“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R. R. Martin
About the Blog:
Petyr Baeish Books (est. July 5th, 2016) is a blog that specializes in fun bookish related content. Blogged by Tova Portmann – Bown, PBB offers a variety of content celebrating all things bookish from book reviews to writing to Bollywood reviews and random things that come to Tova’s brain at 1 AM.
About The Blogger:
Tova Portmann – Bown (She/Her) has been telling stories from the very beginning, even before she could speak English. In the years since she’s gone from verbal storytelling in Tovese
a long lost language to English to writing them down and compiling them. Over the years she’s written and illustrated multiple children’s picture books, non-fiction and as well as young adult fiction ranging from fantasy to contemporary to historical fiction to a mix. She is the self-published author of Differences: Loss, Gain & Their Intersections. She once wrote a non-fiction book about Obama (and not to brag, but he does have a copy) and she’s co-written a number of her books with her best friend Maya. Aside from being an avid writer, Tova is an avid reader, blogger (duh), Bollywood enthusiast, and history nerd. PBB is basically a combination of her passions from books to Bollywood movies to other things sometimes. She loves Fawad Khan, and can most likely be found reading, writing, drinking chai or watching Bollywood films. She works is a librarian and bookseller, and has a passion for South Asian, and Middle Eastern mythology, history, food, and cultures. She’s pretty sure she was born into the wrong century and the wrong culture. A Washington State native, Tova is currently a sophomore attending Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington where she tries to balance school, and all the other things she wants to do, all while having mastered the art of procrastination.
~ I am an extremely proud Hufflepuff, I am basically their poster child.
~ I love Fawad Khan, and there is nothing you can do about that fact!
~ I watch a lot of Bollywood movies, if you need recommendations, hit me up.
~ I’m bisexual, so that means I am queer and here!
~ I was on my high school’s knowledge bowl team, and we won state!
~ I am And I Darken’s #1 Stan, and I believe Kiersten White it divine.
~ I often act like Alexander Hamilton because I write (and do many things) as if I am running out of time.
[ R A T I N G S Y S T E M ]
as follow by Petyr Baeish Books as on January 1st, 2017
5 | ★★★★★: OH MY GAWD! WHAT ARE WORDS. I CAN’T ENGLISH, THAT WAS AMAZING! I adore this book 100% and I will recommend to every single person on this planet if I could. I would sell my soul to get people to read it!
4 |★★★★☆: I loved it, a great book that has a few flaws or issues that make it impossible for this book to reach the next level. I would recommend you read this book!
3 |★★★☆☆: I liked it. It had its good parts but it also had a number of issues. I would recommend this book but cautiously and only to the right people.
2 | ★★☆☆☆: Meh. Not my cup of tea. Didn’t like it. disappointing.
1|★☆☆☆☆: Oh, look I stepped in a pile of shit. Why does this book exist even? Shame *rings bell* Shame
*I do give half stars although as of now I don’t have a way of showing a half of a star. I will specify ratings, with the nearest amount of stars.
*I do not rate DNF’d books. Also, I use half stars, as you will see since I use them very frequently.
[ P O L I C I E S ]
I occasionally DNF books. I no longer rate DNF’d books, seeing as I have not completed the book so I can’t judge it as a whole story. I stick with my DNFs pretty strongly, if I think I might come back to it, I will shelve it as will come back to later on my Goodreads. I read because I want to because I like to. Life is too short for shit books so I am willing to DNF or put on hold books that are not meeting my interest at the moment. I have no intention of getting in a reading slump because of a book isn’t right for me at that time or in general.
I will accept ARCs. Please contact me through my email (via the contact tab) for details. I prefer physical ARCs. I will also take manuscripts, through Google Drive. I am in school so I cannot promise feedback or a review immediately.
I am not a professional review. I’m trying to work on making my reviews more cohesive and understandable, which is actually working! My reviews contain lots of spoilers, be warned. If get spoiled, that is not my fault. My reviews contain a lot of rambling, semi-random gifs, and a lot of calling characters my precious babies and cinnamon rolls who must be protected at all costs. You have been warned. If you’d like to partner on a review, please specify what you’d like it to look like. I can write ones without gifs and actually serious ones. I’m happy to have you use pieces of my reviews to promote as long as you have credit. Please don’t read my earliest reviews. They are trash and they have tons of typos. I also don’t always correct typos in the Goodreads summaries so please excuse those.
If you need to contact me please do so at email@example.com. Please leave me your name and your request. You may also DM me on any of my social media (though I don’t check Wattpad that much). I will reply as soon as I possibly can.
Buddy reads? Yes, totally. I’d love to buddy read something with you. I personally like to read at my own pace and discuss it at the end, though if you have Goodreads we can discuss in the comments on updates. If you wish to Buddy read something, message me on Goodreads.
Be a blogger guest on your blog? Yes totally. I’m happy doing guest blogger things. As long as everything is chill, I’m good and I don’t require anything other than of course credit.
Last Updated: July 7th, 2020
[ C R E A T I V E D I S C L A I M E R ]
I am here for the books, and I am here to enjoy reading. I am going to listen to my heart when it comes to reading, if I am not feeling a book I will put it down for then or DNF it. I am here to read for pleasure, I will not force myself to read anything (unless for school) I will not have any shame for liking or disliking a book, series, or author. I will be open with my opinions, and I can totally still be friends whose opinions vary. I am entitled to my own opinion and I will respect you if you respect mine. Just because I do not like a book, does not mean that by any means that book is bad, its just my opinion. I do not mean any offense to the author or its fans. All my content is aimed to be fun, please feel free to disagree with me, just do it nicely. Please do not copy any of my content except gifts/artwork because all my images are taken off Google/Goodreads and used for review purposes. I do not take any credit that is not mine. I will not tolerate any hate speech of any kind on my blog this includes racism, homophobia, sexism, and bullying. This is a safe place, and if you’re going to be rude and not respect me, my content or my viewers, then you don’t need to be here.
And to all my followers, please know this that I support you no matter your skin colors, sexuality, or pronoun preferences. You are beautiful, and I care about you and see you. ❤ This is a safe blog.
Thank you all so much for your support. We all really want the same thing in the bookish community – good books. Happy reading! ❤ Tova from Petyr Baeish Books