A very abbreviated explanation of our Grading System
5 Benefits: Destined to be one of my favorites. I will re-read this.
4 Benefits: Great read, solid writing. I want my friends to read this, too.
3 Benefits : Glad I read it. A fun way to spend an afternoon.
2 Benefits: Not glad I read it.
1 Benefit: “My god, woman! Stop it!”
Also… Because we read way, way, way, way, way, way, way, way more books than we could ever review, we have started to use our Kindles to share what we love and anti-love about novels we’re currently reading. Through our twitter account, we write a +1 if we like something and a -1 if there is something we don’t like. Sometimes, we get a little freaky and give out a +5.
For a book to earn points, we could love a line, be amazed by the way a writer builds suspense, or just get a little warm fan-girl glee. For a book to lose points, it somehow grates on our sensitive and well-read nerves in some way. Mostly though, we just gush. We highlight a line and then share it. After we’re done, we add up the points, and… Bam! A read-by-numbers guide is born. We haven’t created a page yet in celebration of such books because it’s early, but you are welcome to read with us. We want to hear what you’re reading and what you think about it! Connect with us by sending us a direct message or by using #readingBwB.
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