“I would rather be attacked than unnoticed. For the worst thing you can do to an author is to be silent as to his works.”
– Samuel Johnson
As I’m sure you would have noticed, The Travelling Bibliophile is predominantly about the books I have read and what I think or feel about them.
I am always welcome to hear about recently published (not more than 6 months old) or upcoming books from publishers, agents, or authors. I will endeavour to review such books in a prompt manner, as well as featuring it on my social media accounts to produce and increase publicity. My book reviews are posted here and on Amazon UK, and also cross-linked on Goodreads.
I prefer to receive proofs/ARCs in book format. I am open to any genres except for nonfiction, horror, and erotica, although I predominantly tend to read fantasy, contemporary, literary, and YA fiction, which can be mixed with historical, mystery, crime, or suspense thriller. I’m afraid I do not review self-published books, nor do I critique or proofread unpublished manuscripts. Another caveat: I do not promise to write a positive recommendation for books that I was solicited to review.
I also cannot guarantee to respond to every email, and if you do not receive a reply, it most likely means the book has not piqued my interest.
Most importantly, I would like to emphasise that this blog is a hobby, a passion project if you will. My full-time job gives me the option to spend on books (among other things), which are the predominant feature of the book reviews I do. Other books are borrowed from my local library, or given as presents from friends.
Unless expressly stated by the publisher/author to do so otherwise, most ARCs leave my shelf via international giveaway on my Instagram account or through personal recommendation to friends.
BOOK RATINGS EXPLAINED
I loosely follow the Goodreads rating system:
Didn’t like it
It was okay in a few parts, but overall, didn’t like it
It was okay. Bit of a letdown.
Liked it in a few parts, but underwhelming overall
There were some amazing bits, but I can’t say I fell in love with it
Really liked it
Really liked it! I’m just not sure yet whether it is all-time amazing.
It was bloody amazing.