It’s just come to my attention that reviewers are supposed to disclose when they have received a free copy of a book/payment for a review, to avoid conflicts of interest and such. I have not and do not intend to ever get paid for reviewing books, since that would indebt me to the author or publishing company. No one is exempt from bias.
I do, however, receive ARCs all the time. As soon as I’ve hit publish on this post I’m going to go back and edit all prior posts to note when my copy of a book was free, and will keep up this practice in the future. I do not believe that I am influenced to give a book a better review just because it was free, but I do think that my readers have a right to know.