Contact & Review Policy

I’m brand new to book reviewing. In case you hadn’t noticed.

For publishers and the like looking to contact me, my e-mail address is But if you’re a blog reader and you just want to say hello in a quicker manner, Tweet me! The sidebar on my Home Page links to the official blog Twitter account as well as my personal Twitter.

If you e-mail me about reviewing a book please include the summary, the release date or other pertinent timing information, a picture of the cover, and any further links you would like me to have (ex. author’s website, author’s personal Twitter/Facebook/Recreational Stalking Application, etc). If you would like me to post my review to another website, just let me know where! I already share all book reviews with my Twitter, Facebook, and GoodReads accounts; and I intend to cross-post my existing book reviews to Amazon and Barnes & Noble’s websites in the very near future. Also of note: I am a brand new NetGalley member!

I’m painfully honest and about as subtle as a brick to the face. So accepting a book for review does not guarantee that (a) I will review it, or (b) I will write a positive review. I will try my best to finish reading all books I receive, but I reserve the right to blog about my reasons for not finishing a particular book, and/or to pass the book along to a blogger who seems better suited for it.

If you want to send me an advance review copy (yes…this Luddite figured out what ARC stood for), having 2 to 3 months notice is preferred, so I can publish my review as close to the official release date as possible. If you send me an already-published book, please do not expect the review faster than that same 2 to 3 month time frame after the date I receive it. I will do my best to accommodate all special timing requests, but there are no guarantees. I am not able to accept electronic copies of books at this time. (But I hope to remedy that in the future by purchasing an eReader of some sort. Advice on Nook vs. Kindle vs. iPad would be appreciated!)

PLEASE NOTE: I am a cripple with no life, as you may have guessed from reading the About Me section, but advance warning is in fact necessary. Sometimes I have a week filled with doctor’s appointments where I’m so worn out for the sitting and standing (which are incredibly painful with my back injury) and my mind is so cloudy from the narcotic painkillers I have to use to function (I hate hate hate and did I mention hate them) that reading just isn’t going to happen. Even worse is when I have a week where the pain is so bad where not only do I not get out of bed, but I’m unable to read or blog or even Tweet from my phone. This is just between you and me (wink wink)…but I’m a Twitter addict, so if my output over there goes down, it’s kind of a big deal.

I prefer to read mysteries/thrillers, architecture and art history, humor, European and American history (in particular I have a huge time machine crush on the oh-so-crazypants Aaron Burr), biographies and memoirs, and a random assortment of fiction. But if the book you’re promoting has a humorous bent, say, in terms of what Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach does for the science category, consider me interested! I love to learn new things. I’m not really into sci-fi, chick-lit, young adult (YA) material, or romance, but for the blog I intend to do a little series of reviews on books outside of my comfort zone…so if you’re willing to subject your book to this experiment, or you have a recommendation of a book for me to check out, please contact me.

I would love to host author interviews, giveaways, and other promos on my blog as my interest and time allow. I would also be flattered to be invited as a guest poster on your blog! Yes, flattery will indeed get you everywhere.

In a semi-related side note, I encourage commenting to the point of heated discussion, but I reserve the right to delete any comment that goes to far. It’s totally subjective on my part…I’m okay with cursing and other sexiness but try to keep it all PG-13, ok? Please please please tell me if I make a huge spelling or grammar mistake, or something is nonsensical.

(Last Updated: 07/29/2011.)


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