This page will give you a little more information as to how I work when it comes to reviewing books. If you are interested in contacting me in regards to reviewing a book — thank you, first of all!
If you want to reach me, you can do so at firstname.lastname@example.org.
→ Review Format
First of all: my reviews are relatively long. I don’t know why exactly, but I usually end up writing between 500 and 700 words per review. I feel like I need that much to properly express why I liked or disliked a novel. For all reviews posted on this blog, I use the HTML coding provided on Goodreads. When used in a post, this provides the reader with the image of the book as shown on Goodreads, as well as the title, author and the final rating (a one through five star rating). The title of the book automatically also links back to the Goodreads page of the book. I tend to start my reviews off with a small summary of the book and/or some possible background information as to how/why I got the book, as shown in the example below:
If the book is an ARC from Netgalley, I will provide a small notice of that at the start of every review to avoid confusion. In these cases I will not post the review before the time specified. For example, if I am requested to wait with posting my review until one week before the publish date, I will — if I have to wait until a month before publish date, I will. With Netgalley copies, I will always strive to get my review up before the publish date and I will read these books before others if the situation calls for it.
I post my reviews on Goodreads first, then copy the format over to WordPress and then Netgalley for submission.
→ Book Genre
Books I enjoy reading are:
I mostly read YA books since that is the genre I enjoy reading the most. I especially like YA fantasy and dystopians.
I also enjoy:
- And very important, historical fiction
Books especially set in the time of and/or related to the Tudor and Plantagenet era are my absolute favorites, I will never pass those up. I also enjoy reading books related to Ancient Egypt, whether it be works of fiction or not.
Books I generally do not enjoy reading are:
- Sci-Fi books
- War zone/war time books
I can enjoy these genres, but it is not a given. In this genre it genuinely does depend on the story whether or not I like it. I’m always willing to give it a shot, but I can’t guarantee my fondness for it. I generally do not like books set primarily in a war zone/war time — however, if war is a part of a book and not the main focus, I should generally be alright.
→ Review opinion
I aim to be as honest as I can be in reviews, as I ultimately read these books for my own pleasure and entertainment. If I end up not liking a book, I will specify my dislikes as detailed as I can, explaining my reasoning behind the low rating. I will always try to finish a book, as I hate dropping books midway. In the rare case that I do not finish a book, I will still read as much as I can in order to form a good enough opinion to base a review off of.
Thank you for your attention and interest!