The Rating System Explained


 

5 Stars
“Could. Not. Put. It. Down.”

We could not put this book down.  We neglected our children, our animals, our husbands/boyfriends and forgot to eat or sleep because it was that good.  Then we stalked the author, decided we wanted to make babies with him/her and basically they now need a restraining order against us.  5 stars is the End-All Be-All of great books.

 


4 Stars
“Loved it!”

We loved this book 1000% percent and we’ll shove it in the face of anyone who asks for a book recommendation.  We’ll cry about waiting a year to read the next one if it’s a series, we’ll sign petitions to get it to Hollywood.  Because…well, we loved it!

 


3 Stars
“Good book!”

This is a solid book and we enjoyed it.  We might quibble over bits that annoyed us, or just didn’t jive with the overall flow of the story, but that doesn’t make it an unenjoyable book.  We’ll tell you about the good and the not so great, but we will still recommend it, especially to the genre fans.

 


 2 Stars
“Meh.”

We’d rather you write a book we loathe than a book we’re just downright indifferent about.  2 stars says it all:  “Meh.”  We could take it or we could leave it but the bottom line is we’d never miss it if we hadn’t read it.  In fact, we’d probably rather have spent the time reading something we hated.  Weird, right?


1 Stars
“No.”

If we’re rating this low, we’re surprised we finished it at all to even post it to the blog.  We rarely finish books we don’t like, but when we do, we’re going to tell you about them.

 


*DISCLAIMER: We will never, ever participate in author reviewing.  We only review books.  However, we do “vote” with our wallets and do not support authors who react poorly to negative reviews, and this includes not purchasing or reading and reviewing the books of authors who have defamed, libeled and/or publicly degraded book bloggers and reviewers – or other authors – online or elsewhere.