Review Policy

Okay, so here are some of the basics for what I will/will not review, as well as a basic description of my ratings.

My Review Requirements:

I try to keep an open mind when I am asked to review books, games, puzzles or recipes. I'm even willing to do some Beta Reading. However, I will not read everything that is sent my way. Here are some rules:

1) If you are looking for a beta reader rather than a review, please say so up front. Otherwise I will assume that you are sending me an unfinished book for review and I will not read it.

2) I do not read romance, historical fiction, or thrillers with a few exceptions. If your book is of these genres, I cannot guarantee that I will want to read it and I like to review books that I want to read.

3) For recipe reviews, I will also happily take suggestions, but I have very strict budgetary requirements for my food (and have to share with two other people) so I cannot guarantee that I will try it out.

My Rating System:

Admittedly this is book specific, but I'm sure you can see how they would apply to recipes and games.

1 Hoot! - I couldn't finish this book. But at least the cover art/story synopsis was interesting enough that I picked it up.

2 Hoots! - I had to force myself to finish this book. I wanted to give up several times and still wish I had. But the author/hype still got me to finish.

2.5 Hoots! - The book had some redeeming qualities, but I still had to force myself to finish it.

3 Hoots! - A likable book. Might not be my genre or my favorite, but I still liked it enough to complete the book without complaint. Good job!

3.5 Hoots! - I was thoroughly engaged the whole time, even if the book didn't leave a lasting impression. 

4 Hoots! - A good read! I recommend this to anyone who likes this genre. Happy to read the whole thing. I would definitely re-read this book.

4.5 Hoots! - I really liked this book! Just shy of Hyper-Enthused!

5 Hoots! - OMFG I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Well, Hi, Rachel. I received a twitter notice that I might like to hook up with Blogger's Books. I did so and then found you as an individual reviewer, who takes my genre. I do have crossover appeal into the younger crowd because my publisher asked me to write that way. I'll leave my email here and then try a regular email to you to describe what I have. I swear, I've never seen such a review glut in all my life. You people are being overworked and assaulted every day by authors and writers.

    Have a wonderful Easter!