How I Rate Books:
Here’s the deal: I read books to escape and as entertainment. My reviews will sometimes be based solely on my entertainment or sometimes based on more critical aspects (i.e. writing style, character growth, etc.), it really just depends on the story. Some of my favorite books are ones that I acknowledge have writing flaws, but I can’t help but give them 5 stars because I was so intrigued the whole time.
In general, here is a break down of what a starred rating means to me:
1 star: This book did not work for me for whatever reason.
2 star: I didn’t completely hate it, but I certainly didn’t love it.
3 star: I liked it.
4 star: This book was pretty damn good.
5 star: I LOVED this book and did not want to put it down.
Did Not Finish (DNF):
I will, with every fiber of my being, attempt to never DNF a book. HOWEVER, if a book is just absolutely not working for me and it becomes a burden to read, I will stop. Life is too short to read books that make me not want to read. But, as stated above, I will endeavor to always complete my read gifted review books.
All of this being said, I also reserve the right to change these policies at any time. Because I do what I want.
Request a review:
I will not be accepting solicitations for reviews for the remainder of 2018. Depending on how my reading goes in the next few months I will consider opening up review requests in early 2019. Thank you for your understanding.