Book Review Policy


I have been asked time and again about my review policy and to be honest, I had no clue what that meant. I have taken my time to analyze what exactly fits for me as a reviewer and this is what I came up with:

  • Genres : I’m open to all genres except for spiritual, self help books and erotica. I do favor others over romance but since 2017 started off with great romance reads, I figured it would be best to include that in the list too.

  • Language : I’m quite well versed in Hindi as well as English. However, my reviews shall be in English only, even if the book is in Hindi.

  • Book Format : I only take up physical copies/paperbacks.

  • Platforms : The review will be up in 15 days after I receive the copy on my blog, GoodReads, Amazon, Instagram and Facebook. The author/publisher/sender will be credited in the posts if they are on the social platforms mentioned.

  • Time : The review will be posted within 15 days after I receive the copy. However, you will be notified in case of a delay or time constraint. Sometimes I receive 2-3 books in a day and I have to sort them on priority basis. I shall notify you accordingly.

  • Paid/Unpaid reviews : I currently charge INR 400 for theoretical or written posts and INR 1500 for a written as well as video review. While I do engage in contests that have prize money, the reviews posted here as well as for the contest are HONEST. I am a firm believer that you can’t buy good reviews. In case you are looking for someone who can give you a good rating for money, you have come to the wrong place. I’ll be blunt but not harsh but I shall not hold back on telling the world the real status of the work.

  • Amazon Working : Amazon has completely revamped it’s review policy and at times, posting reviews for books that I haven’t bought/have been sent over is not allowed. In case I encounter that problem, you will be notified and it will be your call to decide the course. I’m open to receiving gift cards if you do not want to go through the hassle of posting the book to me.

  • Interviews : I love introducing new literary figures to the world and if you are looking for an interviewer, I would be more than happy to help. I will send over a list of questions that shall include the ones strictly pertaining to the interview and a couple to write about you as the introduction.

  • Disclaimers : Every book received for review will be posted with the disclaimer that it was received in exchange of an honest review. I am stating it again that my reviews SHALL NOT BE BIASED, paid or unpaid.

  • DNFs : I shall send you a message before I post a review if I dislike your book and will rate it less than 3 stars. It will be your call if you still want the review posted with the said ratings.

  • Post Length : My blog as well as Goodreads will have a detailed review of 500 to 600 words whereas Instagram and Amazon shall see shorter but complete reviews.

I’m linking down all my social media links to help you find me.

Instagram : tinkerbell.reads

GoodReads : Shelly Bajwa

Amazon : Shelly

Facebook : Shelly Bajwa

Email :

Booktube : The Lit Lodge

Well, that’s all I can think of at the moment but I shall keep updating this page as and when I think it needs a change.

Thank you for your time!