Authors:Bradley; Alan | Eugenides; Jeffrey | Hautala; Marko | Hilvo; Sami | Hobb; Robin | Ivey; Eowyn | Morton; Kate
Genres:fantasy | general fiction | historical fiction | horror | magical realism | mystery | speculative fiction
Series:Farseer Trilogy | Flavia de Luce | Tawny Man Trilogy
Rated:2 skulls | 3 skulls | 4 skulls
Read in:read in 2016 | read in 2017
This book journal is not a place of in-depth literary analysis, but rather a collection of thoughts concerning some of the books I have read. I try to avoid revealing any spoilers as carefully as I can. If a post contains possible spoilers about the book or a book series, there will be a mention of it at the beginning of the post. Also, because I have decided to write about the books in the same language that I read them, this book journal will have entries both in English and in Finnish. The ratings I give to the books are based purely on my own tastes and how much I liked the book.
How are the books rated?
As you can see, the rating system I use here is not perfectly equivalent to the one used on Goodreads, and because of this the ratings I give to books on this site and on Goodreads may seem different at a first glance. This is because I don’t particularly like the explanations of what each amount of stars means as a rating in the Goodread’s rating system (1 = didn’t like it, 2 = it was okay, 3 = liked it, 4 = really liked it, 5 = it was amazing).
I think these definitions make the scale unbalanced; there are too many ways to express that I liked the book, and not enough ways to tell that I didn’t. Three stars (or skulls) would, in my opinion, be far more suitable rating than two stars/skulls for a book that was “okay”; not bad, but nothing spectacular either.
|Really liked it.|
|It was okay.|
|Not my cup of tea.|
|Not even sorry for not liking it.|
Sometimes, if the book deserves it,
a HEART can also be given!