I'm making some minor changes to reflect what's been happening, this year. I've temporarily stricken out #2 about tour books. Almost everything I've agreed to review in 2020 has had a specific date associated with it. While that's not typical for me, it seems to be working with my slightly slower reading pace. I've attempted to set up reviews/tours so that I have no more than one per week and succeeded, so far. This leaves me plenty of time for a mix of reads from my shelf and maybe a few ARCs per month. I will continue to update if anything changes.
1. No e-books, PDFs or self-published books will be accepted, ever. I tried electronic books and discovered that I need and desire a solid book in hand, the ability to mark passages with Post-its, the feel of placing a bookmark inside a book and the satisfaction of closing a book when done. The only exception to this rule is self-published, bound books by friends or relatives. If you don't already know me, sorry.
2(b). Moved to reflect that this part still applies: I do not post specific, pre-written content (boilerplate information about books or authors written by publishers or publicists). My blog, my content.
3. Any books accepted for review are subject to being ditched if they don't work for me. If I choose to DNF (Did Not Finish) a book, I reserve the right to say nothing at all about the book.
4. This is a new condition: If I accept a book for review, a "review" may consist of something as minimal as a single paragraph. You can say quite a bit in less than 50 words; I've discovered that during the times I've written "month in review" posts. But, don't ask me to review a book at all if you're not willing to accept very brief thoughts.
5. I reserve the right to change this policy at any time.
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