Contact Me/Review Policy
Books have been a passion of mine my whole life. When I was four I told my mother I wanted to be a bookworm when I grew up, and now I am! I believe stories have the power to change and touch us in a way few things can can, and that is why I am so passionate about sharing them.
I am currently a college student at St. Olaf double majoring in English (surprise) and Women and Gender Studies. On top of being a complete bookworm I am also an avid handcrafted and love to knit, crochet, and bead.
I'd love to hear from you!
Due to being a full time student and an intern at Dreaming Big Publications, I am very busy. In order not to over-stretch myself, I am only considering books from authors I have reviewed for before or books with strong LGBT+ themes (not erotica, sex is fine, but it can't be the selling point) at this time. I'm hoping to open up reviews more broadly soon!
*A note to authors and publishers*
If you have a book for me to review or wish to do a written interview, video interview, guest post, spotlight, or giveaway, I would be more than happy to oblige. This blog mainly focuses on books in the Young Adult and New Adult genres, as well as the many sub-genres therein. That being said, I do also at times accept books outside of those genres, so please feel free to contact me!
A note on reviewing: As a book blogger, my mission is to spread words about books, and I want those words to be as positive as possible. I know myself pretty well as a reader and can generally tell what types of books I will like right away. I also know that my tastes don't represent everyone's. If I don't think your book would be a good fit for me, I will let you know.
Reviews on other sites
I do not post my reviews on Amazon or Barnes and Noble, and other commercial sites of the sort because in their terms they state that anything posted on their site becomes theirs legally and I want to keep the rights of my reviews. If you wish to have more reviews on these sites for listing purposes, on request I will write a short review with minimal wording and same rating, but will not include my original review.
On .5 Ratings
Since sites where star ratings of books are available there usually are not half star options, if my review on Blogger is a .5 my ratings are as follows:
If it is 4.5 I will mark it as a 5 (I will recommend the book on GoodReads if it is a 4.5 or higher)
If it is a 3.5 I will mark it as a 3 or 4, depending on which I think it is closer to.
I do not provide 2.5 or 1.5 ratings
* I receive no payment for the books I review. Any books I receive from authors, publicists, publishers, etc. have been given to me in exchange for an honest review. Although I do feature paid advertisements from authors on my site, this compensation holds no sway over any review I might do of that book.