You may have missed it, but earlier this week I wrote a blog post about ratings. For two days, the review team here at TNA and I had long conversations about assigning numerical ratings to our reviews and, as Rena so deftly stated it, quantifying the unquantifiable. If you’ve seen the post, you know by now that I loathe ratings with every fiber of my being because it’s often little more than giving a number to something as intangible as the feelings we have for a book. Trust me when I tell you there are times it’s more difficult to come up with the number than it is to write the review, and, let’s face it, in the end it’s the words that matter with books, regardless of which side of them we land on—author or reader/reviewer.
So, what I’m asking of you today is to take a brief moment of your time, both readers and authors, please, to weigh in on my desire to do away with the numerical rating system here at The Novel Approach, and to simply allow our reviews to speak for themselves. In order to continue recognizing those books that we want to designate as standouts, however, they would be awarded the designation “A TNA Page Turner” (thank you for that, Taz!), because when we really love a book we do feel it should be offered a little special affection. 🙂 I also welcome your comments on the subject below.
Many thanks and warm regards!
Now, here’s what’s up in the week ahead.
Monday – Susan Mac Nicol kicks off our week on the Love you Senseless blog tour, with a giveaway
Joseph Lance Tonlet also drops by today to talk a bit about his debut novel Grif’s Toy, and to give one lucky reader the chance to win an e-copy of the book
Tuesday – L.B. Gregg was kind enough to take the time out of her writing schedule to answer a fiew questions for me on her There’s Something About Ari blog tour, and there’s a giveaway
Bottom Drawer Publications presents Meredith Shayne and the Cutting Out blog tour and giveaway
Wednesday – Jordan L. Hawk is here with an exclusive cover reveal her Brand New Series
Jay Northcote also joins us on the Nothing Series blog tour, with an interview and giveaway
Thursday – Keira Andrews is our guest today with a guest post and giveaway on the Semper Fi blog tour
Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock also stop by with an interview and giveaway on their Brandon Mills Versus the V-card blog tour
Friday – The holidays come early to The Novel Approach with Heidi Cullinan and the Sleigh Ride blog tour and giveaway
Then Derrick Knight joins us on the Miracle on Mistletoe Lane tour with a guest post and giveaway
Saturday – Sandrine Gasq-Dion’s Strange Addiction blog tour makes a stop here with a giveaway
And that does it for the week ahead. Thanks for being here and, as always, happy reading!