Emma

emma

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Thanks for stopping by!

I love reading. And I love writing. Always have done. So this blog is a way for me to combine two passions.

(Other passions include wine, road trips and the occasional attempt at cooking.)

The Book Brief is home to my all of my thoughts on books. I post book reviews at least once a week,  and I regularly take part in book memes and blog tags. I love interacting with other bloggers who share my interests, and will always do my best to respond to comments. I think my reading taste is pretty varied, so hopefully there’s a nice selection of reviews here.

I’m also on Goodreads. I mainly use it for tracking books I’ve read, but I’m always happy to meet fellow book lovers too!

Review Policy

** Update 17/01/16**

Due to current time constraints, I’m no longer accepting review requests from self-publishers/indie authors. I hope that this may change again in the future – so feel free to still drop me an email, but I can’t guarantee a reply.

I am happy to receive review requests from publishers and indie authors, for books in either Kindle eBook or paperback form. Most genres are welcome, but some favourites of mine are crime, mystery, drama,  young adult and some fantasy. I will always try to be honest in my review, and highlight both the positives and negatives. If you require a review to published by a certain date, please let me know when you get in touch. Reviews will be posted on this blog, Goodreads and Amazon and I will state the source and provide a link to buy on Amazon where applicable. Any review copies I receive will not be sold on for profit. Please email emma.thebookbrief@gmail.com for review requests. I will endeavour to respond as soon as I can.

I’ll leave you with this cute image from Pinterest.

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32 responses to “Emma

  1. Hi!
    I’ve been reading your book reviews and would like to invite you to a new Pinterest board:

    This is a place for book lovers to share their favorite books and also a great place to increase traffic to your website by pinning your own book reviews or book-related discussions.

    To join, please follow the board http://www.pinterest.com/lasesana/books-to-read-reviews-and-recommendations/ (I cannot invite you to join the group unless we both follow each other), when I see you join, I’ll invite you to pin! If you don’t get an invitation, shoot me a quick email lasesana@gmail.com including your Pinterest username and I’ll send you the invitation!

    (you don’t have to approve this comment- this message is just FYI and not blogspam)

    • Hi there!
      I’m not actually on Pinterest at the moment…it’s one of those things I still need to get around to.
      Had a look at your board though and some of the stuff on there looks really good!
      I’m planning on joining soon (hopefully this weekend if I get some time), and I will definitely follow your board when I do.
      Thanks for visiting my blog anyway 🙂

  2. I see you enjoy many titles I like also. Looking forward to your reviews. Please visit sometime. www,allanhudson.ca

  3. Hi, I enjoy your reviews. Can I send you my book to review? I think you would enjoy it!

    Donna

  4. Hi Donna, Thanks for following my blog and I’m so sorry about taking so long to reply! I’ve been pretty busy and I haven’t reviewed any books sent from authors before, I wasn’t sure about doing it.
    If you’re still interested, feel free to email me a copy of your book at emmakwilliams89@gmail.com. I wouldn’t like to give a timescale on when I’d get round to posting a review though as I have an extremely long to-read list!

    Emma

  5. Hey Emma, I nominated you for the Liebster Award! It is an award given out to new blogs to gain followers and views! You can check out the award details here, and congrats (:
    http://ufbooks.blogspot.com/2014/08/liebster-award-nomination.html

  6. Hey! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Here’s the link to my post: https://anoutsiderreview.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/versatile-blogger-award/

  7. I’m interested in including you in my list of book review bloggers on:

    http://www.bookreviewdirectory.wordpress.com

    It is free to be on the directory, and it is a way for readers and authors to find your website. Let me know either via the “contact me” or the “Join the List” form if that’s something that interests you!

    -Ryan Lanz

  8. Hi, I’ve nominated you for The Creative Blogger Award! Check it out here: https://bookmuffin.wordpress.com/2015/04/04/creative-blogger-award/

  9. Hi Emma! I’ve nominated you for The Blogger Recognition Award because I love reading your blog! Thanks for being part of the community! https://thebookiemonsters.wordpress.com/2015/07/07/the-blogger-recognition-award/

  10. Hey there, just nominated you to do the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge. Can’t wait to see your quotes! Check out the rules and my PART 2 post here: https://princessicaofbooks.wordpress.com/2015/07/24/3-days-3-quotes-challenge-part-2/

  11. Hi Emma! I know I’ve recently nominated you for an award but I enjoy reading your blog so much here’s another one.

    If you accept I look forward to reading your post 🙂

    https://thebookiemonsters.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/the-blog-tour-award/

    • Aw thank you so much! 🙂 I have to admit, I’m quite bad at getting around to doing these and I haven’t done your last one yet – but I really appreciate them and hopefully will get round to them soon! 🙂

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  23. Paul W West

    Hi Emma,

    Would you be willing to review my YA novel, “Bridgetown High?” If you would, let me know what you need from me?

    Thanks,
    Paul W. West, Author
    Bridgetown High

    • Hi Paul, thanks for getting in touch but I’m not currently accepting any more books for review – still working through my mounting TBR! Good luck with your novel though 🙂

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