Not Currently Accepting Review Requests
I stepped away from my blog for several months due to school and sports, and I am just now starting to get back into the swing of things. Due to this, I am not currently accepting unsolicited review requests, as I already have a large backlog of books on my reading list. In time I will begin accepting review requests again, so please check back in the future! Thank you so much for your understanding.
Hi, and welcome to From The Bookshelf of T.B. I am always looking for new and exciting books to read! If you would like to submit a book for me to review, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I focus primarily on young adult and middle grade books in my blog.
Genres I enjoy:
- Realistic Fiction
- Historical Fiction
Genres I do not enjoy:
- Books with religious undertones
- Books with Explicit Sexual Content
- Books with Excessive Profane Language
I am able to accept physical copies of books, e-books, and ARCs. Please keep in mind that I still prefer to read physical books and turn their pages, so physical review copies will take precedence over e-books. If you have an ARC you would like me to review, please let me know if there is a set date you would like me to post my review by, and I will do my best to do so.
I try to review books sent to me for review in a timely manner, however, it may take up to 1-2 months for me to post up my review if I get backlogged. Please understand that I have other books that I am reading and need to write reviews for as well. Also, accepting a book for review does not guarantee that I will review it in my blog. If after reading a book I find that is not appropriate for my blog, I may decide not to post a review.
My reviews always express my honest opinion of a book, and they are in no way, shape, or form influenced by receiving a book for review. I try to review a good balance of both purchased and submitted books. If applicable, I try to give helpful, constructive criticism in my reviews and point out the aspects of the book I enjoyed and aspects I disliked. You can look at a listing of my current reviews here.
My reviews consist of:
- Star Rating (for more on this see below)
- My own summary
- Closing Signature
I rate every book I review out of 5 stars. The possible star ratings a book can receive are: 1 star, 1½ stars, 2 stars, 2½ stars, 3 stars, 3½ stars, 4 stars, 4½ stars, and 5 stars. 1 star being the lowest and 5 stars being the highest. I have never given a book lower than 2½ stars, and I hope I don’t have to in the future. It is also rare for me to five a book a 5 star rating. You can see a complete list of all the books I have reviewed categorized by their star ratings here.