Monday, July 30, 2018

Let's Chat about Book Ratings

You know the drill by now, but for those that haven't been around the blog long enough, Ali Talks are posts where I well get to chat about the things that are on my mind or chat about book related topics. Sometimes it's even blog related topics.

Today's topic is book ratings and how I plan to change things up a bit here on the blog. 

Right now when I rate the books I've read, either here on the blog or on Goodreads, I tend to just go with my gutt feeling and if I loved it I'll give it a five puppy rating. I really want to change things up and start getting back to using my number system I used to use in the beginning. Each part of the book broken down. I feel like I really need to be more critical and if I read a book and have complaints about said book, I think it is my duty to actually post those in my reviews. I can't always be the nice one, I want my readers (You!) to know my full thoughts on each book I review. 

So, starting today, that's exactly what I'm going to be doing. My reviews will be more about the content and more than likely I will have some spoilers in some of my reviews as well. Don't worry I'll make sure I add a spoiler alert to the top of my review post so you will know.  I'm hoping this will also get me out of my review slump that I've been in the last few months. I haven't wanted to write reviews, mainly because I feel that most readers don't even read them, but also because I feel like I'm glossing over things that really need to be added to my reviews.

Have you ever thought about how you review books? Do you feel that we need to be a bit more critical when reading?  

Please tell me I'm not the only one that feels this way. 


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