Adopted August 10th, 2013
Posts prior to this date do not conform with this policy.
 Last updated: August 30, 2013
(updated Review Copies & Requests)


Review Copies & Requests
 - Criteria
 - How I Review
 - Genres
 - Contact Me

My reviews include:
Goodreads Link
Date of Publication
Number of Pages
Star Rating
I may also include: information on prequel/sequels, promotional information such as sales and release dates, legal download information for ebooks and/or audiobooks, a link to reading guides, and other information that I may choose at my discretion. I am not including store links unless the book was received from the author or publisher and is specifically requested.

★★★★★ This book was amazing. I'll definitely be rereading and recommending it.
★★★★☆ I really liked this book. Worth a reread sometime in the future and a recommendation.
★★★☆☆ It was OK. I might read it again. Worth a recommendation.
★★☆☆☆ I didn't much care for it and won't be reading it again, but I can see where others would like it and would be willing to recommend it to them.
★☆☆☆☆ I really didn't like it. Definitely won't be reading it again, and probably won't be recommending it.

Based on my Goodreads stats, I give an average rating of 3.86 stars.

I do not accept money for a review. I accept review copies from authors and publishers. I will accept Adult or Young Adult fiction books for review. I accept ARCs, finished copies, and audiobooks. I prefer hard-copies, but will accept ebooks (epub). If the book is part of a series, then I will need the previous books if I have not read or do not own them. In the case of audiobooks, there will be two reviews: one for the story, and another reviewing the reader/audio performance.

I encourage you to take a look through my blog to get a feel for what my reviews are like and what kinds of books I enjoy reading. You can check and see if your book is on my TBR lists (list 1, list 2). If it's there, then you know I want to read it! You can also browse my Review index and Goodreads reviews to get a feel for my interests.

How I Review
You can expect an honest review.  That sometimes might mean a negative review.  Most of the books I review (75%) receive a 4 or 5 star review.  Please take a look at my book rating system for more information.  I reserve 5 stars for those books that really find a special place in my heart.

I try to read and review books within 3 weeks of receiving them and before the release date. If the release date is less than 10 days away, then I may not be able to review it before it is released.

My accepting a book for review does not guarantee a review. I feel it would be unfair to rate and review a book that I am unable to finish. However, it is rare that I do not finish a book.

Although I may not be able to accept your request, please know that I appreciate you thinking of my blog.

I enjoy:
East Asia
Historical fiction
Women's Fiction
World War I & II

I do not care for:
Documentaries & General Non-Fiction
Free verse novels
Short story compilations
Overtly preachy Christian fiction (Christian values are fine)

Contact Me
You can contact me via email at bethandbooks (at) gmail (dot) com. Please provide a specific subject to ensure a reply. I will not open email without a subject title or with a sketchy email address for safety and security reasons.

My reviews are posted on Goodreads and here for every book I read. I have finally integrated social media and my blog. I will be posting links to my posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. I may also post them to Amazon and Barnes & Nobels especially if requested. If the book is a review copy, I will gladly post the review elsewhere if requested.

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