My Book Rating System
My book rating system is based on 5 stars. The book must be rated at least 3 stars for a review.
3 Stars: Good story, good plot, good writing.
4 Stars: I was wowed, but something about the story fell short of perfection.
5 Stars: I was either drooling, on the edge of my seat, or falling in love.
If you would like me to review your book, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Tell Me Something Tuesday
Tell Me Something Tuesday is where I ask you something and you tell me the answer!! It’s as simple as that and I thought it would be a great way for all of us bloggers to get to know one another! So this is how it works: I post a question here on my blog and then i give my answer. I invite all the bloggers to take the question and post it on their blog with their answer and we can hop around and see what everyone says! If you are a blogger don’t forget to leave your link at the bottom of this post! If you aren’t a blogger – that’s okay too!! Leave your answer in the comments section!
This is my first time taking part, but the thing to do is to hop from one blog to another and checking out people's answers. It should be fun, and a little different, and I'm in for trying anything once! You have to go to Cambria's blog to tour the answers, though.
So this week's question is: At what point do you think a series has gone on too long? How long should a series be?
For me, the series should end when the story should end, so I think the answer is different from series to series. If I love the series, I don't want it to end. If the series is dried out and stale, time to throw in the pencil and call it a wrap. The trick is to end on top. You don't want the series to get to the stale point; it should end in a way that is good for the story and the characters and satisfying to the readers. If it goes on too long, the readers are going to (a) complain, (b) beg the author to please put an end to it, or (c) just stop picking up the books.
Nothing is worse than a series that's being stretched out for monetary or marketing reasons. Should Twilight have had 4 books to that series? Heck no. Was 7 Harry Potter books too much? Heck no. I'm not saying I was gung ho on that last book (too long), but it was the right way to end the series, and each book was a year in Harry's life and furthered the story, so there was a point.
The Lords of the Underworld series is in the 2 digit numbers...and I've yet to get tired of it because each book focuses on a different character...each book is in its own way unique and fresh.