In August of 2007, I became a charter member of
Amazon.com's Vine Voices program as well. You'll find links
to all of my reviews on the pages at the links below. After reviewing books for CK2S Kwips & Kritiques
for a few years also, I decided to launch my own Book Review
House at Wild on Books, and opened it in April of 2008.
The reviews for
Wild on Books
are all books currently, but you never know what the future
holds in store... The
Amazon reviews will be
books, music, movies, hardware, gadgets - anything that
Amazon offers for sale! The reviews for
CK2S Kwips & Kritiques
are all books.
I write honest, fair reviews. If I love the book, I'll probably
sound like its biggest cheerleader! If I found issues with the
book, I'll point them out as constructively as possible. Lucky for
me, even those books I've had to score with a lower rating have had
positive aspects I was able to point out alongside the negative. I
try very hard to ensure that my reviews never sound mean or snarky.
That's just not helpful at all, and isn't necessary.
I don't believe reviews should have spoilers. There is a huge
difference between a book review and a book report. A book report
should tell what the book is about without giving the story away, and
also give your opinion of the book. A book report analyzes every
nuance and plot twist in a book. I find all too many 'reviewers'
tend to write book reports instead of reviews.
Do I accept direct
review requests? Yes, you may request a review from me directly if
you wish - in fact it is is a great compliment! If it is a book or item that I am interested in and my
schedule works with your deadline, I'll probably accept the request.
If the item or book has no interest for me, I'm probably not the best
reviewer for it. I firmly believe that every book or item deserves
the best chance at a great review, and that comes from someone who
actually wants to read or use that item. Seriously, who wants a
review of a movie about a war from someone who can't stand war movies? And of course, sometimes
the deadlines just don't coincide with my schedule. Just
email me with details about
the item you wish reviewed (book blurb, item description, etc.) if you
would like me to consider reviewing it.