Who is Milliebot?
Definitely a human person and not an extremely advanced robot designed to integrate seamlessly with society.
Hmm. Not sure if I was supposed to share that!
Something in my
programming childhood triggered an extreme love of reading and book-hoarding, so I created this blog to share my passion! That’s what humans do, right? Blog about their passions?
data logs memories show I’ve been interested in books and reading since my creation for as long as I can remember. I’ve always owned a lot of books (or “too many” if you’re of a similar mindset of some of my human family members), but my collection has greatly increased since becoming a part of the book community online and I’m not mad about it.
At this point, I’ve fully embraced hoarding. My TBR has become so massive over the last few years that it’s now sentient and leads a life of its own (we have some pretty good discourse on artificial intelligence.) So I’m here to talk about some of the books I actually manage to read, share photos of the prettiest ones I own, discuss book-related topics, and occasionally even share the non-book related parts of my life. I’m here to chat about all things bookish and my hope is that you’ll join me and maybe even find some additions for your own TBR.
I also enjoy making lists and spreadsheets, photography, arts and crafts, writing, quirky jewelry, and being a crazy cat person. All photos on this blog are my own unless otherwise stated.
I accept review requests from authors and publishers with a focus on small and indie publishers and self-published authors. I’m happy to receive ARCs or finished copies of books to review. I prefer physical books, but e-books are ok. Genres I prefer are fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, historical fiction, steampunk, and anything in between! I read adult, some young adult, and middle-grade of all kinds – I love middle-grade. Lately, I’ve been exploring the romance genre, and really, I’ll read anything I think will interest me.
By accepting a book to review, I can’t guarantee that I’ll read and review it right away. Reading, reviewing, and running this blog are hobbies. That said, if you have a specific time frame/posting date in mind, please let me know so I can work with it.
All reviews are my honest opinion; that means I may not enjoy a book. I do my best to highlight at least one good thing, but I can’t promise I’ll always find something positive to say. Warning: Negative reviews may contain snark.
I’m also happy to review or feature book-related products (clothing, candles, tea, writing supplies, etc.).
If you would like to contact me about a review, team up for a post (I love to see other people’s pretty books and feature them in my Judging posts), or if you just want to talk about books, drop me a line at milliebot.reads[at]gmail[dot]com.
“Millie, I can’t find the star rating in your review post!” you cry.
While you’ll find star ratings on my earlier posts, I’ve moved away from them and only use them on sites like Amazon and Goodreads. I’d like to think that after you’ve read my review, it should be pretty obvious whether I enjoyed a book or not. I prefer my focus to be on what I enjoyed or didn’t, rather than just a number.
There are multiple ways to interpret a rating anyway! Some people use 1-5 stars, some 1-10 stars, and some give a letter grade. Sometimes a book will be a “5-star” read for me because it’s cheesy and highly entertaining, but poorly written; other times, it might mean it’s mind-blowing and intricate and heart-breaking. No two 5-stars are alike in my view.
To see shelfies, hauls, pictures of my cats, and sometimes sushi, follow me on Instagram: @milliebot_reads
You can tweet me at the same name, @milliebot_reads, and see whatever nonsense I twit about (typically humorous.)
If you’d like an up-to-date look at all the books I own, check out my LibraryThing. You can view my reviews page here. I used to post reviews on my Goodreads that I didn’t feel needed to go on my blog, and you can find my old profile here. These types of reviews will now just be on my LibraryThing profile.
I’ve even got some reviews and recommendations over at Geek Girl Authority!
24 thoughts on “About + Contact + Review Policy”
Hey I have a question, I see that you are a reviewer for NetGalley and I literally just signed up. I’m wondering if I should let my blog gain some popularity before sending requests to publishers or did you just jump right in? I’m pretty new at this so any advice would be greatly appreciated 🙂
PS- I love your blog!
Thanks! Personally, I had about five posts on my blog when I signed up for NetGalley, so I wouldn’t worry about it. I was rejected for quite a few books, then started to have better luck. So I’d say just go for it! 🙂
Thanks! Do you have any other reviewing websites you think I should check out?
Librarything has monthly giveaways. I’ve had good luck with that. If you sign up for that site it will probably help to have a few reviews up there. They don’t have to be long.
I know goodreads does giveaways too, though I’ve never really looked into those.
Oh, I wondered about that too. I signed up and got rejected once and quit. Ha ha. #rejectionissues
Haha aww. It’s worth keeping at it if you see books on there you’re interested in.
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That’s an adorable robot bookmark. Where did you get it?
Thanks! He’s actually a necklace! I found him on Forever 21’s website and now I try to feature him in some of my pictures, like a little mascot.
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He’s a great addition to your site! Thanks for the info!
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