What is the difference between a book review and book feature?




What do the stars mean?







How do you get through so many books?

Book Review - I've read it and I'm writing my opinion about it. These posts are usually more involved. It takes me about a week to read most books, then I go out with my husband to take photos of the book, I'll post a sneak peek on Instagram, etc.

Book Feature - So many books, so little time. There are often books that sound interesting to me but I just don't have time to read them. I commit to reviewing one book a week and I'm usually booked out 2 or 3 months. (For example, in January I know what books I'll be reading each week through March or April.) So if I want to share a book with you but don't have time to read it, I'll write a book feature. I'll also use this as a way to introduce you to new authors.

I've kinda of gotten away from the star rating (I really hate rating books because my mood/timing can affect how much I enjoy the book so the rating doesn't necessarily mean the book was good/bad.) If you really really want a rating, check me out on Goodreads.

★★★★★ = Loved it!

★★★★ = Really liked it!

★★★ = Liked it.

★★ = Meh.

★ = I couldn't finish it.

On average, I read for approximately 2 hours a day. I read books in three ways:

  1. A regular old paper book - this is my preferred format. I love holding a book in my hands and turning pages. I also love giving myself a goal such as finishing a book in 5 days...then I divide the number of pages or chapters by five and dog ear each section. I like seeing how far I have to go to reach my goal (and more often than not I can't stop at the dogeared page and I just keep on reading)
  2. On Audible - pretty much any time I'm in the car by myself.
  3. On Kindle or other digital format - I try to avoid this at all costs. I just can't get into a book as well when I'm reading it digitally. I'd rather pass on most books that read them this way.