Beth’s Book-Nook Blog

Reviews of What I’ve Been Reading….

About Me (and review policy)

Hi – I’m Beth. The “dr” is for PhD (not MD) and I live outside of Boston. I have a super husband and two children and I started this blog in 2009 because I love to read and to share my thoughts on books. I also love hearing about other’s opinions on books and what they are reading, too. I post my personal reviews of what I’m reading (I usually read 1-3 books a week) so that friends and family can see them. I link them to facebook and twitter. I’m happy to have the world at large read them as well – all opinions are my own!

I am also happy to review a book sent to me by a publisher/publicist (but please ask first!). If I get it, I will make every attempt to review it in a timely manner. If I don’t like a book, I don’t finish it, and thus I don’t review it. I generally contact the publicist personally to tell them why I didn’t finish it. If I request it from the publisher (e.g. Net Galley), then I will review it or try to contact the publisher as to why I did not.  I prefer Kindle or paper copies as I rarely read books on my laptop. I enjoy Audiobooks, too. My favorite genres are fiction, historical fiction, mystery, psychological thriller, cozies, YA, and Children’s. I also read Romance, Christian/Catholic, cookbooks, and non-fiction. I rarely read violent/graphic content, paranormal, erotica, or anything that could give me nightmares! As of Summer, 2014, I no longer review books that are self-published and/or self-edited.  Just a note — I am an Amazon Associate, which means that if you click on a book through my site and purchase it, I receive a small percentage.

When I’m not reading I enjoy travelling, exercising, cooking, playing with my kids, performing in community theater, and anything that has to do with Louisa May Alcott, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Lucy Maud Montgomery. I’ve spent my professional life (20+ years) in the field of education.

You can contact me at drbethnolan AT hotmail DOT com.

Happy Reading! :)

4 responses to “About Me (and review policy)

  1. Beth, this is a wonderful start! I am so pleased to have another blog to add to my Google Reader. When I’m not so exhausted, I’m going to reply to some of your reviews. We’ve read a lot of the same things in common.

    Don’t ever compare your blog with anyone else’s. Do this for yourself and for your family. If you’re happy, that’s the most important thing. My blog has been going since Jan 07 and I just had it professionally designed this Jan. Before that, I used a template life you are using.

  2. Hey Beth, I’ve been looking for a good book review blog to support and I think your blog is just perfect! Would it be alright if I link this blog on my blogroll?

  3. curlygeek04 says:

    Beth, I discovered your blog through the Rozlyn Press website. Nice to see another WordPress blog out there, it seems like there are so few of us. It looks like you have a lot of great reviews. I also read a lot of historical fiction and mysteries, like Anne Perry and C.S. Harris. Hope you’ll check out my blog at

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