Not Dead Yet!

Hey, folks, I need book reviewers!

So Pagan Book Reviews is now a .net instead of a .com because in the craziness of grad school and the aftermath I accidentally let the domain name expire and some squatter nabbed it and wants too much money for it. So I figured if .net is good enough for Facing North, it’s good enough for me. And so Pagan Book reviews still lives!

When I started the site back in December of 2006, I was in a very different place in my life. I was commuting to work by bus, and so had ample time where all I really could do was read. And that lifestyle, to one degree or another continued for a few years, even into grad school. Over time, though, I let the reviews lapse, though I kept the site up as an archive.

Now that I’ve been full-time self-employed for a year, I’ve been able to get an idea of what I do and don’t have the time for. One thing I don’t have time for, sadly, is writing lots and lots of reviews; even my personal reading time isn’t what it used to be (though I’m trying to fix that). What this means is that I have a backlog of books that need to be read and reviewed, AND I want Pagan Book Reviews to continue being a good collection of reviews and ideas so that people know what’s out there. Plus reviews are invaluable to authors as feedback, so it’s a resource for us writers, too.

So here’s what I need:

–I need people to review books. I’ll mail you books, you email me back the review, and you get to keep the books to do with as you will. I’m also happy to take on reviews of other relevant books you’ve read even if they didn’t come from me; they just need to follow the format I use on the site. Yes, you can review books that have already been reviewed on the site. Yes, you can review books you’ve reviewed elsewhere. No, they don’t have to be specifically pagan, though you can check the categories on the left sidebar for an idea of what I’ve considered appropriate. No, you don’t get paid, but you do get free books and unless they’re advance readers’ copies you’re welcome to sell them once you’ve given me the review. There ARE links to Amazon’s affiliate program; it really doesn’t make very much, and I’ll probably end up spending more in shipping costs than I’ll get from Amazon. That’s okay; I want this site to keep going! Contact me at whishthound (at) gmail.com

–I need books to review! If you’re an author, a publisher, or other concerned party, give me a yell at whishthound (at) gmail.com. We also accept occasional issues of pagan magazines, as well as CDs, DVDs, and other relevant media.

–I need links! Specifically, I need links to other reviewers of pagan and related books. Even if it’s just an archive, it counts.

Finally, please pass this on! I hate that I let this site lapse for so long, and even if I’m just more of a behind the scenes figure in it, I want it to keep going as the resource it’s meant to be. Thanks 🙂

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5 Comments

  1. PombagirasPolly said,

    September 24, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    hey, i am happy to review books! I recently reviewed Magical Knowledge book 1 here http://pombagiraspolly.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/magical-knowledge-book-1/ ifin you wanna put that on your site, also there is a Kiwi pagan book celebrating the southern season that i have been contemplating reviewing, being as it is a very popular book here in New Zealand.. and bonus i own it teheh

    err so my email mistresspolly (at) gmail

    *smiles*
    Polly

  2. PombagirasPolly said,

    September 24, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    PS i also have a tarot deck review, which you can also use for this site if you like. it can be found here.. http://pombagiraspolly.wordpress.com/2012/04/15/the-wildwood-tarot/

    I quite enjoy doing book reviews, and tarot decks well the ones i have anyhow. and i love this site for book reviews, so am more than happy to help out!

    • Lupa said,

      September 29, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      Do me a favor and email me at whishthound (at) gmail.com 🙂

  3. gefnsdottir said,

    October 16, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Wow, I’d love to do this. I’ve bought more than a few books from the reviews I’ve read here, but I’m thinking maybe shipping books to Canada would be too much of a hassle.

    Here’s one review I did: http://adventuresinvanaheim.wordpress.com/2012/09/02/review-animal-totems-and-spirit-animals-the-shamanic-approach/ This is my own blog, so I tend to swear a lot and digress into other related topics, but what I love about this blog is that you always seem to keep your cool even though you obviously hate the book.

    Anyways, even if I’m not the right fit for PBR, I’ll still be dropping in to read the reviews, because they are awesome!

  4. Ashley said,

    November 16, 2012 at 11:42 am

    So glad that this site is active again! I’ve relied on you for a long time to let me know which books were well-written and which were just a lot of fluff. Thank you for coming back!


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