Hi everyone! I’m getting caught up on all of my tags and stuff that people have tagged me in recently, and today I’m doing The Finished Book Tag! I was tagged by Stephen @ Stephen Writes about two weeks ago!
Is anyone else just tired of doing school work online? Because I feel like I’m drowning in school work and case studies no matter who much I get done. Yesterday, I was honestly on my computer doing clinical stuff from 8 in the morning to 4 in the evening. I’m praying that next week during spring break I’ll have a couple of days off to just read and do non-school related things.
Anyway… back to the tag!
Do you keep a list of the books you have read?
Yes! I have a spreadsheet of the book I read that goes into detail about if it was signed, an exclusive cover/dust jacket, format of the book, exclusive content, etc. I haven’t updated it in over a year and had never finished logging the books I had read up to the point of making it.
I’ve also been tracking my books recently with goodreads over the past couple of years. I have a list of the books I read in 2018 and 2019 (although the 2019 hasn’t been updated since May maybe) and I haven’t even tried to publish on for 2020 yet.
If you record statistics, what statistics do you record?
Kinda sorta. Other than the spreadsheet for the books I’ve read, I also have one master list for my TBR pile that is then broken up into different priorities, and I also have my bookish playlist written out in my blog/reading journal, and I have a list of books that I’ve reviewed.
Do you give star ratings for books and if so, what do you score books out of and how do you come about this score?
I do give star ratings! Personally, I like a star rating because I get a general idea of how a person like the book without reading the whole thing incase there are spoilers in a review of a book I want to read soon.
I’m not sure if I’ve ever sat down and given in depth thought about my star system, so I’ll try to do it. Normally I go with my first gut instinct after I finish a book and try not to over think it since I’m really good at doing that.
1 Star – There hasn’t been any 1 star ratings on my blog, so I don’t even know where to start with this. I wouldn’t consider all DNFs to end up here because sometimes you can’t finish a really good book because of personal reasons although you enjoyed the parts of the book that you read.
2 Stars – I haven’t rated anything with a 2 star but it would be one of those books that I made myself finish just to finish it. The story didn’t captivate me, and I celebrated the ending of the book because that means I can go back to reading books that I enjoy
3 Stars – Average book; there were problems with the content that I don’t agree with, poor writing, unrealistic
4 Stars – Great book; there were a lot of really good parts to the story. Then were some tears, laughs, and swooning. Recommends it frequently but not as much as a 5 star
5 Stars – Loved the book from start to finish, there were a lot tears shed at some point, lots of swooning, all the feels, and laughing. Can’t recommend it enough
I also give quarter stars
.0 (whole number) – refer back to the number above
.25 – it was somewhat better than the whole number but not enough to be the next whole number or even the halfway mark.
.5 – the middle ground in between the stars (at this point I round up to the next whole number when reviewing on Amazon or another book seller’s page).
.75 – sooo close to the next whole number, but there are one or two things that’s holding it back
I would consider a book to be the best of the best if I give it a 4.75 or 5 stars.
Do you review books?
It’s that kind of the point why we’re here? Just kidding… I review all of the books that I get for blog tours and received from authors to review, but when it comes to books that I read on my own, it’s more of a case by case basis. Ideally, I’d love to be able to write a review of all of the books that I finish but sometimes I can’t find the words to describe my thoughts.
Where do you put your finished books?
The ideal place would be to put them on my bookcases, but they’re filled to the brim at the moment (unless I can temporarily take the books I don’t like off or do some major rearranging) and I don’t have room to add anymore bookcases to my room, so right now, all of my recently finished books are going on a stack on my floor.
Do you have any other rituals for when you have finished a book?
Not really. Once I finish a book, I start thinking about which book to read next. Depending on how the ending of the book affected me, it might take minutes to hours for me to be able to read something else.
I’m tagging anyone who’d like to do this! Just make sure to link me in the post so I can read it!
Happy reading until next time,