Review Policy

Message to publishers and authors

 

Firstly, I love books!  ♥ I love looking at them, adoring them and most of all reading them.  

  

What sort of books do I like to read?

I like most genres and read widely and I am usually happy to give a book a go. I particularly love crime fiction (mysteries, psychological thrillers, police procedural etc.)  and I enjoy contemporary fiction and women’s fiction. I also love classics (especially Victorian) and historical fiction.

 

What don’t I like?

If a book really doesn’t sound like my cup of tea though (I’m not particularly keen on books with lots of violence, sex etc. and fantasy is not generally for me either) then I will kindly decline the offer so that the book can be passed on to someone who could do a review more justice. I also don’t accept PDF’s of a book or self-published titles at this time.

 

 Author interviews / hosting giveaways

If you would like me to review a book, or host a giveaway or author interview I will usually be happy to do so but only if  I have read the book or author in question. 

 

Where am I based?

The UK

 

What can you expect from my reviews?

I will always be honest in a review. I am not a literary expert, but I do know what I enjoy and why (and likewise if I don’t enjoy it). If I can’t finish a book then I won’t review it rather than give it a really bad review (I understand that all books are subjective and wouldn’t want to do an author in injustice).

 

What timeframe can I expect?

I will always try to review a book within a few months (if you would like me to review sooner please let me know on your email). I currently review books for Amazon Vine as well other ARC’s and a huge TBR pile already which I am trying to get through and I also want to spend more time reading my own choices this year. Please note that this does not oblige me to read or review any books sent to me. 

 

How can you get in touch?

Please contact me via the “contact” page (this will go straight through to my email). 

 

When will you hear from me?

 Unfortunately, I have had to add this caveat now too, due to the number of requests that I am currently getting. I may not be able to respond to all requests; I will certainly try to but I do have a day job and reading and reviewing books is just my hobby (one I am very passionate about but still only a hobby).

NB/ PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING ALL REVIEW BOOKS AS I STILL HAVE A LOT TO GET THROUGH PLUS WANTING TO READ MY OWN BOOKS. IF YOU HAVE READ MY BLOG AND HAVE AN IDEA FOR THE SORT OF BOOKS I LOVE AND THINK THAT YOUR BOOK WOULD FIT WITH THIS THEN PLEASE DO LET ME KNOW 

I will always try to respond to requests but please don’t be offended if I don’t – it’s nothing personal. 

And finally…. 

 Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and considering me for book reviews.

 

 

 

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12 thoughts on “Review Policy

  1. I love reading and wish I had more time for it. I seem to have become obsessed with quilting and tapestry too which is making it even harder to find time to read – especially since I have to keep a lookout for strange and wonderful people on my travels for my blog.

    Have you read ‘I Capture The Castle’ by Dodie Smith?
    That is my all time favourite book and I would love to know your opinion x

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  2. I too have started the book review scene as well. I also work full time and trying to find time to read is always a challenge.

    Looking forward to getting to know a fellow book reviewer.
    www,earthsbooknook.blogspot.com

    heather

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  3. I love your blog site! It is very well designed, well thought out, and smart!! Thank you for sharing your reviews and thoughts on everything book related. I also LOVE books, reading, browsing, info-gathering, and just generally being a book junkie!!!

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  4. Very kind & helpful librarian sent me The Book Whisperer website. Just starting up local book / reading group. This site is extremely useful, easy to navigate and inspiring. Thank you.

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  5. I discovered your blog site on google and checked out a few of your early posts. Continue to keep up the very good works. I just added your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!

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