My Reviewing Policies
Thank you for considering my policy for books offered for reviewing.
I’m happy to receive e-mails from those who have read this policy and think they have a book or books that would interest me.
I have a Nook, and will be glad to read review copies in that format.
TYPES OF BOOKS I WOULD CONSIDER REVIEWING:
1. Fiction, memoirs, or non-fiction by/about women of color or women living outside the USA.
2. Fiction or non-fiction that express under-reported perspectives
3. Autobiographies and memoirs from countries other than the USA.
4. Books generally by or about people of color.
5. Academic books in history or women’s studies.
6. Translations and books from small presses
7. Books that contribute to a global perspective
I read literary fiction, mysteries, and fantasy/science fiction. I would consider books in these genre if they also meet the criteria above.
GENRES AND PRACTICES I AVOID
1. Young adult or children’s books.
2. Horror or true crime books.
3. Genre romances.
4. Overtly Christian books
I reserve the right not to review a book if it falls outside areas of interests or if I
consider of little value. Do not send me books that are superficial and poorly written.
I do not participate in blog tours, host author guest posts or interviews.
REVIEWING PRACTICES I FOLLOW
I do not rank books with the traditional star system, but do identify if and how strongly I recommend a book to particular audiences.
I will read and review all books carefully and fairly, identifying both strengths and weaknesses. Do not assume I will always write positive reviews.
I will read books and write review as promptly as possible, but health problems do not allow me to promise to meet short deadlines.
If I receive a review request for a book that doesn’t match the categories I have said I will review, I will ignore it.
Books that I choose not to review, and some that I do, I will give away or donate to my local college or public library.