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 (every day on my commute!). 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 knowingly review books that are self-published and/or self-edited. Just a note — I am an Amazon Associate and an Indie Bound Affiliate, 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 and love discovering books for our K-8 school library.
You can contact me at drbethnolan AT hotmail DOT com.
Happy Reading! 🙂