Review Policy

Thank you so much for looking at my review policy; for anything not addressed here, please contact me at bookworm1858 AT hotmail DOT com.

How Often I Review:
I think of myself as a no-frills honest book blog: I post book reviews about six times a week with a general life update on Sunday. I don't really do interviews, memes, or giveaways (although sometimes I make an exception). I review from a variety of sources: my library, Netgalley, Edelweiss, Amazon Vine, Booksneeze, and books I've bought or won.  Reviews are also posted on Amazon and Goodreads as well as tweeted.

My Reviews:
My reviews include title, author, publisher, year, page count (of the copy I read), my analysis of genre, and source as well as about 250 to 500 words reviewing it.

I rate largely based on my subjective pleasure while reading the book. How did it make me feel? Would I recommend it? Did it live up to my expectations? How would I compare it to other books by that author? I attempt to share my honest opinion, which is sometimes negative, sometimes positive, and sometimes lukewarm. Stars are rewarded on a scale from 1 to 5 with half stars in use and I usually only review books that I have completed, which means the ratings tend to be on the higher side. If I don't like a book, I will not force myself to keep reading it.

Review Requests: I am not currently accepting review requests unless we have a previous relationship. Thank you for your understanding.

I very much appreciate review requests and if I agree to accept the book for review, I promise you a review. Generally I plan my schedule about a month in advance so I ask for at least that much time before a review appears. I accept e-copies (I own a Nook Color and am a big fan of Netgalley so feel free to send me a widget; I do NOT own a Kindle-please do not send in Kindle format) as well as physical copies. I do receive a lot of requests and am unable to accept them all but thank you very much for thinking of me.

Things I especially like to see in books (in no particular order):
  • My name in them (Stephanie is SUCH a beautiful name!) 
  • Sister-sister relationships (also mother-daughter)
  • Female friendships
  • Sawoony boys (a la Wes from The Truth About Forever)
  • Hilarious quips
  • A smart heroine who grows
  • Pretty dress on the cover
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Fairy Tale Retellings/Reimaginings
  • Classic Novel Retellings/Reimaginings
  • Epistolary novels
  • Time Travel
  • Body swapping
Genres I read, preferably in the YA or MG category (in order of preference):
  • Contemporary
  • Romance
  • Historical Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Mystery/Thrillers
  • Dystopia
  • Paranormal
  • Science-Fiction
  • Horror
Email me at bookworm1858 AT hotmail DOT com with any questions or a request.

Dated: May 31, 2013
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