Update Schedule

There was once an update schedule. It lived a good life, a peaceful life. A quiet life. But then... things began to change. It became more and more erratic, sometimes completely disobeying its very reason for existance. And at last, the update schedule could take no more. It cast off its chains and went free, seeking new lands where it would be appreciated. This message it left where once it had lived, to warn other schedules of the peril.

About Me

As you can probably guess, I did not, in fact, have the misfortune to be named Hamster Huey. For those of you who don't know, Hamster Huey is a book character inside the comic strip Calvin &Hobbes. The Huey I've named my account after is named after said doubly fictional character, and he was (gasp) a hamster.
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.



    1. ^The only reader I have (sad as it is.)
      You... need sleep.
      And congratulations. I'm so very proud of you.
      Yes, yes I can. Very secretive. Very secretive indeed...