I've always been an avid reader, a collector of books and stories. I rarely go anywhere without a book and most of my decor is just stacks of books. Naturally at some point I started developing opinions on the books I read, and I began to spend more time discussing and reviewing and trying to find the stories that I would love most.
So here we are. A whole blog full of my opinions on books - a lovely way for me to explore the books I read while hopefully helping others narrow down their search for good reads. That's not to say that my opinion is everyone's; it is only my own, and sometimes I dislike a popular book or enjoy a less well-loved one. I'm always happy to discuss a book, especially if I've missed something in the story or a different way to look at it, so please don't be shy to tell me your thoughts!
I'm a busy college student, so I won't make any promises to post every day. I usually only review books that I feel strongly about; it makes for a better review and saves me some precious time. However, I will always review a book if specifically requested (i.e, an ARC/galley, a recommendation) and I rate every book I read on Goodreads, if you're interested.
What kind of books do you read? Everything. My taste tends to shift with my interests, but I tend to read across genres and have a huge area of interest. This blog isn't really central to any specific demographic (though I don't bother to read or review middle grade/elementary school books) and I mostly just read whatever interests me.
Why is your blog called Verity Reviews? As a reviewer, I always try to tell the honest-to-goodness truth in my reviews. I also like the quote "Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures" by Jessamyn West. The subtitle of the blog, Ex libris veritas, was inspired by that quote as well. It means "from the library, truth" in Latin.
How often do you post reviews? I try to post regularly, but I'm usually pretty busy. I have less time to read than I'd like, so I've had to start limiting the number of reviews I write. If I don't immediately have something to say about a book, I probably won't review it unless I have been specifically asked my opinion of it, such as in the case of a galley/ARC.
Verity Reviews was created in November of 2012 on tumblr. All reviews on this site belong to Emma McGrory