As much as I would love to, I simply don’t have time to read every book that I am asked to review and regrettably there will be occasions when your review request will be declined. Due to the volume of review requests currently being received I am not always able to respond to every email, if you request a review and don’t hear back from me within one week then I’m sorry but you can assume that I am unable to review. Please don’t send chase up emails– if I am in a position to review your book, I will let you know.
Please do not send me a digital file unless I have agreed to review your book.
I’ve been adding my reviews to various online sites for some years now including Goodreads, Amazon, Waterstones and Netgalley. In 2013 I became a member of the Lovereading review panel. I have previously been on the reader panel for the Romantic Novelists’ Association.
My reading tastes are quite varied and the genres that I enjoy reading are:
- mystery, thriller and psychological suspense
- women’s contemporary fiction/popular fiction
- historical fiction – my preference is for post 1700’s and I do love timeslip novels. (I don’t generally read books about ancient history/battles although if its by an author I love, I will make an exception).
I do not read or review poetry, science-fiction, erotica, zombies, vampires or horror stories. I’m not a big fan of smushy romance either, and Regency romances or anything with a cowboy on the cover, are a definite no. I’m dipping my toe into some fantasy but only very selectively especially if it has a contemporary or historical angle (or witches) and most traditional fantasy fiction probably wouldn’t be for me.
I’m not a professional reviewer, just a lover of reading. This is a hobby and sometimes my reading time will be limited. I will do my best to meet a publication deadline with enough notice but unfortunately I can’t promise that this will always be the case. If I receive an unsolicited print book and I am unable to review either because it is not my genre or for time reasons, I reserve the right to pass this to a book blogger friend for review.
Acceptance of a book does not guarantee a review. Please be aware that I only post on my blog reviews of books that I have enjoyed and would recommend – I don’t post negative reviews on my blog (anything I don’t enjoy so much may only be spoken about on Amazon or Goodreads) nor do I review books that I have been unable to finish.
Please be assured that I never sell any proof/review copies, although some unsolicited books may be passed to fellow book bloggers for review.
All my reviews are my own opinions and I do not ask for payment for any review. (A note to authors – you should NEVER have to pay a bookblogger for a review – there are a few that may ask you for a review fee but my advice would be to find someone else – most bookbloggers review for FREE for the #booklove).
I regret that I can only accept e-books that are Kindle compatible. I do of course still love to read paper books as well!
I am more than happy for authors/publishers to use a quote from my review for their book/website etc. as long as you credit ‘My Reading Corner’ but would just appreciate notification if you do this (mainly so that I can squeal with excitement when any of my reviews are quoted and/or hunt down a copy of the book!).
Finally, although my reviews may contain links to Amazon, this is purely for ease of reference. I have no affiliation with, and receive no payment from Amazon, or any other company whose links I may include.
I am happy to take part in blog tours, host author guest posts, Q&As and giveaways.
Contact details: please use the email address below for contact
Email: myreadingcornerblog [at] gmail.com
Thank you for your interest – and for reading this review policy. 😊