About This Blog
This blog initially began as a way to keep family and friends involved in what was happening in my life. But in 2007, it evolved into a predominantly literary endeavor. At the end of 2013, I decided it was time to expand my content to become more eclectic. Although you will still find plenty of literary content, I also post about travel, quilting (and other creative ventures), my pets, my thoughts on a variety of topics, and any number of other things that interest me.
Why the Name?
Caribou was my search and rescue dog and my very special friend. In many ways, she was a huge inspiration to me and taught me many lessons about life. Caribou had a “can do” attitude and woke up each day with a smile, happy to start her morning. She loved life and lived it to its fullest. She reminded me daily to be happy in the moment and appreciate the little things. To read more about my beautiful girl, visit the page dedicated to her.
Accepting Books for Review:
I am currently NOT accepting new books for review with VERY rare exceptions.
As well as here on my blog, I post all my book reviews on Library Thing under the user name Writestuff. I do not post reviews to Amazon for many reasons, one of which is the hostility towards reviewers on that site. To browse all books I have reviewed, please visit my Reviews Page on this blog. All reviews are listed alphabetically by author and separated into Fiction, Short Stories, and Nonfiction categories.
Regarding Guest Posts: I don’t do them. Please don’t contact me asking to post content to my site. I no longer respond to those emails.
This blog does not accept any form of advertising, sponsorship, or paid insertions (including paid promotions of book giveaways or author interviews/guest posts). I write for my own purposes. However, I may be influenced by my background, occupation, religion, political affiliation or experience.
I am compensated ONLY with Advance Readers Editions or Review copies of books provided by publicists, publishers, or authors. Although these books are provided in the hopes of a review, a review is not guaranteed, nor is the review (if it is provided) expected to be anything but an honest opinion of the book. Even though I receive compensation in the form of free books, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those books. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own.
Because of recent confusion across the blog-o-sphere regarding paid content, I include an FTC disclosure on each book-related post where the book was received from the publisher or author for review.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
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