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.
I am happy to accept books for review from publishers, provided that the books sound like something I’d read. I am not currently accepting self published titles for review. Unsolicited emails for self published titles will not be answered. Note that as I work full time and study part time, I can’t always be super speedy in reading and reviewing (as work and study pays the bills, reviewing is for love). 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, Penguin Random House, Allen & Unwin, Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, Hachette and other publishers. 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 .
My Twitter handle is @samstillreading .
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Last updated: 14/9/2015
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