I am an academic librarian living in a small town. I have a Bachelor’s in English Literature and a Master’s in Library Science. I am blissfully married. I read most genres and age ranges.

Review Policy

I am currently CLOSED to review requests, but if I am open it will be to the following:

-review requests. Who doesn’t love receiving a book then getting to talk about it incessantly?! Read below for more information about my review policy.

-author interviews: I prefer to interview authors I have already read or hope to read. But if I haven’t heard of the author yet that doesn’t mean I won’t be interested.

giveaways: for books I’ve read or plan to read. I do not have to have reviewed a book to be open to a giveaway.

blog tours: I absolutely must be interested in the book being promoted whether that means it is high on my TBR or that I’ve already read and enjoyed it.

guest blogging: I am intensely interested in guest blogging on other people’s blogs and I am equally interested in accepting guest bloggers. However, in both cases, I want to be sure that we offer something relevant to each other’s blogs.

Accepted Formats

Print, Ebook, audiobook

I accept self-published and small press works. HOWEVER, please do not request that I review your work if you are not willing to hear my honest opinion. I am not the reader who accepts poorly edited/ poorly written works so long as they are entertaining: I am reading your words so they better be good. If they are not what I consider good I will mention it in my review. I do post reviews for books I do not like so beware.

How long will it take for me to review your book?

Currently, I can promise a two-week turn-around. If it will take longer for whatever reason (I’m insanely busy, your book is 600+ pages, I’m suddenly struck blind, etc.) I will let you know.

Where will the review appear?

I will review your book on my blog, on Goodreads, and on NetGalley when possible. If you would like the review to appear somewhere else as well please include that in the request.

Genres/ Age Ranges I Read

Feel free to look at my reviews to see what kind of books I enjoy. I have eclectic tastes so here is a snapshot of the kinds of books I like to read.

YA, NA, and Adult

  • realistic
  • dystopian
  • science fiction
  • mystery
  • fantasy
  • literary fiction
  • poetry
  • erotica. I have never read this genre, but why not give it a try. If I try it and don’t like it I’ll update this page to reflect that.


  • memoirs
  • biographies
  • science {though keep in mind if you are the next Stephen Hawking I am a bit science illiterate}
  • creative nonfiction
  • history (World Wars are of especial interest)
  • religious nonfiction (not about a religious/ spiritual journey per se, more like the history of religion) I’m picky about these.
  • philosophy (like Ayn Rand and Paulo Coelho, not like Descartes)
  • true crime

Children’s books

  • Pretty much everything. If in doubt, just ask.

Genres I don’t read


  • law books
  • didactic. I’m old enough to know what I “should” and “shouldn’t” do.
  • religious texts/ scripture (I find the idea of reviewing basically an entire religion to be weird ground I don’t wish to tread upon)

What should be included in a review request?

  • What is the story about? Get me interested in this story.
  • What timeline are we working with? This may affect whether or not I’m willing/ able to take on the project.

Where should I contact you with my review request?

literarydragonreviews (at) gmail (dot) com
At the moment, I am able to send an acceptance or veto email for each request submitted.

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