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While my first love was SF, I read widely in YA, urban fantasy, police procedurals, middle-grade, and non-fiction.
While I am being introspective on why/how I review – and being a bit of a numbers geek in my professional life, I thought I would take a look at the ratings I gave over the last few years. My personal philosopy is:
I am pretty arbitrary in the ratings I give, and am very aware that external factors including the number of books I’ve recently read in a genre, how recently I read the previous book in a series, how good was the book I just finished and a number of real-life interferences including just HOW little sleep I’ve had in the last few days strongly influence my review.
That being said without being consciously aware of it, the distribution of ratings over the last few years has been remarkably consistent. 5 star (10 – 12%), 4 star (45 – 46%), 3 star (38 – 40%), 2 star (3-4%). About 5% of the books I start, get thrown back into TBR the pile without a formal rating because they weren’t appealing to my current mood but I didn’t want to give them an official DNF.