I follow these guidelines in rating every book I read. I try to stray away from the 1's and 2's, but not everything can be awesome. This being said, I feel that as a reviewer we must be respectful of those who have written the books. I am not into degrading and untactful reviews, and just because I may not have liked a particular book it could be someone elses favorite. I am not trying to steer any reader away from books, therefore, I write very short reviews for books I find questionable so that you may make your own conclusions.