Review Policy

Since I am just getting started, I will not be accepting any review requests at this time.

My reviews are my honest opinion on the books I've read.  I don't think every book needs to be the most profound work of literature ever created, I just need to be happy that I took time out of my day to read it.  I like to be surprised by books that I read, and I hate spoilers, so my reviews are more likely to discuss my reactions than a total synopsis of the story.  Likewise, my ratings are based on how I enjoyed reading the book, not a critical analysis of the plot.

I will give all of my reviewed books a rating on a scale from 1 to 10 of how much I enjoyed reading them. Why not 1 to 5?  I am very picky about my ratings. On a scale of  1 to 5, anything less than a 5 just looks so...discouraging, but I feel that 5 out of 5 should be reserved for my absolute favorites.  Therefore, I will score them out of 10.  Here is a rundown of my rating system:

  1. Horrible.  Did not finish.
  2. Bad.  I deserve a medal for finishing this book.
  3. Poor.  I didn't enjoy this book, but I didn't claw my eyes out before I could finish it.
  4. Below Average.  I was not able to get into this book.    
  5. Average.  This book had a good premise, but I did not enjoy it.
  6. Okay.  There were a few things that stopped me from fully enjoying this book, but overall it was a good story. 
  7. Good.  I enjoyed this book, but there were one or two things that bothered me.
  8. Great.  This was a really good book.  It didn't blow me away, but I couldn't find anything I didn't enjoy. 
  9. Perfect.  It might not be my absolute favorite but it was amazing.
  10. One of my favorites.  I loved everything about this book and it really stuck with me after I was finished.  I will probably read this book 50 times before I tire of it.
I post all my reviews to goodreads, as well as my ratings for books I have read, but not reviewed.  You can access my goodreads page here.