Category Archives: reviews-not mine


“Our job is to show members those reviews, and not show reviews that we deem to not be appropriate or a high enough level of quality.”  (Source: GR Review Guidelines.) Well, I’m totally fucked. The end.  

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ratings vs encounters with my baby brother: 16

My Baby Brother turned up at my doorstep at 6am yesterday and, besides hearing me grumble about mornings and coffees and the natural order of things, had to put up with my back to him as I checked comments, emails, … Continue reading

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ratings (again) & the 5 stars thing

When I did the series about ratings last year, the issue of those readers who tend to give everything 4-5 stars was raised and the majority of commenters agreed they either take no notice of these reviews or take them … Continue reading

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end-of-year bandwagon wrap-ups #1

Tis the season for end-of-year wrap-ups,Fa la la la la, la la la la.Yeah, I’m lazy and can’t think shit up,Fa la la la la, la, la la la.Also, I may have used this tune before.  See lazy comment above. … Continue reading

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ratings and… THE FUCK?!

So I started reading Katiebabs chook’s post about the latest wankfestry going on all the while thinking ‘yeah, yeah, same old crap’ when suddenly…O.oWHAT.  THE.  FUCK.Some peepo are turning into abusive arseholes on goodreads because they bought a book based on … Continue reading

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ratings and what i’d like to see

I think a book review blog along the lines of Wayne’s World would be full of win.Also, the scha-wing?? Totally perfect for the rating of Teh Smut.

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ratings and… what the hell are you thinking?!

Dear Impatient Arse Reader Maybe you missed the post that Mandi of Smexy Books did earlier in the week about the shenaniganing at goodreads? No? Well, perhaps you had difficulty understanding the shit load of comments which said unless you … Continue reading

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ratings: the who’s who

And… finally… maybe… 😛 I’m curious to know who your ‘go to’ reviewer/rater is if you happen to be umming and arring about purchasing a book? Is there an individual or site or whatever you always check out whenever you’re … Continue reading

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ratings and the picky reader

In the interests of continuing to throughly thrash the topic of ratings – oh, yes, it’s possible – I wanted to follow up on the comment a number of people made about their average goodreads ratings tending to be high … Continue reading

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three dollar bill reviews

The excellent and brand spanking new site, Three Dollar Bill Reviews, is looking for people interested in joining their team. Created with the aim of providing “honest and thorough reviews of the entire genre of GLBTQ literature”, TDB is owned … Continue reading

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