About


Hello, thanks for stopping by my little blog! :)

I'm Cindy, a twenty-something-year-old Behavior Therapist (but with hopes of being a librarian/author one day!) with an immense love for reading. I live in Southern California, where the weather is pretty awesome almost all year long; and we get tons of author events. Check out some of the authors I've met here.

I started writing my thoughts on books here on the blog back in 2009. At the time, I had no idea there was an entire world of book bloggers out there and was happily surprised that so many others also shared their thoughts online.

My blog has gone through a lot of changes throughout the years, but the sole purpose is to share my thoughts on my most recent reads, whether through quick reviews, blog tours, outfit posts, or book hauls. I also participate in memes, have a few features, giveaways, and other personal posts scattered here and there. I take plenty of breaks from my blog, because life happens, but I am usually always updating so I hope you come back soon!

I've been reading forever and love mostly YA, romance, mystery, and horror. I've been working on
this list of books
, and this one for years. I'm a slow reader and have a hard time finishing series, but I still try. I also share a bunch of bookish stuff over on my YouTube channel, if you'd like to check that out. Want to gush over books with me? Send me an old fashioned email. 


REVIEW POLICY: 


I am currently accepting books for review.

Thanks for taking the time to read my policy. I would be happy to accept books from authors and publishers. I will share my review here on my blog, and spread word about the book through a "book haul" or other videos on my YouTube channel, as well. I am willing to post my review on other websites (Goodreads, Amazon, etc.) as requested.

The genres I prefer are:

  • YA: Fantasy, contemporary, paranormal, horror, thrillers
  • MG: Contemporary, others
  • Adult Fiction: Contemporary, romance, historical, poetry, thriller, horror
  • New Adult: Romance, contemporary

I am always open to try out other genres too but don't accept any non-fiction or self-help books. At this time I am not accepting self-published or indie books for review, but always consider all the requests I receive. I make sure to read the synopsis and check out Goodreads ratings to see if the book sound like something I would enjoy, so please feel free to still send me any book requests my way.

I rate my books using a 5-star rating:

★ Loved it!
★    Really enjoyed it; thought it was great!
★       Good, but there were several things I didn't like
★          Not good, but maybe just not for me
★             I did not like it; sometimes used when I choose to DNF a book as well

While I do use a 5-star rating, my reviews tend to focus more on my thoughts and feelings on the book rather than an analytical review. I try to keep my reviews short and to the point, but sometimes that doesn't happen if I have a lot of things to say (usually very positive things!) So if you're looking for a lengthier or more detailed review, I am probably not the blogger to approach.

I love participating in blog tours, so feel free to contact me about that. I often opt for Review/Guest Post/Excerpt and/or giveaway since those tend to generate more traffic. If I am participating in a tour, I will NOT post any negative thoughts on the book (2 stars or less) during the tour dates. Instead, I will request another post option from the tour host. I will post up the review at a later date to prevent negative exposure during a paid blog tour.

I try to respond to all requests within a week, but that doesn't always happen. Please keep that in mind when contacting me. I look forward to hearing from you and discussing your book! :)