- Wanting or devouring great quantities of
foodbooks: “He had a voracious appetite for reading.”
- Having a very eager approach to an activity.
No one reads the same book. Give 100 people a copy of To Kill A Mockingbird and they’ll all relate to it differently. The big themes may be similar, but sentences and words are meaningful to us individually. As such, book reviews have value, but should not completely turn you towards or away from a book. Here, I’ll give you my perspective and hope that you might find it entertaining, if not helpful.
The reviews will include a Spoiler-free Snippet to give you a quick overview of my thoughts on the book without divulging any spoilers. This will be followed by the Here, There Be Spoilers section, where I humbly present my thoughts and opinions about the work of literature.
A lot of sites use a star system to rate books (think Goodreads or Amazon), but quite frankly I don’t find that to be all that helpful. Stars are pretty arbitrary and I don’t always agree with the description of a star rating.
I use a simple categorization method involving the following:
- READ: Definitely check this one out.
- READ WITH CAUTION: Worth a shot.
- DON’T READ: You’re probably better off without it.
- RUN: Get out while you can.
I find that this is a bit more down-to-earth and gives you a better idea of if you should actually pursue the book. Hopefully, you agree.
DISCLAIMER: The opinions on this blog are my own and do not reflect the opinions and views of anyone else. All graphics are cited where appropriate, but if I have forgotten to do so, please let me know and I will fix the attribution.