Review Policy

Most of the books I review are my own copies or borrowed from the library or friends.

At this time, I do not accept books for review, due to time and energy constraints.

That said, I might consider reviewing a book by the authors whose books I have already reviewed, in which case you can email me at beyondstrangenewwords[at]gmail[dot]com.


I only accept a book for review in exchange for an honest review and I am in no way compensated for my reviews.

Under no circumstances can I guarantee a positive review, but I try to find something positive in every book even if I don’t like it. I always try to support my opinion, both positive and negative, with arguments. Nevertheless, I am not a professional and my opinion is my own. Other people may have a different opinion about the books I review. As much as possible I refrain from including spoilers. If I am unable to avoid spoilers, they are clearly indicated.

Unless agreed otherwise, I cannot say how long it will take me to review a book; however, I always try to do my best to meet agreed dates. My reviews are posted on this blog, on Goodreads, and on Booklikes.