I’m blogging about books mainly because I like talking about books and history and romance. I love recommending books, but I’m not big on grades, and not all my posts are straight-up book reviews.
I do read critically, and frequently compare books to other books, or films, or who knows what-all. In most of my posts, you’ll be able to tell whether I’m giving the book a good review or a less-than-good review. Either way, my opinion is never influenced by where or how I acquired the book. At least this is what I strive for. Since I began blogging there’s been quite a lot of chatter about the role of reviews in romanceland, and the relationship(s) between/among authors, readers, and reviewers. I shall just say that I do my level best to write about books respectfully, thoughtfully, and critically.
I purchase nearly all the books I post about, but I do occasionally accept an ARC or other free book from an author or publisher. I may or may not review a book I have received for free. At this point in the life of this blog, I’m only reviewing a book if I find I have something to say about it, and sometimes what I have to say is less about the book in question, and more about something the book connects to.
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