Saturday, May 3, 2008

Review Policy

I am glad to accept books for review consideration on My Friend Amy. Please note the following as contacting me assumes you have read and agree to these terms:

*I cannot guarantee reviews
*I participate in an extremely limited number of blog tours, because I find that I generally work better when I am able to determine my own schedule.
*I am on LibraryThing, goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.
*I also write and review for The Friendly Book Nook. Please check out that blog for cozy mysteries, Amish books, children's, and middle grade books.
*I point out potentially sensitive or offensive elements to readers at the end of a review in Things You Might Want to Know
*My blog is not your advertising space. If I agree to a guest post or interview, I expect to receive something exclusive that will not be reprinted elsewhere.

I am especially interested in books that explore and examine the role of faith in people's lives. This is a thematic preference and can obviously fall under any genre, and can include any religion (and does include Christian fiction). I am also interested in books that feature clergy, or other people who take on a role of leadership or a lifestyle of faith. Some of my favorite books in this area include The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell and Silence by Shusaku Endo.

I also am interested in more academic texts regarding faith, religion, and the Christian church in particular.

My other strong preference is post-apocalyptic, dystopian, and paranormal stories in the young adult category or for the adult market. I love vampires, zombies, and werewolves but prefer to steer clear of angels. Examples of my favorites include The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Feed by Mira Grant, and the Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr.

I am open to receiving pitches for other books, I generally enjoy literary fiction and young adult novels (some of my favorites include Courtney Summers, Beth Kephart, and Sara Zarr). I am also extremely interested in picture books that have adult appeal. If you have a picture book you feel would appeal to adults, please contact me!

You can email me at mypalamy@gmail.com or use my contact form. Thanks for your interest!

Other Media
I will also accept music, movies, and TV shows for review. Again, accepting one of these items does not guarantee a review.

For my Readers
While I receive many books for review, I will always let you know where I got the book and give you my honest opinion regardless of the source.

Rating System
In 2009, I implemented a rating system. This system is a five star system with quarter stars. Anything rated 3.5 stars and above was a fairly decent read for me. I do not have criteria by which I measure books, but rather go by my gut reaction and level of enjoyment of the book. Additionally, I try to make readers aware of sensitive elements in books that might offend them through Things You Might Want to Know feature.




Amy

4 comments:

drpret said...

You have a beautifully designed and impressive blog page.

Ericka DaRealTruth said...

Hello to you I would love a review on book. Trying to see if I should change the name. first name is Pimping aint easy. second She wants to lead the glamorous life.Can you decide. I have a chapter up on my blog with quetions after. type in http://trueone-readmybook.blogspot.com thanks

Leslie Larson said...

Hi, Amy.

I'd love to send you a copy of my new novel, Breaking Out of Bedlam, for possible review. It certainly deals with faith and redemption—though the language and the protagonist aren't exactly pious.

Here's the link to my page: www.LeslieLarson.com.

Thanks! Love your blog!

Leslie

Lessons from a Conman said...

I too love your blog and would love to send you a copy of my book for review. My website is http://www.lessonsfromaconman.com and my email is info@lessonsfromaconman.com.
My book is a heart felt story of our experiences with a conman and what we have learnt financially as well as spiritually. We finally realised it was all about self belief! Wishing you all the best. With love Tracey Terry

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