What is your rating system?

We have a 1-5 star rating system (1 being the lowest, 5 being the highest).

1 –  I did not like it, and possibly did not finish it as a result.

2 – It was OK, but I would not recommend it to anyone nor continue reading if it is part of a series.

3 – I liked it, but it did not knock my socks off.  I might consider reading more if it is part of a series.

4 – I loved it, and would recommend it to other readers without reservation.  If it is part of a series, I’m already looking forward to the next installment.

5 – Reading it changed my life and I will be obsessing over it for awhile.  I cannot recommend it enough and probably talk about it incessantly to anyone who will listen.

Keep in mind that reviewing Non-Fiction can be a bit different than reviewing Fiction.  The criteria used to evaluate these two different genres can vary greatly depending on what the book is being used for, how it is structured, etc.


What do the NetGalley and Edelweiss+ tags mean?

NetGalley and Edelweiss+ are resources book reviewers use to get advanced reader copies (ARCs) of books in exchange for honest, unbiased reviews. If a review is tagged with one of these tags, it means that we got our copy of the book through them. It’s our way of writing a disclaimer.