From time to time, I ask for guest reviewers on the site. Either out of necessity (our backlog of books is ENORMOUS, people! I’m talking 50+ at the moment) or a desire to team up with Binge on Books, we’ve had guests from all over the country who put their own unique spin on the books they’ve read.
Here is a list of our current and past guest reviewers:
Brittany S., from the Book Addict’s Guide: Read her reviews for Binge on Books:
Jenn Bosworth, Author of Struck: Read her review for Binge on Books:
Sarah Billington, Author of The Kiss Off: Read her review for Binge on Books:
Aaron Bergh, from Real Men Read YA: Read his review for Binge on Books:
Melissa Baron, from Miskadoodle Writes: Read her reviews for Binge on Books:
Richelle Steinmetz: Read her reviews for Binge on Books:
In addition, past contributors on the site include original site creator, Ellen, and current owner of the review site, I Love Romantic Fiction, Onni. Learn about them here:
Past Contributor: Ellen | Twitter: @ellen4ya
Favorite authors: Kendall McKenna, Mary Calmes, Damon Suede, Josh Lanyon, Tammara Webber, Sarah Dessen, and TJ Klune.
Little Known Ellen Facts (from Judith): She went to GW (or was it American? I always get those two confused), lives somewhere in the wilds of NJ, is constantly changing her hair color, and when pressed, will speak with a kick ass Irish accent.
From Ellen: Omg. Seriously? We’ve been friends for as long as your marriage (minus I think 4 months) and you still don’t know where I went to college? I know where you went AND what you studied! (Which obviously means I’m a better friend. BOOYA!) I went to American University – also in D.C. like GW but NOT the same. And if by living “in the wilds of New Jersey” you mean I live outside of Philly and have an actual backyard that has tree(s) then yes, you are correct. I do love to change my hair color because it’s fun and I am completely terrible about taking on other people’s accents, especially when I drink. During study abroad in Ireland I was flirting with a guy and when he mentioned some tv program from childhood I said “um, I wouldn’t know, I grew up in New York” which seriously perplexed him because I was (unknown to me) speaking in an Irish accent. Whoops.
What else about me? I really like to watch movies that I feel are so bad they’ve boomeranged back to awesome (think “Starship Troopers” and “Sharktopus”), have both the worst and best taste in tv viewing (I watch both “One Tree Hill” – not something I’m especially proud of – and “Friday Night Lights”), and will read almost anything you put in front of me. I also tend to enjoy books without thinking they have any redeeming qualities due to the fact that I’m easily entertained. Oh and I have a tendency to go off on rants/tangents/words of wisdom so that’s just something we’re all going to have to live with. I ESPECIALLY love to rant about YA novels (seriously, quit it with all the Angel books, I’m begging you).
Past Contributor: Onni | firstname.lastname@example.org | Twitter: @onniorheade
Favourite authors at the moment? I’d have to say Tammara Webber; (of course – she’s amazing) Rachel Caine for creating great paranormal universes here on Earth; and for pure nostalgia, Shirley Conran. She WAS the ‘80s as far as I’m concerned and every so often I like to re-visit my childhood and read Lace or Lace Two.
Little Known Onni Facts: Hi, I’m Onnica and I’m across the pond in Manchester, England. It rains and rains, then rains some more here so it’s no wonder that I like to escape into romantic fiction – the more exotic the location the better!
I graduated university a WHILE ago (near the time they were worrying about the Y2K bug!) and I studied French, Italian and Politics – so the only way I could be described as a young adult would be mentally. I watch far too much US TV – New Girl, True Blood, Vampire Diaries (I know, but it’s so exciting!!) to name but a few.
I’ve loved romantic fiction since I found my Mum’s copy of Shirley Conran’s Lace, but it always seemed a guilty pleasure. Like I should be reading something ‘worthy’. I have to admit since the invention of E-readers the embarrassment factor has completely disappeared and I embrace the good, the bad and the downright terrible!
But enough about the past. If I couldn’t read I’d probably wither and die – it’s my passion – and there are some amazing authors out there to discover. I’m always looking for good recommendations, so don’t be shy!
Contributor: Liz | email@example.com | Twitter: @somemetaphor
All-time favorite authors include: Jamie O’Neill, Jane Austen, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, JK Rowling
Current favorite book: Don’t make me choose! Okay, here’s two: Think of England and Prosperity. Oh, wait, and Captive Prince. Forever Captive Prince. So, three.
If you are interested in becoming a guest reviewer for Binge on Books, please contact us via the contact form on our Submissions page letting us know a little about you and include a brief review of a current read.