About

My name is Annette. I was born in 1964. I am married and have 2 adult sons. I have 2 grandchildren. Besides reading and writing reviews, I volunteer in a literacy program at an inner city school. The name of the program is Read2Win. In addition, I’m a children’s leader in BSF.

I began writing book reviews in 2007. I maintained two blogs at Blogger for 10 years. For a while, I had 3 blogs at Blogger. Writing book reviews has been an enjoyable way for me to journal about the books I read. Blogging and writing reviews has been, and still is, a work in progress. Even after 10 years I still have difficulty writing some book reviews. I make grammar and spelling mistakes. I do not have a background in literature or composition. I did not finish college. But, I have a lifelong love of reading. The first book I read that hooked and drew me in was Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell.

I read between 100 and 180 books in a year.

This is a list of the types of books that will be featured on this blog: history, historical fiction, military, Holocaust, memoir, biographies, classic literature, epic poems, mystery, detective, young adult, Christian fiction, Christian nonfiction, Bibles, psychology, travel, adventure, reference, mythology, fantasy fiction, and poetry.

FTC Guidelines:
I am not paid to write book reviews. I do not have an employee/paid relationship with a publishing or publicity company. All reviews are written from my honest opinion. I do not write positive reviews because I’ve received a free book. In all reviews posted, I explain the source of where the free book came from.

Federal Trade Commission

On occasion, a quotation is used from a book in a review. I will state the page number and the author will be credited. If the author does not want the quote in the review, please contact me and I will remove the quote.
bellevieanne@gmail.com
I am accepting requests from authors to read their book and write a review.
I read ebooks (Kindle) and hard copies.
I have a NetGalley account.
I promote books through book blasts.
I promote authors through reading their books and interviews.
My reviews are honest. I believe in being polite; however, my reviews are from my honest opinion.
Thank you!
Annette