Such A Novel Idea started over on Tumblr in early 2011. I wanted a place where I could jot down thoughts when I started seriously writing. However, as Tumblr is a fangirl’s Bermuda Triangle, I got sucked in on the fun and needed a place to distinguish my book obsession. In 2013, Such A Novel Idea – Book Reviews & More was formed. Now I’m not only obsessed with books, I’m obsessed with promoting books and making other people obsessed with them. It really is the perfect job for me. Want me to read your book? Find out how here!
In 2014, Loren joined the team. Loren and I met in Creative Writing and Shakespeare and quickly became friends. We are currently working on a book series together titled Haze and have a LOT of fun being book soul mates. I’m REALLY excited to have her on board!
A Little Note from Me to You
Maybe it’s because I was a Journalism major in undergrad (don’t hate – I’m not a part of the crazy mainstream media), but I have always valued the importance of honesty in any writing. Of course, as I went on to the field of Public Relations, I figured out that there are ways to ‘spin’ the truth. And in my job, I was able to balance the two – make the company look good while still keeping my integrity.
And so this ethic comes into my job as a reviewer. I know that I rarely buy a book without doing some major recon on it (well, with most products I buy really). I read reviews, and really they will sway me a lot of times to click the purchase button or not. I also know I absolutely LOVE a good, simple review. It doesn’t have to be a wordy play-by-play – it just has to tell me what I need to know. I really enjoy reading low reviews too, because if they are done right they can sometimes efficiently tell me that while THEY didn’t like the book, I probably will.
And I absolutely hate when I read reviews, feel like it is a great book, and in the end feel duped. Sugar-coating and hype just aren’t necessary. With that in mind, I went into this journey as a blogger with the same mindset.
I LOVE books. There is nothing better in this world than a good book. Nothing makes me feel the way a good book can – it changes me wholly as a person. I also love reading a book no one has heard about. I feel like the angel bringing tidings of great joy when I tell people about an amazing book they have yet to discover. So, while I am no professional, I take my job as a book reviewer/blogger seriously.
My promise to the authors I review is this: I will give you a fair shot – I will not base my decisions on who you are as an author. And I will tell you the truth without attacking or being nasty. Honesty and my opinion are two things you will get from me.
And my promise to the readers is this: I will not dupe you – to the best of my ability I will give you my honest opinions of a book – what I liked, what I didn’t. And hopefully my reviews will help you decide if the book is right for you. Thank you for stopping by.
*NOTE* I receive a small amount from Amazon.com for any purchases made through my links to their site. This money goes towards the upkeep of this blog and giveaways hosted by Such A Novel Idea.