Book Ratings, Countability, and . . . Languages? (3 of 3)

a salmon-colored comic of three boxes. the first, labeled 1, has a girl's collarbone with a star necklace hanging down. the second, labeled 2, has a hand with two fingers pointing up. the third, labeled 3 and circled, shows a girl's slightly open mouth. the handwritten caption reads "Book Ratings. Countability. Languages."

Before we get into it, fun aside for how the 5-stars-or-nothing switch is going: I didn't realize how long it would take to edit ratings and reviews for 800+ books on Goodreads but it is admittedly taking a while. Part of it is that the Goodreads system is clunky and hasn't changed in a long… Continue reading Book Ratings, Countability, and . . . Languages? (3 of 3)

Book Ratings, Countability, and . . . Languages? (2 of 3)

a salmon-colored comic of three boxes. the third is blank but the first, labeled 1, has a girl's collarbone with a star necklace hanging down. the second, circled and labeled 2, has a hand with two fingers pointing up. the handwritten caption reads "Book Ratings. Countability. Languages."

I've begun to struggle with the concept of tracking books. There's a strong desire to count books within the book community. To track what you've read, to track what genre the book is, whether it's diverse, whether the author is diverse, and so on. And it makes a lot of sense. It's useful to analyze… Continue reading Book Ratings, Countability, and . . . Languages? (2 of 3)

Book Ratings, Countability, and . . . Languages? (1 of 3)

a salmon-colored comic of three boxes. two are blank but the first, labeled 1, has a girl's collarbone with a star necklace hanging down. the handwritten caption reads "Book Ratings. Countability. Languages."

To start: I'm switching to an all or nothing rating system. Five stars, or none. In the past six months, I've done a lot of thinking on how I approach blogging, book promotion, and where these intersect. I've thought on what things I've done for myself, what things I've done for others (blog readers, authors,… Continue reading Book Ratings, Countability, and . . . Languages? (1 of 3)