Review Policy

*** I am not currently accepting review copies. Review calendar openings will begin February 2021. ***

About Me

I am an avid reader and an active blogger. I have two young children, so I read the gamut from children's books to adult historical fiction. I try to post a minimum of once a week, though I sometimes post three times or more. I had a hiatus in 2018, but have recently returned to regular posting. I network with other bloggers and promote my blog as possible. My blog currently receives an average of approximately 2,000 views per month. The blog continues to grow and I enjoy watching it gain interest and regular followers. I am a current participant in both Bookish First and Library Thing Early Reviewers. Reviews are posted to the sites they are acquired from as well as to Goodreads, Amazon, and the blog.


I accept review requests for books and e-books. I do not currently listen to audio books or review cookbooks.

I prefer paper copies, but I do accept electronic copies as well. If you are offering an e-book, I do read with a Nook and prefer e-pub format files. However, I do have software capable of converting a book to allow me to read mobi or PDF files in most cases. I prefer e-books that do not have file expirations due to my unpredictable schedule.


I do read quite a few genres, but there are a few that tend to catch my eye more frequently.

I am happy to consider books in the following genres for review:
  • Chick Lit
  • Children's Books (Board Books through Elementary)
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Fantasy (Limited)
  • Historical Fiction
  • Memoir/Autobiographical
  • Mystery
  • Women's Fiction
  • YA Fiction
I do not currently accept requests to review the following genres:
  • Erotica
  • Graphic Novels
  • Horror
  • Poetry
  • Romance
  • Short Stories

Responding to Requests

I will respond to requests for reviews to let you know if I am interested in reviewing the book you offer. Most responses will happen within 48 hours, as I do check my email regularly. If I decline to review, it is simply because I either don't have the time, have too many books to review at this time, or I feel that the genre wouldn't be right for me. My goal is to be an effective reviewer. I will be honest about why I elect not to review a book. In most cases, it is simply to save the author and publisher a lengthy wait for review or an undeserved poor review or DNF (did not finish) review. If I decline a book that you offer, please still consider me for future books as my schedule and book loads do vary.

When I Review

Depending on what my schedule and book load look like, my review time for books may vary. If requested, I will notify you of the expected completion date for reading (which is when the Goodreads review is most likely to be posted), as well as give you a date for when the full review should appear on my blog. I try very hard to be as accurate as possible in these estimations and do try to make my review books a priority. If you need the review to be completed by a specific date, please let me know in your request. I will try my best to accommodate your schedule and will let you know if this is not possible.

Which Books I Review

Though I will in most cases review all books given to me for that purpose, ultimately I choose which books I review on my blog and on my Goodreads profile. I try very hard to give fair reviews. My reviews are always honest...I never lie about books. My opinions are my own and may be positive or negative depending on my feelings about a specific piece. 

I rate on a zero (DNF) to five star rating system, with half star marks possible. On Goodreads and NetGalley, my ratings are limited to their full star ratings system. If I rate a book with fewer than three stars, I may contact you to see if you wish to have a full review published here on the blog. Regardless of rating, all books read will receive a review on Goodreads as well as any host site the book was received from (i.e. NetGalley, Edelweiss, etc.)

Most often, I will link the review to the book on Goodreads as well as cite their synopsis within my review. If you prefer that I utilize a different synopsis, please let me know.

Contact Me

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(Last Updated: 09/23/2020)

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Thank you for consideration in reviewing your book.

~ Elle


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