Review Policy

Apologies – due to work commitments, I cannot offer to review books for the next six months. 

powersPrimarily, I review the following genres:

  •     Literary Fiction
  •     Historical Fiction
  •     Poetry
  •     Biographies relating to Literature, women’s lives, political figures, anyone genuinely fascinating

I will also read the following if I am intrigued enough by the blurb, or I have previously read and reviewed something else by the author:

  • Thrillers
  • Humour
  • Romantic Fiction
  • Dystopian Fiction
  • Travel Writing
  • YA

I do not review the following genres:

  • Erotic Fiction
  • Science Fiction (unless you are the next Terry Pratchett)

Reviewing is a hobby and therefore inevitably sometimes has to be side-lined when real life demands are greater. I meet all blog-tour deadlines, come hell or high water, but other books are read as soon as I can possibly manage. I prefer actual books to ebooks, given the choice.

I don’t offer a rating because I can see myself getting tied up in knots. I am in awe of anyone who is able to write a book – I doubt I could – but, based on the principle of ‘if you can’t say anything nice…’, I will contact authors/publishers/blog tour organisers in good time if I realise that I am not the right reviewer for the book, or I cannot find anything positive at all to say about it.

My ‘An Interview with …’ series of chats with authors is a platform for writers to talk about their work. I will not have necessarily read their books. These posts are essentially about the act of writing itself (and we sometimes discuss wine gums).

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