Hello and welcome to my blog!
Thank you for checking out my site. I just started blogging in August 2019, so I hope to add more pages to the site as I figure things out, have more time and more to say. I appreciate everyone who stops by.
I am starting a blog because I have been a member of Goodreads since 2017 and I have been reading more than a book a day since 2018 and reviewing all the books I read for more than a year now. I thought I would like to see if I could share my reviews with a larger audience this way.
What will you see on my blog? What genres of books do I read?
- Romance mainly, the following sub-genres:
- Erotic romance
- Dark romance (including some BDSM which isn’t always dark)
- Contemporary romance
- Paranormal romance
- New Adult romance
- Young Adult romance
- Fantasty (including fairytales and retellings)
- Sci-fi (Like Ready Player One, Sanctuary and Containment)
- Some Popular fiction and Nonfiction
I see my reviews getting better all the time. Though, I may eventually post some of my old reviews of books I really liked, May re-read or if I do later books in the series. I try not to put in spoilers outside of what is already in the blurb, plus a bit more from early on in the books so the reader can get a decent synopsis of the story. I put in my opinions about the writers and the characters, but also since I read so much (over 420 books a year), I tend to forget what a book was about if I read it a few months ago, unless it was truly original or spectacular. So if a second book comes out in that series, I like to go back to my review and be able to jog my memory rather than having to read the entire book over again. Though like I said, I try my best not to put too much details or spoilers in them, so I sometimes have to re-read the book.
Regarding my ratings. I really look into the books I choose to read. I look at the blurbs and only choose books that sound really good to me. I also look at other reviews, not completely to influence me, but to see if I will like the story or not if I can’t tell from the blurb. Though if a lot of people give a book low ratings, I probably will not read it even if it sounds good. So I find that I genuinely like most of the books I read and rarely give any 1 or 2 star reviews. Also I almost never DNF a book.
I stick with a 5 star rating system because I most sites have that (Goodreads, Amazon, BookBub, and some ARC sites). However, I think I must clarify that I rate each book within its own Genre and Sub-Genre. What I mean by that is that I may give five stars to a 100 Page short read erotic romance, and 5 stars to an Epic Sci-Fi Fantasy novel but those don’t really compare against each other. Each book is excellent, but for the genre and sub-genre that they are in.
So here are my ratings:
- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ = Awesome, I loved it, would read it again.
- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ = Great book. I really liked it.
- ⭐️⭐️⭐️ = Good Story. I enjoyed it.
- ⭐️⭐️ = I didn’t like it. Maybe the story or the writing.
- ⭐️ = Bad story and not well written.
I do welcome any criticism of my reviews and/or reviewing style. I haven’t yet started posting them, but hopefully they will have a date of when I originally wrote them so you will know if they are older and you can forgive those. One way to tell is my older reviews were much shorter and without images or gifs.