What I review.
I am pretty open to reading just about anything. My favorite genres are as follows (but are not limited to):
While I am accepting e-books I much prefer PHYSICAL copies for review purposes. I only ever use my Kindle Fire for reading e-books and due to that fact I only accept .mobi files.
What I receive for my reviews.
In a word, nothing. I do not accept any sort of monetary or exchange of good for a good review. I provide honest reviews based on my opinion of the book. If a book is provided to me from a publisher, author, or other source it by no way guarantees a good review. Honesty is the best policy and I will try to remain that way with all my reviews.
How My Reviews are Written.
I try to provide the title, author, series (if in one), ISBN and a brief synopsis of the book before I get into my actual review. This allows for readers to get a feel for the book before I delve into it. My reviews have no formal structure. I give a brief (sometimes very brief, so as not to give away any spoilers) rundown of the book as a whole and then I will offer my opinion on it. I will give impressions and an overall feel for the book I got. Some books will become life-long favorites, and some may not be my thing. Some reviewers get into character structure and symbolism, but I am not a literary major and I would rather simply state whether I liked it and WHY I liked it. I like to keep things light. I also provide a link to Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Book Depository, and Kobo at the bottom of every review so readers may purchase the books at their discretion.
I try to get to new material as quickly as possible (especially if it is sent to me by an author or publisher), but sometimes the world gets in the way. I am sure not all bloggers are JUST bloggers. We have other jobs and maybe even school and family to contend with. While I wish I could read every book in my personal library and those to come within days of receiving them, I can not promise that. But I CAN promise that if the book is an ARC with a release date in the near future or recent past I will make it a top priority. I want the reviews to be able to provide increased sales if at all possible because the authors deserve that kind of respect. All I can say is I will do my best to be as quick with reviews as possible.
I have created a rating system (not surprisingly) of ladybugs as a way of gauging my thoughts on the books I review. It is broken down as such: