Review policy: I will read pretty much anything and everything but my favourite genres are children’s picture books, MG and YA fiction, fantasy and science-fiction. I also read historical and literary fiction as well as a variety of non-fiction on science, languages and linguistics, history and archaeology, etc. The only genre I tend not to read much of is crime, although I have enjoyed the odd crime novel.
I will not review everything I read because reviews are time-consuming and I would (usually!) rather spend that time reading more.
I do review all ARCs I receive on my blog, Goodreads and Netgalley (if applicable), generally from the perspective of an educator.
As a teacher, there are certain times during the year when I am simply overwhelmed with my day job so I cannot guarantee a quick turnaround on reviews – I will get there in the end! During the holidays, I read, review and blog much more frequently.
My ratings :
1 star – not for me, disliked it
2 stars – okay, feel quite indifferent about it
3 stars – good, liked it
4 stars – excellent, loved it
5 stars – exceptionally good, love it and will be racing out to purchase my own copy if I haven’t already.
I rarely review books in detail if I rate them two stars or below, unless it is an ARC in which case I attempt to provide useful feedback to explain the low rating.