I mainly read Fantasy, it’s where my reading heart is and is my favourite genre. I do however on occasion read Post-apocalyptic, Historical Fiction, Sci-fi, Horror, Graphic novels and anything else that catches my eye but I don’t read Y-A, Erotica or Romance!
I write honest reviews on how much I enjoyed the book and stay away from spoilers. Reviewing instead with the aim of showing whether or not I think the book is in fact worth your time and effort as a reader without spoiling the actual story.
I write reviews how I like them to be written, I’m not a fan of the endless long length essay style review and prefer informal shorter to the point paragraphs emphasising what I both did and did not like about the book. I’m not a professional just a book lover and as such my grammar and punctuation isn’t the best, it’s not who or what I’m about, I’m here to give my honest opinion on the books I read. You will find the occasional/often use of both sarcasm and foul language in my reviews. I swear in real-life, might as well swear in my reviews, I’m not a cardboard cutout or a ‘vanilla‘ type of blogger, I put my personality into my posts and reviews, if anyone has a problem with that, it’s your choice.
All my old reviews are rated with a standard 5 star system (1 star through to 5 stars) with 1 being the lowest (the book was unreadable/I didn’t finish it), 3 middling (the book was just an OK read) and 5 the highest rating (a cracking good read/highly recommended).
As of May 2017 my new reviews will be rated under a new system. I am changing how I rate from the standard 5 star rating to a simplified version. I felt that too many people pay attention to the rating rather than the actual review content and the reasons for the rating. My new system will feature a choice of three reviews as detailed below:
- Hell No Book Review (1 star to 2 star review).
- It’s OK Book Review (3 star review).
- Hell Yeah Book Review (4 star to 5 star review).
I read for the love of it as a hobby and will review the books I’ve read after I’ve read them, I try to read each day but sometime life and other things get in the way and I can’t. I prefer proper books rather than ebooks and I don’t review to a set deadline, as I wrote earlier for me reading is a hobby and something I enjoy and I don’t want to spoil that enjoyment by having to read and review to a set deadline.
Self published authors, I’m more than happy to accept interview requests, spotlights, extracts and guest posts from you instead of reviewing your book but due to my TBR list, books being released in the coming months that I’m looking forward to and being lucky enough to be on publisher mailing lists I WON’T accept actual review requests from you.
I will consider all requests but I reserve the right to decline any request.
While I understand that anyone that contacts me will try to be professional – (you have books to review and/or promote and I understand that professionalism is required). I ask that you try and be less generic and more informal when using the contact form, I like banter on my blog and Twitter as I feel a blog should be personal to the blogger who runs it and I would like contact to be more personal and fun than simply ‘please review my book’. 🙂
Please note, I am a UK based blogger.
Unless I am on your mailing lists I am closed to review requests. Indie fantasy authors, please respect this. While I am currently closed to actually “reviewing” if your book interests me then I am more than happy to help you promote your book with spotlights, extracts, interviews or guest posts. Please do NOT ask for a review.
Feedback, advice about the blog, general book chat, recommendations, guest post, spotlight and interview requests by both publishers and authors are all welcome. As well as blog tours for Fantasy books.
I’m also more than happy to consider host guest posts/interviews with any other bloggers out there. 🙂
You can contact me by using:
My Personal Facebook: Drew Weldon.
This Blog’s Facebook page: The Tattooed Book Geek.
My Twitter: @SarcasticEnigma
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