Hello, my name is Dina and this is my book review blog.
In 2012, I decided I wanted to share my love of fantasy and science fiction books with the world and at the same time record my thoughts about the books I read. Whenever I finish a book and have enough to say about it to warrant a review, I’ll post it here. Occasionally I’ll participate in a tag or post a list of favorites, and around Hugo Awards voting season, you’ll see me talk about the shortlist and my ballot a lot. Every year, I do some reading challenges, but mostly, this is just a book review blog.
My reviews aren’t meant to be in depth literary criticism. I write them for likeminded people looking for a good book to read, and for myself as a sort of documentation of my reading journey. Opinions are subjective and can change over time (as you can tell when you check out my re-read reviews with vastly different ratings than my first-time read).
I apologize for any grammar or spelling mistakes. I’m Austrian and my first language is German, so it’s quite possible you’ll come across the occasional strange phrasing or spelling error. If you let me know, I’ll be more than happy to fix it. 🙂
I rarely accept review copies because as soon as I have to read a book, it takes the fun out of it for me. And when I do read an ARC for review, I want it to be on time, honest, and well written. So I’ll occasionally request a review copy via NetGalley, or ask a publisher for an e-ARC. But other than that, I keep my reading strictly fun and low pressure.