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Review Policy

UPDATE – 9/26/12

I have been getting a lot of emails lately from people who want me to review their works. This is great, I really want to help promote other writers’ books. But I’m busy with school and work and my own writing. I have one simple request:

Sell your book to me. Tell me why I should read your book. Have a read a book similar to yours? With similar themes and characters? Draw on that.

Say something like this: “I saw you enjoyed Book by Author. If you liked that book, you’ll like mine too.” And then tell me all about it.

I just don’t have time to respond to everyone who just sends me a generic email, because I don’t have time to read every book set in front of me. If you want me to read and review your work, tell me why I should.

Please please please, this will make my life so much easier. Thank you.



I will read a book of any genre, though I’m less likely to read non-fiction. That doesn’t mean you can’t ask me if I’ll be interested, because I may find it to be something I’d want to read. However, while I have no real genre guidelines, I will say that I won’t read a book unless it sounds interesting to me.


The reviews that I post are strictly my opinion. If I don’t like a book, I will say so, but I will never bash a book or an author. I will make sure that I mention the points that I found interesting, well-done, or otherwise to be good parts. Even mostly-negative reviews will be posted. All reviews will be posted on my blog, Goodreads, Amazon, and LibraryThing.

Time Frames

I have a bit of OCD when it comes to books and my TBR pile. What does that mean? When I get a new book, it goes on the bottom of the pile, so I don’t know when I will get to it. However, I’m generally a pretty fast reader. The current number of books in my TBR pile is kept updated on the blog’s main page. I will always e-mail you when I finish your book and post a review. Please note: if you want me to read/review/host a tour for a specific release date, let me know. I will try to scoot you to the top of the TBR pile if you give me enough notice.

Other Promotional Thingies

I would be very happy to host blog tours and do interviews. I would prefer to read one of your books first, but it is not required. Just send me an e-mail with your information.


I do not receive compensation for my reviews other than the books sent to me for review.

Questions? Feel free to leave a comment to ask, or you can e-mail them to me. If you wish for me to review a book, host a book tour, or participate in any other promotional event, send me an e-mail at stashlab(at)gmail(dot)com.


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