I really appreciate those people who read widely and give thought out and informed reviews. I just don't think that's a job for me.
When someone offers to review your book it's quite scary. Let's be realistic not everyone is going to love your work so it's a good idea to have people who review your books who read in your genre, who understand it and who enjoy it. Those people, I feel, can make a fairer comparison. If you normally read science-fiction and have never read an autobiography your frame of reference for reviweing science fiction is, in my opionion anyway, much better and I would put greater weight on your review of that genre than of an autobiography.
Reviews are subjective. Go and look at any author's reviews on Amazon and you'll see a spread of 2,3,4 and 5 star reviews for the same book. Someone will say "I love it so I give it 3 stars"...and someone else says "I love it so I give it 5 stars." It's all quite confusing isn't it?
I appreciate the effort people put into writing a book and putting it out there, I think we all do. I certainly don't love everything I read (you should hear me at bookclub!) but I don't feel the urge to put those opinions in writing. If you know me at all you would easily guess there's no way on earth I would give anyone a less than 3 star review and I have no desire to.
I read pretty widely but I also like to support authors who write in genres I don't always read. I've been lucky enough to meet writers who work across all genres and while I tend to feature more chicklit and romance authors here I appreciate the work of authors across the board and by interviewing them rather than reviewing them I feel like I'm an equal opportunity supporter.
So you won't see any book reviews on this site. You will see guest posts, author Q&A's and other opportunities like my Taste of Tuesday feature.
If you're an author who wants to be featured, drop me a line.