Review Policy and Rating System

Some of the books I review are purchased, some are borrowed, some are given to me by publishers and authors in exchange for an honest review, some I’ve had for years, and some I have no idea where they came from.  I will read the blurbs on shampoo bottles, but not necessarily review them.

I am always interested in working with publishers/authors, and will accept Advance Reading Copies of books for the purpose of an unbiased review.  I would prefer an epub version of the book.  If I receive a free copy of the book, I will mention this in my review.

Although my preferences for genre are mystery, fantasy, paranormal, science fiction, apocalypse, horror, and thriller, I have also been enjoying some of the YA series (which I apparently missed in my own youth).  I am not a big fan of spy novels, legal thrillers, historical fiction, and I can do without the romance genre.  However, please have a look at some of the books I have been reading.  If you think yours is a fit, we can discuss it.  You can contact me at  Please provide me with a summary of the book, the potential publishing date, and why you feel it would be that “fit” noted above.

Before sending me your book, please be aware that although I am an avid reader, I can’t guarantee I will review your book.  I do agree to give it consideration.  Sometimes time constraints will simply mess with my abilities.  I do not guarantee it will be read by the publication date (although I will attempt to do so.)  Again, please remember that if I don’t like it, I will say so in my review.

Reminder.  I don’t get financially reimbursed for reading or reviewing books.  This is my hobby.  So if you are going to send me a book…..I’m keeping it.


My Rating System:  

Note that I will provide a fair written review.  However, it will be my review, and my rating.  I will tell it like it is — my point of view, good or bad.

5Stars      Amazing book,  highly recommend. 
4stars          Wonderful book from beginning to end. 
3stars              Good book. Enjoyed it. 
Star Star                  Got through it, but didn’t really enjoy.
Star                         Did not finish.
Note that I am just learning that it is okay not to finish a book. Life is too short. And that same book may be enjoyed by someone else, but it just wasn’t my cup of tea. 


Thanks for reading all this !  Again, you can contact me at


One more thing…All content is mine (except book cover and author images – most which come from GoodReads).  Please do not copy and use my words without my permission.



July 2016  (subject to change)
Revised September 2019 (still subject to change)





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