Choosing Books To Review

The life blood of this blog are the wonderful books that come my way for review. At any one given time I usually have over fifty books for review on Kindle. However, as of this week I am down to twenty-three, not because I have a lack of review requests, my email box still has 9527 emails left to open despite me going through May, April and most of March’s review requests.

For months (sorry) I have been by and large dodging review request emails. The majority are still in my inbox and I am going through them now. The reason for my reluctance is not so much choosing books that appeal, but dealing with authors/publicists who send me review requests without ever having visited my blog. These authors/publicists have no interest in whether their book is a fit for my tastes and have even less regard for my supposed grandiose guidelines to submit a book for review, but I cannot just disregard the request and feel every book should be given a chance, which invariably leads to time spent emailing etc, rather than reading.

However, my heart is lifted my the number of authors who do read the blog and attach the correct file making my life infinitely easier and allowing me to get on with the reading, which is what I love to do the most. I am very excited about books that will be coming up for review in the following weeks and look forward to sharing my pick of the crop with you.



  1. What got me interested in your blog was you. I wish my sister would do what you have done!
    But this goes way back to my college days (graduated 1971, during the Late Bronze Age), when the pre-med and other science majors were conspicuous for their unawareness and lack of knowledge of anything outside of their own narrow fields.
    Alas, my sister is not going to start reading. She hasn’t read a book since 1980–not even one of mine. It’s hard for me to imagine such an impoverished cultural landscape. But she insists that for her there is nothing but work, work, and more work (she’s a nurse practitioner, puts in twice as many hours as the doctors that she works for).
    I admire you for breaking out of that shell.


    1. I don’t think I had a huge transformation to undergo as far as books are concerned. I have always been a reader, I’m so fortunate to devote more time to it. I am pleased my reading has rubbed off on my husband too and he has been reading crime thrillers I gush about as well as quite a few YA titles like The Hunger Games, Divergent series etc.. I really do hope your sister picks up one of your books though.

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      1. Thanks, I hope you enjoy it.
        On the last day of her life–neither of us knew it was going to be the last day–my mother finally said what I’d been hoping she would say, though I waited long for it: “You can be proud of these books, Lee–they really are good, and I enjoy them.”
        I wish she’d have been able to stick around for the sequels.

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