Information for Authors, Agents, & Publishers
*This is primarily a BOOK blog. Any reviews that I do here will be for books or book-related products and challenges. Please do not contact me requesting reviews for non-book-related products. The answer is "no" now and will be "no" if you email me. Also, this is NOT an advertising platform. I will not host advertising space for products or websites of any sort. I will not post articles by others--unless it is part of virtual book promotion OR if I solicit a guest post. Any non-book-related material that appears on My Reader's Block will be personal--to me--and will appear only because I decide (unprompted) to post.
*I would be happy to accept books for review, including ARCs. I will accept physical copies only. I do not own an e-reader of any sort and have no plans to do so. I do not enjoy the electronic reading experience and, as I have told many people, there is nothing like holding a real book in my hands.
DNF or One Star: The book was just plain, stinking awful. If I finished it, I'm not sure why and there's a good chance that I didn't. If I bought it, it's leaving the house. If it was borrowed, it's going back where it came from ASAP.
Two Stars: It wasn't horrible but could have been better. There are a few redeeming qualities--maybe I like the characters or the plot, but it doesn't all come together.
Three Stars: Average. This was a decent outing. Enjoyable read, no real complaints--but nothing really knocked my socks off. This is NOT a bad review.
Four Stars: Over-all pretty outstanding. Lots to like from characters to plot to style to setting. A book I'd probably read again (if there weren't so many on my TBR list already) and would recommend to others.
Five Stars: A must have, must read, must recommend book. Absolutely knocked my socks off on all counts. Even though I really don't have time to re-read books, I will re-read this one (probably more than once). I may bore my friends to death talking about how great this book is and will recommend it to everyone whether it's their kind of book or not. A book to obsess over.