Infrequently Asked Questions:
Q: What happened to the Catcher in the Rye Tracker?
A: I haven’t had any updates about where the book has been for a very long time, so I made it a sub-page of my index for now. I’ll still be checking the e-mail address that I left in the book, and if I get an update I’ll move it back to the main menu bar of my blog again.
Q: Where do you get the books you review?
A: I mostly read books that I buy or check out from the library. I sometimes use NetGalley or Edelweiss for review copies, but I’m very selective about it. I also occasionally accept review copies from authors or publishers. I mention it in my reviews if I received the book for free from the author/publisher/publicist/etc.
Q: Will you review my book?
A: For further details, see my review policy. Please be sure to actually read my blog before contacting me so that you know whether or not the book you suggest is in line with the sort of books that I like.
Q: Why are there ads on your blog?
A: WordPress.com places ads on blogs in order to keep it free. Other wordpress.com users won’t be able to see them, and a lot of you have Adblock anyway. I don’t endorse any of the products advertised, nor do I make any money from them.
Q: What’s up with the “Dead Russians” category?
A: I am a huge Russian lit nerd, and majored in it in undergrad. I will always have a soft spot for the Russian greats, so they get a place in my blog as well.
Q: Why don’t you do blog memes?
A: I’ve spent too much time in the dark corners of the internet where the word “meme” means something different. When I hear the word “meme,” I’m more likely to think about implying things, or the fact that all ur base are belong to us. I tend not to pass on the blog equivalent of chain letters. However, I do enjoy participating in group reads and challenge events with other bloggers.
Q: Do you use spoilers?
A: I try not to. If I’m talking about short stories or poems, I’ll link to the source and then spoil away (although stories and poems will likely be from the 19th century anyway, so there’s not much to spoil). I try to keep a balance between providing a summary and an idea of what happens without giving too much away.
Q: What is the header image on your blog?
A: It’s my own artwork. Permanent marker on cardboard. Sometimes I draw things when I am bored.