Review Policy/Ratings

Fictionophile Book Review Policy

As of June 15, 2017 I have 138 titles in my review queue, which prohibits me from submitting reviews in a timely manner. For that reason I will no longer be participating in any blog tours as the deadlines they impose seriously affects my review queue.

The ONLY titles I will review are those sent to me directly from a publisher/publicists, or titles from NetGalley or Edelweiss.

I’ve got so many books I’m trying to read and review, I can’t promise to get to any one book in a given time frame.  do not and cannot review every book I receive, and I can’t accept every review request.

I prefer to review mystery or suspense fiction with psychological thrillers being my absolute favorites.  I will also review historical fiction, women’s fiction or literary fiction.

I DO NOT review fantasy, science fiction, non-fiction, YA titles, or poetry collections.

The novels that I read are given to me in consideration of an honest review (about 95% of which come from NetGalley and Edelweiss).

I no longer accept physical books, only Kindle e-copies.


Fictionophile Blogger Award/Book Tag Policy

Like anyone, I relish any appreciation others might express for my blog.  It is a labor of love after all…  I am grateful for any and all attention my blog receives.

BUT, that being said I wish to state here and now that this blog does NOT participate in blogger awards, blog hops, or other tagging memes.

I have tried this type of venture previously and found that it was just too time consuming and took away from my reading and reviewing time.  I dislike the whole ‘chain letter’ aspect of the awards.  Also, I feel uncomfortable ‘tagging’ others to participate.

 Thanks anyway – but no thanks!

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Fictionophile’s Rating System

Reading time that I treasured. Absolutely just the right book for me at the right time. A book I’d highly recommend.


Reading time well spent. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it.


Reading time not begrudged.  This book had many good points, but it was not entirely to my taste. I would recommend this book with a few reservations.


Reading time wasted. This book was not to my taste and I would not recommend it.


Reading time I’ll never get back. I probably did not finish this book. Ugh!booksleaningbar