About/Review Policy

bookwormHi, I’m Beth and I’m a (loud and proud) bookworm. I love reading anything and everything and am pretty much open to trying anything new although I do have a bit of a fear of “chick-lit.” I’ve loved reading all my life – my mum taught me to read before I went to kindergarten and I haven’t stopped since! I’ve gone through quite a few reading “stages” in my life. When I was younger, I loved Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton then I progressed as a young adult to devouring any Point Horror or Christopher Pike I could get my hands on but I also loved The Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley High. It was when I was a teenager that I first got introduced to Stephen King who is now one of my all-time favourite authors. The first book I read of his was IT and I’m not ashamed to say it scared the bejesus out of me! Then I went through a phase where all I would read was crime and thriller fiction, especially books by the wonderful Tess Gerritsen and Karin Slaughter, who remain firm favourites today. 

I’ve been blogging for two and a half years now and I’m thoroughly enjoying meeting new people, going to literary events (like YALC in the UK) and finding gems of books that I wouldn’t normally pick up. Blogging has really expanded my horizons book wise and while I still love reading crime/thrillers I absolutely love contemporary and literary fiction and have a soft spot for YA fiction nurtured by one of my favourite people – my sister and fellow blogger Chrissi Reads. I use NetGalley and Book Bridgr like they were going out of fashion and love receiving books for review. (I think my postman hates me…) I have quite a relaxed review policy but it may take a while for me to get round to them due to my huge TBR list! Seriously, my bookshelves may collapse… but I love it.

I hope GoodReads/Amazon don’t mind that they “help me out” with a synopsis of any books reviewed, but all other parts of the review are written by me. I like to think I give an honest critique of a book and use a star rating to show level of enjoyment. If I don’t finish it, I don’t review it – simple. I don’t think it’s fair to the author (or readers!) for me to write a review of a book I didn’t complete.

Thanks for visiting today, if you’re new to my blog I look forward to chatting soon! Please feel free to contact me at bibliobeth(at)outlook(dot)com.

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30 comments on “About/Review Policy

      • Hi. I have written a children’s fantasy novel set in Cambridge, UK. The Crystal cottage is a magical place, where myths and secrets lie deeply buried. Amelina is drawn to the Cottage and to a young man who she stumbles upon on the way there. The book has many opposing and intertwining themes: darkness, light, trust, deception, secrets, shadows, art, and time. Thank you so much for the good luck message and your interest. 🙂

  • I was just flicking about your blog and I so love your bookworms pic at the top – that’s EXACTLY the sort of logo I want on my blog! It’s brilliant – where did you get it? Or did you draw it? (I can’t draw for toffee!)

  • Wow! That easy! In case it isn’t totally apparent, I’m crap with the technical side of stuff. Is your site (which imho has got the coolest design I’ve seen on a blog!) been totally done through WordPress? Or did you need to go all “web designer”? And is it worth paying for the “premium” WordPress site, or can you do plenty of customization on the basic one? Sorry for picking your brain on all this – I’m just so useless!

    • It’s no problem at all, happy to help! Yep, it’s completely done through WordPress and I haven’t paid for any “extras” or custom. I’d love to be able to do that side of things, but I’m not very technically minded either. I’m slowly learning though, through having this blog!

  • That’s good to know, because I do just love your design – plus it gives me hope I’ll get mine looking how I want it to, eventually! The only thing is, fiddling with technology loses valuable reading time!

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