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! I like to try to keep my blog as true to me and my reading tastes as they change over the years.
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.
**At present, I am only accepting limited books (preferably literary fiction) for review as I’m currently juggling an extra heavy workload with specialist study. Please bear with me through this busy time and thanks for your patience.**
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 (as those activities pay the bills). 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 book reviews published in The Weekend West newspaper and The Retiree magazine.
I enjoy general fiction, literary fiction, historical fiction, travel books, biographies, books in translation and cookbooks. I don’t read science fiction, religious books, fantasy, military or self-published books. 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 prefer to read paper books (ARC is fine) or ebooks in Kindle format.
If all this sounds great, please be aware I live in Australia and consider shipping fees for paper books before asking me to review.
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.
My email is samstillreading[at]gmail[dot]com .
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Last updated: 12/4/2015
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