duRant&Rave

Book reviews and news you can use

About June 27, 2009

I’m a tech writer by day and a book reviewer by night, saving the reading world one rant, or rave, at a time. I plan to review at least one new book per week, but if I don’t, feel free to aggravate the crap out of me until I do!

And now for the nuts and bolts:

If I love or even liked a particular book more than I hated it, I’ll post a RAVE.

If I loathed a particular book, or just plain old didn’t finish it because it sucked so badly, I’ll post a RANT.

Both RANTS and RAVES are graded on a scale of 1 to 10. One being the absolute worst on that particular spectrum and 10 being the best it can be.

So… if a RANT gets a 1, you might wanna use it for kindling. Seriously. And no, I’m not advocating book burning, so don’t get your panties in a bunch. It’s just a figure of speech.

On the flip side, if a RAVE gets a 1, you read at your own risk. It could very well be a bust, but then again, it might be something you loved that just wasn’t my cup of tea.

Now, for a book, ANY BOOK to get a RAVE/10… IT had better be one of the best damn books I’ve ever read. To give you an idea of the kind of books I prefer (which will color my views) below is a list of some of the books that hold a special place on my shelves. They include:

  • Something Borrowed & Something Blue by Emily Giffin
  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Come Closer by Sara Gran
  • Election by Tom Perotta
  • The Dive from Clausen’s Pier by Ann Packer
  • Beach Music by Pat Conroy
  • A Little Ray of Sunshine by Lani Diane Rich
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • One Foot in Eden by Ron Rash
  • The ENTIRE Fever series by Karen Marie Moning

As you can see, my favorites run the gamut. My absolute favorite genre is paranormal or Dystopian anything. I typically prefer YA novels, but I’ll try anything once. 😀 If you have a favorite book you think would be right up my alley, drop my a note and let me know. You never know, I might just review your favorite book one day soon. I look forward to hearing what you think about the books I’m reviewing. Do you agree or disagree with my reviews? Let me know! Thanks and Welcome to my blog!!

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