I’m just a regular working person who enjoys reading and sharing the books I read with others. Away from books, I also enjoy cosmetics, cooking (especially baking), computing and other things that don’t start with C! (Like eating and travel, both within Australia and internationally). I like to try to keep my blog as true to me and my reading tastes as they change over the years.
Please do not copy my reviews (whole or in part) without permission. I work hard on these! Contact me via email first and we’ll work something out.
I do not receive any payment for my reviews or mention of particular books. Sometimes, I will receive a book to read and review. This is always mentioned in the relevant post. My reviews are always honest – I couldn’t sleep at night if I recommended you a poor book. If I do a sponsored post, it will be mentioned at the start of said post.
I am happy to accept books for review from publishers, provided that the books sound like something I’d read. Note that as I work full time and study part time, I can’t always be super speedy in reading and reviewing. I do try though. Please don’t be offended if I can’t review your book. Sometimes, life just gets in the way.
I have reviewed books previously for Bloomsbury, Harlequin, Random House, Allen & Unwin, Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, Signal 8 Press, Hachette, Escape Publishing, Destiny Romance, Penguin Australia, Carina UK and The Reading Room. I have also had a book review published in The Weekend West (state newspaper for Western Australia) and Retiree magazine.
I enjoy general fiction, literary fiction, historical fiction, romance, travel books, biographies, books in translation and cookbooks. However, I’ll always mention in my review how I obtained the book and give my unbiased opinion of it. Life is just too short for bad books!
I don’t read science fiction, religious books, fantasy or YA.
I prefer to read paper books (ARC is fine) or ebooks in Kindle format.
At this point in time, I can’t accept self-published manuscripts. My book pile is threatening to take over my house. I apologise and will update when things change.
If this sounds great, please be aware I live in Australia and consider shipping fees for paper books before asking me to review.
My email is samstillreading[at]gmail[dot]com .
My Twitter handle is @samstillreading .
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In relation to giveaways, I cannot be held responsible if a book is lost in transit. I am happy to provide proof that I purchased it, but once it leaves the warehouse it was ordered from, I can’t be responsible. Note that I am reviewing my giveaway policy and whether giveaways will continue on Sam Still Reading.
Last updated: 1/3/2014
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