About This Site

While I love Goodreads and have found heaps and heaps of books in the last couple years, I have heard some not-so-great things in regards to reviews - such as reviews being removed without warning the user. Now, this is likely due to a policy violation, but it just seems like good practice to have a back-up place so my reviews can remain intact.

I will be posting all reviews from Goodreads here, sometimes with additional musings that have come to me about a book or topic at a later point. I have begun posting the covers of the books I read, as I feel like covers are so important and have a big impact on enticing a reader. I of course do not own them or the rights to them, but I do know fellow readers appreciate a visual.

I also enjoy talking about books, and would love to do that as well. I have only set it so users cannot make anonymous comments, as that is not usually a good situation and I have issues with it in the past on previous blogs.

I thought it might be helpful to share my rating scale here, though I have posted it previously in an Update Post. My scale varies from Goodreads a bit so I thought this would be helpful here:

5 Stars - loved it, fantastic read
4 Stars - good, worth the time
3 Stars - okay, nothing spectacular
2 Stars - didn't much care for it
1 Star - awful. How was this published?


  1. Thank you for reading and reviewing my book "180 Days Abroad With the Chinese Locals: What Textbooks and Classrooms Don't Tell Us About China." I'm grateful to make it on your 4 stars scale :)

    1. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to read it. I am equally as thankful that my suggestions were seen as helpful to you. I am glad we could have the conversation about my feedback and that you found it useful.