About Rellim

This blog is new (February 2020), but I’ve been an avid reader/listener since I was born. Awesome people in my life read to me until I could do it for myself and then I began to devour books. I was also a big fan of books on tape (it’s not nice to ask a girl her age!), then on CD, and now digitally.

I discovered goodreads in 2013, but really started making a concerted effort to write reviews and better utilize their “bookshelves” system in 2018.

I started receiving review copies of books (audiobooks mostly) in 2019 and wanted a better/easier place to share my thoughts.

My ultimate goal is to create something dynamic enough to search by author, narrator, genre, trope, and maybe even by selecting a mix of any of the above. Frankly, it’s for me, not you ~ but perhaps you’ll find it useful too if I get that far.


Is Rellim really your name?

Why don’t you use your real name?
I read/listen to fiction & non-fiction books in a LOT of different genres including: military, dystopia, mystery, suspense, biographies, YA, NA, erotica, BDSM, MM, MMF, MFM, mpreg, aliens, shifter, etc. These things can upset people and I found, when I was sharing things with all my social media “friends” that someone always had something judgy to say about what I was reading/listening to. I want to write/review without feeling like I have to sensor my thoughts or reading list.

What do all those acronyms mean? &/or I’ve never heard of those genres.
I’m working on creating an Acronym/shorthand page and Genre page. For now you’ll have to Google.

Why are your some of your reviews dated from years ago?
I have this thing where I often remember what I read/listened to based on what was going on in my life at that time and filing things by the date read allows me to narrow down my searches sometimes. (Remember when I said this blog was more for me than you?)

Why are your reviews mostly positive?
I don’t really enjoy spending my time reading/listening to stuff I don’t like. I’m also not thrilled by trashing an author or narrator. When requesting review copies, there’s already something about it I usually like: an author, narrator, or genre.

Then why are there negative reviews on your blog?
Sometimes it just doesn’t work for me. I try to keep things as positive as possible. Also, my negatives may be someone else’s positive. There’s been plenty of times that I’ve read someone’s “I don’t like this book because…” and I think, “That’s why I’m here!”

You have thousands of books on your goodreads shelves but only a few on your blog, why?
My primary goal is to write new reviews and post them as soon as I finish a book/audiobook. My secondary goal is to begin cleaning up and moving old reviews over. Somewhat concurrent to that is writing reviews for books that I’ve finished but never reviewed previously.

Are you an Amazon affiliate?
No. I may do that in the future, and if I do I’ll make it perfectly clear, but at this time I’m super happy with just a regular ol’ blog.

Are you on social media?
Yes, but not a whole lot. I’m a wife, mother, volunteer, and work part time. So it’s mostly me posting reviews and stalking following authors & narrators I love. I’m not out to build an empire here.

Here’s where you can find me:

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