*page under construction*Goodreads Ratings
1- If I hate reading a book this much, I put it down and walk away. (I don't give ratings to books I haven't finished. Though I may leave comments why I stopped reading.)
2- Didn't like it, there were things wrong with it, but not so much I had to stop reading it.
3- General catch-all rating. Didn't dislike it, but didn't like it either.
4- Liked it.
5- Uh. May. Zing.
I grade on a scale of 1-10. 1 is the lowest, 10 is the highest.
Please note it is unlikely you will see a rating of 1 or 2. Most books that would achieve this low of a score from me are not finished.
- 2 means I hated the whole thing and felt there were no redeemable qualities.
- 1 means all of that plus
(a bag of chips)it was completely unreadable.
It's also unlikely you will see a 10. It's not that the perfect book doesn't exist, but most of my 10s are books that have been with me for a while. I've read them more than once. No matter what, the first time I read a book, it can not be a 10. It can only obtain that status once I've read it a second time and STILL enjoy it just as much as the first time I read it.
I do review books I didn't finish. However, they do not receive an official number grade. They get labeled "DNF" and why I decided to put them down. I know some people feel this is unfair, but DNF ratings have a purpose. I only list them if I was able to read 20% of the book or around 100 pages if the book is really long. This is long enough for me to get a feel of a book and realize that it isn't for me.
DNF books will be listed together in a bi-monthly post with a brief synopsis of why I did not feel I could finish it and if I think I would be willing to revisit it again.