Through A Reviewer's Eyes...

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  1. Enjoyed hearing your take on reviews and reviewing. I envision within each number for a rating a range, sort of what a teacher would do at school. A's are from 90-100, B's 80-89, etc. There are those which surpass even a high five in my opinion. But my reviews are more about my impression of what the reader can get from a story, as well as writing style, scene structure, character development and did it spark excitement in me. Thanks for your post.

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    1. Yes Eileen we take impression, writing style etc into account as well, although it is very difficult rejecting a book when you have to be so critical - much easier to reject on grounds of poor formatting, typos and such!

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    2. Thanks, Elaine: I had to reject a book recently that was superb in story and writing, but fell down badly on formatting. Fortunately the author understood, had it corrected and, although I did not re-review it, was able to put my review on Amazon and Goodreads, giving it a 5 Star there with a clear conscience. Here at HNS we take everything into account, which I think is fair to both authors and potential readers.

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