Happy Tag Thursday, friends!
I grabbed this tag from Grey! If you’re not following Grey, you should fix that ASAP, because WOW — amazing aesthetic, amazing blog content, amazing human being… Grey’s the works. ♥
1. Do you keep a list of the books you have read?
Yes! I use a mix of Goodreads, StoryGraph, and spreadsheets. I have a yearly spreadsheet where I track every single book I read and/or DNF (among other bookish things), and at the end of each year, I tuck that spreadsheet into a folder in my Google Drive so I can look back on previous years’ spreadsheets if I ever want to.
2. If you record statistics, what statistics do you record?
This is where the spreadsheets come in handy! I track so many stats: genders of authors, genders of protagonists, author locations, diverse representation, formats, purchase locations, purchased books vs. free books… the list goes on.
I’ve tried using spreadsheets created by other people and have loved them, but ultimately realized the stats & info I like to track are so specific and catered to my tastes that it was easier to just take Brock’s spreadsheet and edit the hell out of it to make it my own. ?
3. Do you give star ratings for books, and if so, what do you score books out of? How do you come about this score?
I do! I rate books out of 5 stars — I use full star ratings on Goodreads (because Goodreads hates its users and refuses to give us literally anything we ever ask for), but love a good half-star on my blog/channel/etc., StoryGraph, and in my trackers.
As for how I come to my scores, let me just show you all what my Goodreads bio has said for years:
★★★★★ – MY BABY, YAS @_@
★★★★☆ – I really enjoyed this, but it was missing something.
★★★☆☆ – Meh.
★★☆☆☆ – I disliked this a lot, but it wasn’t the WORST EVER.
★☆☆☆☆ – DISHONOR ON YOU, DISHONOR ON YOUR COW
4. Do you review books?
I try to. ?
5. Where do you put your finished books?
If I don’t review it right away, it generally sits on my desk until I do. Once it’s reviewed and ready to be put away, it just goes back to its home on my shelf. ??♀️ I don’t separate read books from unread books on my shelves.
6. Do you have any other rituals for when you have finished a book?
When I finish a book, I add it to my trackers, Goodreads, etc., write either a review or a sentence or two of quick thoughts with an “RTC” tag on Goodreads, and that’s about it! If I really loved it, I’ll also sometimes tweet about it.
— destiny ♥
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