Sunday, February 15, 2015

My Review Policy and Rating Scale



My focus on Liv The Book Nerd is to provide honest reviews of the books that I read. I'm a very enthusiastic reader and I love to share my thoughts and feelings with others. 

This is a multi-genre book blog, so my reviews will be varied. I accept requests for YA, New Adult, Middle-Grade, and some clean adult reads. Some of my favorite genres include fantasy, paranormal, dystopian, science fiction, historical fiction, and contemporary.

Concerning Reviews & Opinions: 

      All reviews on my blog are opinion-based, and my opinions will not be swayed regardless of whether or not I received your novel for review. I aim to write and give honest and trustworthy reviews. If I find something that I do not like, a fault in the novel, then I will point it out. I will attempt to finish your novel and read it cover to cover. I am not paid to write my reviews, and I do not wish to be paid at all for what I do. I write these reviews because I have a genuine love for Young Adult fiction and the written word. 

In regards to DNF'd Books:


  • What does DNF mean? 


DNF: Do/Did Not Finish


  • Why was my book DNF'd?


1) I could not get into the book and I did not want to force myself to read something I did not enjoy.
2) I consider reading to be a way of relieving stress. I will not waste my time on something that is not for me.


  • Does this mean Olivia will bash my book and tell people not to read it?


No. I often review the DNF'd books as I would review the book I did not finish. I usually write an actual review/explanation of why I did/could not finish the book with a detailed list or discussion. I am always open to discussing my thoughts with my readers and/or other writers. Literature is always open for interpretation, therefore even if I do not enjoy the book someone else may like it. It is very rare that I say that someone should not read a book. I won't openly say it shouldn't be read, as that is belittling the author and the readers who enjoyed it. Rather, I will say "I do not recommend this book" and I may recommend the books I did/do enjoy.

I may decide to pick a book up at a different time (I firmly believe that books can have different effects on people during different parts of their lives), so there is always a chance that I may someday read and review it. 80% of the time, I do not, but there is always a chance.  

Reading is one of my passions and I long to share my love for literature with others. I

    

In Regards to Request Emails:



Do not assume that I will take up your request to read your ebook. If you send me the information regarding the subject matter of your novel and assume that I will just read your book, you are mistaken. Please ask before sending electronic copies of your book. Just because you send me an electronic copy right away does not mean I will read your book. 

{Early August 2016:

      I am about to start my first year of college (yay!). Because I'm going to be starting a new school, new experiences, new classes, new time schedule; I'm going to have less time to read. Lately, I've accepted to read quite a few review books/ebooks. I've overbooked myself, so I might be posting a lot of sponsored reviews (meaning the book was sent to me) within the next couple months. At this moment, I'm still taking review requests, but I have a request for you the authors/publishers/etc. Please be lenient when it comes to time. Right now, my main focus is on school. I may not get reviews up 3 times a week, but I will definitely try! I will post updates on Twitter, so keep an eye out for that! I won't stop reading, but I probably won't be reading as much as I have been.
Thank you for your consideration!
xxLiv}


My Rating Scale: 


0 stars: ugh didn't like at all!

1 star: Wasn't good at all but had something good in it that was alright

2 stars: Decent story

3 stars: It was alright

4 stars: Really good but not my absolute favorite

5 stars: Oh my gosh! This book gave me all the feels! I love this book so much!








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Concerning Guest Reviewers/Guest Posts:
If you would like to write a post on here as a guest please contact me via email. You have to run the post by me first.

This blog is read by younger audiences as well as young adults so I'm asking guest bloggers to keep their language at a PG-13 level. Thank you!

If you have a book (or eBook or ARC) that you would like me to review, please contact me at livthebooknerdblog@gmail.com


My reviews will contain the following:
• Cover Art
• Title ( with links to purchase)
• Author (with link to Author’s website or Twitter)
• Publication Information
• Source (owned by reviewer, ARC from publisher, library)
• Synopsis (taken from author’s website or Goodreads)
• My honest & heartfelt thoughts and feelings on the book
• If you would like anything else featured, please email me!


      I blog about what I want to blog. 99.99% of the time, I am not paid to review their book. If an author contacts me about their book, then I will put a disclaimer in my review that I was contacted to read the book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Just because I enjoy or do not enjoy a book does not mean that my readers will not. I encourage my readers to make educated decisions for themselves. 

Thank you!

Olivia
~livthebooknerd~
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