My Book Review Policy
I do not accept book review requests.
Where You Might Find My Reviews
My reviews may be selected for publication in The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, IA) where I am a correspondent. My reviews, at the discretion of the Features Editor, may appear online and/or in the print editions of The Gazette. Upon request, if a review appeared in the print version only, I may be able to provide you with a PDF scan of the review.
Shortened versions of reviews are cross posted to GoodReads, Amazon and Barnes & Noble provided the novel has a listing on these services.
A Quick Note About My Book Review Ratings
- My reviews are cross posted to GoodReads, Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com if the book is listed on those sites.
- I only star reviews on sites outside of Second Run Reviews. On the site, items I review, such as books and movies, receive a thumbs up or a thumbs down. I strive to write my reviews so my feelings about the item are stated as clearly as possible.
- Star ratings across sites may not be consistent. I take the image tags that accompany the star rating seriously each time I must use a star rating.
- Reviews on GoodReads do not receive starred reviews until the end of the calendar year when I consider all the books I have read for that calendar year and star them accordingly.