About The Literary Apothecary


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About Me

Books are the very stuff of human civilization and it seems almost improper to be in a position of not sharing insights I have obtained from them.

Yes, there are those for whom books are mere items for collection. For me, it is so much more. It is a way of escape. Being able to secretly slip into a magical, sacrosanct work of fiction is sheer bliss. Moreover, it became the release of my ever stressed and fretful soul into distant places.

A book, digital or physical, is the talisman for my psyche.

This blog started out as a requirement to read ARCs. But, it has become my online journal, traipsing through my thoughts and stamping the blogosphere with its footprint.

You may find something that piques your interest and you may not. Either way, you are welcome to travel the path of questions, concepts, and random thoughts my scientific brain creates.

99% books seen on this blog are provided free of charge for honest reviews. The remainder are library books.

So, who am I REALLY?

I am a pharmacist who loves to read, hence the name The Literary Apothecary.

I review books in an unconventional manner.

My favorite genre -- *grunts* mysteries and psychological thrillers, though I have a penchant for anything with a feminist flair. Lately, I have been devouring graphic novels. Now...I need to learn how to review them.

My dreams  --- to become a published reviewer. What does this mean? I dream of writing reviews on assignment from places like Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, publishing houses, etc. If you happen to like my reviews and have a connection to a literary journal or publishers, let me know.

Why do I review -- Well, because I see so many lessons between the lines of prose! While I started this blog for less than admirable reasons, I have fallen in love with sharing my insights. I am still honing my review writing skills.

Disclosure Policy

This blog is a personal book blog written and edited by me. This blog does accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions. I will and do accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from authors, publishers, companies, and organizations.

The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog.

The owner of this blog does not receive monetary compensation for providing opinions on books. Even though the owner of this blog receives may receive free products, she always give her honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or books. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blogger’s own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

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