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message 1: by Crumb (new)

Crumb Wow, snarky and fun review!


message 2: by Greg (new)

Greg Don't understand your rating but laughed at all the lines you put here. Based on this review, I'd say maybe I'd rate this at 2 stars, for hilariously bad writing.


☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣ Greg wrote: "Don't understand your rating but laughed at all the lines you put here. Based on this review, I'd say maybe I'd rate this at 2 stars, for hilariously bad writing."
Uh, no, it's five. I even gave a breakdown of stars as I evaluated this. One really shouldn't expect the next War and Peace from YA. Or to find philosophy treatises from mystery. Or really strong science from thrillers. Or thrills from sci-fi. Or... well, you know: different genres have different guidelines, different criteria, different everything,


☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣ Crumb wrote: "Wow, snarky and fun review!" Thanks! I'm glad you liked it.


message 5: by Greg (new)

Greg ☘Misericordia☘ wrote: "Greg wrote: "Don't understand your rating but laughed at all the lines you put here. Based on this review, I'd say maybe I'd rate this at 2 stars, for hilariously bad writing."
Absolutely, Misericordia, different genres certainly have to be rated under different guidelines. Everything IS relative, but Einstein taught us that many years ago!



☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣ Greg wrote: "☘Misericordia☘ wrote: "Greg wrote: "Don't understand your rating but laughed at all the lines you put here. Based on this review, I'd say maybe I'd rate this at 2 stars, for hilariously bad writing..."
Yeah, you're reading my mind)))). And that's precisely why I'm willing to give the benefit of the doubt to many authors in different genres, styles and all. Afer all, we can't all be equal to Socrates. But we can all have different things to say.


message 7: by Greg (new)

Greg I agree, 100%. We should appreciate our differences! That's what makes the world interesting. And, yep, we do have free speech!


message 8: by Phương (new)

Phương Hoàng -1 star for the word Unmaturity you used in this review


message 9: by Greg (new)

Greg Phy'ong, but this persons profile says she is a librarian. Maybe it's just the correct use of English that's the problem.


message 10: by ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~ (last edited Dec 21, 2017 01:49PM) (new)

☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣ Phương wrote: "-1 star for the word Unmaturity you used in this review" Corrected. Thanks. :) Do feel free to point out any mistakes you note on my future reviews. I'm just a measly human who makes mistakes occasionally.
Anyway, it's a good thing I'm not reviewing this in Vietnamese, I would have done tons more mistakes, I'm sure.


☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣ Greg wrote: "Phy'ong, but this persons profile says she is a librarian. Maybe it's just the correct use of English that's the problem." Nah, it's ok. The 'librarian' description is just a functionality type of GR.
I'm not even sure where I picked the wrong word up. :) Anyway, I'm all for the beauty of English :)


message 12: by Greg (new)

Greg ☘Misericordia☘ wrote: "Greg wrote: "Phy'ong, but this persons profile says she is a librarian. Maybe it's just the correct use of English that's the problem." Nah, it's ok. The 'librarian' description is just a functiona..."

I didn't know that about the functionality of goodreads. So, at some point, goodreads just labeled you as a librarian? Maybe that means, in some way, you're a librarian of goodreads, given your expansive number of books and friends. is that the way it works? You have to have so many "likes" to be a rated reviewer? That's not going to ever happen to me, I'm willing to trash books, and people don't much care for negative reviews, so I'm probably in the "low quartile of revviewers." yea, goodreads is like facebook, I gave that up cause it was stupid, so this is probably gonna be next. BS to the goodread awards. If it weren't for the very smart people in "The Roundtable", I'd definitely be gone by now.


message 13: by ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~ (last edited Dec 21, 2017 03:29PM) (new)

☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣ Greg wrote: "☘Misericordia☘ wrote: "Greg wrote: "Phy'ong, but this persons profile says she is a librarian. Maybe it's just the correct use of English that's the problem." Nah, it's ok. The 'librarian' descript..." Greg, it's a lot simpler than that, after meeting some initial requirements (adding 50 books or more), any reader can apply to the GR to become a librarian. They can refuse but usually just approve the application. To stay on the safe side you can add a bit more that 50 books as well as include some reviews to show you're a responsible interested user. This way, one becomes able to do certain edits, which is often a good thing if we read not only the pop lit but need to create profiles to add in new authors/books/etc, correct entries of other users occasionally (remove doubles, merge double authors/books, include some info on authors/books as needed etc). I believe they don't give everyone that funtionality outright to prevent trolls, weird people, unresponsible users from messing around with books and authors profiles on a constant basis.
Here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/1... . Also, if you decide to follow through, you will have to have a good look at the policy for librarians. Still, there's no rocket science in there, it's just a guide to let people know what they should do and not do.

As for the negative reviews, you would be surprised, because what's important, for me personally and I'm not alone at it, is the way your reviews are enlightening or state interesting views or spark interesting discussions or reflect your views or are appealing/informative/I just like them or let other readers know about some or other reading experiences you've had or... Well, there is an unending supply of things I usually look for in reviews of people I follow or am a friend with. So, the 'starlessness' of your reviews might actually be a good thing, 'cause people often need someone to bash the book they are pondering. This allows many things to come into perspective. Also, many of popular reviewers (including my favs) post TERRIFIC bashing reviews I just love!

As for the GR awards, I'm not aware of any, actually. I mean, I saw the ratings and numbers on the profiles and whatnot but uh, do those really matter? I think it's the thoughtful input from friends that is really awesome.


message 14: by Lucia (new)

Lucia Great detailed review!
And even though author got spelling of "Svoboda" right, it is definitely not what one would call Ukrainian or Russian surname. It is Czech surname. In fact, it is statistically the second most common Czech surname in history. So yeah, author should have done even better research in that regard...


message 15: by ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~ (last edited Feb 19, 2018 02:18AM) (new)

☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣ Lucia wrote: "Great detailed review!
And even though author got spelling of "Svoboda" right, it is definitely not what one would call Ukrainian or Russian surname. It is Czech surname. In fact, it is statistica..."
Thanks, Lucia! BTW, I didn't know about Svoboda being a popular Czech surname. Thanks for the tip!


message 16: by Eivind (new)

Eivind Actually, "Lene" is right given that she's Norwegian. I'm Norwegian, but just looked up the stats to make sure.

There's 9862 women named Lene in Norway at the moment, and only 6627 who are named Lena. You can look it up here for yourself if you don't believe me: https://www.ssb.no/navn


message 17: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Konet Always a fantastic to the point review! I still want to read this. Thanks for the warnings


message 18: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Perez Love your rating system!


message 19: by ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~ (last edited Jul 04, 2018 01:15AM) (new)

☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣ Lisa wrote: "Always a fantastic to the point review! I still want to read this. Thanks for the warnings" It's definitely worth reading even though some things about this book are off. Well, every book can't become the next instant hit.


☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣ Elizabeth wrote: "Love your rating system!" Thanks! Well, there are books that are very multifold: there is good and bad and cool and messed up and dull and hilarious and a million of other things about them that affect the reader and affect the rating. This is one such case where I took into perspective very different things. Hence, the big rating list of features)


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