All expressed opinions are completely honest even if sometimes negative, for the sake of integrity. I also aim for well-considered reviews, thus I will not review the book if I could bring myself to finish it (which I admit doesn’t happen frequently, my endurance surprises me.)
I accept both digital and physical copies (although the book hoarder in me prefers physical copies.) Digital copies must be Kindle compatible, or at least e-reader friendly so that I can convert formats without words missing. I do not accept .PDFs because they end up skewed on my Kindle, even when converted.
Books I Like: Anything except the books I dislike? I have an affinity for humor, science (especially psychology, philosophy, education, politics, and social phenomena), satire, psychological thrillers, science fiction, suspense, fairytales, chick-lit, and dystopian novels.
Books I Dislike: Self-help (for your information, I have a pretty gigantic ego and think I am perfect), raunchy romance novels/erotica, Textbooks, The Scarlet Letter (read it three times, three years in a row for school, and it made me want to cry tears of blood every time)
I am open to broadening my horizons, but the last thing I want to do is accept a book and not being able to adequately review it simply because it’s simply not my desired genre. As John Updike once said, “Do not accept for review a book you are predisposed to dislike, or committed by friendship to like.
Unless there is a scheduled date (especially for book tours), book reviews will be posted at my own discretion.
F- to A+, the most straight-forward system.
F-: Disgusting. Couldn’t finish. Excuse me while I go burn this book before it lays eggs. Not even worth being a paperweight.
F: Hated it. I cried tears of blood from forcing myself to finish this book.
D: Finished it, but probably only because I was bribed. I want to hurl this book out a window.
C: Average, could be better. Liked some parts, disliked others.
B: Liked it as much as I love sleeping (which is A LOT), would definitely recommend.
A: Loved it, can I bribe you with cookies to read it? Pretty please?
A+: Let’s put this book on an altar to worship it. The kind of book I will beg you to read, even if I have to hold a water gun to your head.
All ratings are merely my opinions, please don’t throw tomatoes at me.
Reviews will be posted on this blog, GoodReads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, LibraryThing, Books-A-Million, Powells, and any other place upon request (granted I don’t have to jump through hoops to gain posting access).
If I missed anything or you would like me to review your book, please email me. I won’t bite. I promise.