I love to read and to talk about books. I review many of the books I read. I do not accept any author/publisher submissions for reviews. I do not read or review ARCs. I do not enter any giveaways or contests. I obtain the books I review by purchasing them at the same price they are offered to the general public at the time of purchase. My reviews are intended for the use of my fellow readers. They are not advertising or promotion. They are not beta reads or constructive criticism or editing or advice to the author. My only obligation to the author is to pay the price charged for the book at the time of purchase. My reviews are sometimes critical and I will not stop posting critical reviews just to spare delicate authors' feelings. I am happy to make new friends, but friend requests from authors or promoters who have few or no books (and/or friends) in common with me and write or promote categories I do not read (especially new adult) will be ignored. I used to read more self-published books. After recent meltdowns by self-published authors, I now only read self-published authors I've previously read or who have been recommended to me by fellow readers I trust. I also used to read young adult/new adult books but rarely do so now.
My reviews are very slowly importing. I was up to 200 reviews imported but now I am back down to 199. Not sure why. They seem to be importing at the rate of about approximately 4 every 12 hours.
I decided to go forward with replacing my reviews at GoodReads with this blurb:
This is a book.
For a full review, please go to:
GoodReads's policies no longer comply with my review policy. Therefore my reviews will be posted at BookLikes going forward. Thank you for following my reviews here. I hope to continue discussing books with you on BookLikes.
I'm in the middle of the Bs. It is going to be a nice rainy day and I would rather be reading, but I foresee many hours of select-delete-paste in my future. Sometime after 4:00 p.m. I think I'll add wine to that mix. If you see nonsensical posts here, that will be the explanation.
ETA 1: I am up to the Fs. And my reviews are back to 200.
How does one add a cover? When I try, BL seems to expect me to have the books' cover saved on my computer.