About

About me

Hi, everyone! I’m an MLIS student working in a small public library on the southern Oregon coast. I use they/them and she/her pronouns and can offer an #ownvoices perspective on asexuality, panromanticism, anxiety, and adult-diagnosed ADHD. More fun facts about me:

  • I’m 26.
  • My wife and I have a husky named Kyára and a cat named Ren.
  • I love to crochet, hence the name of my blog.
  • You can find me on Instagram, Goodreads, and Twitter @YarnOwlReads

Review policy

At the moment I am not accepting ARCs due to my school schedule.

I accept ebooks, physical books, and audiobooks (though I’m not sure how often audios are sent out for review). I will consider self-published works. Though I will read and respond to all requests, please understand that I will be very picky in the requests I accept. I prefer Young Adult books and books with queer main characters, but I am open to other genres; please see my Preferred Genres listed below.

When I receive a book in exchange for a review, I will state the source of the book in the first line of the review. I will only write my honest opinions in these reviews, and I am very stingy with five-star ratings (though I’m equally stingy with one-star ratings). Once I’ve received the book, I will endeavor to post a review within two to four weeks.

To contact me for a review, please use the form on my Contact page.

Preferred Genres

  • Young Adult fiction
    • Queer main characters
    • Other types of diversity in main characters (e.g., race, heritage, altered ability, neurodiversity, religion)
    • Fantasy
    • Sci-fi
  • Adult fiction
    • Diverse main characters
    • Urban fantasy
  • Middle grade fiction
    • Diverse main characters
    • Graphic novels
  • Nonfiction
    • Biographies written by/about queer people

Content warnings

The following CWs are an issue for me at the moment, so if your story features any of these I will have to politely decline. I also reserve the right to DNF any review copies I receive if they contain any of the following content.

  • Dystopians
  • Sexual violence
  • Any form of queer hate
  • Death of a primary character

My rating system

5 stars: I loved this book and have nothing negative to say about it.
4 stars: I really liked this book; there were just one or two small things about it I didn’t like.
3 stars: This book was good, but I had problems with one big element (like writing/grammar) or a few smaller elements that pulled me out of the story.
2 stars: I didn’t like this book. It was troubling/offensive/had some serious flaws, but it also had a few redeemable qualities.
1 star: This book was deeply offensive and/or it made me really unhappy to read it.