Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Measuring Reads

Current Reading: Fat, by Rob Grant

Inspirational Quote: "All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery. Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand." -- George Orwell

I've been looking over my posts to this point. To read the Book Reports, you'd think I'd never read a bad book. That doesn't say much for my critical faculties. I have read bad books, but not recently and not since I started blogging. I guess I've been lucky.

So, since my prose tends toward the flattering, I've decided to use a rating system to illustrate my response to the book.

  1. I couldn't finish this.
  2. I finished this, but I didn't enjoy it.
  3. I had a tough go.
  4. I enjoyed this.
  5. I loved this.
  6. I'll read this again and again.

The ratings for everything I've read are now in the Reading List in the left sidebar.

1 comment:

Nathan Bransford said...

Hey Ulysses, this relates to your comment that I deleted on my blog. I really didn't think you did anything wrong, but you mentioned a CB client in a very slightly negative light in your comment and I just can't have that on the blog for professional reasons. Of course you had no way of knowing, and sorry for the trouble.