Sunday, January 6, 2013

My Rating System

Hi! My name is Marlin, and this is my book blog. I'm a first year English student at university, and I've always loved to read. I'm also a three time NaNoWriMo winner, a scarf collector, a cat lover, a TV shows enthusiast, a lazy person and occasionally a songwriter.

I will mostly be reviewing Young Adult books on this blog, simply because that is what I mostly read. If you have any requests for reviews, feel free to drop me a comment!

So I quickly wanted to introduce my rating system. I will be awarding the books I read stars, depending on how much I enjoyed them. Yes, I stole this idea from Goodreads, and I will also be sticking pretty close to what the ratings signify on Goodreads.

☆ - I didn't like it. I wouldn't recommend it.

☆☆ - It was okay. This means I didn't like it, but it was readable because it had at least one redeeming quality.

☆☆☆ - I liked it. This means the book was overall enjoyable, but it had some flaws.

☆☆☆☆ - I really liked it. This means I enjoyed the book and would recommend it.

☆☆☆☆☆ - It was amazing. I reserve this rating for my absolute favorite books.

Of course, this rating system is overly simple, and usually matters are more complex than that. But if you are not in the mood for reading the entire review and just want to know my basic judgement on a book, you can just have a look at how many stars I awarded it and roughly know how I felt about it.

Also, a quick note about the summaries that I will post of books. They are all copy and pasted from Goodreads, unless I state otherwise. Goodreads is an awesome website that helps you to discover books, keep track of the books you're reading and have read, and find other bookish people. But I'm sure you all know about it, so no more on this subject. If you want to add me as friend on Goodreads, you will find me here:

That is all. Have a wonderful day, and happy reading!

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