Ratings & Policy


5/5- Excellent. Keep it, treasure it, reread it.

4/5- Great. Push it on your friends and family.

3/5- Good. Read it, have a good time and move on. Or not.

2/5- Just okay. Choose with extreme prejudice.

1/5- Don’t waste your time.

0/5- Abandoned.

(Note: books can be abandoned for many reasons: a more interesting book becomes available, the subject is different than expected, the writing is bad, PMS…) Don’t read too much into this unless otherwise indicated.


(Updated January 2019)

Disclosure Policy

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blogger’s own.

Books are chosen for review on this site based on the blogger's interests, except when otherwise noted. I may, from time to time, be given Advance Reader/Review Copies of books provided by publicists, publishers, or authors. Although these books are provided by the aforementioned in the hopes of a review, a review is neither guaranteed nor should it be expected to be anything but an honest opinion of the book. I will always give my honest opinions!

To browse a list of books reviewed, you may visit my Reviews page.

Requests for Review:
I would be pleased to accept ARCs and books for review from publishers (paper or digital) and/or authors (digital only), as long as the genres fit my interests. 

A review is not guaranteed, and certainly not in a timely manner (my reading schedule is determined by whim) nor will a review guarantee a positive opinion. "Different strokes for different folks," as they say. I may love/hate your book, while someone else may feel entirely the opposite.

Authors and publishers who wish to contact me regarding reviewing a book may email me at ShanLandis (at) gmail (dot) com.

Genres I am eager to read and review:
Literary Fiction
Historical Fiction
True Adventure stories
Children's Literature

Genres I do NOT read or review:
Science Fiction/Fantasy
Self-help books
Vampire or Paranormal
Works in Translation/World Literature

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