used to be much more to my taste).

8Taphophile13
Ago 2, 2020, 9:35pm

>7 lilithcat: Similar experience. I'm finding fewer books that look interesting. I don't know if my tastes have changed or if the selections have but I haven't requested anything this year.

9mnleona
Ago 3, 2020, 5:20am

>7 lilithcat: I do not like to request a book I do not care to read and that leaves books for those who want them.

10hianbai
Ago 3, 2020, 10:23am

I was really excited to have won A Wild Winter Swan by Gregory Macguire! It was the only book from the July 2020 batch that I was interested in and, therefore, requested. Huge fan of fairy tale retellings, and I've enjoyed Macguire's other works in the past.

11lilithcat
Ago 3, 2020, 4:56pm

I've just realized another reason I don't request as many books as I used to, and that is that the vast majority of the books are offered as eBooks. I've had that impression for awhile, but just verified it.

The August batch went up today, and of the 79 titles available, only 28 are paper.

12WeeTurtle
Ago 5, 2020, 1:01am

Yeah, I've seen that as well. I'm of two minds on e-books but finding out how to work them onto my phone helps somewhat. I did like the last ebook I read (am still reading actually). August's batch looks pretty good though. I have three requests in without actually looking at ebooks.

13.mau.
Ago 5, 2020, 5:39am

Since books available for Italy are always ebooks, I cannot say anything about the ratio between them and paper books. What I noticed is that the ebooks I would find most enjoyable are usually offered in fwe copies, so it's difficult for me to win them.