You know Vodnik? That book I won't shut up about? (That book that comes out this month?) Well, how would you like a chance to actually read the first four chapters, free of charge?
That's right, shoppers. For your reading pleasure, you can now check out the beginning of Vodnik over on scribd for free. All you have to do is click this handy little link.
and you'll be whisked away to a world where watery creatures collect souls in teacups and where Death is addicted to throat lozenges. You'll also find out the answer to the age-old question: is Vitazoslav really a name? (Well, I can answer that one for you right now, I guess. Yes, it is. And I did not make it up. Interesting story behind that. Did you know that in Slovakia, there's a name calendar? Basically, it's a list of every name in Slovak, each with its own date. (You could theoretically name your kid something different, but everyone would think you were kind of strange, and quite non-traditional.) So naming the characters in Vodnik was relatively easy, at least on the Slovak side. I just went to the name calendar and found one I liked. End of digression.)
Plus, you can see if all the hubbub I've been making about the book is worth it. So come on--give it a try. You know you didn't really want to file that TPS report or make that sprocket. Click click click!
Finally, if you're on Netgalley, you can read the whole darn book right now. (For those of you who don't know, Netgalley is an electronic Advance Reading Copy delivery service for book reviewers, sellers, and librarians. See? There are perks to being a librarian. Beyond the awesomeness of being able to work with books every day.)
And finally finally, be on the lookout for another giveaway in the very near future. Because not all of you are on Netgalley, and I'd like to spread the eARC love.
Tell me what you think once you've read the beginning!