About – Contact – Review Policy

Who is Milliebot?
The short answer is, I’m a robot with an extreme love of reading and book hoarding.

I’ve always loved books – I’m not sure at what age I moved from book lover to fully-fledged hoarder, but for as long as I can remember I’ve had “a lot” of books (or “too many” if you’re some of my family members). I started buying doubles and couldn’t remember what books I owned and didn’t, so I joined LibraryThing in order to log all my books. I then decided to cover all my hardcovers in the same protective plastic libraries use, because, why not?

Since then I’ve been buying books uncontrollably and still own an insane amount of unread books (sometimes I feel ashamed about this, others ecstatic), and likely will never read them all. My TBR has become so massive over the last few years that it’s now sentient and leads a life of its own. But I love being a book hoarder! I created this blog to share my thoughts on the books I manage to read, take photos of my books and discuss book-related topics and sometimes even suggest books you might like!

I also enjoy photography, baking, arts and crafts, writing, necklace hoarding and being a catmom. All photos on this blog are my own unless otherwise stated.

I accept review requests from authors and publishers. I’m happy to receive ARCs or finished copies of books to review. I prefer physical books, but do accept e-books. Genres I prefer are fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, historical fiction, young adult and middle-grade (of all kinds – I friggen love middle-grade). However, I don’t limit myself to those genres and will read anything I think will interest me.

By accepting a book to review, I can’t guarantee that I’ll read and review it right away. I do try my best to do this in a timely manner and post close to the release date, but if you have a specific time frame in mind, please let me know so I can work with it.

All reviews are my honest opinion and that means I may not enjoy a book; I can’t promise that I’ll always be able to find something positive to say. Warning: Negative reviews may contain snark.

If you would like to contact me about a review, team up for a post (I love to see other people’s pretty books and feature them in my Judging posts), or if you just want to talk about books, drop me a line at milliebot.reads[at]gmail[dot]com.

I stopped giving my reviews on my blog star rating, because I prefer to focus on whether or not I enjoyed the book and who else I think might enjoy it – sometimes my thoughts just don’t translate to a number (and let’s be honest, star ratings are incredibly objective – do you give it high stars for quality writing even if you don’t like the content, or high stars because it brought you joy even if it’s cheesy and terrible? It’s a topic that leads to a lot of debate).  However, for other sites that use stars, here’s an idea of my thoughts when I rate a book:

5 stars = Amazing, a favorite!
4 stars = Excellent
3 stars = Average/Decent
2 stars = Below average, I wouldn’t recommend
1 star = I didn’t enjoy this at all and would never recommend

Check me out on Instagram @milliebot_reads, find my reviews using #milliebotreviews, or you can send me a tweet @milliebot_reads!

I’ve got some reviews and recommendations over at Geek Girl Authority. I also post reviews on Goodreads and LibraryThing and usually Amazon. I’m happy to post elsewhere, just ask.

23 thoughts on “About – Contact – Review Policy

  1. Hey I have a question, I see that you are a reviewer for NetGalley and I literally just signed up. I’m wondering if I should let my blog gain some popularity before sending requests to publishers or did you just jump right in? I’m pretty new at this so any advice would be greatly appreciated 🙂
    PS- I love your blog!

    • Thanks! Personally, I had about five posts on my blog when I signed up for NetGalley, so I wouldn’t worry about it. I was rejected for quite a few books, then started to have better luck. So I’d say just go for it! 🙂

  2. Nance says:

    I nominated you for The Liebster Blog Award. I enjoy your posts and would like to share them with my readers.

    Do check my blog for more information.

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