The idea behind this blog is to gain more enjoyment out of a hobby I currently already thoroughly enjoy (reading) and, as such, will only review genres that I would ordinarily read. These genres include Fantasy, Horror, Science-Fiction, certain types of Historical Fiction and the very occasional Thriller. I may also throw a curve ball out there on the odd occasion and try a Steam Punk book. I also plan on reviewing audiobooks (here I have a far wider spectrum of genres). I will not read Young Adult, Romance (be it historical, paranormal or any variety thereof) or Erotic Fiction, so please do not ask me to do so. Unless I have an interest in the genre I don’t think it would be possible for me to offer up a fair review.
I will always be as honest as I possibly can be in my reviewing. If I don’t enjoy a book I will say why that is, just as I will say what made me love every moment of a certain book. My review will encompass everything from the cover to the blurb. After all, I am reviewing the item as a whole, not just the bit in the middle. The reviews will work on a standard ‘marks out of five’ system with five being top marks and one being rock bottom.
In any review I write, be it for audiobook or text format, I will state whether it was audio, paperback or Kindle. I will do this purely because some Kindle books suffer from dreadful formatting which may not show in the paperback variety. I will also endeavour to keep my reviews as spoiler-free as possible.
Due to the fact that I work a full time job, sometimes more hours than I probably should, I read in my spare time and cannot always dedicate as much time as I would like to the hobby. I also have to fit other things into my life and, as such, cannot read and review to a set deadline. So if you have a request for a review by a set time, please do expect disappointment. It doesn’t hurt to ask, as if I have a lot of free time on my hands, all such requests will be taken seriously. They just may not be accepted too frequently.
Please note that I will consider all requests sent my way, I do, however, reserve the right to refuse any submission. If I am too busy with my reading list or with real life then I just may not be able to take on any more submissions at that time. Please note that I am a UK-based reviewer. Obvious though it may be, I would like to point out that if you ask me to review your book, asking me to purchase said book in order to review it will not endear you to me.