While I will be working with a few select authors (and publishers), I am not "open" for reviews this year.
You can read more about my decision, my reading goals and what my blogging plans for 2014, here.
On the most basic level, this blog is a place to review the books I read (and, occasionally, movies I watch). Holding both a Bachelor's in English (Literature) and a Master of Library Science, to say I am a "bookworm" would be a bit of an understatement. I read a lot, and while not every book I read gets reviewed, I am consciously trying to review more of them.
The books I review come from a variety of places, and I explain where every book came from at the end of the review. Most are from either my personal library or my local library. Books provided by authors and/or publishers for review are received with the understanding that I will write a fair and honest review - even if I end up not liking the book. I do not receive any compensation for my reviews - except the satisfaction of sharing my thoughts with other readers.
I have a variety of reading interests, but tend to avoid mysteries, thrillers, paranormal and erotic.
I am particularly fond of fairy tales, chick lit, and most historical fiction, as well as contemporary young adult novels. I also have a special fondness for children's picture books.
In 2013, I want to focus more on reading books I love and have been wanting to read, so I will be a little more selective regarding "for review" titles. I've thoroughly enjoyed getting to help authors and their books the last few years, but the list of me books has grown so much and is so persuasive, I must give in to the reading.
If you are interested in having me review a book on A Word's Worth, please send an email with the details to: