About – Contact – Review Policy

profileWho is Millie?
I’ve always loved books – at some point in my life, I realized had too many books to keep track of and had purchased some doubles on accident. It was at this point I realized that I had way more unread books than I thought and I needed a better way to keep track, so I joined LibraryThing in order to log all my books. I then decided to cover all my hardcovers in the same protective plastic libraries use, because, why not?

Since then I’ve been buying books uncontrollably and still own an insane amount of unread books, and likely will never read them all. My TBR has become so massive over the last few years that it’s now sentient and leads a life of its own. But I love being a book hoarder! I created this blog to share my thoughts on the books I do actually read, take photos of my books and discuss book-related topics.

I also enjoy photography, baking, arts and crafts, writing, necklace hoarding and being a catmom. All photos on this blog are my own, unless otherwise stated.

Review Policies:
I accept review requests from authors and publishers. I’m happy to receive ARCs or finished copies of books to review. I prefer physical books, but do accept e-books. Genres I prefer are fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, historical fiction, young adult and middle grade. However, I don’t limit myself to those genres and will read anything I think will interest me.

By accepting a book to review, I can’t guarantee that I’ll read it or post my review immediately. I’ll try my best to read and review the book in a timely manner, and if you have a specific time frame in mind, please let me know so I can do my best to work with it.

All reviews are my honest opinion and could possibly contain negative comments based on any issues I may have with the book. Please know, I’m not trying to be mean, but I can’t promise my opinion will always be positive.

If you would like to contact me about a review, or if you just want to talk about books, drop me a line at milliebot.reads[at]gmail[dot]com.

Rating Scale:
I stopped giving my reviews on my blog a number (star) rating, because I prefer to focus on whether or not I enjoyed the book and who else I think might enjoy it – sometimes my thoughts just don’t translate to a number.  However, for other sites where I post that use stars, here’s an idea of my thoughts when I rate a book.

5 stars = Amazing, a favorite!
4 stars = Excellent
3 stars = Average/Decent
2 stars = Below average, I wouldn’t recommend
1 star = I didn’t enjoy this at all and would never recommend

Social Media:
Check me out on Instagram @milliebot_reads or just find my reviews using #milliebotreviews, or you can send me a tweet @milliebot_reads!

I also post reviews on Goodreads and LibraryThing and usually Amazon. I’m happy to post them elsewhere, just ask.

16 thoughts on “About – Contact – Review Policy

  1. 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! 🙂

      • 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.

  2. Nance says:

    Hi,
    I nominated you for The Liebster Blog Award. I enjoy your posts and would like to share them with my readers.

    Do check my blog for more information.

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