** I am currently unable to take on any more speculative book requests**
Here at Chapterinmylife I am always happy to consider books for review. Any reviews I provide are only my opinion and are always constructive. I will try my best to explain what it was I enjoyed about the book or why it was not to my taste.
Please note my preferred genres and those I don’t accept before contacting me.
As blogging is my hobby, (I work full time and have other commitments) I am not always able to respond to every request I receive. If I haven’t replied within 2 weeks it would be safe to assume I am unable to review your book.
When you contact me, I work on the assumption that you have read my review policy and taken the time to find out a little about me. Mass emails and those that have not read my guidelines tend to be deleted/not responded to.
I understand the effort and work that goes into writing a book so would always be respectful in my reviews and never overly negative.
I have recently made the decision to drop star ratings from my blog posts/reviews (I will still adhere to these on GoodReads and Amazon) as I don’t feel they have any particular value. I have been feeling uncomfortable for some time now using star ratings as I feel they are extremely subjective. When I read reviews I want to know how the book made the reader feel, what it is about, how the plot, pace and characters all work together. I have made the decision to base my book reviews on that criteria. I would hope that by reading my reviews, in which I try to cover plot, pace, place, themes, characters and how the book made ME feel, would be enough of an indication to let readers know whether I loved, liked or didn’t so much like a book 🙂
Please note the following as contacting me assumes you have read and agree to these terms:
*I am always happy to hear from publishers and authors about books and books received will be read/reviewed, however I cannot guarantee a timeframe unless we discuss and agree a particular date for post. My blog isn’t my job, it’s my passion and what I do in my spare time (I do work full time and despite the amount of reading I do, I do other things in addition to reading and reviewing – not much but some!)
*I will consider all requests but I may not be able to accept them all. Please don’t take it personally if I cannot review your book. In an ideal world I’d be reading 24/7 and still never get through all the books I want to!
Please read below and If you would like to contact me about a review you can email me at:
* I currently accept ebooks mobi form (Kindle), paperbacks or hardback
*I am happy to be considered for participation on Blog Tours
*I am on Netgalley, Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter and share my reviews on these social media sites/any book clubs I may be a part of and also on Amazon. I will always try to send links to the authors/publisher once my review is posted…and I am happy to be contacted for a link if I have not contacted you directly myself– and you may need to remind me so don’t be shy!
*Authors and publishers are welcome to use quotes from my review of their book only with prior consent and the blogs name must always appear alongside it.
What I Like to read:
My bag is Crime and more crime! In particular I enjoy Scottish Crime Fiction – I have been known to stalk a few Scottish authors in my time! I am particularly supportive of new/lesser known authors. I read the following:
I do not read erotica, romance, chic lit, dystopian, science fiction.
If you would like to contact me about a review you can email me at
Thanks for your interest! Sharon xx