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My Rating System

I love celebrating authors and sharing their work.  But, ultimately, I believe reviews are for other readers.  With that said, I always strive to be kind to authors and constructive in my criticisms.  I believe this is how we grow as human beings.  I do not believe in being negative.  With out further ado, as a self proclaimed book reviewer, here is my metric guide to how I rate books...

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Five stars.  Flawless. I hugged the booked when I finished. Or I was possibly moved to tears. Maybe I learned something. A book I won’t stop recommending or singing its praises. To the point I may be borderline annoying. I am who I am.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 - Four and a half stars.  Very close to five stars but either something was lacking or a character or situation deducted from five star status. Hey, they can’t all be perfect!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Four stars.  A really, really, solid read. I find most books fall in this category. I have dubbed myself in the past-- The Queen of Four Star Reviews!

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 - Three and a half stars.  A book that’s better than a three star, but not good enough for a four. I know what you’re thinking . . . Her system is pretty obvious!

⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Three stars.  Just okay. I finished it. It was fine. It probably won't be the first book I recommend or talk about.  There are plenty of fish in the sea.

⭐️⭐️ - Two stars.  I very rarely read a book under three stars. If I give a book two stars I only stuck with it because I was reading it for a Book Club OR I paid New.Release.Hardcover.Full.Price. and I’m gonna see it through, damn it!

⭐️ - One star.  Have I ever given a one star?  I don’t think so. Let’s just call this the Do Not Finish (DNF). And life’s too short for bad books. Because here's the secret . . .  NOT EVERY BOOK IS FOR EVERYBODY!  AND THAT'S OKAY.  And lets face it , I have a never ending Too Be Read (TBR) list!