Please note, I am not currently accepting any review requests due to my extreme backlog! I will be able to participate in a maximum of two blog tours a month but anything else I’m afraid I will have to turn down. Many thanks.
Hi, 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 five 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.