What gets reviewed at Inked Yarn?

  • Books
  • Films
  • Products
  • Courses

Book Reviews

Book formats I accept:

E-books – I use a Kindle reader app.

Print – I’m willing to accept hard copies from South African publishers and authors. However, if you’re willing to ship a book to South Africa, I can make that work as well.





Cozy Mystery

Historical Fiction



Science Fiction

Kids/Tween Books


Where will I publish?

I will publish full reviews on this blog and on Goodreads.

I will also publish snippets on Twitter and a mini book review on Instagram.

When will I publish?

Okay, so while I aim to publish at least 2 book reviews a month on this blog, I’m a big mood reader and I’m currently working through a massive backlog of backlist books.

For new books, I try to get a review out within 2 – 3 weeks.

Other services

  • Blog tours
  • Interviews
  • Giveaways

Film Reviews

I don’t know if someone will actually request a film review but that would be amazing!


  • Netflix
  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Disney+
  • DStv/Showmax
  • Pluto TV


I don’t have a specific genre of films that I prefer watching because I’m very much a mood watcher e.g. Lord of the Rings when I’m feeling nostalgic yet also irritable. Very specific, I know.

However, if I have to choose genres:

  • Fantasy
  • Period Dramas
  • Romance
  • Mystery/Thriller
  • Action

Product/Course Reviews

I will be reviewing products and courses that are related to reading, writing, and editing. Anything outside of that scope will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


For all my reviews, I use a 5-star rating system.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Excellent! I will recommend it to everyone I’ve ever met.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Good! I enjoyed it a lot but there may be something that can be improved.

⭐⭐⭐ – Okay! It wasn’t bad but it also wasn’t great. Can be salvaged?

⭐⭐ – Hmmm. This one was drifting to the edge of awful. Too many issues to unpack.

⭐ – No. I won’t feel comfortable recommending this to anyone.

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