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That's What I'm Talking About

I generally review romance, paranormal and urban fantasy. I tend to pick review books that I want to read, so generally my reviews will be positive. I always give my honest opinion: good, bad, and indifferent. 


Note: on my blog I use a letter grading system. I've listed the ratings below. For sites with stars, I have listed the equivalent rating. If I didn't finish the book, I will not rate it with stars.


A+  Personal Favorite (5 stars)
A    Loved It (4.5 or 5 stars)
A-   Enjoyed A Lot (4 or 4.5 stars)
B+  Liked It A Lot (4 stars)
B    Liked It -- Recommend (4 stars)
B-   Liked It -- But I had a few small issues (3 or 3.5 stars)
C+  Liked It -- But I had issues (3 or 3.5 stars)
C    Finished It -- Liked some, didn't like some (3 stars)
C-   Finished It -- Liked a little, didn't like a lot (2 or 2.5 stars)
D    Not A Big Fan (2 stars)
E    Don’t Waste Your Time (1 star)
TW: Reading this book was like watching a Train Wreck
DNF: Did Not Finish


updated July 9, 2015

Currently reading

Operation: Endgame (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Book 6) (English Edition)
Philippa Ballantine, Jeanne H. Ballantine, William Morris
Just You and Me (A Contemporary Romance Collection)
Fiona Miers, Caitlyn Lynch, Liz Durano, Deelylah Mullin, Cate Farren, Jacquie Biggar, Vicki Batman, Kate Richards, Brenna Zinn, Dalton Diaz, Tierney O'Malley, Desiree Holt, Nicole Morgan, Ashlyn Chase
Bitter Bite: Elemental Assassin, Book 14
Audible Studios, Jennifer Estep, Lauren Fortgang
Progress: 27 %

Taking a leave from Booklikes...

I hate to do this, but it's time I take a break from Booklikes. 


I joined Booklikes back when it first started. I loved its unique format for posts and the blog-like feel. I loved having an alternative to Goodreads. I loved the interaction I had with other users. Even with the ups and downs, it was still a good place to go.


However, in the past year or so things began to change. Almost every book I want to add to my shelf didn't have a cover. So I started manually adding every cover by downloading a file from Goodreads and then uploading it here. I don't know why the covers weren't showing up, especially since the overwhelming major of the titles I was reading could be found on Amazon.


But in the last couple months, it's become increasing difficult to even find a book I'm listening to or reading in the Booklikes library. The past three audiobooks I've listened to were not found. The current book I'm reading isn't found. These are widely-available books that are for sale on Amazon, B-N, and others.


When I first came across a book not found in the Booklikes library, I added the book, thinking it was a fluke, or perhaps it was because the book wasn't out yet (I had an ARC). But now it has happened four times in a row, with books that are currently being sold, it's time for me to stop the extra work. While I like Booklikes, it's become entirely too much effort for me to keep up what should be the website's job. I shouldn't have to be adding books to a book review website. It's not worth it.


So, sadly, I am packing my bags and moving on for now. I may return down the road, but right now, it's just not worth my effort. I hope you will continue to enjoy my reviews at my blog: http://twimom227.com or on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4017411-jen-that-s-what-i-m-talking-about


Thanks, Jen