Friday, August 27, 2010
Time to Hop!
Question: Do you use a rating system for your reviews and if so, what is it and why?
Yes, I use a standard 5 star rating system for my reviews basically just to provide a bottom line. I do sometimes feel limited by having to assign each book a number, but I like having something concrete at the end of my thought process to give my final opinion. Sometimes in my reviews I can head off on an unrelated tangent, and having that number tends to focus me and bring me back on course in explaining what I liked and didn't like about a particular read.
Question: What's the first book you remember reading?
The first one I have a really solid memory of is Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach. I love all his books, but this one has always stood out for me. I'm sure I read lots of things prior to it, but I know I read that book over and over again when I was younger.