Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Couple Thoughts.

Hi!

If I actually have anyone reading this, I just wanted to let you know that while I haven't been reviewing many books, I have been reading frequently, and therefore, I'm behind.

Really behind.

So, please just hang in there, as I do my best to write my book reviews. The next couple may be shorter, with a short synopsis, and my opinion.

Also, I'm creating a new way of giving "stars" to the books.
Usually, I just thought, "Oh, this was a good book, but not my favorite, so maybe I'll give it 4 stars."
But now, I'm going to get the root of what I liked, and didn't like, and rank the book based on the following:

Overall Story - (plot, characters, setting, writing techniques, et cetera.) I will rank it on a scale from 1-5, with 1 being the worst, and 5 being the best. This used to be all I would use to rank my books.

How Well the Book is Written - (I will see if the book was awkward in it's usage of similes, or if it worked well, and I will also take note of the narrator, the adjectives, verbs and nouns used.) I will rank it on a scale from 1-5, with, once again, 1 being the worst, and 5 being the best.

Appropriate for all ages - (I want all the books I review to be good in every aspect possible. However, some of the books I've come across lately have had some language or thematic elements, and so I thought that I should take those into account for the ideal children's book).
I will rank it on a scale from 1-5.
5= G rating
4= PG rating
3= In between PG and PG-13 rating
2= PG-13 rating
1= R rating (Hoping to never have to give a book a 1 in this area!)

Negatives and Positives - Okay, so this can go along with the appropriate for all ages, but sometimes, a book just isn't that - good. I'm not sure if you really know what I mean, and if not, that's fine. But sometimes, a book is just weird. It might not work for me. So, I'm going to weigh the things I liked and didn't like, and take those into account. Once again, it will be ranked on a scale from 1-5, with 1 being the worst, and 5 being the best.

One more thought (promise.)

I've been thinking of making a little link-up party, for bloggers out there looking for book recommendations. Basically, you would post a book review with one of your favorite books, and other people would get a chance to look at it. I might do it monthly, but first I would need some people to give me an idea of whether they would do it or not. Let me know what you think!

That's all for now. Stay tuned for book reviews!


~Natalia

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