Hello! Welcome to Chrisbookarama*.
I'm Chris, a stay-at-home Mom who loves to read, living in Nova Scotia, Canada. I'd love to read all day but being a mom makes that kinda hard. A good part of my day includes scrubbing something: the floors, the kid, the animals, the husband.
Some of my favorite genres: classics, literary fiction, historical fiction, suspense, and occasionally young adult and non-fiction. However, I've been known to cross genres if it really sounds interesting. I do not read 'inspirational' novels, anything political, or poetry.. I do not read or review self-published or 'indie' books at this time.
I also like photography, scrapbooking and crochet.
I review just about everything I read on Chrisbookarama: books from my own collection, library books, bought books, books for my online book club and ARC (Advanced Readers Copies). I'm a member of NetGalley and will read ebooks.
Most ARCs I review come from publishers or are part of organized book tours. I will sometimes accept books from authors or publishers who contact me (see Contact page). However, I'm picky. I have only so much time for reading. Don't be upset if I say no. I will not to reply to requests if I'm not interested in the book. That doesn't mean I won't say yes to another request though. I will not read self-published books at this time. Check out my Book Reviews for more of an idea of how I do things and what I like.
If I read your book, I'll give you a fair review. I can't promise that I'll love your book and rave about it. I'm committed to honest reviewing on my blog. However, I will be nice.
I will also try to review a book in a timely fashion- within a few months. I've done some math and on average I read 1 1/2 books per week. If you have specific time frame in mind, please mention that in the email. If I'm unable to finish it, I'll label it as "Book Review (sort of)" and say why I didn't finish.
If I've declined to review your book, consider advertising on Chrisbookarama. It's reasonably priced exposure.
I participate in reviewing books for the Blogher Book Club in which I am paid a small fee. Those reviews are marked as promotion for Blogher Book Club. I also participate in discussions for those books on the Blogher site and use Twitter to promote those discussions.
I am an Amazon and Book Depository Affiliate.
About Chrisbookarama (or Stats):
*Google Page Rank: 5
*About 100-200 visitors a day with 90% of visitors from the US
*Website Grader gives Chrisbookarama a 97.5%
*Visitors: est 5000 per month, 4000 unique.
*Twitter followers: 2000+
Besides providing content for this blog, I've written for and helped run The Spotlight Series blog and The Project Gutenberg Project blog. I've also been an organizer for Armchair BEA (2011-12).
You can also find me on Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads, Tumblr, Verve, StumbleUpon, Tumblr and Book Blogs Ning.
I'm a member of Writers Federation of Nova Scotia. I'm working to expand my writing beyond my blog, if you are interested please contact me.
If you wish to contact me, please use the contact page.
Hope to see you on the blog!
*Previously known as book-a-rama.