Privacy & Disclaimers

Who We Are

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Privacy information is controlled by Jenni Elyse who can be reached at

What Personal Data We Collect & Why We Collect It


When visitors leave comments on the blog, we collect the data shown in the comments form and also the visitor’s IP address and browser to help prevent spam.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Subscription Form

To assist with sending you requested information, we use Jetpack to collect and store your email address. You may opt out of the collection of your data by unsubscribing (they will remove your data) and contacting them using the instructions on their privacy policy, which can be found here.


If you leave a comment or subscribe via email to our blog, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Articles on this blog may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles) from third-party websites (e.g. YouTube, Instagram, Google). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged into that website.


This blog uses stats to collect the following: IP address, user ID (if logged in), username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, and country code. However, the blog owner does not have access to any of this information. For example, the blog owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs–containing visitor IP addresses and usernames (if available)–are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature. Click here for security and usage of data.

This blog also uses Google Analytics to record information about pages a visitor has seen (e.g. the URL of the page, time of day, device used). The information that we collect is anonymized and sent to Google Analytics for analysis. Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor interactions on this blog. Users may disable cookies or delete individual cookies. In addition, Google Analytics supports an optional browser add-on that–once installed and enabled–disables measurement by Google Analytics for any site a visitor visits. Note that this add-on only disables Google Analytics measurement. Google Analytics also collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to provide and protect the security of the service and to give website owners a sense of which country, state, or city in the world their visitors come from (also known as “IP geolocation”). Click here for Google Analytics security and usage of data.

Who We Share Your Data With

This blog does not sell, trade, or rent data to others.

Visitor comments are checked through Akismet, an automated spam detection service. Click here for Akismet security and usage of data.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have left comments on this blog, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where We Send Your Data

Visitor comments are checked through Akismet, an automated spam detection service. Click here for Akismet security and usage of data.

Additional Information

We will retain your personal data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law.

Users Under 13 Years of Age

Our services are not directed to and we do not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal data, we will take steps to remove such data. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal data without your consent, please contact us at By using our services, you are representing to us that you are not under the age of 13.

Protection of Personal Data

We use reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect personal data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction, taking into account the nature of the personal data and risks involved in processing that information.

Notice & Choice

i. The types of personal data we collect and why we collect it are described in “What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It” of this Privacy Policy.

ii. See “What Rights You Have Over Your Data” to remove your data from this blog.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy at any time. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy is indicated by the last updated date at the bottom of the Privacy Policy. All changes are effective immediately upon posting. Please review this Privacy Policy frequently to stay updated on changes that may affect you. Your continued use of this blog signifies your continuing consent.

FTC & Affiliate Disclosure

Most books reviewed on this blog have been purchased by the blog owner or borrowed from another reader or library. If the blog owner receives a book from a publisher or author, we state that at the beginning of all reviews. All reviews are always the blog owner’s own opinion, good or bad.

This blog is an affiliate for The Book Depository. If you click the “Book Depository” button in any review, we will receive a very small percentage from sales. This blog is not an affiliate for Amazon. If you click the “Amazon” button in any review, we will not receive anything.

We are members of Book of the Month. If you click any Book of the Month links on this blog, we will receive a free credit from anyone who joins Book of the Month.

Last updated on March 7, 2023.