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Transplanted to Miami, FL, from Iowa City, IA. Trying to find a balance between reading, knitting, playing mom taxi, and enjoying the sun and sand in Miami.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My Ratings System

My rating system for books is at first going to seem a little backwards. It is a one to five scale. But my ratings are bookmarks. 
1 bookmark = You can be dragged away from this book kicking and screaming, but you’ll read a few more pages every chance you get. You’ll probably finish this book in a day or two. Highest rating.
2 bookmarks = You can put this book down for the really important things, like eating, watching a favorite TV program, paying attention to your children. But, you will sneak a few more pages if you can. Probably a 2 to 4 day book.
3 bookmarks = You can put this book down and do other things that you would probably avoid if you were reading a more compelling book (laundry, kitty litter box, dishes, making dinner). You’ll probably finish this one within a week.
4 bookmarks = You can put this book down for at least a day or two at a time, but will probably still finish it in two weeks or so. 
5 bookmarks = You can put this book down for a week or more at a time. You probably will finish it eventually, but you may even read another book in the meantime. Lowest rating
I know it seems a little backwards at first, but it makes sense to me. 
Happy Reading!