Good Monday morning everyone! Another weekend has come and gone and I got diddly squat reading done. I did go all over town on Saturday in an epic search for a new purse I love that costs less than $50…. Came home empty-handed. I’m picky. I did scored big on cheap books while thrifting though! 24 new titles, two complete series, have been added to my new bookcase. I don’t know when I’ll ever get to them but that’s the beauty of books they don’t go bad.
Alright, now to the topic of the title. I have been receiving some review requests again, I swear there is a season to these things, and as result I have updated my review requests page and policy. Not that any of you will read it but the info is there. I would like to point out because it has been showing up in most of the requests. I DO NOT post review to Amazon. Yes, I have an account there and yes, I did post a review there just last week. There is currently only one author I will post review to Amazon for and it probably isn’t you. I’m not trying to be mean. It is a case of one difficult author ruined it for everyone combined with Amazon review policies that I am against. Authors are welcome to link to my reviews here or quote the review on their site, but I am not going to post my review to Amazon. I also might turn a book down for review if it is only offered through Amazon, a practice that I believe is unfair to readers. If this means you don’t want to request I review your book I’m fine with that. I currently have over 200 books up in my bedroom waiting for their turn to be read, I’ll be alright. I do cross-post my reviews to Goodreads and Barnes and Noble (when I remember). The blog posts are shared with my Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, and Twitter account too. I feel this is plenty of coverage for the books I review this is a hobby for me after all.
Alright I feel the tone of that was kind of snarky but I am going to leave it. It is frustrating to get review requests from authors who don’t read my policy. I even have it listed on my Amazon account that I no longer post reviews there and I still get requests from authors who contact me from simply seeing an old review over there. I do have to say though most of the recent requests are at least for books relevant to my current reading taste, so that is getting better.
Okay I hope to finish a book today and I need to get my 30 day book challenge Instagram post made. Day 29 so I’m almost done! Happy Reading everyone.