Updated: August 2012The opinions stated on this blog are for my own personal benefit and for your entertainment. I am not in the business of selling books, and I don't take payment for reviews, but I do occasionally accept books from authors or publishers for review. Most of the books I review come from the library or a local bookstore.
What I review: I like to read the following types of books:
--Young Adult fiction (especially if it's got boy appeal)
--literary fiction by diverse authors
--graphic novels that are memoirs or realistic fiction
--cookbooks and craft how-to books
--writing craft books
--the occasional memoir
--certain other nonfiction (parenting, travel, outdoors)
--books by authors positively reviewed on this blog in the past
I have a substantial (!) reading pile and have been doing more writing than reading/reviewing lately. If your book fits the above categories, I'll be tempted to accept a review copy but if I resist it's no reflection on you. Promise.
However, if any of the following is true of you, I'll be hard pressed to resist accepting a review copy: (a) You wrote a Steampunk book with teen appeal. (b) You're writing in Oregon. (c) You're writing in Northern Ireland. (d) You're Deaf, or your book deals with Deaf culture. (e) You're Hungarian. (f) You're Ron Carlson, or you write like him. (g) You're Michael Cunningham, or you write like him.
I'm happy to review previously published books, but not e-books.
If you have sent a review copy more than four months ago and don't find it mentioned, please email me at email@example.com.