First and foremost, I do not write negative reviews. I’m not arrogant enough to believe my taste is universal, and therefore I will not be critical of another author, potentially influencing readers to skip something they may well enjoy even if I didn’t.
Despite appearances to the contrary, this is not a book review blog. Yes, I do write a lot of reviews but that’s only because I happen to read a lot. I like reading, and I suspect becoming a “dedicated” reviewer would dilute that somewhat.
Dec. 26, 2014: I am not accepting review requests at this time.
I am open to being asked to review books. Before I agree, however, the author will need to acknowledge there is a chance I will not like the book and therefore no review will be written. In those circumstances, the only people who will know are the author and myself. If you want to ask about reviewing your book, contact me via the tab above or Twitter (@ScottWhitmore). I’m interested in a wide variety of genres, so don’t let previous reviews serve as a guide for what you think may interest me.
NEW FOR 2013: I’ve decided to start adding star ratings to my reviews that will correspond to the ratings I assign in Amazon.com and Goodreads.com. Here are the criteria I will use: