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Book review Policy


Please read entire review policy before submitting a request


Please do note that blogging, reading and reviewing books are hobbies. 
I am also a writer and have a day job.

The only reviews I will consider at this point are Audio books. (Preferably through Audible)

Unfortunately I am not accepting any other review requests at the moment as I am currently fully booked and overwhelmed. 


The books I chose to review are picked by me either because I am a fan of the series/author; I selected it via the Author Promotion Program I belong too; it caught my attention somewhere or I have received a review request.

Genres I DO review: 
I mainly read and review Young Adult, Contemporary fiction, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Mysteries, Suspense, Fantasy, Historical Romance, Thrillers.

Formats I DO accept
Advanced Reader Copies, Finished Copies (Paperback/Hardback), Epud, Audiobooks.

Published Reviews: 
My reviews will be posted on this blog and Goodreads. 
I may also tweet about reviews and/or send them in to a local publication.
Please let me know if you'd like your review posted anywhere else.

Additional Information:
All books that I review are reviewed fairly and for no compensation. 
I cannot promise you a good review, only an honest review. My reviews are based on writing and interesting concepts. If I accept your book for review, this does NOT guarantee that it will be reviewed on my blog. Blogging is a hobby and I will do my best to review all books received within a timely manner.

Preference will be given to books received at least 21 days prior to their release date and, beyond that, I will review books in the order they were received.

When submitting a request please include:
A link to your book description or a blurb as well as a link to your Goodreads profile or Bio. 
Should I accept your request, please supply a cover picture & author profile picture (jpeg/gif) for me to use for review purposes.   

I respect the books I receive for review and ARC's will never be sold. Paperback/Hardback review copies will either find a nice place on my book shelf unless you specify you would like it to be given away as part of a contest or will be donated.

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact me. 

Contact Information: I don't take review requests via social media. All review requests must be sent by email meanwhoyouare (at) gmail (dot) com

*Disclaimer (My Own): All reviews or topic discussions are my own opinion. I do not get compensated for doing this. I do it to connect with other readers and authors and as a way to get through my TBR pile that is overflowing my book shelves. I do receive books from authors and publishers in return for honest reviews. Getting a book from an author or publisher does not affect my review in any way.

*This is now an ad-free site, at least for the immediate future. I sometimes use affiliate links, but any money I may make off of this adds up to such a small amount it wouldn't feed my cat for a day, however, I remain hopeful that it may someday help with the site upkeep. 

(Official) FTC Disclaimer: In accordance with the new FTC Guidelines for blogging and endorsements, Mean Who You Are would like you to know that while I do purchase my own books for review, you can assume that most books reviewed here were sent to me by the publisher or author. As Always, receiving a book from a publisher or author in no way guarantees a review, and I will always give my honest opinion about a book. 


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