Welcome to The Bookish Puff! My name is Alicia and I currently live in the beautiful city of Charleston, SC (where I grew up studying for Hogwarts…I am still waiting for my letter) in a little yellow house with my two gremlin cats and loving boyfriend.
Typically you can catch me at a cafe with a latte in one hand and a book in the other. But when I am not doing that I love to travel, watch true crime documentaries, cook, listen to music, play games (both video & tabletop), and hangout with my amazing group of friends.
On here you will find reviews, hauls, giveaways, bookish travel guides, and all sorts of other musings. I hope to bring all of my interests and love of reading on to this blog to create a safe space for all my fellow bookworms. I hope you enjoy!
I rate books on a review scale of 1-5 stars, including 1/2 stars. Below is a basic outline of what each rating means. My reviews will always have more of an in-depth explanation as to why the book received that particular star rating. If you would like to know more about my review policy you can find that post HERE
1 Star – Probably DNF’d or wanted to. Did not enjoy at all. Would not recommend.
1.5 Stars – Did not truly enjoy but found some form of redeeming qualities. Would not recommend.
2 Stars – Some aspects I liked but overall it was not enjoyable for me. Would not re-read or recommend.
2.5 Stars – I did not personally enjoy it but think other may. Would recommend depending on the reader.
3 Stars – Overall okay and enjoyed the reading experience. However, I would not read any sequels or other books in the series. Would recommend.
3.5 Stars – A really good solid read but found some aspects to be problematic. Would recommend.
4 Stars – Entertaining and very enjoyable. Would absolutely recommend.
4.5 Stars – Adored this book and found it to be *almost* perfect. Definitely would recommend.
5 Stars – Absolutely loved this book. Probably won’t shut up about it for a while and will re-read it many times. Would recommend to *everyone*
*I am currently accepting books for review*
However, at this time I can only accept print books and very select eBooks.
I will always review books with 100% honesty and my true feelings/thoughts. My reviews will be posted on here as well as on my Goodreads, if you would like a review to be posted elsewhere please state so in your email. If you send a print book I will usually include it in my Instagram stories for a “bookmail unboxing”. If I really loved a book I will promote it on my Instagram page. I always try to find redeeming qualities in books even if it is not something I personally did not enjoy, if you would like to know more about my rating system you can click HERE. I will never attack an author in my reviews or any other of my social media platforms.
If you would like to send me a copy of a book to review you can email email@example.com
Please keep in mind that I mostly read YA and enjoy the following genres the most:
- Historical Fiction
- Fairytale & Myth Retellings
If you have a book that does not fit into the above genres but would like to still like for me to review it please still send an email and if I am interested I will get back to you.
I am also open to author interviews/spotlights, guest bloggers, and collaborations. If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the contact form located HERE.