I am no longer accepting review requests. (The exception being that I will continue to accept review requests from authors I have worked with in the past).
I feel that I have changed in not only how I choose my books, but how I review. I hate turning down review requests (I have a problem saying no), and I often get overwhelmed. I love book blogging and being a reader, but feel that the only way I can continue to do so and be happy is to severely limit the requests I accept. I did not make this choice lightly, but I was afraid that if I didn't make this decision, I would eventually become so lost as a blogger that I would discontinue my blog altogether. That is something that I didn't want to do. I started Booksessed for myself and want to continue to do so. I feel that I haven't been true to myself and need to blog for me again.
I've also decided to take on a personal reading challenge to read more classic works. (One of my true loves). I think that this project will give me that spark to continue blogging in a way that makes me excited again, rather than in a way that causes an internal struggle at the thought of saying no.
Thank you for your understanding.
Regarding my review policy:
I purchase books when I have the resources, but a lot of them I find at my local library or through authors and publishers. I'm open to suggestions, so if you have a book that you absolutely love and think I should read feel free to suggest it.
Also, please note that just because I read and review a book does not necessarily mean that I will post a positive review. I do, however, promise to write a honest and tactful review. Please understand that my reviews are solely my opinion and, in the rare instance that a negative review does happen, please do not take it personally. I also promise to pass the book onto someone that I am sure will like it. :)
I love your comments and I do read all of them. I try my best to reply to all of them when I can so check back if you'd like. I also check out other blogs if you have included a link.
You can also contact me via twitter @thejennjenn or send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that requests that do not meet my review policy, as well as mass emails and/or non-personalized emails will not be responded to.
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