Review Policy

Review Policy

Thank you for your interest in ReadingDivas’ Blog. The following is my review policy; please note that at this moment I am NOT accepting books for reviews.

ReadingDiva’s Blog reviewing policy is simple, but first understand that I am not a book critic. I read for fun, for entertainment and because I just love reading. I read about 1 to 2 books per week. Unfortunately, blogging and writing book reviews isn’t my full-time job, therefore it may take me more than a week sometimes to finish a book. Also understand I read on a budget, therefore free books via Amazon and/or free review copies from publishers and authors  is encouraged. However, getting a free copy of a book does not mean a positive review.

My reviews are based on a few things: story, characters development, writing style, plot and world settings.  I am respectful of the author’s time, writing style and work. I also value my time and effort, if a book doesn’t grab me or inspire me to keep reading I will add the book to a read later list (“RLL”) or Did Not Finish list (“DNF”) very seldom books get put in this list, I make an effort to finish every book I put myself to read. I do not post blog reviews of any books in my “RLL” or “DNF” list.

If I decide to add your book to my “RLL/DNF” list, I will contact “you” the author and state my reasons. When I write a review I keep my personal prejudices aside, I understand the difference between ‘nasty’ and ‘negative’.

I may also write posts about books I am “currently reading”, if the book has me excited about a character or situation I will certainly put it out there for the world to see. These burst of excitement are usually sent via twitter @ReadingDiva3.

My rating consists of:
1 star () Not good enough to be mentioned
2 stars (♦ ♦ ) Not good enough to recommend
3 stars (♦ ♦ ♦ ) Good
4 stars (♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ) Very Good
5 stars (♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ) Excellent

I do not give ratings of less than 3 hearts (♦ ♦ ♦). Any reviews with less than 3 hearts will be sent directly to the author via email/private message. If the review is part of a book tour – the review will be posted after the book tour has ended.

Reviews are displayed on the main page, ensuring maximum exposure for all who drop by the blog. They will be available on the site forever, and can easily be found on the archives, each review having its own link.


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