I feel like I'm having the same confusion as tryingtraditional in this thread. I do appreciate your time and efforts.
I feel like I'm a real blogger (or at least pretending to be one as I'm just starting out), trying to cover real books and generate real followers. Down in the discussion, it sounds like tellyworth says that "If you have a real blog about fishing, then we don't mind a referral link to your local fishing store that gets you a discount or credit or whatever." I guess I think I would fall into this category. Could someone clarify if my blog doesn't fall into this category. My intent is to throw one Amazon Affiliate link in my posts for readers to purchase books from. Whether or not it's an Amazon Affiliate link, my intent is to throw a link where a reader can purchase the book I'm reviewing, but I would obviously have a preference towards a site that kicks back a little for referrals.