Everyone else is doing it so I thought I would also participate. I will list where my last 20 books came from and you can ooh and ahh and make a judgemental decision on whether I have enough Integrity to own my own blog and market it the way I do. I am a firm believer in the fact that each of us has our own set of morals to stick by and our own way of running our blogs. I do not think that any of the bloggers I know are lacking in the integrity department and I will not be participating in, joining, or linking to (other than now) to the Blog With Integrity website.
I disclose my material relationships, policies and business practices. My readers will know the difference between editorial, advertorial, and advertising, should I choose to have it. If I do sponsored or paid posts, they are clearly marked.
I do not do paid or advertising posts so I do not need to worry about that. I write honest reviews in my own little way. Now however I disagree that I need to disclose my material relationships, I do not feel like looking up and posting each publisher info for every book I receive for review. It is time consuming and in the end it is my own business.
Nowhere on this site do I read anywhere that states something like “If I accept a book from a publisher I will review it in a timely manner as professionally as I can. I will not add it to my TBR pile of 5,000 books and get to it in the next eon”. Yes I accept books from publishers, but my TBR pile is 3 right now. That’s right 3. Because I believe in making sure I can honor my commitments and that is my form of integrity.
Where I got my last 20 books
- Bran Hambric: Asked for it from the publisher because I wanted to do the blogger contest.
- Sacred Hearts: Won from Library Thing Early Reviewer
- A Worthy Legacy: Not the kind of book I normally read, was offered it by the author and decided to take a chance
- If I Stay: Publicist sent it out
- Speak: Library book
- Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow: Publisher offered after I bought and reviewed another book from the author
- Nightworld Series books 1, 2, & 3: bought from Borders
- The Last Olympian: bought from Amazon
- Dead and Gone Sookie Stackhouse: bought from Amazon
- Follow Me: publicist mailed after pitch letter
- The 8th Confession: received from Publisher to give Patterson a try
- Wintergirls: won from Glue Genie
- The Mortal Instruments Series 3 books: bought from Amazon
- Impossible: bought from Amazon
- Princess of the Midnight Ball: bought Amazon
- Hope for Paws: bought from rescue organization
- Hunted House of Night book 5: bought from Borders
- The Faerie Path Trilogy: bought from Amazon
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: borrowed from a friend
- Cecilia, Memiors of an Heiress: bought from Amazon
- The Summoning: bought from Borders