Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Our Review Policy

As we here at WeBeReading start receiving more solicitations for reviews, I thought I would write this brief post of our review policies and standards.

First, our reading interests ...

K will read a variety of fiction except for most modern romance, true crime, military potboilers and chick lit. She prefers historical fiction, classic literature, mystery, international fiction and mild fantasy and science fiction (especially with some humor). She also doesn't mind a good youth or YA fantasy series. Sample authors: CJ Sansom, Salman Rushdie, Louis Bayard, Jasper Fforde, Neil Gaiman, Elizabeth Peters, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, Matthew Pearl, Frank Tallis.

K also really likes a good non-fiction in the following categories -- science, nature, biography (some), history, music and travel. She doesn't read self-help or inspirational books and only rarely reads memoirs. Sample authors: Simon Winchester, Jane Goodall, E.O. Wilson, Rick Steves.

Z prefers the older level of picture books, early readers and some chapter books. Sample authors: Lauren Child, Kevin Henkes, Eric Carle, Mo Willems. He also likes non-fiction about science, nature, animals and music.

We will review any book that we agree to receive although we can't guarantee a glowing review of every book we read. We are all about honesty but also value tact. Unsolicited mailings will be evaluated on a case by case basis for review. We don't ever overschedule our reading because we want to enjoy books so we should always be able to post reviews in the requested timeframe. All adult reviews are also posted on LibraryThing.

You can contact us at webereading AT gmail DOT com.

Thanks to all the publicists for their hard work and we hope to make their job a little easier!

Back to the books,
K and Z

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