Ethics Policy

I’ve been toying with the idea for a while of putting together an ethics policy for my blog, but now that I’ve actually started receiving free access to books, I think it’s about time.


The purpose of this blog is to connect with other readers and share my thoughts about the books I’ve read and my reading experiences in general.


I will always disclose in a post if a book was gifted to me for review purposes and from whom. I like to think that being gifted a book, especially one I was planning to read anyway, won’t change my opinion or make me give a more favorable review, but you as a reader deserve to decide for yourself whether the gift colors my review.

Any books I receive for free will not be sold for a profit. Rather, they will be gifted to friends or donated locally if I choose not to keep them.


In the interest of transparency, all of my affiliations with publishers and brands can be found below. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me either via the contact form on my website or on my social media, which is linked in the sidebar.

I am an active member of both NetGalley and Edelweiss, which are services that allow bloggers to request early access to upcoming books with the expectation that you provide a review of the book, though it’s not technically required. Any books I review that were received from NetGalley and Edelweiss will be clearly indicated as such in my postings.

I am a former member of the Avon Addict program, through which Avon sent me books to consider for review purposes and to share on social media, though I was not required to provide reviews of the books and was not otherwise compensated. Any books received through the Avon Addicts program will be indicated as such.

Updated: July 6, 2019