(this was from a publicist, NOT an author)


"I hope you will consider reviewing the book timed to the September 9th publication"


Listen lady, I can't drop everything to review your book. I have actual spreadsheets dedicated to keeping track of my reviewing, a colour-coded calendar which, by the way, is FULL for all of September (except a couple of Sundays), 20 ARCs that I owe reviews on, shelves groaning under the weight of books I've purchased for my own pleasure waiting to be read...


And you think I can drop everything to read and review a book in four days?