Commenting Policy (FAQs below)
Everything on my blog is my own opinion, except for comments made by others (which are theirs). I try to be a fair and light-handed moderator, but any spamming or trolling will be deleted without a moment’s hesitation. Here are some general guidelines to read before you comment:
1. Feel free to debate with me or any other commenters. However, your comment will be deleted if the debate degenerates into personal attacks, bigotry and/or racism, sexism, etc.
2. No swearing in the comments! I try to keep my blog as family friendly as possible, as it is a YA blog.
3. Don’t say anything in the comments you wouldn’t say in front of the person you respect most in real life.
4. Stay on topic.
5. No one is perfect, but do try to use proper grammar and check your spelling. I am constantly amazed by the superior quality of commenting on my blog and I would like to keep things this way.
Any violations of these policies can result in deleted comments, temporary suspensions or a permanent commenting ban. The degree of violation is what determines your punishment. Minor infractions = chastisement, edited or deleted comments. Major infractions = suspensions or bans.
1. How do you review books so quickly?
I write my reviews ahead of time and carefully plan which review will be posted on any given day. As for reading the books, many of the books I review I have owned for a number of years and have practically memorized them. I have a good memory when it comes to books, but on the rare occasion I don’t remember enough, I will go back and re-read a novel before reviewing it. Obviously I read a lot of new fiction, generally around 10-20 books per month.
2. Do you make money by recommending books?
No, I don’t. I link to Amazon and Barnes and Noble because they are two of the busiest, most reliable book sellers online. I am also in no way profiting from recommending the books of indie, self-published or traditionally published authors. Which is why you can expect that when I recommend a book, I really did like it.
3. Will you run ads on your site?
The answer is totally, unequivocally, no. Aside from the very few that WordPress runs (because I haven’t paid to take them off), I will not ever run ads on my blog. I don’t want to make money from this; I just truly enjoy book reviewing. So if you’re going to solicit me to run ads, don’t even bother. Askimet picks up your comments and I delete them without a second thought. Oh, and trying to get me to ‘exchange links’ with something like a hair loss site? Yeah, you obviously haven’t read my blog and have no idea who my audience is.
4. Do you accept guest posts?