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Lora's Rants and Reviews

My own unapologetic opinions on books and writing. I DO NOT accept review requests but only review books I choose to read and I don't post reviews on Amazon. I'm also persnickity about genre and plot. DO NOT FOLLOW ME IF YOU'RE HERE TO ADVERTISE, ESPECIALLY NON-BOOK PRODUCTS. I WILL BLOCK YOU!!!

Currently reading

Pieces of Her
Karin Slaughter
John Peters in the land of Demons
Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles, Book One)
Tamora Pierce
Woven in Wire
Sarah Thompson
Hark! The Herald Angels Scream
Christopher Golden
Ghost Boy
Stafford Betty
Progress: 61%
Barnabas Tew and The Case Of The Missing Scarab
Columbkill Noonan
Sound—The Fabric of Soul, Consciousness, Reality, and the Cosmos
Ramiro Mendes, João Mendes
Blackbeard: The Birth of America
Samuel S. Marquis
Ireland the Best
Sally McKenna, John McKenna

So, rating systems

Mine is pretty easy.


5 - One of those books I enjoyed so much I didn't want to stop reading.


4 - A good book.


3 - A decently good book, but so are many others.


2 - I finished it because I promised a review, otherwise would have DNF'd it and not bothered reviewing.


1 - Unlikely to have finished it unless I got it from Netgalley. Real torture to read and I probably gave up and started skimming, or else it promised me German recipes and gave me American instant food.


For half stars, something that falls between the definitions. So 4.5 is a brilliant book but I might have deducted a point for something, 3.5 deserves better than 3 but wasn't quite good enough for 4, 2.5 kinda sucks but could be worse, 1.5 I only gave a passing thought to getting my matches out, .5, well, I burned it. Then buried it in lime. Unless it's on my Kindle, but I made a point of going on Amazon and deleting it from my cloud, lest it spread its taint.


So basically if I rate 4, 4.5 or 5, I recommend the book, at least to someone.