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 am always happy to hear from publishers and authors about books, but unfortunately, I cannot make guarantees about reviews. This blog is a passion project and I have a full time job with a lengthy commute that prevent me from being able to spend as much time as I'd like on it.
*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 appreciate having the easiest possible way to transfer assets, being able to download directly from an email or pre-coded items work best.
*I am on LibraryThing, goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.
*I have served as an advisory board member for Bloggers Recommend. I created the original Book Bloggers Appreciation Week, and was a founding member of the Inspy Awards.
*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 may point out potentially sensitive or offensive elements to readers at the end of a review in Things You Might Want to Know. These elements do not affect how I feel about a book and are completely separate from my recommendations.
*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.

What I Like:

I really am truly and genuinely interested in a wide variety of books and my tastes do change. I am primarily a lover of fiction. Preference is given to:

Thrillers/psychological thrillers
Mysteries (darker/noir)
True Crime and Crime Fiction
Literary and commercial fiction
Young Adult--anything but high fantasy
Post-apocalyptic/survival stories
Picture books

Additionally, I am VERY interested in audiobooks especially digital audiobooks, and timely reviews are much more likely to happen for audiobooks.

I am also 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.

You can email me at 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.



Unknown 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 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:

Thanks! Love your blog!


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 and my email is
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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