I am currently considering books for review.
Thanks for stopping by Estella's Revenge and for your potential interest in having me review your book. Please read the following review policy carefully and visit the "All About Estella" section for more insight into my life and work.
Genres I enjoy include literary/contemporary/classic fiction, personal essays, memoirs, non-fiction (food, green living, gardening, homesteading, bookish topics, science, art/art history), travel writing, comics and graphic novels.
Genres I shy away from include mysteries, thrillers, action, romance/chick lit, and westerns.
My reviews typically include a short summary of the plot alongside my personal thoughts/analysis on the book: good or bad. I insist on writing honest reviews, which means they won't always be positive. However, I do remain civil when writing negative reviews (unless it's Jonathan Franzen). I typically take the "it just wasn't for me" stance. There's also a good chance I won't finish a book I don't like.
I am discerning when accepting review books. If it's not a book I think I'll like, I generally don't accept it for review. I live by the "don't torture yourself with books you don't enjoy" rule, and that bleeds over into my reviewing as well.
While I do make every effort to finish and review books I accept, there's always the occasional exception. If life jumps up and gets in the way or I just find myself uninterested in a review book, I may not finish. However, I do try to mention those books on my blog and gift them to people in my personal life or other bloggers who may enjoy them and pass the word along.
I prefer not to participate in book tours.
I have a few requirements. Generally I read ARCS, galleys, e-books (epub or PDF format), hardback, paperback or whatever. I'm really not picky when it comes to format. However, I am pickier when it comes to time. I prefer not to have a set timeline to read a book because, truthfully, that's when life jumps up and interferes.
Memberships: National Book Critics Circle (Associate)