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Dec 11, 2008
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Books include those in my library, those I've read since 2003, and some of those from before then.

I personally use a 6-star rating system which doesn't exactly map on to the LT system, but it's close enough:

5 stars: a favourite (6 star in my ratings)
4.5 excellent, but doesn't quite make a favourite, even if sometimes can't really tell why! (6 stars as well)
4 stars: very good, pretty much unputdownable or provides real insight (5-star)
3.5 stars: good - books that insist on being picked up again (4-star)
2.5-3 stars: solid reads, if not compulsive. Want to read to the end, but they don't positively demand to be picked up once put down. See note below about non-fiction books (3-star)
2 stars: disappointing, or not particularly liked even if can recognise their merits. Often not finished. (2-star)
1 star: positively dislike, sometimes even wondering why anybody would want to read them! Rarely finished, and rarely a book I've chosen to read - most of the books in this category are book group choices! (1-star)

I don't usually rate reference/text books used as such, but 3* has come to include non-fiction books, read as continuous books, which have been perfectly functional, decently written, and have provided the information/knowledge wanted, but where this has perhaps prioritised function over literary engagement!

Notes on history/biography time spans. Inevitably these are British history related:
Ancient: anything prior to the retreat of Rome from Britain (c.450AD)
Medieval: from then until the end of the Wars of the Roses (1485)
16C-17C: 1485-1714, Tudors and Stuarts (or until United Kingdom created, first half of Early Modern)
18C: 1714-1837,Hanoverians to William IV, second half of Early Modern
19C: 1837-1914, Victorian-Edwardian, Imperial age
20C: 1914 onwards, with 2 subsets: World Wars and Postwar.



About Me

Life-time bookworm, reading about 60% fiction, 40% non-fiction. Currently enjoying two long-term reading projects: a 'Tour of the USA' and 'Reading The World' (see the respective LT groups) which I intersperse with, by preference, classic fiction, natural history (esp. birds), history, historical biography and travel, although I don't read enough of any, having a ludicrously large to-read collection.

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