Who is Millie?
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. 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, 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.
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 it or post my review immediately. I’ll try my best to read and review the book 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 do my best to 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.
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. 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