I am many things, however, I am always true to myself.
About me, the bibliophile. I'm completely and totally addicted to books, and writing. I love going to the movies and listening to music. I also play video games and even roleplay (remove mind from gutter, or hell keep it there for all I care, I mean my mind is almost constantly in the gutter). I read just about anything from horror to romance. I've been known to be reading odd genres at the same time, like reading City of Bones by Cassandra Clare which is classified as Young Adult/Fantasy and alternating it with Fresh Flesh by Todd Russell which is a horror/paranormal book. I'll even re-read the classics and even some poetry (I like poetry, I write poetry...sometimes).
I write, a lot. What do I write? Random things mostly, the thoughts that come into my head. I am an active participant in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and attempting my first ever Camp NaNoWriMo in June of 2012. What I'm going to be writing, as of yet is not decided, but, I'm gonna try and do it (now watch this be the month that we move!).
I am also a struggling artist, currently working with photography and photomanipulations (which are not easy in the slightest), my art can be found at Caedy on Deviantart.
My Review Policy
- I will gladly beta read, request a copy of your publication or solicit through a service such as netgalley for a copy of a publication that interests me.
- My personal guideline for such reviews is to have them up within 1 month (4 calendar weeks) of receiving the publication (unless other guidelines are stated by Author or publishing company).
- Reviews will be given honestly, positive or negative feedback will be given in the reviews. I will plainly state what I like and what I do not like concerning your publication.
- Once I have given your publication a rating, I will not remove the rating. The rating over time, subject to my personal discretion may change either in a positive or negative direction. I will not, on any site that I post my review remove the RATING for a publication. I will, in extreme circumstances, remove a review, but under no circumstances will the rating be removed.
- I will be honest, even brutally so if I find something I do not like in your publication. This is not meant as a slight to you as a writer or to your publication. It is me simply doing as you asked me to do, and giving you an honest, unbiased review of your written work.
- If you have an issue with a negative review (mind I do not give them out often, but they have been known to occur) then perhaps I am not the person you'd want reading your book, and in that case it is your loss not mine.
My Rating System
- FIVE (5) STARS: This book is fantastic. Wonderful. I will sing its praises for anyone who asks for it. I will recommend it to any and everyone I can to share the wonderful things within this book. In my opinion, you need to read this book. Even your dead grandmother and your goldfish need to read this book it is THAT GOOD!
- FOUR (4) STARS: This book is good. Not going to make it in my top ten books of all time, but pretty damned close. I will make a more specialized recommendation, knowing that certain people will enjoy this book rather than the broad blanket recommendation as given to a five (5) star rated book.
- THREE (3) STARS: It is alright. Not within my top twenty books, but at least within the top fifty books. There were a few things that I didn't like about the book, but the things that I did like outweighed those that I didn't. Recommendations would be a bit more specialized than a four (4) star book, and may even be recommended to a person on an individual basis.
- TWO (2) STARS: It was just okay. My reaction to this book was not overly spectacular, lukewarm even. There were things that I did not like about the book and they tended to overshadow some of the things that I did like about this book. The recommendations at this level will probably be more on an individual case by case basis, or have a specific category of readers highlighted if any recommendation at all is made.
- ONE (1) STAR: If given, I could not finish, or dragged my way kicking and screaming through your publication and most like would rather have watched a marathon of Toddlers and Tiaras than read your book again. There was little that I liked about your book and would more than likely not recommend it to anyone. I do not give out ratings this low often, but I will not hesitate to give them if I need to.
If you as an author have any comments, questions, concerns or wish to have me read and review your publications you can contact me:
Goodreads.com: Bibliophile aka Martha D
Other forms of contact can be given if needed.