Review Policy

If you are interested in me reading and reviewing your book could you please read what I do and do not read before you e-mail me.

If your book falls under the 'no-no' list please bare in mind that this may not be because I dislike the genre but because I do not think I would be able to give it a fair and rounded review. 

I DO NOT read the following -
  • Non-fiction (mainly on religion and politics)
  • Erotica
  • Vampire fiction (isn't my thing, sorry)
I DO read -
  • Romance (historical and contemporary)
  • Fantasy (with a romantic element)
  • Science-fiction (once again, if it has a romantic spin all the better)
  • Chic-lit (occasionally)
  • Young Adult (fantasy, romance, contemporary etc)
As far as formats go I do prefer physical copies (they don't run out of batteries or go on the blink ;)). If this is not possible then I do accept e-books in formats readable on a Kindle. 

I am more than happy to read books that have been self-published. 

***Due to scheduling on my blog, my ever growing reading pile, uncontrollable circumstances that may arise and my own reading mood I cannot guarantee that I will be able to read every book I accept. But you have my promise that I will try my best to do so*** 

Phantom Fiction Policy

If you are an author/publisher of a novel based on The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux and you would like me to review your book as part of my Phantom Novels segment I would be honored. 

The preferred format is the same as above -
I prefer a physical copy of a book over an e-copy. If that is not possible then I do accept e-books readable on Kindle. 

You can contact me at this address - alex(dot)bletheringbookworm(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

As part of this segment I also review books that have Phantom themes. This includes Beauty and the Beast tales and novelizations of the myth of Hades and Persephone.   


  1. FYI, you have an extra "o" in your mailing address above. Looked ok on the contact page, but my first attempt to e-mail you bounced.

    1. Thanks for the heads-up on the extra "o" kayiscah.

    2. The extra 'o' is all fixed. Thanks :)

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  3. I love the Phantom of the Opera with Lon Chaney. We have a grand old movie theater here in Birmingham Alabama. (pre-sound) The organ rises and lowers with a seated player. Until recently, they showed Phantom every year on Halloween, with live accompaniment.
    I read a Sherlock Holmes and Phantom novelization when I was younger, but I cannot recall the name.
    I am glad you found the Terry Pratchett novel! I am a HUGE Terry Pratchett fan. Maskerade has one of the best endings ever!


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