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
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