Skip to main content

BookSirens

 As you’ve seen from some of my previous book review posts, I’ve been given the opportunity to read a few ARC (advance reader copies) of several books over the past couple years.  For some of them, I was asked by the author to read and review.  However, a few months back I received a message on Goodreads extending an invitation for me to join a site called BookSirens, and after doing some research into it, I decided to join.  And if you enjoy reading and reviewing books, you should consider joining too! 

On BookSirens, authors can post their books in order to obtain reviews on various sites like Amazon, Goodreads, and others.  Readers can join (for free!) and review the books (again, for free!) that are posted.  There are thousands of books available, from all sorts of genres, and I’ve been impressed with what I’ve read so far!  Some of them have been better than others, naturally, but I’ve been able to read some great works for free!


The amount of time you’re given to read a book varies depending on the length of it.  I’ve recently downloaded a few books that are under 200 pages, and I was given 60 days to read each book and review it.  For longer books, you’re given a longer time period.  I haven’t had any issues completing a book in the allotted time, but it is something to be mindful of, just in case.  


From my experience so far, most authors prefer reviews on Amazon, but you can cross post your reviews to other sites like Goodreads, Bookbub (which I’ve never heard of) or any other site you would like, such as a personal blog.  The review process is incredibly easy, as well.  Once you choose a book, you can either have it sent directly to your Kindle (I just use the app on my iPhone or iPad), or you can download it in other formats.  A link is sent to your email address and you can redownload if needed, or leave your feedback once you’ve finished the book!  The site makes it easy to copy and paste your review across multiple sites, as I mentioned before. 


All in all, I’ve had a great experience so far with the site and have enjoyed finding new books to read.  If you’re an avid reader like me, and like the idea of helping out authors by leaving reviews, you should consider joining BookSirens too!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Bofur Inspired Hat Pattern

 (Check out this handy dandy Pinterest ready graphic I made!) In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, one of the dwarves (Bofur) wore this really, really awesome hat.  I fell in love with it, and decided to see if I could crochet my own version of it.  Well, first I scoured the internet, hoping for a pattern, and when I didn't find one THEN I decided to make my own.  And since I know there are others out there who would love to have this pattern, I'm posting it here! PLEASE NOTE: You may make items and sell them using this pattern, but PLEASE link back to the pattern and credit me as the source. It's only fair! :) The Bofur Inspired Hat Pattern You will need: Red Heart Super Saver (I forgot the actual color name, but it’s brown, okay?) Lion Brand Homespun in Edwardian H hook, I hook HAT : with I hook and brown yarn Chain 5 & join with sl st Ch 2, work 11 DC into loop, join with sl st (11) Ch 2, work 2 DC into each st, jo

As Seen on Pinterest - The Retirement Survival Kit

One of my co-workers recently retired. I'm happy for her, because she really deserves it and everything...but I hate that she's leaving me!  I tried to bribe her into staying. I even threatened to lock her in the office and refuse to let her go.  Oddly, she didn't like that suggestion.  Since she was set on this notion of retirement, I immediately began scouring Pinterest for some sort of cute retirement gift for her. I knew I'd find something there, and I was not disappointed! Fairly soon after beginning my search, I came across the 'Retirement Survival Kit'.  (Photo from Pinterest - original pin link ) The pin was a link to an eBay auction, but of course my first thought on seeing it was "I can do that!". So I did.   I really should have taken a better photo of it. But this is all I managed to get. So, uh, ta da! I changed a few of the items around (the original link was from the UK, so some of the items weren't available)

Spidey Warmers

At long last, here is the pattern for the Spidey Warmers! I ended up not being able to get them to the boys til last week-ish, and I had to get their sister to take photos for me to post here. So thanks Jaimie!! Aren't they adorable? As you can see, I made two sets in different colors for them, but the pattern is for the red with blue trim. To make the others, just swap out the colors. Easy as pie! First off: much thanks and credit to the creativeyarn blog, as I used her free pattern as a basis for mine. Thank you!!!!! This pattern has not been tested, so if you find mistakes please let me know so I may correct them! --> Spidey Warmers F Hook Red Heart Super Saver Begin with Blue Ch 25, join (do not twist chain!) Row One: Ch 1, HDC around, join Row Two: Ch1, HDC around, join Switch to Red Row Three: Ch3, DC in next st, ch 1, skip next st, DC in next two st. Repeat around, join Row Four: Ch4. Skip next st, DC in next two st. Ch1, skip n