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.
Current fave authors include: KJ Charles, Garrett Leigh, Lisa Henry, Karin Slaughter, Harlen Coben, Ilona Andrews, Jordan Castillo Price
All time fave authors include: I don’t really have an all time favorite. I go through phases and my favorites change depending on what genre I’m reading at the time.
Current fave book: Badger
Little Known Alisa Facts : When I’m not working or parenting you can find me reading or watching hockey. (Or talking incessantly about reading or hockey.) I love learning new things and I’m a bit like a magpie. New things always catch my eye and I love checking them out. My kids are finally old enough to travel well so we try to go to as many places as possible. Everything from day trips to longer vacations. I’ve really come to love audiobooks over the last few years. I listen while I drive for work, when I clean house, and when I run with the dog. I think they’re the perfect thing to let me get stuff done while feeding my reading addiction at the same time.
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.