This is a 'new' meme I came up with. I will be talking about everything that has to do with reading. From pretty new covers to discussions about books. I will post them randomly.
This is something new I like to start and it will be part of my Fairytale news. There are many different discussions posts out there and I thought it would be fun to share my opinion now and then. This is yet another:
For me, rating a book is perhaps the most difficult thing when it comes to reviewing. It's sometimes so hard to define the difference between a 4 star book, 4.5 or 5. That's why I decided to get rid of some .5 stars. Another thing is: everyone uses a different standard. My 3-star books mean that I liked them and I recommend them, but they aren’t the best. Some other bloggers out there rate bad books with 3-stars. This can be very confusing. Oh, and I'm going to say it right now: I need ratings in reviews. That's the first thing I look for and I find it weird when I can't find one. I want to be able to see in one glance what someone thinks about the book. You don't need something fancy, but I need it.Sometimes it’s almost as if authors forget about us. ‘I’m going to write a book and publish it now. The sequel will come out in 10 years.’ Waiting on a wanted book is probably the hardest thing we readers have to do, especially when it’s part of a series.When I was reading Siege and Storm (Leigh Bardugo), I was dreading the moment to finish it, because it means I have to wait until June 5th before I get more. My review will be up soon, by the way, it was AWESOME. One of the things I hate is when I forget important details. Some books are meant to be re-read, some weren't good enough to read again. I have a good memory, but remembering everything from a book I read so long ago when I read so many books in the main time? That's why I adore books who summarize the important parts by subtle reminders.There is a trend going on. There are so many books turned into movies that I can’t keep track of them. It makes me happy (it’s great to see your beloved characters on screen) and anxious at the same time (what if they screw up the story line by adding or deleting scenes? What if the actors doesn’t portray the character you have in your head?) One of the movies that frighten me is The book thief. I think it’s clear by now how much I love this book, but I’m not sure if it will translate to the movie. This book is so beautiful because of the writing-style.. The trailer looks promising so far and I like the casting. Fingers crossed..
I’ve seen movies I liked more than the books (to name some: LOTR and The hobbit), so it can turn out to be a great piece of work. I also hate it when people talk about ‘the awesome movie they discovered’ when they don’t even know it was a book. It almost gives me the feeling of “I was cool before they turned it into a movie.” Get your facts straight!
What about you? Is rating easy for you? Are you patient enough? And what are your thoughts about those book movies?