Thursday, April 16, 2009

Blog Reader Appreciation Day

Turns out today is Blog Reader Appreciation Day (who knew?!). And it seems timely that it should come when I've decided to commit to doing better with comments. So thank you to my visitors, readers, and friends. I *do* appreciate you every day. Whether you leave comments or just spend time lurking :) But know that if you leave me a comment, I'll do my best to reply :) No promises. But I'll try :)
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11 comments:

Liyana 1:47 PM  

I like commenting. (:

avisannschild 2:08 PM  

Thanks for mentioning this! I had also just been thinking that I should reply to comment more rapidly. I just posted about this (and mentioned you) on my blog.

Molly 2:14 PM  

Well, Happy Blogger Appreciation Day :) I truly do appreciate your blog and all your wonderful reviews and recommendations.

Becky 2:19 PM  

Thank you all for dropping by and leaving comments :) And thanks for the kind words, Molly!

Nymeth 2:49 PM  

Happy Blog Reader Appreciation Day :)

Thaydra 3:49 PM  

So... awesome that us readers are being recognized! We rule!

How about those of us that blog... is there a national BLOGGER day?

Becky 4:05 PM  

Right back at ya, Nymeth.

Thaydra, I think every day might be blogger day :)

Florinda 4:33 PM  

I never find out about these things until the day of...or the day after! And considering how much time I spend online, that's just sad. Thanks!

Becky 7:43 PM  

I only found out on it because I was seeing it pop up on twitter.

Robin 8:44 PM  

Thanks for participating in Blog Reader Appreciation Day!

Marg 10:50 PM  

This one completely passed me by! Maybe next year.

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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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