Books, Personally reviews and recommends great books for readers. Yours truly is a mom, avid reader, and sometimes writer who loves to help fellow readers find books they, too, will love. In addition to blogging here, I have also contributed book reviews to The Collagist, Litstack and to The Best Damn Creative Writing Blog. You can find me on Facebook, twitter, and Pinterest.
The blog is a labor of love more than anything. Many, but not all, of the books reviewed on the blog are provided by the publisher; this is always noted in the body of the review (if no source is mentioned, the book is self-purchased or from the library.) I am also an affiliate of Powells.com and Smashwords.com. If you choose to purchase a book through a linked cover image, I would receive a small fraction of the purchase price - but if you want to read a book reviewed here, I encourage you to find it anywhere you like, including your local library.
I read literary fiction, including literary small press fiction, and literary short stories, and only consider review requests for books that fit within those categories. I do not read or review YA, Sci-Fi or romance, and read/review self-published by invitation only. The number of requests I can accept are truly very limited, so I carefully choose books which are a good fit for me and the blog.
Pro blogger Danielle Smith offers some great tips for querying book bloggers over at Anne R. Allen's blog - do check them out!
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