About/Review Policy

EditorialEyes Book Blog is is a celebration of books, publishing, and the written word. Here you’ll find book reviews,

Garden of Evening Mists

author interviews,

Andrew Pyper. Photo by Don Denton, LiteraryPhotographer.com
Andrew Pyper. Photo: Don Denton, LiteraryPhotographer.com

 literary event round-ups,

Guy Gavriel Kay speaks with Laurie Grassi at the Appel Salon. Photo: Alexander Hoffman.

Theatre and movie adaptations of books,

Jillian Vanstone and Zdenek Konvalina. Photo: Bruce Zinger.
Jillian Vanstone and Zdenek Konvalina in the National Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Photo: Bruce Zinger.



and an eclectic mix of everything that doesn’t fit in the above categories!

I rate books on a five-point scale, using blue pencils (the traditional tool for editors when marking up manuscripts).

I began this blog in September 2011. Please subscribe so you don’t miss a review! I tend to read a lot of literary and historical (and historical literary) fiction (novels and short stories) with a liberal sprinkling of mystery, sci-fi, fantasy, YA, and non-fiction thrown in. A proud prairie girl-turned-Torontonian, I love me some good Canadian literature, too.


Thank you for your interest in my blog as a place to discuss the book you wrote or represent! I really appreciate it. Here are some guidelines for what, why, and how I review books:

1. I review the following genres: literary, historical, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, and narrative non-fiction. I review novels, short stories, graphic novels, essay collections, and audiobooks within these genres.

2. I am open to blog tours, author interviews, and literary event coverage. Please drop me a line if you’d like to discuss opportunities for any of these.

3. My reviews reflect my own opinion and no one else’s, and I include analysis of the book as a foundation for my final rating of the book out of 5. I cross-post my reviews to Goodreads.

4. I sometimes receive free copies of books from publishers in exchange for honest reviews, which I indicate on the reviews themselves.


Thanks again for stopping by!

Contact info:
Twitter – @_editorialeyes_
GoodReads – http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6533816-dh-editorial
Email – Dee@EditorialEyes.net


9 thoughts on “About/Review Policy

  1. I just discovered this site and I absolutely love it. I am currently reading Cloud Atlas and have been utilizing the readalong. It is amazing. I will definitely be following your site and recommend it to others as well. Thank you so much for creating this.

  2. Hello!

    I found your blog when looking for information about “Cloud Atlas” (I was doing a write-up on the movie, after I had read the book…).
    I just wanted to say that the read-along was great, even if I “read-along” retroactively, haha! I think it’s a really cool idea, and I appreciate all the work you put into it. I’ll definitely be following your site in the future. Best of luck!

    Ryan in Costa Rica

  3. Thanks for this amazing read along!Good job on the little details and interconnections you are spotting. I am a non native speaker and I am reading cloud atlas for the first time. After every finished chapter I am checking here if I missed or missunderstood certain details, so your blog comes at an excellent time for me. The variations of the language make it a challenging but at the same time very satisfying read.

    1. Thanks very much for your comment, Albert. I’m so happy to hear that you’re finding the readalong helpful in your reading of Cloud Atlas! Please feel free to jump into the comments if you have questions or things you want to point out as you read each section!

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