You’re a parent on the search for the next great family favorite movie, or maybe, you’re hunting for the next fun video game. You take a quick glance on the back or front to find the rating, and PERFECT, it doesn’t seem to have anything nasty in it. It’s sure to be awesome! Not so with books. No, with books one must take a chance! A risk! No quick little rating system on the back. No warnings. How on earth are you supposed to tell they’re content? They can sometimes be a chancy thing, and I absolutely hate that! How can one know if it’s wholesome? What if I’m missing out on something amazing? (I’m always on the hunt for my next new favorite) Wouldn’t it be nice if books had a quick and easy rating system too? A certain number of stars a review gives is not much information to go on nor is a thumbs up or thumbs down. Give me specifics! So, with this blog, I strive to put a Christian perspective, rating, and review to the books I have read in order to help my fellow bookworms find the best possible literature.
The rating system depends upon age suitability and content wholesomeness. I call them as I see them, so even though some ratings might not match eye to eye with yours, hopefully it will still give a good idea of the content.
Rating system complete with definitions:
C – Children. Primarily used to explain age group suitability and not content.
A – All. I would feel comfortable recommending this book to anyone.
S- Some. I might feel comfortable recommending this book to one person but not another due to possibly offensive content. Therefore, some may like it and others may not.
N- Just no. I’d be sorry I read a book like this. Would not be wholesome in my opinion in the least. Hence, I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.
These letters would come after any S or N rating to give more explanation of why I chose it:
c – cussing
sx – sexual conduct
g – gore
r – racism
So these are pretty self explanatory, but during my reviews, I will give more specifics as well as my enthusiastic opinion.
Feel free to comment, but as this is a blog on wholesome reading, please keep your comments wholesome too.