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Reminder: I Will Be Accepting Review Requests November 1st through December 31st for Review in 2014

October 29, 2013 Leave a comment

Just a quick reminder that Opinions of a Wolf will be OPEN to review requests November 1st through December 31st.  All requests accepted will be reviewed during 2014 right here on this blog.

November 1st is THIS FRIDAY so get your review request emails ready!

Further details on exactly how review requests work on Opinions of a Wolf, as well as details on what genres I am open to may be found on the Review Policies/Contact page.

Indie authors/publishers are strongly encouraged to submit!

I also strongly encourage anyone submitting a review request to read my article How to Successfully and Respectfully Pitch Your Book to Book Bloggers before submitting.

Remember: Don’t submit to me through comments. Don’t submit before Friday.

Good luck!

Prolific Blogger Award

February 3, 2010 10 comments

Cartoon character sitting at a computer typing.One of my fellow bloggers, Jessica of The Bookworm Chronicles has passed the Prolific Blogger Award on to me.  It goes to those bloggers who “read voraciously, blog tirelessly and have made the blogging community such a vibrant place,” according to the creator of the award, Hazra of Advance Booking.

I am pleased and surprised to have won my first blogging award, and I feel honored that it comes from one of my most loyal commenters!  I do put quite a bit of effort into this, so the recognition feels good.  Thanks Jessica!

Part of receiving the award is passing it on to 7 others.  So without further ado, here are my nominations:

  1. Meghan of Medieval Bookworm.  Although she now lives in Britain, I first met her in undergrad.  Reading her thoughtful reviews of literary fiction, historical fiction, nonfiction, romance, and more make me wish we’d known each other better then.
  2. Debbie of Different Time, Different Place.  She’s one of the few book bloggers I’ve stumbled across who predominantly reviews nonfiction.  Her reviews give you enough of a taste of the style and content of the book without trying to tell you everything you’ll learn from it.
  3. Katie of Read What You Know.  She’s a fellow librarian, and her blog reflects her enthusiasm for the ya lit she encounters in her day to day work as a teen librarian.  Her reviews take into account the perspective of adult and teen readers of ya lit alike.
  4. Ana and Thea of The Book Smugglers.  They not only take turns reviewing books, but also do joint posts.  I like that in the posts you can see the interaction and learning that comes from sharing a reading experience, plus they’ve added to my scifi tbr pile quite a few times!
  5. Nymeth of Things Mean a Lot.  She reviews an eclectic mix of books, but my favorite are her reviews of graphic novels.  She includes shots of the art, and her reviews were a part of what spurred me on into the very enjoyable graphic novel land.
  6. Helgagrace of Title and Statement of Responsibility.  Another blogger I know in real life, due to the fact that we’re both Massachusetts librarians.  I enjoy sharing reading stats with her.  Her reviews read like a conversation, and I’m not just saying that because I’ve actually spoken to her. 😉  She also talks about life and library issues.
  7. Last but not least Rob of Books Are Like Candy Corn.  He’s based in Hawaii, so his blog is kind of like a tropical vacation for a frozen New England gal like myself.  His reading choices broaden my horizon, as he is not only older and at a different stage in his life than most of the book bloggers I read, but also is male.  (We are a predominantly female group).

It’s kind of odd to me to have the power of bestowing an award, but there you have it!  At the very least, if you’re named above, you know I’m a loyal reader of your blog.  If the above-named recipients choose to take part in the award, please go check out the rules.

If you’re a reader of my blog, but not the type to comment, please let me know if you have your own blog.  I’d love to check it out!