Monday, April 07, 2008

A few polls

Should Becky keep hosting her online book discussions?

Yes, I love participating
Yes, I'm hoping to partipicate soon
I don't care
Yes, but only if she wants to
No. The books are never interesting
No. I don't have the time or energy


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How often should Becky's online group read a book?

Every month
Every other month
4 times a year
Call it quits
Sporadically when the mood strikes


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I'm most interested in reading...

A variety of authors and genres
Only YA books
Only adult books
Only classics
Only 'genre' fiction


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3 comments:

Alix 9:24 AM  

I was planning to sign up for Looking for Alaska, so I hope you keep going.

Becky 10:13 AM  

Yes, I'm planning on continuing through May at least. I'd like to keep going indefinitely.

I'm not wanting to give up the club, because I think it's fun.

The polls are more to see how often and what kinds of books. :)

Chris 5:59 PM  

I say keep going, once a month :) And no classics ;) That's just my opinion though. I just tend to have a rough time getting into the classics. I'm a modern book guy. Though I do like some classics come to think of it...I like the gothic writers and I like Dickens. Ok...off to read Speak!

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I am interested in reviewing books and audio books. This blog focuses on books written for middle grade on up (essentially 10 to a 110). I review middle grade fiction and young adult fiction (aka tween and teen).

I also review adult books.

I read in a variety of genres including realistic fiction, historical fiction, mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, literary fiction, and chick lit. (I've read one western to date.)

I read a few poetry books, a few short story collections, a few graphic novels, a few nonfiction books.

I am especially fond of:

  • Regency romances (including Austen prequels/sequels)
  • Historical fiction set in the Tudor dynasty
  • Historical fiction and nonfiction set during World War II
  • Jewish fiction/nonfiction
  • dystopias
  • apocalyptic fiction
  • science fiction (especially if it involves time travel and alternate realities)
  • fantasy
  • multicultural books and international books

I am not a fan of:

  • sports books
  • horse books
  • dog books if the dog dies (same goes with most pets actually except maybe fish)
  • westerns (if it's a pioneer story with women and children, then maybe)
  • extremely violent books with blood, blood, and more blood

I am more interested in strong characters, well-written, fleshed-out, human characters. Plot is secondary to me in a way. I have to care about the characters in order to care about the plot. That being said, compelling storytelling is something that I love. I love to become absorbed in what I'm reading.

If you're interested in sending me a review copy of your book, I'm happy to hear from you. Email me at laney_po AT yahoo DOT com.

You should know several things before you contact me:

1) I do not guarantee a review of your book. I am just agreeing to consider it for review.
2) I give all books at least fifty pages.
3) I am not promising anyone (author or publisher) a positive review in exchange for a review copy. That's not how I work.
4) In all of my reviews I strive for honesty. My reviews are my opinions--so yes, they are subjective--you should know my blog will feature both negative and positive reviews.
5) I do not guarantee that I will get to your book immediately. I've got so many books I'm trying to read and review, I can't promise to get to any one book in a given time frame.
6) Emailing me every other week to see if I've read your book won't help me get to it any faster. Though if you want to email me to check and see if it arrived safely, then that's fine!

Authors, publishers. I am interested in interviewing authors and participating in blog tours. (All I ask is that I receive a review copy of the author's latest book beforehand so the interview will be productive. If the book is part of a series, I'd like to review the whole series.) Contact me if you're interested.

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