So a little about me..I’m an avid reader of anything. I tend to love crime fiction, anything ever written by Stephen King, Young Adult books, Post apocalyptic stories, Urban fantasy, psychological thrillers (most especially those with a twist in the tale) and Science Fiction. But give me anything and I’ll try it at least once – I have recently gained a new respect for literary fiction and that terrible term “chick lit” as people will keep making me read things and I find myself unexpectedly enjoying it! I am a Mum with two little boys and one big girl, a de facto single parent who also works for Tesco (Every Little Helps) in a job that I love. All reviews are my genuine thoughts and feelings about the novels I have read, my blog also has regular ongoing reading type features and the odd drop in guest post and many other things.
If you are a publisher or author who would like to send me a book to review please contact me via Twitter @Lizzy11268 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org or if you know me already just send it on over to 1 Scampton Close, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 4FF. Those unexpected treats through the letterbox are always wonderful and I try my best to get to every single one eventually.
I also purchase many books monthly, a true book shop addict, so my reading list is a maelstrom of beautiful proofs, beautiful finished purchased copies (often one of each) and therefore I am forever reading by impulse and mood.
Please note: All reviews on this website are my intellectual property – please feel free to quote from them with appropriate reference to the blog.
Other things I do:
On a freelance basis I am a submissions reader for Orenda books and an Editor at Manatee Books Ltd. I am happy to provide such services as first draft reading, editorial feedback, slush pile reading for publishers or agents and beta reading. I can be contacted with any enquiries on the email address shown above.
My Review Policy:
I do not really have any hard and fast rules – when I claim to read anything that is quite literally true. However I am impulsive and often over enthusiastic in the number I take on, so I would ask that if you need something read by a particular date you say so clearly in any request and then possibly shout at me about it again a few times before that date approaches. Whilst I try very hard to read advance copies prior to release or upon release it does not always happen because I DO read on impulse and the book gets my full attention and therefore a truly heartfelt response if I’m reading by mood not by schedule.
Occasionally this will mean I’ll read a book that is due out in August in January but the one that is due out in January won’t be read until March. You get the point – I think its best to be honest about these things. The reasoning behind it is I nearly gave up the blog due to extreme pressure of having to read THIS by THIS date instead of just picking up a book for the sheer joy of it – now that is all I do. It SHOULD be about the love of the reading and now it always is. Most of the time this works out well all round – however I am NOT precious about being given a little push, do feel free to chase me in a friendly chiding way and I will do my best to reassess the never ending book pile.
I am happy to be part of blog tours.
I will read E-book OR Real book but if given a choice will pick the real book every time. As I’m aware of the cost situation on proof copies however, again I am not insistent. The story is the thing….it gets told the same both ways.
Copies of reviews are also posted on Goodreads and Amazon (where I am currently a top 500 reviewer for the UK site and hover around the top 1000 on Amazon.Com ) I am a netgalley advocate and have a 90% plus ratio there. I am a bookbridgr reviewer and social media fanatic who especially loves tweeting about what Im reading- I review for love not money – the joy of a good book is priceless.
Read for the love of it always! I hope you enjoy Liz Loves Books and find your next great read here.
Happy Reading Folks!