About + Policy

As of 2012 I have joined the legions of book bloggers. My name is Dina, I am 30 years old and – you guessed it – a voracious reader. Please note that English is not my first language (it’s German), so if you come across any spelling or grammar mistakes on my blog, bear with me (and also, be nice and drop me a line so I can correct it).

My homebase genres are and always will be fantasy and, more recently, science fiction, but I do deviate into other genres. I have my go-to writers but I’m always open for new suggestions. If you think there’s a book I absolutely should read, don’t hesitate to let me know.

REVIEW POLICY

I can not accept unsolicited review copies at the moment.
I’ll occasionally request a review copy via NetGalley, but work has made it impossible for me to accept all the review request I receive. There simply isn’t time.

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23 thoughts on “About + Policy

  1. Birgit says:

    It’s so nice to meet another Austrian book blogger! I consider my English skills to be pretty good, so it’s probably you telling me about mistakes I made than the other way round. If you found any mistake(s) in the last sentence, let it be said, I put them there on purpose … just kidding (hopefully)!

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  2. cc says:

    hi!

    just got here by chance (i was looking for a nice cover for one of my books and google sent me here lol). it’s nice to see people reading similar stuff that i read (well i read almost anything incl. shampoo labels, etc lol)…
    well i guess u’ll want to correct sth in the first line of the about section… it says “regions” when i guess what u mean is “legions” (like in large groups).
    ah, btw, i do enjoy chocolate myself too… especially if it’s a milka bar lol
    cheers and good luck with ur blog! πŸ™‚

    PS is ur middle name maria? lol all austrian girls seem to be named maria for some reason lol ciao!

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    • Nadine says:

      Ah, the shame! Thank you so much for pointing it out. A sincere typo… and it’s fixed. I’ll send you a virtual bar of chocolate as a reward. πŸ™‚

      Hahaha, I am one of those Austrians who don’t even have a middle name. And not a single person in my family is called Maria (though I did go to school with a Maria, come to think of it).

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  3. Moira says:

    Dear Nadine –

    This is a great blog! Thank you so much – it’s great to find women who enjoy SF & F, as well as YA and re-told fairy tales. And I really appreciate that you cover such a wide range of authors. It’s nice to be introduced to so many new (to me) writers. I have never heard of Catherynne Valente, but based on your reviews, I think it’s time I gave her a try,

    I do have two recommendations for you (you may have already read them): Susan Cooper’s “The Dark Is Rising” series, and Alex Bledsoe’s Eddie LaCrosse series. Based on the books that you gave high ratings to, I think you might enjoy them.

    Thanks much!

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    • Nadine says:

      Hey Moira,

      Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy Valente as much as I do. She’s probably my favorite author at the moment.

      I’ve heard about Susan Cooper’s series (I may even have book one on my TBR) but I’ll definitely check out the Alex Bledsoe books. Thanks so much for the recommendations.

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    • Nadine says:

      I just looked at the description for the Eddie LaCrosse series and – oh boy – this sounds so cool. I’m getting the first book right now! Thanks so much for pointing out that series. Can’t wait to read it. πŸ™‚

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    • Nadine says:

      Thank you! πŸ™‚
      Sorry for the late reply, I’ve been stuck at work all week. Hope to find some time this weekend to write a post about this. Thanks so much for picking me, that is a really shiny award button *squee*.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Hi Nadine,

    I just wanted to let you know that this is a great blog! Ever since you went to Vienna you left me bereft of any good book recommendations! Then I stumbled on your blog and now I am so fortunate as to pick any book that got 7 points or more. Thanks to you I’m discovering great authors again :). Thank you so much! I hope you are fine. Best wishes from Graz. Julia L.

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    • Nadine says:

      Hey Julia!
      This is a surprise. I hope you’re doing well. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. You know if you have any recommendations you can always send them my way. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes from (finally warm) Vienna.

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    • Nadine says:

      Hello, thank you so much. I actually participated in a Blog Award tag not so long ago. It also required me to post random facts about myself, and I don’t want to simply post the same things again. But thank you so much for nominating me. πŸ™‚

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      • Steph S. Mata says:

        πŸ™‚ Thanks… I figured these chained awards could not be too bad. Not to mention, you work really hard on your blog.

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  5. nikki @bookpunks says:

    You’re in Austria!? Yey! Not that we’re quite neighbors (I’m in Germany), but closer than most of the bloggers behind the sites that I follow on the subject of SFF. Huzzah! I would love some Austria SFF recommendations, if you have any. Or have you posted on the subject before and can point me to a link? I’m just starting to explore the world of German language SFF the last few years (am American, originally).

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  6. Holly Corns says:

    You should read Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult! She is my favorite author and I think you would enjoy it!

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