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Friday, May 1, 2009

The Insatiable Reader's Book Review Policy you are.  On my blog, looking at all the reviews and you're can I get one?  Read on!

Current Status:  OPEN to receiving review requests

Contact Me:  grgenius(at)gmail(dot)com

Preferred Genres:  YA fiction, children's fiction, general fiction, chick lit, some sci-fi fantasy...(the list is shorter as to what I will not accept)

Non-accepted Genres:  Erotica and sports.  Let's just say the first one should be specific to the individual and the later just doesn't hold my interest.

Book Ratings:  Honestly, I've seen sites with rating systems and they work for them.  For me, not so much.  I mean the difference between a 4 and a 5 can be so miniscule!  I prefer to review the book based on its own merit and express how it came across to me.  My take on the book is after all just one opinion, but I hope to shed a little light on a new (or old) title in a different way for my blog readers.  That said, not all reviews will be 100% positive!  Although I refrain from butchering any literary work, a blog is based on the opinion of the one writing it.  If I am not honest, my voice will lose all merit with my readers.

My motto:  "Respect the effort, if not the result." 

Review Timeframe:  I am an avid reader and being such I go through books fairly rapidly.  If you have a specific date it needs to be posted by, let me know and we can see if we can work something out.

Books Accepted:  I accept books from traditional publishers as well as self-published books, as you never know where your next favorite writer will come from.  The preferred format for submissions is a bound book.  I always seem to enjoy the read more if I can hold it in my hands, feel its weight, and turn each page as I enter the story.  If an e-book is the only means by which you are submitting your work for review, email me...we may still be able to work something out.

Review Postings:  Each of my reviews are of course posted on my site.  A link is also released via my Twitter page to my followers, and also to both the publishing company and author, if available.  More often than not, I also post a mini-review on BookArmy, Shelfari, and YABookCentral (if applicable).

Other info: I do not sell ARC's. Let's face it, I can be greedy with books! Especially if I loved them.  Swapping them out with friends can make my teeth grind (as I want them back when they are done!).  If you want the ARC given away in a contest or you have an extra copy you'd like to submit for the same purpose, no problem!  Just let me know.
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