Review Policy

The most important thing I want to convey is I rate books compared to others of their type. I am not going to compare a light holiday romance to Gone With the Wind, for example. I have different expectations for different genres.

5 STAR Fiction: It was compelling, well-researched, impressively written, and/or entertaining. The characters are memorable and I connected with them emotionally. I will search out this author’s other work

5 STAR Fiction: It was compelling, well-researched, impressively written, and/or entertaining. The characters are memorable and I connected with them emotionally. I will search out this author’s other works.

4 STAR Fiction: I enjoyed it very much and would recommend it to others. I would definitely want to read more books by this author.

3 STAR Fiction: It was a good book. Although I wasn’t blown away by it, I would recommend it to others.

2 STAR Fiction: I liked some things about the book, but it did not live up to my expectations.

1 STAR Fiction: I did not enjoy the book, and would not recommend it to others. My reasons will be well documented in the review.

If I feel a book is between ratings, I will note that in decimals in the review. A 3.8 would be rounded to 4. A 3.2 would be rounded to 3.

5 thoughts on “Review Policy”

  1. Hi Bonnie, I’m reading through everything here and enjoying your style, ease of navigation and, inclusiveness. It would be an honor to have you read and review my book but read no further if I didn’t make it past this disqualifier. Graphic language. Does that include the occasional bad word dropped conversationally here and there? My book is about the life of an amateur musician and mostly sweet and humorous but as I said, a few colorful words here and there. Also I uniquely add QR links along the way to my original music and vignettes about the musical process. Thank you for your consideration, Bro Betts

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