I am a firm believer that every story has a reader and we all like different things. My reviews and ratings are personal to my tastes and preferences. I do not accept/receive any monetary compensation for my reviews and with that in mind, I will endeavour to post honest and authentic reviews whether positive or negative. All the books I review are either purchased by me, borrowed from my local library, or provided by publisher/author free of charge, and my reviews are uninfluenced by the method/source through which I obtain the book.
My ratings are out of five, zero being the lowest score and five being the highest score. It’s extremely rare for me to give any book a zero, but it probably means I did not finish it. My ratings are based on my thoughts about plot, character, world building, language, action, tension as well as my overall feeling after I’ve finished a book.
Preferred genres include: fantasy, sci-fi, magic realism, thriller, suspense, historical fiction, non-fiction that teaches me something new, crime, literary fiction, classics, action and adventure, mystery, YA, paranormal (vampires, shapeshifters or strange creatures), biography/memoir/autobiography, comedy, contemporary, chick lit, some fun romance.
What I don’t read: horror (ghosts, zombies or anything frightening), novels set in WW1 or WW2 (I read a glut of these a few years ago and need a few years rest!), slushy romance (any novel with a male torso or a couple embracing on the cover is not for me), erotica, Westerns, any book that is overtly religious, celebrity or sportspeople biography /memoir/autobiography, children's, poetry.
I post my full review on this blog and an edited version on Goodreads. I do not post on Amazon. I read both eBooks on my Kindle (.mobi) and print books. I am happy to read self-published authors. I reserve the right to turn down review requests if I don't feel the book is for me.
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