Tuesday, April 3, 2012

New Features and Ratings System. Hooray!

Yesterday, The Chef and I were discussing my penchant for reading multiple books simultaneously.  While he is more of a "steady as she goes," one at a time type of fellow, I've almost always got poetry, nonfiction, literary fiction, and a "popcorn" book in the rotation.  (The popcorn category can encompass a variety of things, but usually this is something I read more for entertainment, less critically, to balance out the heavier stuff on my plate.)

Having finished both a SUPER INTENSE literary award-winner and a young adult thriller last night, I came up with the idea to do a new feature called "Veggies vs. Popcorn," two mini-reviews in which super different books can snuggle up together.

NOTE: I've decided to change my ratings system to align with that of GoodReads, where my reviews are also cataloged. Instead of a 1-10 scale, I will now be rating books from 1-5.

5 - I am crazy-impressed/-smitten/-awestruck and unspeakably envious of the author's skills.
4 - I really liked this book and would recommend it to my people.
3 - Equal amounts of "wow!" and "what?" moments. 
2 - Not really my cup of tea.
1 - I can't.

So, coming this week, get ready for ....

I hope you are having a wonderful week so far!



punkychewster said...

can't wait! i just posted about my reads too! except i'm not so literary like you, but i do love me a good 'popcorn' book!

Katie said...

I love this idea! I'm totally a one-at-a-time-er when it comes to reading, but when knitting, I always have one "easy" project and one "concentration-necessary" project going at a time!