The Finished Books Tag

Hi everyone! I don’t know who created this tag, but I found it on Elaine Howlin‘s blog. If you haven’t read her yet, you really should. She writes fantastic reviews.

Do you keep a list of the books you have read?

This is something that I’ve just started recently, actually. As of right now, I’m using Goodreads, but I admit that I occasionally still forget to log a book if it’s not an ebook connected on my kindle.

If you record statistics, what statistics do you record?

No statistics here. That sounds too much like math.

Do you give star ratings for books and if so, what do you score books out of and how do you come about this score?

Of course I give star ratings! I tend to score a book out of five stars. Here’s the best example I can give of my process:

  • 5/5 stars= One of the best books I’ve ever read. I love this book so much that I want to name my child after it. This is true love.
  • 4/5 stars= This book was great. It’s definitely my new crush, but it’s not my true love.
  • 3/5 stars= This book was really good, but there was just something about it I didn’t enjoy. Maybe it’s just me?
  • 2/5 stars= Why did I read this?
  • 1/5 stars= I’ve never given a book this rating because if it’s this bad, I won’t finish it. Sorry.

Do you review books?

Yes. Right now I’m reviewing anything and everything. This may not always be the case. At some point I’d like to focus more on Indie authors and ARCs because those are the people I want to support.

Where do you put your finished books?

Ebooks stay on my Kindle. I actually got rid of a lot of my physical books recently. I just didn’t have room for them. However, the ones I have now I plan to give away to my students or to my friends. I don’t typically reread books, and I hate the idea of the great stuff I read just sitting around and gathering dust.

Do you have any other rituals for when you have finished a book?

I try to remember to log it on Goodreads. Then I review it as quickly as possible while it’s still fresh on my mind.


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