Rating System

Confession: I actually hate rating books 1-10, mostly because I usually have way too many thoughts about all their different elements (prose, characters, plot, etc). So while this is in practice essentially a five-star rating system, I’m not going to call it to preserve at least the pretense of holistic reviewing.

Ratings go from:

You’re intelligent people; I trust you can figure out what they mean.

Other things of interest:

  • Listicles: you know them, you love them. Mostly recommendations for things you should read.
  • Rants and raves: the fiction of objectivity breaks down. Probably mostly just talk about writing in general.
  • Not books: not books. Maybe movies. Maybe TV. Maybe pictures of my dog. Who knows? Take a chance, see what you come up with today.