Hi! Welcome to my blog!
My Reading Preferences
I like to read lots of stuff! Right now my favorites are paranormal, romance, and dystopian (and anything in between). I read young adult and adult books. I even read kids books with my daughter, so sometimes a review of her books will pop up on here too.
I don't do reality- that's for my real life! :) I almost always read fiction. Once in a while I might read something "real", but I prefer reading to be an escape.
About Little Shelf
My blog is my way to share my love of what I read. Most of the people in my "real life" like to read, but don't quite have the level of enthusiasm I do. They may think I'm a bit obsessed...
This way I can share it with all of you! Yay! Plus, I love an awesome book cover. I love to post them big on here! Where else can I do that?? I'm a self proclaimed cover-lover.
I can't see myself limiting my blog to only one genre or anything (like only young adult, or only romance). I like to read a variety of stuff, so that's what I post on here. Some of my favorite blogs are specialized, but it's just not for me. I want to talk about everything I read!
There are a couple memes I like to take part in. I almost always do In My Maibox (hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren). It's a way to share all of the books we got for the week. Sometimes I do Waiting on Wednesday (hosted by Breaking the Spine) when there is a book I can't wait to be finally published. I might throw another meme in here and there.
I like to review just about every book I read. So far I have!
My reviews are honest. If I don't love it, I'll say so. However, I'm a pretty positive person in life, so my reviews are a reflection of that. Also, I think my reviews tend to be on the positive side because I read what I like. If i don't feel like reading it, then I don't. It wouldn't be fair to review a book that I didn't feel like reading in the first place, because I'll already have a negative feeling about it.
I am not a professional writer, and my reviews reflect that. I don't have a specific format that I follow. I just write what I feel. Sometimes this equals a long review, but usually it's short and to the point. :)
I am anti spoiler. I will not post spoilers of any kind in my reviews. If there is something that seems like it might reveal too much, I will post a warning.
I don't have a rating system. It's too hard for me to put a number on how much I liked a book. I'll just tell you what I liked about it (or didn't like) instead. If you don't have time to read a whole review, then you can find my ratings on goodreads. I do rate them on there.
Publishers and Authors
First, if I request a hard copy of a book from you, I will review it. I only request hard copies if I am dying to read the book! :)
If I got your book off of a galley site, I take a look at it to see if it's something I might like to read. If it's not, then I don't read and review it. Like mentioned above, I don't want to give a negative review on a book just because I read it when I didn't want to. I do try to only request books that I think I'll like.
If you're an author and you want me to read your book, send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If your book interests me, I'll take a look.
Oh, and just so you know, I don't make any money off of the blog. I don't get anything for you clicking or buying through the links I provide. I just list the sites that I personally like. I don't have any plans to make money off of my blog, at least for the time being. Sometimes I get books for free in exchange for my honest opinion, but that's it. It's just for me, for fun.
My blog is pretty new, so I reserve the right to change anything and everything about it at anytime. Right now I am still finding my blogging style and voice. Just putting that out there.