A Bookaholic’s Review

A Bookaholic’s Review…

…For the Booklover in you!

On this blog, you’ll find reviews of books I’ve read. You can search through catergories like Star Ratings, Genres, and Authors.

Browse through my pages, check out my Recent Posts, Comments and the Archives. There’s also my BKR News page, and very recently, my Contests/Giveaways page. Don’t forget to check out that page!

Oh, and you can Subscribe to my blog! Receive instant alerts when I post a new review.

Please, keep in mind… These are my reviews, my thoughts on the books I’ve read. Not everyone shares the same tastes in books, nor does everyone like books the same way, for many different reasons. So please, respect my opinion like I’d respect yours.

Make yourself at home!

Oh, and for all those fantastic authors out there, I’m in the process of creating an Author Spotlight page. If you’d like me to post information about your books, new releases, upcoming releases, etc…, please don’t hesitate to drop me a line at the e-mail address below.


(nickname: Gin, Geebs, Geebus, Geebee, and many more)

Oh, and check out these fabulous sites:

(more to come)


If you’d like to get in touch with me without leaving a comment, you can always e-mail me at: Gin.Robi.01 “at” gmail dot com. (Email address spelled this way to prevent my inbox from filling up with spam.)


It has come to my attention that new FTC Guidelines were put in effect as of October 5th, 2009. A blogger who doesn’t state where they got the product they are reviewing, from whom, or if they got paid for their opinion, can be charged up to $11,000.

“The revised Guides also add new examples to illustrate the long standing principle that “material connections” (sometimes payments or free products) between advertisers and endorsers – connections that consumers would not expect – must be disclosed. These examples address what constitutes an endorsement when the message is conveyed by bloggers or other “word-of-mouth” marketers. The revised Guides specify that while decisions will be reached on a case-by-case basis, the post of a blogger who receives cash or in-kind payment to review a product is considered an endorsement. Thus, bloggers who make an endorsement must disclose the material connections they share with the seller of the product or service.”

Now, being  Canadian , I’m not sure how those new guidelines would affect me. But, seeing as how I wouldn’t even know how to afford to pay up to $11,000 for not stating where, how and from whom I got the book I reviewed, I will simply state this:

I pride myself on my honesty in my opinions in my reviews, regardless of where I got the book. Most of my books are purchased through Chapters-Indigo-Coles, Amazon (US & CDN), at used bookstores, or borrowed from a friend. If, at any time, I received a book – for free – to review or to post as a contest/giveaway, I will state on that precise review/contest/giveaway, where that book came from. I have never, ever, been paid to review a book (I don’t work for the New York Times, Toronto Star or Maclean’s Magazine). And any publisher, marketing company or author, who has ever sent me a book previous to these new guidelines, knew they can count on my honesty – a free book does not guarantee a glowing review and recommendation from me.

Published on February 26, 2008 at 5:56 am  Leave a Comment  

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