How Should We Rate Books?

Today I want to discuss how we rate books. I’m taking a different approach in my reviews, find out why..

Whilst I like to see others review books based on a star rating I have a different method myself. I will star rate for a short n sweet tweet but for my blog I use a little system I call ‘Roxanne’s Reactions’, Let me explain why..
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The Page of Shame

Life is too short to spend reading bad books.
Find out which titles didn’t make the cut…

Life is too short to spend reading bad books.
It took me quite some time to accept IT IS OKAY not to finish a book, though still I forge on with almost everything I pick up.
I can abide poor grammar and incorrect punctuation, I’ll admit my own is nowhere near perfect. I shrug off overused phrases and vocabulary, including my most despised word ‘proverbial’ which I tend to think is used unnecessarily. Common tropes and predictability can be forgiven. Inconsistent pace, confusing timelines and irrelevant content are all acceptable to me as long as I ENJOY THE STORY, or at least some of it.
I don’t have a target number of pages or percentage of content to read before deciding a DNF, but I do have guidelines. Continue reading “The Page of Shame”

Can’t Wait Wednesday- 26/09

Find out which upcoming book release holds a place on my never-ending TBR…

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme run by Wishful Endings and previously Breaking The Spine. We’re here to spotlight upcoming releases and tell you what we’re most excited to read. Want to join in? Let @Tressa tell you all about it.

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The Lingering – SJI Holliday

Release Date: 30th September 2018

Genre: Mystery/ Thriller

*****

Married couple Jack and Ali Gardiner move to a self-sufficient commune in the English Fens, desperate for fresh start. The local village is known for the witches who once resided there and Rosalind House, where the commune has been established, is a former psychiatric home, with a disturbing history.
When Jack and Ali arrive, a chain of unexpected and unexplained events is set off, and it becomes clear that they are not all that they seem. As the residents become twitchy, and the villagers suspicious, events from the past come back to haunt them, and someone is seeking retribution…
At once an unnerving locked-room mystery, a chilling thriller and a dark and superbly wrought ghost story, The Lingering is an exceptionally plotted, terrifying and tantalisingly twisted novel by one of the most exciting authors in the genre.

*****

You may have noticed by now- I LOVE Orenda Books, take a little look at their catalogue here to see why.

I have every faith in Karen Sullivan and Orenda Books and as I mentioned last week, they’ve become my very first Auto-Buy publisher. 

Sunshine Blogger Award

My very first blog award!

This is my first ever Blogger Award and I am so so grateful to Jee Wan at HookedOnBookz for my nomination, especially since this blog is under a month old. To be recognised by a fellow blogger is a great feeling and I’m so excited to nominate 11 other people to receive the same appreciation. Continue reading “Sunshine Blogger Award”