Welcome to “Babbling Book Reviews”! My name is Christina. I’m a civilian employee of the U.S. Army whose job moved to Kentucky — and I chose to go with it. I really love my job.
Despite the name of the blog, the reviews here are just my opinions on what I read — and not a formal review site. What does that mean? It means that I do this for my own pleasure, as a hobby. I have no set review format, despite my many attempts to be consistent. I don’t participate in book tours, interview authors, or conduct any giveaways. And most importantly —
I do not accept review requests. Period.
Even if your book is in the genre I read, or I’ve read and liked an earlier book written by you, the answer will still be no. It would stop being a hobby if I started accepting commitments like that. Besides, I don’t have a following or a lot of blog traffic — two things most publicists would want me to have in order to help “spread the word”.
Since this is a hobby for me, I try to read books that grab my interest. Lately, I review only the books that I finished and enjoyed. A 3-star or above is a guarantee that I will read more from that author, even if I pointed out something that might not have worked for me in the story. I’ve moved away from reviewing books that I don’t finish — unless it is part of the Star Wars Expanded Universe. As a long time female fan of Star Wars, it is one of the few areas I feel comfortable doing a DNF or low-marked review.
On the bookshelf: Star Wars (which I’m woefully behind), Georgette Heyer, mysteries, romance (historical, contemporary, suspense, paranormal), sci-fi, and fantasy (romance, urban, futuristic). Hope to read more Young Adult.
Email: christina (at) babblingbookreviews.com
Updated 6 March 2011
Updated 14 October 2008