It seems after I wrote this entry about people panhandling Amazon reviewers to get reviews for their books, I got a lot more of those emails. Usually I would direct them to my blog post so they could get why I have no interest in that.
One day someone brought up a review I wrote 9 years ago. 9 fucking years ago! Jeez, how desperate are you to go back that far? It got me thinking that if you really want me to review your book, don't bring up some moldy old book review I wrote: suck up to me by saying you read one of MY books. I mean I don't really give a shit if you liked my review of someone's book from almost a freaking decade ago; I don't even remember that review anymore! But I do love, love, love people praising my books.
Thus the weird trick if you want me to review your book is to read one of MY books and then send me an email saying how awesome it was and what a great writer I am. Then I'll be more likely to review your book.
Something to think about...
PS: I got sick of people spamming me with their books so I took the contact information off the About Me page. The contact info was for people to contact me about MY books, not to spam me with theirs. That's the only way I can see that they keep getting my email address, unless they can see it on my Google+ or Blogger profiles, which I'm not sure how to change.