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Site Description and Goals:
The origins of this site date back to March of 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic had just closed schools in New York. I, like most of the U.S. population, spent more time inside, closer to my family and with less activites to do. I coped with this by reading, and my younger brother did to some extent as well. When he started asking me for book recomendations, I happily gave them to him. After a couple weeks of lockdown, I realized that I enjoyed giving my brother recommendations, and so I started writing my recomendations down, creating a google docs file that eventually grew to over sixty pages long. This was originally meant just for my brother, and so many of my early recomendations were all about my thoughts on whether he should read the book or not. Even now, many of my early reviews are short, nondescript, and uninteresting (though now edited not to be targeted at my brother), but over the last two years, I have continually increased the quantity and quality of my reviews. I've done some improvements to make my older reviews more clear and useful, but this is not a commerical site, and these are not professional reviews. This is a passion project for me, somewhere to share my love of reading and track my growth in writing. As I continue to develop as a reader and writer, I hope to continue to improve both the quanitity and quality of reviews here.
A few quick notes and additions:
I read far more books than I write reviews for -- I often either don't have much to say about a book, or not enough time to write a review -- but I am always interested in discussing and reading books. If you enjoy my site, and have a book you think I should read or write a review for, feel free to reach out to me at GreatrexBookInquiries@gmail.com.
Most of the "Author's Descriptions" on my website are from the link I put to where the book is available digitally. If the description is taken from elsewhere, that will be noted on the page.
"Upcoming Reviews" are books that I intend to read at some point within the next month. I may not get to all of the books I put there, especially for the next few months as I am applying to college and have a very busy schedule.
Any sources I use in my reviews are cited at the bottom of the review.
Any and all copyrighted materials on this website, including but not limited to book covers, author's descriptions, and paraphrased or quoted material, is being used for criticism and comment under current Fair Use laws (Section 107 of the Copyright Act). No infringement is intended by any materials on this website, and I make no revenue or profit off of this site. To the best of my knowlege, there are no materials used on this site which infringe upon a copyright, but if you are the owner of any material on this website, and wish for it to be taken down or modified, please contact me at GreatrexBookInquiries@gmail.com.