My adorable little bear (okay, so he was a hamster, shut up) died a few months ago. I miss him terribly and although he was just a little hamster, the love and furriness that radiated from him is something I don't think I'll ever find in quite the same way again.
The Hamotron... we went a bit crazy with the nicknames
Anyway, enough about the hamster and back to me. I'm a random person on the internet who decided that writing book reviews and having a blog are both fun, so why not combine them?
The name of the blog stems from the rating system on goodreads.com. If you hover your mouse over the stars, it will give you a little popup to tell you what it means. One star is "I didn't like it", two is "It was okay", three is "I liked it", four is "I loved it", and five is "It was amazing". There are very, very, few books which I will give more than a "I liked it" too, and few reach that stage. So, hence this blog- "Three Stars The Limit: Why most books couldn't get more if they tried". Assume that when I rate books I'm counting the stars the way Goodreads does (except with complicated fractions, because it's more fun that way).
So, that's me, a (now deceased) hamster, the blog's backstory, the rating system... I think that's about it.
Please comment on this post if you have any questions I haven't answered here.
Note: On Goodreads my name is Fake Name, because I am creative and open person. If you wish to stalk me, you can find me at https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/18802610-fake
FAQTWNA (Frequently Answered Questions That Were Never Asked):
Have you ever rated a book higher than three stars?
The short answer is not on purpose (we all make mistakes...)
The long answer is that I consider "I liked it" to be pretty much an all encompassing term- yes, I really liked a book, but did I love it so much that I wasn't willing to acknowledge its flaws? No... except maybe for Gone With the Wind. Unfortunately, I read this book about five years ago, and I haven't dared reread it because of how absolutely amazing I remember it being. I don't really remember enough about it to judge objectively, and I don't want to reread it and destroy that perfect memory. So I simply don't rate it, but if I had to give four or five stars to any book, that would be it.
Why are there only two questions?
Because Brandon Sanderson (writer of at least one three star book) only has two in his FAQ, and imitation is the highest form of flattery (yes, this is nonsense, but it's a wise old saying so I'm still using it).
More seriously, it's because I just wrote this right now. Give it tme.