Romance Promo Central is happy to welcome Cherie Reich of Surrounded by Books Review to the blog. It’s Book Blogger Friday and it’s the day that we introduce you to a Book Blogger! Remember, this is your opportunity to make a bloggy friend, not to pepper Cherie with requests for a review. Drop by her blog, say hi! See what there is to see 🙂
RPC – Do you see yourself as a voracious reader?
Cherie – Yes, to some extent. I always wish I had more time to read, but I do try to average a book a week.
RPC – How long have you been blogging?
Cherie – I have been blogging for three and a half years.
RPC – What made you decide to start book blogging?
Cherie – I am a writer too, so I wanted to split my writing-related blog from my reading-related blog, so I created my book blog, Surrounded by Books Reviews.
RPC – What genre(s) does your blog focus on?
Cherie – I don’t deny a book based on the genre per se, but I prefer fantasy, mysteries/thrillers, soft science fiction, and romance from Middle Grade to Adult.
RPC – Has your reading tastes changed since you started your blog?
Cherie – Yes. I have found I’m pickier about what I read. There are too many books and too little time.
RPC – Do you post reviews on your blog?
Cherie – Yes, I do. I also post them on Goodreads and usually Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
RPC – How many review requests do you get each month on average?
Cherie – Right now, Surrounded by Books Reviews is closed to review requests. When I first opened up, I was inundated with requests. I still have books from two years ago waiting for a read and review. But I do hope to clear out my list in the next few months, so I can open to review requests again.
RPC – Do you have a Review Policy or something similar?
Cherie – Yes, I do have a review policy. When I do accept books, I also often want to see a sample/excerpt before I accept a review. This way I can find the best books for me to read and review.
RPC – Do you review Indie or Small Pub books?
Cherie – Yes, I do. I love books and authors. I don’t care how someone chooses to publish.
RPC – Do you host guest posts or interviews?
Cherie – I have in the past. Now I mainly do guest posts and interviews on my author-related blog as opposed to my book blog. I do participate in memes such as Teaser Tuesdays and Waiting on Wednesday on my book blog.
RPC – What information do you require when an author approaches you?
Cherie – When I am open to reviews, I appreciate an author filling out the form on my blog, which includes author name, book title, publisher (if any), genre, book description, book length, and an excerpt.
RPC – How can we stalk you?
Cherie – Surrounded by Books Reviews http://
Cherie Reich – Author http://cheriereich.blogspot.
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