I have been reviewing books for 5 years. This blog and its contents are personally written and edited by me. I am not a professional reviewer. My goal is to share my love of reading with others and help people select books that they will love and enjoy. I accept books for review from contests, authors and publishers, who do not influence my opinions. Additionally, I am not compensated to provide my honest reviews on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are solely my own. I do not review poetry, photography, self-help, erotica or science fiction. If you’d like to send me a book to review, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are borrowed from Amazon.com, GoodReads.com or the book’s jacket. Quotes from ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) may be changed or deleted in the final format of the book.
I’ve labeled/tagged my books to the best of my ability.
My star system has been reconfigured as ½ stars have become vitally important in rating a book:
5 – Absolutely perfect. I was nourished and fulfilled.
4.5 – Loved the book and would highly recommend.
4 – Liked the book a lot and would recommend it to everyone.
3.5 – Really enjoyed the book.
3 – Liked it well enough but could easily put it down.
2.5 – Has enough redeeming reasons to be read.
2 – I finished it just because, but often didn’t bother.
1 – Don’t bother.
* No rating – Because I either know the author personally, is a colleague or business associate; I choose not to offer a numbered rating. Also, non-fiction business, self-help, parenting, diet or travel books fall under the No rating umbrella.