Review policy

Please note that I am not accepting unsolicited review requests.

Watch this section for updates.

Review system

I write a detailed review of books.

If you wish to submit your book for review on my blog, A Bohemian Mind at Work, please EMAIL me at (NOT ACCEPTING REVIEW REQUESTS NOW).


I might take a long time to review your books due to other commitments. If I have to DNF or rate your book very low, I will write to you.

I read both traditionally and self-published work.

I review fantasy and mystery-thriller (police procedurals, investigative journalism, etc) novels/novellas ARCs.

I don’t review short stories, anthologies, poems.


Rating system



Boho star rating system: 1 to 5 stars.

This blog only features reviews of books that have earned a minimum of 3 stars.

3 stars: I liked the book, but not so much (no dancing around, screaming, ‘yay, yippee yippee’).

3.5 stars: I loved the book and will look forward to more.

4 to 5 stars: I will spread the word and shout out to the world how great the book was (ok, not shout, but whisper in a gentle, lady-like manner, via social media).

How to contact for a book review

Email me.

I accept Kindle (.mobi), and epub formats.


I review books that I have bought, or received advanced review/reading copies from publishers directly, or through websites like Netgalley or authors.

I offer honest reviews in exchange of ARC.

I am linked to Amazon affiliates and any commission received from reader’s purchases are used in maintaining this website.

Sometimes, my reviews might contain spoilers. If you are an author/publisher who would prefer to avoid so, please let me know when you contact me for the review.

If you are a reader, and you want to avoid spoilers, do not go beyond the alert. I will treat any spoiler-related grumbly comments as spam.



  1. Tribe and Fiber

    This is great! I write short reviews myself and have been wondering how to receive submissions from authors instead of seeking them out myself, or aside from seeking them out myself.

    I love the content you have here and wonder how many requests do you get and in what timeframe? If you don’t mind me asking!

    Thanks so much!

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      Anindita CSG

      Hi. I started finding books from Netgalley and Edelweiss (still not comfortable with this one). I joined a few relevant genre groups in Facebook and authors started offering me books for reviews. I am following you now. You can follow me back. That’s how I am building a base. Once some popular blogs following you comments on your site, you will get more traffic and writers will find you. Also, check the ‘book clubs’ I have membership with. You can join those so writers and publishers find your blog listed and reach out to you. You can refer to some top blogs from your preferred genre to understand the review policies, etc. I did a lot of trial and error. Now, I have to go through non acceptance periods to cut down the influx. You have to be specific from the beginning or else you will find it difficult to manage too. All the best. By the way, your website is very neat and pretty. I like cooking and embroidery. Can’t knit. I see you follow Melanie’s blog. She is one of the popular ones. You can learn from her better.

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