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Angels and Men | Catherine Fox
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Rissreads I plan to read Between a wolf and a dog this month. 1y
MrsMalaprop The two I‘ve read, Joan London & Georgia Blain, were most excellent @Rissreads I‘ve read some mediocre reviews of The Golden Age, but I thought it was wonderful. Looking forward to seeing her at The Ubud Writers Festival next month. 14mo
Rissreads @MrsMalaprop what writers festival? 14mo
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MrsMalaprop Ubud, Bali @Rissreads 👏 14mo
Rissreads @MrsMalaprop bloody too far for me! 14mo
CarolynM @MrsMalaprop I'm quite a fan of Joan London, but I have to agree with @Rissreads Ubud is a long way to go just to see her! Still, I look forward to hearing about it🙂 13mo
MrsMalaprop Not going specifically for her of course 😄. Looking forward to seeing many interesting authors there. Will be sure to post about it 👍. 13mo
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Ashley is rather a #stupidman for not sorting out his feelings for Scarlett and Melanie earlier. And this is one of my #fivestarredbooks. #septemberdanes #readingresolutions

Reviewsbylola Totally agree! Ashley really annoyed me. 1y
Reviewsbylola And he and Scarlett would have been terrrrrrrrible together! 1y
Kalalalatja Still on my never ending tbr! 1y
Suet624 Agreed. 1y
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bernadette I loved Winter's Bone. 1y
Suet624 Prizewinner! ❤️❤️ 1y
Suet624 Sport of Kings! ❤️❤️ 1y
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Dune | Frank Herbert
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Confession time: I hate rating books because I just can't quantify the worth of a book on a scale. I don't have a list of #FiveStarredBooks because I have never given a book a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating! Even my favourite books of all time (like the tagged book) I gave only 4 stars because no book is perfect. 😳 Sooo anyway, here's as many of my highest rated books as I could fit in one picture. Screenshots from #Goodreads. #ReadingResolutions @Jess7

Guildedearlobe That why I just rate books based on my enjoyment and not literary merit, etc. A book doesn‘t have to be perfect from me to love. The Stand is my all time favorite book but it‘s far from perfect just the one I‘ve enjoyed the most. 1y
CouronneDhiver I agree with @Guildedearlobe ☝🏽 My ratings are always about how much I liked it, not whether a critic might find the story well-written, fully developed, etc. 1y
twohectobooks I agree with both of the previous commenters! A five star book is generally just a book that I think of as perfect FOR ME, not objectively perfect. 1y
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rwmg And TBH my ratings are very inconsistent depending on how I was feeling at the time. Looking back, was book x really as good as book y? 1y
Lcsmcat @rwmg Mine too. Sometimes I look back and think “Really? I liked that book more than this one?” 1y
rwmg @Lcsmcat and of course there are those books where there just aren't enough stars 1y
MelissaSue81 I agree with all of the above!! 1y
RebL I never rate books for the same reason. It‘s subjective to begin with, then you add my fickle nature, and the result is a inconsistent mess. 1y
Amandajoy I use the stars as a hate it to love it rating scale. Still very subjective. 1y
TK-421 @Guildedearlobe @CouronneDhiver @twohectobooks @Amandajoy I try that, but my ridiculous brain just won't let me give anything a 5 (or a 1, for that matter. I'd love to be able to give my favourites 5 stars, but my mind rebels. It's almost like I'm keeping things open, waiting for that book that transcends my current scale and screams "5 stars!" 1y
TK-421 @RebL @Lcsmcat @rwmg Exactly! One day it might be a 4 & the next it's a 3, and when I start looking at my ratings, I start wondering whether Book A should really be a 3 when compared to Book B even though I gave them both 4 stars & then I start second-guessed & I'm just lost 😭 1y
Tamra So very few make a 5 star, which I discovered in culling my books. 1y
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My latest ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from last month. If you haven‘t read it, please do!
#readingresolutions #fivestarredbooks

Kalalalatja ❤️❤️❤️ Cyril 1y
mgallo1968 Currently reading this 🤓 1y
MrsMalaprop Have it. Just need to get to it! 1y
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The Master and Margarita | Mikhail Bulgakov
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Christinak I just bought both of these this week! Good to know! 1y
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Flat-Out Love | Jessica Park
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Here‘s a sampling of books I‘ve given 5 stars over the years, as per Goodreads. #fivestarredbooks #readingresolutions ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

MarriedtoMrT Flat-Out Love ❤️ 1y
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Seraphina | Rachel Hartman
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#readingresolutions #fivestarredbooks I would consider all three of these books to be five starred!