The bottom line: I only review books that interest me. Some are classics while others are ARCs received from authors, publicists, or publishers in exchange for an honest review. I do not receive compensation for any book reviews. They reflect my own genuine thoughts and opinions. That said, I cannot promise a positive review. I aim to post ARC reviews on my blog Barda Book Talk, Goodreads, and NetGalley before their release dates, though I cannot guarantee a specific date of publication. I am not accepting self-published books for review at this time.