Privacy Policy


I do not currently advertise on my website. If you sign up for my newsletter, there may be ads or sponsored content in the newsletter. If you send a personal email to me, I will not use your email address to market to you. I reserve the right to begin advertising on Picking Books as I see fit.


Picking Books is powered by Squarespace, and I use Squarespace's email campaigns. When you sign up for my newsletter, I only collect your email address. You may unsubscribe at any time using the link at the bottom of my newsletter.

Comments and Contact Forms

Picking Books uses contact forms. By using my contact form, you are not subscribing to my newsletter, though I do collect your name and email address.

When you leave a comment, I collect your name and email address. I do not use this information for anything but keeping track of comments.


I use cookies only to collect analytics data through Squarespace and Google analytics. This includes IP addresses. I use analytics data to determine how many people visit Picking Books, how they find Picking Books, and what articles they like best. This helps me decide what content to create and where to distribute it.