Every once in a while, you will see a disclaimer at the beginning of a review indicating that I’ve received a free copy of a book from an author, publisher, publicist, etc. in exchange for an honest review. I believe these disclaimers are important for the sake of transparency and for readers of this blog to make an informed decision regarding their reading of the reviews posted here. That said, I did want to take a moment to discuss why I accept free books in this way, what impact that has on my choice to review a book and the review’s content, and why I put the disclaimer at the top of the review instead of at the end as a footnote.
I spent this past weekend at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle and I’m still recovering from an exhausting but extremely fun three days. I didn’t get into the one author panel I’d put into my schedule because panel seating was not managed well, but I did end up snagging two free books–both of which have been on my to-be-read list for at least a short while.
The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett & His Majesty’s Dragonby Naomi Novik
Naomi was there on Sunday doing a signing, but it was right in the middle of John Barrowman’s panel, and I couldn’t be in two places at once. I do look forward to getting these off of the to-be-read list over the coming months!