10 August 2011
OK. So. According to my highly statistically relevent poll, many of you would like me to start giving ratings. Here's the issue - ratings are so subjective. I would hate to rate a book a 2/5 just because I didn't like it. Who died and made me the all-knowing book goddess??!! Maybe you would like this book very much. I can't stand the stress of possibly talking you out of reading a book you would really enjoy. Hence the compromise: read the review to find out if I liked the book or not and why; then I will rate various aspects of the book /5. After all it is possible that, technically, the book is a 4.61/5 but I just didn't connect with the story. You might connect with the story and, looking at the /5 rating, decide to read a book that will change your life, even though I didn't like it. If you are looking for ratings, look in the pink box by the amazon icon in the review - and make up your own very capable mind about whether or not the book appeals to you. I'm kind of liking the addition of this rating system - I hope you do too.