As you may have noticed I do a lot of book reviews on this blog! That is something I love doing and will continue to do so even though I am no longer being silly and trying to read a book a day or more. However, I feel the need to add a page of information about my reviews to make it clear how I go about things. I have received a few books from authors to review and to avoid any confusion the information will include what I will accept, etc.
This will be posted on it's own page, on the tabs above, but I am posting it now as an update.
One of my passions is reading and as such, a feature of this blog is book reviews. The majority of the books I read and review I have acquired myself. Either bought in either physical form (brand new or second hand), ebook form via most ebook stores and read using e-reading apps available for the iPad, or borrowed from my local library.
The books are usually chosen by me, but I am always interested in recommendations.
If you are an author or publisher and would like me to consider reviewing your book(s) please contact me via email -
everydayisthesameblog (at) gmail (dot) com
Please bear in mind the following criteria for my acceptance of a book.
What I will review
I mainly read books that fall in the 'women's fiction' area, including mainstream/general fiction, romance including category and single title, chick lit, suspense etc. This is not an exhaustive list.
What I will not review
I read most things.
I don't tend to read erotic romance/erotica, however a book that falls within this category yet has strong romantic (or other) elements - where the sex is secondary to the rest of the story and not gratuitous - may be considered at my discretion. Other books I do not read are paranormal, inspirational, historical, sci-fi, horror, action, etc. But once again, these may be considered.
Definite no-no's are books that include indecent content, taboo subjects, and unnecessary violence especially towards children and animals.
I'm not here to judge what you read, it's just that I chose not to.
I am happy to receive books in physical or ebook form. For ebooks please be aware that I use an iPad to read on, I have most e-reading apps (iBooks, Kindle, Overdrive, Bluefire, Kobo) so it will need to work on those platforms.
About my reviews
All my reviews will be in the form of a blog post on here. The post will include a cover image, title and author info, publisher's info, category line where applicable, year and date of publication, ISBN, and blurb.
Please note that the publishing info and the ISBN will usually relate to the UK release of the book - let me know if you would like to have release info for other countries included.
The reviews will consist of my rating followed by my summary and review.
I don't like every book I read! Where I have chosen a book myself and end up not enjoying it, it's more than likely that I simply will not write a review for it. However if the book has been sent to me for review, then the review provided will be honest and detail why I didn't like it.
I do not resort to insults (especially towards the author), nor do I use unnecessary snark. Reading is subjective and while I may not like something another person will. I'm British after all, and we are unfailingly polite!
Books sent to me will be prioritised as soon as they are received. I would hope to read the book and post the review within 14 days. However, life does sometimes get in the way so I can't always promise this.
I know it is sometimes difficult to understand the different review ratings out there. Here are mine in the simplest possible terms:
1 star - Hmm, I really didn't like this one. Sorry!
2 stars - I didn't like this, but some bits were OK. Perhaps this was not for me...
3 stars - I enjoyed it... but not all of it. Who's perfect though, right?!
4 stars - Really, really enjoyed it! Yes, some bits were better than others but that's life!
5 stars - Absolutely loved it! It was amazing, brilliant, great, fantastic... etc!
A half-star is used when I am being indecisive and can't decide to be more negative or more positive... I'm indecisive a lot!
I also post my reviews on goodreads as well as tweeting my review including a link. *If you would like me to '@' you in the tweet you must let me know as I wouldn't automatically do this.
I am also happy to host authors and/or giveaways here on my blog. In fact it would be my pleasure to do this, please email!
I would be interested in reviewing other stuff including products if this suits my interests. Please contact me by email to discuss.
I DO NOT review unpublished work, and I am not able to provide critiques to your work.
Where to find me
email - everydayisthesameblog (at) gmail (dot) com
Twitter - @RLAeverydaysame
Goodreads - RLAeverydaysame