Greetings and Salutations!
Welcome to 52booksor bust. When I came up with the name for the blog I thought it was brilliant. What better title could there be for a blog that chronicles my reading over the course of a year. Now I’ve come to realize that a) there are literally hundreds of blogs out there with the same title and b) I read way more than 52 books a year. But alas, everything is set up and I am resigned to keeping the name.
I am blogging to you from Edinburgh, Scotland, where I have lived for the last 2 years, but I still consider myself a Canadian at heart. You will see that I still read a lot of Can Lit, though Brit Lit is making more and more of an appearance on my blog everyday. I work with mostly North American publishers since that is the world I know, but I am slowly getting to know my way around the UK publishing biz.
In general I review about two books a week – sometimes less, sometimes more. In addition, I have recently introduced Cover Wars as feature on Thursdays. Most of what I review will be literary fiction, though I am trying to read more non-fiction. My reviews are short but sweet. Even if I did not like the book, I know there is someone out there who would like it and I try to direct it to that audience.
I am happy to accept ARCs and review copies for literary fiction and non fiction. I try to get reviews up as close as possible to the pub date, but as you know some weeks are busier than others. Please before you contact me check to see if I am a good match for your book. I stay far away from YA, fantasy, self help, romance and anything to do with vampires. If I do not reply to your query it is usually because you have not considered the type of books I read in your email.
Feel free to leave a comment or drop me a line t_boughtflower[at]yahoo[dot]com
Thanks and happy reading!
I’m excited to see your reviews of the Canada Reads selections, and curious to see where to take the blog. Best of luck!
Thank you for signing up for Indian Quills Reading Challenge 2013. The link you submitted while signing up does not seem to work, Kindly resubmit or get in touch. Happy reading 🙂
I’ve just resent it. Thanks for the heads up!
I’m really enjoying your reviews, Tanya! Concise and easy to read – I feel like I need to keep a pen and paper beside me so I can start taking notes! 🙂
Thanks Elizabeth. If you ever want to do a guest post, just let me know!
May I list you on my Reviewers blogroll?
Sure, I’d be honored! Thanks for your support. t
You are now officially one of my listed Reviewers 🙂
Hi! You’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award. Follow this link for more information! http://doingdeweydecimal.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/passing-it-on-a-liebster-award-post/
You sound like a girl after my own heart. I too am not a fan of anything which includes vampires or space machines or where the cover features misty eyed maidens and muscled men. give me realism any time!
I hate to judge a book by it’s cover, but sometimes you can just tell.
I thought saw a cover with dreary-eyed maidens and pot-bellied men but it turned out the magazine rack at the grocery store was empty and I was looking through it to the next register over.
oops forgot to add this!! Duh!
I like the new look!
Your challenge is step one of my challenge! Look forward to reading your progress…
A Canadian writer you might want to consider for reviewing is Robertson Davies. He has passed on but he was an absolutely wonderful novelist.
He’s actually an old favorite of mine. But I haven’t read him in a dogs age. Thanks.
Hi, I’ve nominated you for The Creative Blogger Award! Check it out here: https://bookmuffin.wordpress.com/2015/04/04/creative-blogger-award/