Category Archives: reviews

the kris ‘n’ good books review policy: the fineprint

PS – Oh, and if you still actually approach me with a review request after all that, I will either (a) assume you’re completely fucking whacked and delete your email immediately or (b) accept it as an obvious offer to … Continue reading

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the kris ‘n’ good books review policy

The Kris ‘n’ Good Books Review Policy 1.  I don’t do reviews on request because I’m too lazy. 2.  I might change my mind if you ask me nicely (ie bribe me with pron). 3.  Highly unlikely, though. 4.  Still, … Continue reading

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things that make you go O_o

Hypothetical question 1: Say an author reads a review of one of their books and it’s all positive bar one thing – in fact, the reviewer gives it 4+ stars – how do you think they might react?  By saying … Continue reading

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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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ratings and the moody reader

Yes, I have more to say ask about ratings.  Yes, my ability to thrash a topic to death knows no bounds.Yes, it is Teh Awesome and not anything to do with laziness.Yes, I’m reasonably sure about that.Moving on…The question:Once you’ve … Continue reading

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ratings and the swing voters

One of the points raised as a result of my post about ratings was that lament often heard from readers:“Why, oh why, can’t goodreads have 1/2 stars?!”If I had a dollar, blah, blah.  Bunch of drama queens.  At the risk … Continue reading

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ratings and the suckage threshold

I’m always curious about people’s – readers’ and authors’ – reactions to ratings. I’ve read some interesting discussions about their value as well as posts about the various systems reviewers and readers use in order to determine them. At the … Continue reading

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to gush or not to gush. that is the question.

Last year I posted about how sick and tired I was of seeing the 5 star reviews constantly given to certain, well known authors. Call me a cynic, but I was – and still am – a tad skeptical about … Continue reading

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