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Tell us how you feel about your reads. Here's a "common ground" scale to let us know how you rate a book...any book!

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11/10 (A+)  PHENOMENAL!!

Knocked my socks off! Pardon me while I gush...I loved, loved, loved everything about this book!  This was off the charts, beyond perfect, everything I want in a book! It was scrumptiously delicious - one of the best books I've ever read! I will enthusiastically recommend it, and count the author among my personal favorites. This is what reading is all about. I'd treasure a re-read of this book one day!

10/10 (A)  EXCELLENT!

Solid A. Did it have to end? This book was perfection for me. Un-put-downable, and unforgettable. I highly recommend it, would welcome a re-read, and certainly want to read more of the author. Yum!

9/10 (A-)  IMPRESSIVE!

Impressive read! But (for whatever reason) just a *tad* shy of perfect. Still, I could hardly put this wonderful book down and highly recommend it to others! I would love a re-read one day, and would certainly seek out more by this author.

8/10 (B+)  GREAT!

Extremely good read! Had many awesome, memorable moments, and really kept my interest throughout! I warmly recommend it, and look forward to reading more from the author. Probably wouldn't mind reading it again one day!

7/10 (B)  ENJOYABLE

A solid B. Very enjoyable read. It was engrossing and held my attention. I would recommend it, and I'm absolutely open to more from the author. This was a satisfying book.

6/10 (B-)  GOOD

A good book. I liked it, but I didn't LOVE it. It had some minor flaws, but, overall, it was still good enough to recommend. I'm open to more from the author.

5/10 (C+)  ABOVE AVERAGE

An above average read. This book had its moments (which saved it from a fate worse than C+), but, for me, the overall pulse was mild, and I'm not sure how quickly I'd recommend it. I don't regret the read, and I'm still open to trying something else from the author.

4/10 (C)  AVERAGE

A solid C. Just an average read. This book was merely OK. There was some entertainment value, but (for whatever reason) it missed a little something for me; and certainly didn't keep me up nights. Not saying I wasted my time reading this, but it could've been a lot better. Don't think I'd ever recommend it, but would consider reading it again....if I was bored! If the author was new to me, I don't see myself rushing out to find anymore of his/her work.

3/10 (C-)  BELOW AVERAGE

Below average read, but acceptable. Can't say I totally regret reading this book, but its flaws got the best of it - I could've spent my time reading something else. Definitely a "be sure to get it from the library" kind of read. It wasn't the worst, but still an overall yawner. I would not recommend it, and I'm now likely to be wary of the author.

2/10 (D)  BAD

Bad read! Very weak and severely flawed. I should've chucked it, but likely stuck it out for a book club discussion! This book took too long to hook me, wasn't at all engaging, and/or bored me to near death. If there were any redeeming aspects to the read, they weren't fleshed out enough for me to enjoy. Getting through was frustrating, I barely made it to the end. Blech. I could never recommend it.

1/10 (F)  AWFUL!

Just awful. I had major problems with this book. If I reached the end, thank God for skimming! In fact, if I hoped it would improve, and read beyond the first 50 or 100 pages, that was a big mistake. The story was painfully boring, transparent, ineffectively told, just plain stupid, or all of the above and then some. Money was wasted on this book. I think I'll be steering clear of the author from now on.

0/10 (I/DNF)  INCOMPLETE

I did not finish. This book was akin to a sleeping pill - pardon me while I yawn....It never captured my attention, and showed no signs of improving. This book didn't pass the 50 (100, etc.) page test for me. I gave it a fair shake, but just wasn't finding the text engaging enough to continue - I had to move on. This could be a great read for someone else, but just wasn't my cup of tea.