Review Policy

Hi, my name is Sharon and I'm a bookaholic!

I have always been a bookworm and love nothing more than to curl up with a book but sadly gone are the days when I have the free time to read a book a day.  My day job entails working in the technical department for an insurance company but when I'm not working or prepping blog posts you are likely to find me with a book very close to hand. 

A friend suggested that I start writing reviews for books, as I was always reading, so the blog was set up in October 2011 which is one decision I do not regret.  The idea originally had been to read and review some of the piles of books that I already had but I have been extremely fortunate over the last few years to have been sent books to review by publishers or authors meaning my TBR is ever increasing instead of decreasing!  As well as posting the review on my blog, I also copy the review onto Amazon.

The main genres that I tend to read are women's fiction, crime fiction & psychological thrillers with the odd historical saga thrown in for good measure.  I'm afraid that horror, fantasy, paranormal and sci-fi are not my thing so won't be considered for review and truthfully I think I'm a bit long in the tooth to read YA/NA!  

I don't make money from running this blog, nor do I get paid for reviews, I run it purely because of my love of reading.  Although I have recently set up an Affiliate account with Amazon so will earn a few pence if anyone clicks through on a link and makes a purchase - any money raised will go back into the blog by the purchase of books or gifts for giveaways which mostly comes out of my own pocket but do occasionally get offered books to give away by publishers or authors.

** Update August 2017 ***  Sadly I'm having to cut back on accepting review books as I have a massive backlog that's built up over the last couple of years that I am trying to reduce.  I do have a regular guest reviewer Emma who also reviews on the blog (mainly women's fiction, historical & sagas) as and when she can due to her own busy work schedule but as we're receiving more requests than either of us can realistically read it is likely that we are not going to be in a position to accept all review requests.  Louise will be continuing to review on an adhoc basis but think she's going to be a little busy over the next year or so as her twins are due to arrive shortly 👶👶 so her time will be limited so won't be committing to definite dates.

Even if a review isn't possible I am always happy to accept other guest features so again feel free to contact me via the contact form that can be found on the home page.