I read books, many of them Young Adult or the upper edge of Middle Grade. For those books, if I feel I can write an unbiased review, I will review it here. If I don’t feel I can write an unbiased review of a book, I won’t write review it at all. If I apply the Rule of 50 and don’t finish a book, I won’t review it.
Most of the books I read are checked out of the New York Public Library. A significant minority I read as ARCs (Advanced Reader’s Copies, also known as Galleys) and may review before publication. I do not get ARCs from publishers as a blogger. I get ARCs either from my mother, who works in a bookstore and thus has easy access to them, or because I work in publishing and ARCs from other publishing houses float around my life. This is the way of the publishing world, and it’s awesome.
I do not review books with which I work, and I do not review any book which I fear I cannot review in an unbiased manner. Other than that, it’s fair game.
I mostly read genre-benders, fantasy, sci-fi, LGBT/queer, and some historical fiction.
Contact me at
inthebooleyhouse [at] gmail [dot] com