About Me

After I completed my masters degree, I worked in the high tech industry for 
eleven years before I "retired" to raise a family.  
With my children grown and away at college, I needed something to fill my days.  I 
found my dream job at my local library.  I worked  at the county public library for over three years, and I now get my book fix by reviewing books for blogs and participating 
on Indie author street teams.  For four years, I was a contributing reviewer for four established blogs for the last three years.  I started Book Junkie Reviews to give me greater freedom to review the books I choose and highlight authorsI respect.  I am currently a beta reader for a three independent authors.  I am a Top Reviewer on NetGalley, with over 200 reviews submitted and at least three reviews highlighted by publishers..  

Reviews Published  200 Book Reviews  2016 NetGalley Challenge

Whether I love, like or hate a book, my reviews are honest!  I try to point out aspects that worked or didn't work for me regardless of the star-rating because what didn't work for me, might be someone else's next good read.

The ratings are as follows:
1 Star – Would not Recommend
2 Stars – Recommended Lightly; frequently means the story was okay, just not for me
3 Stars – Recommended, worth the read

A 3.5 rating is a strong, positive recommendation from me. It means I’ve enjoyed reading the book  and think that others should as well.

4 Stars – Strongly recommended, really enjoyed reading the story. Something about the book stands out–the characters and plot–and the story sticks with me.

5 Stars – Highly recommended–The the book, or some aspect of it, must really, really, make an impression on me.  If I give a book 5 stars, I’m likely to re-read it.

If you are interested in a review or you’re in in need of a beta reader, please send me a direct message at: https://www.facebook.com/BookJunkie9/
 Photo credit for my profile pic goes to SnarkFactory who sells these cool earrings on Etsy


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  1. I wanted to thank you so much for reading and reviewing my first 2 books. Your comments were thoughtful and insight will help me hone in on aspects of my writing. It’s hard to get an outside view on material in the self pub world, yet so helpful! I am working on the 3rd book now as well as a non-fiction book that is an exploration w/different styles of writing. Again, thank you for your time . Sincerely, Leah Downing

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  2. Ane–thank you for your support! My blog is on a free platform, and it is not monetized. I do not receive any financial compensation through buy-links or for reviews. My reward is reading good books and getting to know interesting authors like you.


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