Can you believe it’s been 8 years since Under the Covers started? It doesn’t seem like that long ago that I received a message in my Goodreads mailbox from Francesca and Annie asking if I wanted to start a blog. I even have that message saved! Saying hell yeah was one of my best decisions as although running a blog is a lot of hard work and long hours…it’s also a lot of fun.
So, we invite you to join in our blogiversary party this week to celebrate 8 years of Under the Covers. We have some fantastic videos lined up and some big giveaways as a thank you for supporting and following us. Here’s to many more fantastic years!
HOW DO WE RATE BOOKS?
Today we discuss how we rate books! When you’re reading our reviews, you have noticed that a 3 star read from Francesca is not quite the same as a 3 star read from me (Suzanne). We are annoyingly inconsistent that way! However, despite the differences between our ratings, we are very consistent with our individual systems. So, today we explain exactly what each rating means to us!
Note: Soooo….watching back the video I don’t explain myself too well regarding my sci fi romance obsession and how I rate the books. Honestly…I think I may sound a little mean. I don’t mean it that way, I love alien sci fi romance and I don’t make any attempt to hide my devotion to the genre. I’m not ashamed and happily promote the books and the authors. However, like any trope whether it’s biker romances, millionaires, sweet small town etc I find it hard to rate it too highly when there’s a market flooded with very similar books. It doesn’t mean that I like them any less, it just means that with my system of rating it’s hard to rate more than 3.5 stars. I love sci fi romances and as I explained in the video, if I rated on subjective enjoyment alone every single one would get 5 stars. I hope that clears it up a little…if not, I’m always happy to have a discussion! ~ Suzanne
How do you rate books?
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