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Etsy's New Stars Rating System

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Etsy is rolling out its new rating system (they'll be done by week's
end) & I got it yesterday. There's a lot of chatter & discussion about
it
here.
I haven't read it all but I know one thing, I'm not sure how I feel
about it. I read books & rate with Stars on Amazon & Goodreads all the
time. I'm never thrilled when I can't leave halves but I do mention
that in my reviews. I imagine the Etsy...

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Review: The Observers

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The Observers
The Observers by John Scalzi

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Another good installment in the serial that centers around a delegation of Earthlings on the New Clark. At this point in the story (there are only 5 installments remaining), I refuse to spoil it by saying much of anything, so trust that it continues to engage, the characters are still great & I'm looking forward to the next.



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Review: Soul

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Soul
Soul by Tobsha Learner

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Very good (like 4.5 stars good). Nature vs. Nurture. Free will vs. genetics. Pure logic vs. the heart wanting what it wants. The story is told in two threads. Julia, our modern day geneticist & Lavinia, her great-great grandmother. The women's lives unfold for us as their marriages unravel & the aftermath of the events follow. I very much enjoyed that...

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Review: The Sound of Rebellion

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The Sound of Rebellion
The Sound of Rebellion by John Scalzi

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Another interesting installment in the serial that centers around Lt. Heather Lee & her abduction in Zhuang Guo. She figured out a unique way to map her surroundings & that was most enjoyable. I was more intrigued by the the conversation with the Secretary toward the end & what that's going to mean as we go further than what took place at...

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Review: Firelight

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Firelight
Firelight by Kristen Callihan

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



A 3.5 really. I was in the mood for a paranormal romance & so I decided to begin this series. I liked it. I didn't love it & I'm not exactly sure why. The characters were well done & the story was well written but something just did not rivet me. Possibly it was that I kept wanting to know more about why Miranda had her power & where it came...

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