(It’s pronounced janis-sue)
Welcome. I’m Janicu (aka: Janice), and I’ve been reviewing since 2006, putting these reviews on my corner of the Internet since 2007. I have two sites (this one, specficromantic.com, and a mirror on livejournal).
I’ve loved to read for a long time. Like many other book nerds, I was the kid who often went to the library at lunch, read at the dinner table, sneaked a flashlight to bed, and had my mother nagging me to limit my reading (I still maintain that this was ridiculous, and will continue to do so forever). Things haven’t changed much since then, except now there’s the Internet to connect to other readers all over the world and share a mutual love. I created this site partially to keep track of what I’ve been reading, but also to open a discourse about books with other readers.
What does “specfic romantic” mean? Basically: I like speculative fiction and if there’s a romantic element to it I’m happy. Most of my reading fits into that category, although sometimes I’ll read a straight romance or a straight speculative fiction. Romance doesn’t necessarily need to be the focus – often I like a book better when it isn’t, but I do like a Happily Ever After or Happy For Now in some form even if it’s in a teeny weeny romantic subplot. If you have a book you’d like me to review, please check out my review policy here.
Advertising:All the links to Amazon, Powell’s and The Book Depository here are referral links. Clicking helps me feed the book addiction (in theory, though in practice it doesn’t really). Click here for my disclosure policy.
Where I get my books: Unless I specify that I got a book from a publisher or author, I got the book myself (bought, borrowed, won). I will always disclose if someone sent me the book to review it.
Commenting: I like getting comments and discussing books, so if you’ve read a book and disagree or agree with my review, please feel free to comment. I know everyone approaches each book in their own way, and that’s something I think people should be respectful of. Please do not comment just to spam my blog with links to products. It will be deleted.