Review and Disclosure Policy
Review Policy Regarding Books:
I’m a lifelong reader and by now I know what I like and what I don’t like in books. The perfect read for me involves a compelling, well-written story about people, their problems and how they conquered or solved those problems. The genres that make me happy are general fiction, mysteries and thrillers (cozy, not gory), romantic suspense, books featuring food (fiction and non-fiction), memoirs, classics and historical fiction (especially American Westerns).
For a better idea of the kinds of books I like, check the list of books I’ve read in the past years. I don’t like anything paranormal so I will skip the vampire, werewolf and ghosty books. I also don’t like science fiction, horror, erotica, self-help, health and fitness, and I’ve left the business books behind in my other life.
I’m happy to accept Advanced Reading and/or Review Copies of books. I try to limit the number I receive as there is just so much time in a day and I can’t spend all 24 hours reading. I’ve tried. If I accept a book, I promise to read and review it on this blog. I can’t promise a favorable review but if the book matches my favorite reads the chances are better for a good review. I also post some of my reviews on Amazon, Library Thing and Goodreads.
I do not sell my Advanced Reader Copies (ARC) or any of the books I receive free. I pass them on to others who will enjoy them as much as I have. Most of my books (including those I purchase) go to the public library. The ARCs are passed on to a family member, friend or fellow blogger.
The books or other products on this blog are ones I’ve purchased or they are gifts from my family and friends. I’m also a big believer in using the public library. If a book comes to me from an author, publisher, publicist, or other outside source, I will tell you about it.
I am also an Amazon Associate. That means that if you click through from my blog to Amazon and purchase a book, I will receive a percentage of the sale (4%). So far, I haven’t earned enough to buy a cheap paperback book but, hey, if I keep doing this for, say ten years, I might get there.
This blog is for my own entertainment. It’s a fun hobby. I’m not trying to make money on this blog and I have no intention of conning someone into purchasing products they don’t want. I’ve lived a life that has been primarily based on honesty and openness. And, I like to believe the people who read my blog are also filled with integrity. Unfortunately, the Federal Trade Commission requires that I disclose the source of all books and products mentioned on this blog. I apologize for them.