Rating: Character Development: x/10pts
Total Score: x/50
Rating Scores: A+:46-50pts=Awesome! Loved it
A: 41-45pts=Great! Worth Reading
B: 31-40pts=Good! I'll definitely recommend it. C: 31-40pts=put-downable. Not a must read. D: 21-30pts=OK. needs improvement
F: 0-20pts=not a fan.
Age Appropriate Rating: Cussing: x/10
Drugs, alcohol, etc.: x/10
Sexual Content: x/10
Please assume I have received all books/ARCs I review from the author or publisher.
I do get books from other sources such as a bookstore or library but I rarely review those. But if I do I will be sure to state that.
All books/ARCs I receive for review are in exchange for an honest review whether that be negative or positive. Though, most reviews I post will be positive. Only because for a book I dislike I usually fail to make it through completly and because of that I have no thoughts to post fairly in a review.
I do not sell any books or ARCs that were provided to me through an author or publisher but I sometimes lend them out or trade them with fellow book bloggers.
Today is my one year blogoversary and I just have to tell all of you.....
Your lovely support and comments brighten my day. I was looking at my first review and am very surprised some of you have stayed with me through it all! I think I have become much more consistent with reviews and posts now and hope to stay that way.
And though my first review was embarrasing, my first disagreeing comment about a review killed me. I totally thought I had messed up this whole blogging thing completly until I realized that even though, yes, I was a little too lenient on that book, opinions are supposed to vary! Yes, I was that naive and that much of a people pleaser.
That incident led to THIS rant about how hard it is sometimes to critize the faults in books without feeling awful. And even though I still feel that's true, it's a lot easier now for me to post about.
Soon I reviewed my first actual review copy of a book, and then came my first award, and then my first interview, and then came my first truly negative review. And my first IMM, first contest, first book trailer, first "Birthday Month", First time to have someone email me for advice on this crazy thing called book blogging, and First time to host a gigantic month of fantabulous giveaways and authors otherwise known as The 25 Guests of Christmas (which I hope to make an annual thing, by the way).
I know there are many more "Firsts" to have and they all happened because of the lovely support from all of y'all so thank you from the bottom of my heart for a wonderful year of blogging and a wonderful year of "firsts".