Marion’s Bookshelf

I like historical fiction, especially the World War II era. Also enjoy reading children’s and YA books. Romance is high on my list as well – prefer the Regency era romances but NOTHING SEXUALLY EXPLICIT! Also no zombies or vampires please. My reviews are honest and my personal opinion; in the case of a poor review, tactful. However, I refuse to rate something as four or five stars based on just the story line alone.

For me, a five-star rating needs to meet the following criteria:

– Story Line should be strong, not an obviously shallow story that we can figure out from page one. I like twists and turns. I like surprises.
– The use of good English grammar should be a standard.
– Spelling and punctuation should follow the rules of grammar. Misspelled words only serve to skew the meaning of what is being written. –
– Poor punctuation only heightens an awareness in the reader to look for other errors.
– Sloppy formatting is another problem. If an author can’t take the time to make sure that paragraphs are indented, that there are no run on words, that the spacing is consistent then don’t expect me to take the time to figure out what should be where.

I respond to all review requests. Based on my to-be-read pile I will let you know when to expect a review. My reviews are posted on my blog (of course), on Amazon, and on Goodreads. As an author I may be also involved in writing and research so keep that in mind when asking for a review with a deadline. Looking forward to meeting you!

http://marionmarchetto.com/wp/blog/

Tomes with Tea

Tomes with Tea is a book blog where I review books, chat with authors and discuss my reading/reviewing opinions. It has been in existence since mid August 2017 and at present has 65 followers through the WordPress following system and via email. I will also be setting up a newsletter in the coming months. I have a Twitter account currently linked to the blog and at this time is has 800 followers. I also do bookish giveaways on both my blog and on Twitter.

https://tomeswithtea.wordpress.com

Here Wee Read

At Here Wee Read, I find and share the very best diverse and non-diverse books that I read aloud with my two children. I am dedicated to shaping our family culture around books and a love for shared reading. I also write book reviews, provide book recommendations, host giveaways and provide literacy tips.

http://hereweeread.com

Uncommonly Bound

I read a lot of books. All sorts of books, too— memoirs, classics, historical fiction, biographies, YA, plays, historical nonfiction, graphic novels, even the occasional children’s book—no book is safe.

In the course of all this reading, I often come across very different books that share a common thread. A fantasy YA novel may touch upon the same idea as a historical account of life in early 20th century England. A memoir may remind me of a graphic novel I’ve read. Connections can be found in the strangest places. I use my blog to share some of the unlikely links I have found in literature.

I typically don’t rate the books I review–my main focus with this blog is to find unlikely connections between dissimilar books.

https://uncommonlybound.wordpress.com/

The Travelling Reader

We read and review fiction books which have been based in the UK. For some books, we travel to the place the book was set and on our return from our travels, we review both the book and the place and post the reviews on the site. We have dedicated pages for our book reviews, our place reviews, a blog and a subscription service which incorporates the travelling we do.

http://www.thetravellingreader.com

Breakeven Books

Breakeven Books receives books from authors and publishers to be read and gives an honest review. All reviews will be posted on the Breakeven Books blog.📔

https://breakevenbooks.wordpress.com

LFBooks

I have too many books, don’t even go into my spare bedroom. I love books and I also love writing. So I thought why not start a blog to make me write more in order to get better at it. Plus along the way maybe entertain some people and join the community.

https://lfbooks.blog/

Bookstock Festival

Bookstock Festival, is the book equivalent to Woodstock music festival. We share books that are different and new. New authors trying to make a name for themselves in the sea of books out there. We also share the love just like the original Wookstock Festival because we all know the world could use more love. Make Love, Not War and Read!

http://bookstockfestival.blogspot.com

Belle’s Book Blog

Hi! My name is Belle Boudreaux, and I review young adult books of all kinds on my blog, www.bellesbookblog.net (although I do have a soft spot for YA contemporary romances!). I usually post my reviews every Monday, but I can schedule another day with you if preferred. If you have any questions, or you want me to do a review on your book, you can fill out a form on my Contact page (https://www.bellesbookblog.net/contact) or send an email to me at bellesbookblog@europe.com.

https://www.bellesbookblog.net

Eight Full Lives

In Eight Full Lives I couldn’t read every book my heart desires! This is the place where I share my thoughts on all of the books that I read, particularly YA, Fantasy and Science Fiction. Reading is such a wonderful privilege and I hope to influence others to pick up a good book and give it a go!

http://www.Eightfulllives.com