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Liz Loves Books

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.

What Kind of Book Hoarder are You?

With regard to my Dead Tree Books, I'm a Curator.  I used to be more of a Librarian, but when I moved into my current home 12 years ago, I quit alphabetizing and started putting books where I'd intuitively find them.  They are now grouped in a way that I feel satisfies the books' preferences as well as mine. 


I have at least as many Kindle books now as I do Dead Tree Books.  My Kindle collections are by genre/sub genre and I usually sort them by most recent rather than alphabetically, so I guess I am a Curator rather than a librarian when it comes to my ebooks as well. I also use Calibre, though I have so much metadata to enter there that the thought of working on it makes me run away screaming.  I need to figure out a way to break it down into small, manageable tasks and easy to reach goals so that I am motivated to work on it some more.